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Scunthorpe United 0-2 Oldham Athletic

Two goals in the final 12 minutes saw Oldham climb out of the League One relegation zone with victory at Scunthorpe.

The Latics had been on the back foot for large parts of the match, but never looked back after substitute Patrick McEleney marked his debut with a fortunate strike in the 78th minute.

Fellow substitute Eoin Doyle doubled their lead four minutes later.

Neither side had been able to find any fluency to their attacking play in a scrappy opening 45 minutes, with Scunthorpe creating the best two chances from which Hakeeb Adelakun was denied by Johny Placide and Josh Morris headed against the bar.

The Iron seemed to have stepped up a gear after the break, only for visiting boss Richie Wellens to turn the game on its head by bringing on McEleney and Doyle.

The former broke the deadlock when Jack Byrne's shot from 20 yards spun up off the midfielder and wrong-footed home keeper Matt Gilks.

Minutes later they secured all three points, with Doyle finishing clinically into the bottom corner after being played through by Aaron Holloway.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Gilks
  • 12Bishop
  • 23McArdle
  • 21Burgess
  • 5WallaceSubstituted forTownsendat 73'minutes
  • 19Holmes
  • 24Yates
  • 6Ojo
  • 11Morris
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forWilliamsat 64'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 14HopperSubstituted forMcGeehanat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Townsend
  • 7Williams
  • 15Lewis
  • 20Goode
  • 22Sutton
  • 26McGeehan
  • 31Watson

Oldham

  • 19Placide
  • 2Dummigan
  • 5GerrardBooked at 38mins
  • 40Bryan
  • 3Moimbé
  • 29Byrne
  • 6Gardner
  • 24Fane
  • 18PringleSubstituted forMcEleneyat 58'minutes
  • 9DaviesSubstituted forDoyleat 62'minutes
  • 12NazonSubstituted forHollowayat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1de la Paz
  • 4Wilson
  • 10Holloway
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 13Doyle
  • 16McEleney
  • 23Hunt
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
3,715

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Oldham Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Oldham Athletic 2.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ousmane Fane.

Cameron McGeehan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Cameron McGeehan replaces Tom Hopper.

Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic).

Delay in match Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Oldham Athletic 2. Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United).

Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Oldham Athletic 1. Patrick McEleney (Oldham Athletic) with an attempt from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Byrne.

Foul by Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United).

Wilfried Moimbé (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Conor Townsend replaces Murray Wallace.

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

Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic).

Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Luke Williams replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Attempt missed. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Aaron Holloway replaces Duckens Nazon.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Eoin Doyle replaces Craig Davies.

Foul by Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United).

Wilfried Moimbé (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

Wilfried Moimbé (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Patrick McEleney replaces Ben Pringle.

Attempt missed. Duckens Nazon (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Ryan Yates (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic).

Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackburn35219565333272
2Shrewsbury34208645261968
3Wigan31206557183966
4Rotherham341951058391962
5Scunthorpe361512951411057
6Plymouth35158124342153
7Charlton33149104341251
8Peterborough341311105344950
9Bradford34155144851-350
10Bristol Rovers35154165052-249
11Portsmouth35154164244-249
12Gillingham351113113939046
13Walsall351111134749-244
14Southend34128144254-1244
15Doncaster351012134344-142
16Oxford Utd34119144951-242
17Blackpool341012124244-242
18Oldham34109154858-1039
19Wimbledon35108173446-1238
20Northampton35108173456-2238
21Fleetwood34107174556-1137
22MK Dons35711173248-1632
23Bury3478192850-2229
24Rochdale30511142941-1226
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