Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Fleetwood Town 2.
Fleetwood secured their first win in nine League One matches with an unlikely 2-1 victory at Oldham.
The Cod Army spent much of the game pinned back in defence, but Devante Cole and Ash Hunter were on target as they scored twice against the run of play, while Kean Bryan reduced the deficit within the final 10 minutes for the hosts.
Oldham created an early opening when Fleetwood midfielder Kyle Dempsey lost possession and Craig Davies fired over from 20 yards.
Jack Byrne also drilled off target for the home side before a Davies diving header flew beyond the far post.
Fleetwood did not register a shot until the 50th minute, but their first effort brought a goal as Markus Schwabl delivered a ball in from the right and Cole turned home from six yards.
Latics had been punished for a defensive error, yet they repeated the mistake after 67 minutes when Cole was allowed to escape down the right and set up Hunter for a cool finish.
Aaron Holloway squandered an Oldham chance before they gave themselves hope with eight minutes remaining as Bryan curled a fine 25-yard free-kick into the top corner.
Davies was denied by goalkeeper Chris Neal as the visitors held on.
Match report supplied by Press Association.
- 5GerrardSubstituted forDuffusat 77'minutes
- 6GardnerSubstituted forNepomucenoat 64'minutes
- 30ObadeyiSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 75'minutes
- 5EasthamBooked at 80mins
- 22HunterSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 87'minutes
- 3BellBooked at 90mins
- 9BurnsSubstituted forPondat 81'minutes
- 44ColeBooked at 75mins
- Mark Heywood
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Fleetwood Town 2.
Attempt blocked. Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Courtney Duffus (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town).
Foul by Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic).
Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Ashley Hunter.
Attempt saved. Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Fleetwood Town 2. Kean Bryan (Oldham Athletic) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.
Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Nathan Pond replaces Wes Burns.
Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town).
Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Courtney Duffus replaces Anthony Gerrard.
Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Ryan McLaughlin replaces Tope Obadeyi.
Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.
Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town).
Attempt blocked. Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.