Match ends, Stevenage 3, Oldham Athletic 2.
Danny Newton struck a late winner as Stevenage staged a comeback victory over Oldham and climbed into the League Two play-off places.
Ishmael Miller handed the Latics an early lead but Joel Byrom levelled 10 minutes later.
Callum Lang put the visitors in front again just beyond the hour mark, but the hosts hauled themselves back through Kurtis Guthrie and Newton completed the turnaround after 81 minutes.
Dino Maamria's men surged to seventh as they extended their league run to three games unbeaten.
Oldham led inside 10 minutes after Boro failed to deal with Gevaro Nepomuceno's corner and Miller poked home.
The hosts drew level midway through the first half when the Latics failed to clear Jamal Campbell-Ryce's cross, which fell to Byrom on the edge of the box and he struck a sweet effort in the bottom corner.
Frankie Bunn's side regained their lead when Lang tapped in Nepomuceno's cross from six yards after 64 minutes.
But Stevenage made it 2-2 just minutes later when Newton's initial shot was deflected to Guthrie, who had the easy task of nodding home.
Boro turned the game on its head with nine minutes remaining when Newton nodded home Steve Seddon's pin-point cross to condemn the Latics to a second-successive league defeat.
Report supplied by Press Association.
- 31NugentSubstituted forWilkinsonat 45'minutes
- 3HuntSubstituted forNewtonat 60'minutes
- 4TimlinBooked at 40mins
- 20Campbell-RyceSubstituted forKennedyat 56'minutesBooked at 80mins
- 34HamerSubstituted forDummiganat 90+2'minutes
- 6GardnerSubstituted forLydenat 75'minutes
- 14BentekeSubstituted forBaxterat 88'minutes
- Graham Scott
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Stevenage 3, Oldham Athletic 2.
Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).
Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Jordan Lyden (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Cameron Dummigan replaces Thomas Hamer.
Attempt blocked. Jose Baxter (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jose Baxter replaces Jonathan Benteke.
Goal! Stevenage 3, Oldham Athletic 2. Danny Newton (Stevenage) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Steve Seddon.
Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.
Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) has gone down, but that's a dive.
Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jordan Lyden replaces Dan Gardner.
Attempt saved. Danny Newton (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Michael Timlin (Stevenage).
Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Alex Revell (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Thomas Hamer (Oldham Athletic).
Goal! Stevenage 2, Oldham Athletic 2. Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner.