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Oldham Athletic 2-3 Exeter City

Jayden Stockley's clinical hat-trick inspired Exeter to an action-packed comeback victory over Oldham at Boundary Park.

The striker made it 14 league goals for the season as his side strengthened their position in the League Two promotion chase.

Oldham went in front when right-back Tom Hamer crossed to the far post and Sam Surridge headed home acrobatically from close range.

Exeter levelled before the break when Stockley opened his account by producing a deft near-post header to convert Nicky Law's corner.

Oldham struck again just after the restart, with Callum Lang cutting on to his right foot and drilling the ball into the far corner from 12 yards.

But Stockley's second came soon after as he lashed home a superb first-time shot from Lee Holmes' pass.

His hat-trick was soon complete when an unmarked Stockley stooped eight yards out to net a simple header from another Holmes assist.

Latics, who were denied what seemed a clear late penalty for a foul on Jordan Lyden, slipped to their first defeat in seven league games.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Iversen
  • 34HamerSubstituted forTaylorat 76'minutes
  • 26Clarke
  • 4Edmundson
  • 23HuntBooked at 90mins
  • 19Lang
  • 17Missilou
  • 28MaoucheSubstituted forLydenat 67'minutes
  • 27Nepomuceno
  • 9Surridge
  • 10O'GradySubstituted forMillerat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 5Lyden
  • 7Coke
  • 11Miller
  • 18Graham
  • 22Branger
  • 43McFarlane

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 4O'Shea
  • 21Moxey
  • 3Woodman
  • 8Law
  • 25TaylorBooked at 11mins
  • 27Collins
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forJayat 85'minutes
  • 7MartinSubstituted forOgbeneat 67'minutes
  • 11Stockley

Substitutes

  • 6Tillson
  • 13Hamon
  • 14Forte
  • 17Jay
  • 18Oates
  • 19Abrahams
  • 24Ogbene
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
4,079

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home21
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Exeter City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Exeter City 3.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jordan Lyden.

Booking

Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic).

Chiedozie Ogbene (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic).

Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic).

Matt Jay (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic).

Chiedozie Ogbene (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Jay replaces Lee Holmes.

Attempt missed. Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

Attempt saved. Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.

Attempt missed. Sam Surridge (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Exeter City).

Attempt blocked. Sam Surridge (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Andy Taylor replaces Thomas Hamer.

Foul by Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic).

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Thomas Hamer (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Exeter City).

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Exeter City 3. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Holmes.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Chiedozie Ogbene replaces Lee Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jordan Lyden replaces Mohammed Maouche.

Attempt missed. George Edmundson (Oldham Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Archie Collins.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Exeter City 2. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Lee Holmes.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.

Attempt blocked. Ishmael Miller (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Oldham Athletic).

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City22145341202147
2MK Dons22127332141843
3Colchester23125635231241
4Bury23116644261839
5Mansfield21911132151738
6Exeter2310763325837
7Forest Green2299431211036
8Newport2210573437-335
9Tranmere239773430434
10Carlisle23103103229333
11Oldham238873426832
12Stevenage239592830-232
13Swindon238782631-531
14Northampton2361072830-228
15Port Vale237792427-328
16Grimsby2384112630-428
17Crawley2282122936-726
18Crewe2374122128-725
19Morecambe2374122537-1225
20Yeovil215882525023
21Cheltenham2257102233-1122
22Cambridge2355131938-1920
23Notts County2347122549-2419
24Macclesfield2345141838-2017
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