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Oldham Athletic 3-1 Cambridge United

Jordan Lyden scored a long-range thunderbolt as Oldham came from behind to beat Cambridge at Boundary Park.

The on-loan Aston Villa midfielder exploited a mistake by visiting goalkeeper David Forde to score his first league goal in spectacular style from near the halfway line.

Cambridge took just seven minutes to grab the lead as a patient passing move ended with George Maris slamming in a superb 25-yard drive.

Maris should have struck again soon afterwards, but he was denied by an excellent low save from Oldham goalkeeper Alex Palmer.

The Latics began their comeback just after the hour mark when Dan Gardner delivered a right-wing corner and George Edmundson headed in from six yards.

They were gifted their second goal after 76 minutes as veteran Forde miscued a clearance straight to Lyden, who fired into the empty net from just inside his own half.

Callum Lang quickly sealed Oldham's win, bursting into the Cambridge box and crashing a shot in off the post for his third strike in four games.

The result ended Cambridge's four-match unbeaten league run and saw them drop down to 21st as Latics moved up to 12th.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 31Palmer
  • 23Hunt
  • 26Clarke
  • 4Edmundson
  • 3Taylor
  • 2DummiganSubstituted forSurridgeat 71'minutes
  • 5Lyden
  • 6GardnerSubstituted forMaoucheat 67'minutes
  • 22BrangerBooked at 49mins
  • 11Miller
  • 19Lang

Substitutes

  • 9Surridge
  • 10O'Grady
  • 17Missilou
  • 18Graham
  • 28Maouche
  • 34Hamer
  • 43McFarlane

Cambridge

  • 1Forde
  • 2HallidaySubstituted forJohnat 50'minutes
  • 5Taylor
  • 4Taft
  • 3Carroll
  • 6Deegan
  • 22LewisSubstituted forDunkat 78'minutes
  • 18Maris
  • 20Brown
  • 10AzeezSubstituted forAmooat 71'minutes
  • 14Ibehre

Substitutes

  • 7Amoo
  • 11Dunk
  • 13Mitov
  • 15Osadebe
  • 16Darling
  • 17Davies
  • 25John
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
3,818

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Cambridge United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Cambridge United 1.

Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

Jordan Lyden (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jevani Brown (Cambridge United).

Foul by Jordan Lyden (Oldham Athletic).

Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by George Maris.

Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Cambridge United).

Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Amoo (Cambridge United).

Ishmael Miller (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Cambridge United).

Attempt saved. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

Foul by Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic).

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 3, Cambridge United 1. Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sam Surridge.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Louis John (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

Louis John (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harrison Dunk replaces Paul Lewis.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Cambridge United 1. Jordan Lyden (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from more than 35 yards to the bottom left corner.

George Edmundson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United).

Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).

Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. David Amoo replaces Adebayo Azeez.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Sam Surridge replaces Cameron Dummigan.

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Lewis (Cambridge United).

Hand ball by Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Mohammed Maouche replaces Dan Gardner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Attempt missed. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons18107126101637
2Lincoln City17113332151736
3Newport189542729-232
4Colchester1894531181331
5Mansfield18710126131331
6Exeter188642819930
7Tranmere188642719830
8Bury1885532181429
9Stevenage188462120128
10Forest Green186932618827
11Carlisle188282322126
12Oldham186662419524
13Crawley187292430-623
14Northampton185762223-122
15Crewe186481921-222
16Port Vale186481722-522
17Yeovil165652318521
18Swindon185671926-721
19Morecambe1862101829-1120
20Grimsby1853101223-1118
21Cambridge1853101730-1318
22Cheltenham173591525-1014
23Notts County1835102039-1914
24Macclesfield1814131437-237
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