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Oldham Athletic 5-1 Northampton Town

Northampton's troubles deepened as they slumped to a crushing defeat at Oldham.

The Cobblers remain in the League One drop zone, and are winless in six matches in all competitions, after being outclassed by a rampant home side.

Oldham needed just four minutes to go in front as midfielder Jack Byrne took possession 25 yards from goal and hit a superb curling effort into the top corner.

Northampton's Matt Crooks fired just wide, but the Latics doubled their lead after 26 minutes when Byrne delivered a left-wing corner and Tope Obadeyi headed in from six yards.

It was 3-0 in first-half injury-time, with Byrne's 20-yard drive taking a deflection on its way inside the near post.

Northampton were gifted a lifeline after 47 minutes as Sam Foley drilled into the unguarded net after Oldham goalkeeper Johny Placide was robbed of possession.

Oldham, however, grabbed their fourth goal on the hour mark when Eoin Doyle's shot was saved by David Cornell and Gevaro Nepomuceno slid in the loose ball.

Craig Davies had the final word in stoppage time with a point-blank finish from fellow substitute Aaron Holloway's cross.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 19Placide
  • 2Dummigan
  • 5Gerrard
  • 40Bryan
  • 23Hunt
  • 6Gardner
  • 24FaneBooked at 84mins
  • 29ByrneSubstituted forHollowayat 89'minutes
  • 27NepomucenoBooked at 41minsSubstituted forDaviesat 87'minutes
  • 13Doyle
  • 30ObadeyiSubstituted forFlynnat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wilson
  • 7Flynn
  • 9Davies
  • 10Holloway
  • 12Wilson
  • 16Menig
  • 28Green

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 2Moloney
  • 6TaylorBooked at 45mins
  • 5Barnett
  • 3BuchananBooked at 36mins
  • 7WatersSubstituted forSmithat 66'minutes
  • 29Grimes
  • 8Foley
  • 26PooleSubstituted forO'Tooleat 45'minutes
  • 22Crooks
  • 19Long

Substitutes

  • 9Richards
  • 16Pierre
  • 20Smith
  • 21O'Toole
  • 24McGivern
  • 30Coddington
  • 37McGugan
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,532

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home10
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 5, Northampton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 5, Northampton Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 5, Northampton Town 1. Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Aaron Holloway.

Attempt blocked. Chris Long (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Aaron Holloway replaces Jack Byrne.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Craig Davies replaces Gevaro Nepomuceno.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Attempt saved. George Smith (Northampton Town) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic).

Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Johny Placide.

Attempt saved. Chris Long (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Ryan Flynn replaces Tope Obadeyi.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Dan Gardner.

Cameron Dummigan (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

Attempt blocked. Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. George Smith replaces Billy Waters.

Foul by Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic).

Billy Waters (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Johny Placide.

Attempt saved. Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 4, Northampton Town 1. Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Matt Crooks.

Attempt blocked. Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Tope Obadeyi (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

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