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Port Vale 1-4 Oldham Athletic

Managerless Oldham began life after Frankie Bunn with an emphatic 4-1 win at Port Vale.

Callum Lang opened the scoring for Oldham, who sacked boss Bunn on Thursday, after 32 minutes following a mix-up in Vale's defence. The striker, on loan from Wigan, drove a right-footed shot low under goalkeeper Scott Brown into the bottom left-corner.

But Neil Aspin's hosts drew level six minutes before half-time when Ben Whitfield turned Antony Kay's free-kick beyond visiting stopper Daniel Iversen from close-range.

Oldham caretaker boss Pete Wild saw his side retake the lead on 53 minutes when Mohamed Maouche backheeled Tom Hamer's long throw into the box from the right into the bottom corner via a deflection.

Gevaro Nepomuceno added Oldham's third on 87 minutes, curling into the bottom left corner before Chris O'Grady rounded off the win with a stoppage time strike from close-range as the Latics moved up to 11th in League Two, while Vale drop to 17th in the fourth-tier.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 23Clark
  • 15Smith
  • 5Legge
  • 21VassellSubstituted forWorrallat 45'minutes
  • 3Montaño
  • 6KaySubstituted forQuigleyat 65'minutes
  • 8OyelekeBooked at 50mins
  • 11HannantBooked at 61mins
  • 24Whitfield
  • 9Pope

Substitutes

  • 2Gibbons
  • 4Joyce
  • 7Worrall
  • 12Hornby
  • 14Quigley
  • 19Dodds
  • 22Conlon

Oldham

  • 1Iversen
  • 34HamerBooked at 28mins
  • 26ClarkeBooked at 15mins
  • 4Edmundson
  • 23Hunt
  • 17Missilou
  • 28Maouche
  • 5Lyden
  • 19LangSubstituted forBrangerat 76'minutes
  • 10O'GradyBooked at 80mins
  • 27Nepomuceno

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 13de la Paz
  • 18Graham
  • 22Branger
  • 44Norman
  • 46Robinson
  • 59Williams
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
4,435

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Oldham Athletic 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Oldham Athletic 4.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Oldham Athletic 4. Chris O'Grady (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Johan Branger.

Attempt missed. Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Ben Whitfield (Port Vale).

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

Attempt saved. Mitchell Clark (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Oldham Athletic 3. Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Johan Branger.

David Worrall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

Chris O'Grady (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Scott Quigley (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Johan Branger replaces Callum Lang.

Foul by Luke Hannant (Port Vale).

Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Chris O'Grady (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Manny Oyeleke (Port Vale).

Hand ball by Mitchell Clark (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Scott Quigley (Port Vale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Scott Quigley (Port Vale).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Scott Quigley replaces Antony Kay.

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

Luke Hannant (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Attempt saved. Chris O'Grady (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Port Vale).

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

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by George Edmundson.

Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Thomas Hamer (Oldham Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Oldham Athletic 2. Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Mitchell Clark (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City24155444232150
2MK Dons24128435191644
3Mansfield231012134161842
4Colchester25126736251142
5Bury25117745281740
6Forest Green241010437241340
7Exeter2511773628840
8Carlisle251231040301039
9Tranmere2510873731638
10Newport2410683541-636
11Oldham259883833535
12Stevenage25105103032-235
13Grimsby25104112931-234
14Swindon258982732-533
15Crewe2594122429-531
16Northampton2561273133-230
17Port Vale2577112532-728
18Crawley2483133038-827
19Cheltenham2468102736-926
20Morecambe2575132640-1426
21Yeovil235992627-124
22Cambridge2565142241-1923
23Macclesfield2555152141-2020
24Notts County2548132651-2520
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