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Oldham Athletic 2-0 Grimsby Town

Oldham Athletic began life after Paul Scholes with a hard-fought 2-0 victory at home to mid-table rivals Grimsby.

In their first game since Scholes quit as manager after a 31-day reign, the Latics ended a six-match winless run thanks to goals from Chris O'Grady and Callum Lang.

Grimsby almost led after 17 minutes when a Wes Thomas header was superbly tipped over the bar by Oldham goalkeeper Daniel Iversen.

But the hosts went close when Alex Iacovitti tested the reflexes of James McKeown, who also made a smart save from Johan Branger's low drive.

Oldham, with Pete Wild back in charge until the end of the season, struck after 42 minutes as O'Grady met Lang's cross with a fierce volley which took a deflection and beat McKeown from 10 yards.

George Edmundson could have doubled the lead, while Grimsby were nearly level twice in a matter of seconds when Harry Clifton hit the crossbar before Ludvig Ohman was denied by Iversen.

Those misses were punished after 77 minutes, when Lang rose at the near post to head home Mohamed Maouche's corner and seal all three points for the home side.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Iversen
  • 34Hamer
  • 26Clarke
  • 4Edmundson
  • 5Iacovitti
  • 22Branger
  • 17Missilou
  • 28Maouche
  • 27NepomucenoSubstituted forDearnleyat 69'minutes
  • 19LangBooked at 90mins
  • 10O'Grady

Substitutes

  • 7Coke
  • 9Dearnley
  • 11Vera
  • 13de la Paz
  • 15Sefil
  • 23Hunt
  • 42Sylla

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Hall-JohnsonBooked at 63mins
  • 5ÖhmanSubstituted forCardwellat 69'minutes
  • 24DavisBooked at 83mins
  • 27Hendrie
  • 15CliftonSubstituted forVernamat 45'minutes
  • 7Hessenthaler
  • 16Woolford
  • 3Ring
  • 8DennisSubstituted forRoseat 60'minutes
  • 39Thomas

Substitutes

  • 6Collins
  • 14Grayson
  • 17Cardwell
  • 18Vernam
  • 21Rose
  • 23Russell
  • 25Whitmore
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
3,998

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Grimsby Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Grimsby Town 0.

Sebastian Ring (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town).

Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Reece Hall-Johnson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Charles Vernam (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Thomas Hamer.

Attempt blocked. Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Harry Davis (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Davis (Grimsby Town).

Chris O'Grady (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic).

Sebastian Ring (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Mohammed Maouche.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Grimsby Town 0. Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Mohammed Maouche with a cross.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Reece Hall-Johnson.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by James McKeown.

Attempt saved. Chris O'Grady (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Martyn Woolford (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zachary Dearnley (Oldham Athletic).

Wes Thomas (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Zachary Dearnley replaces Gevaro Nepomuceno.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Cardwell replaces Ludvig Öhman because of an injury.

Delay in match Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) because of an injury.

Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town).

Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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2MK Dons402191066412572
3Bury392011872442871
4Mansfield401815760342669
5Tranmere3919101059421767
6Forest Green4016131158411761
7Exeter3917101252411161
8Colchester401791458481060
9Carlisle40177165954558
10Swindon391512125047357
11Newport38167154957-855
12Stevenage40159164552-754
13Crewe40158174952-353
14Northampton401216125052-252
15Oldham381312135648851
16Cheltenham40149175258-651
17Grimsby40147194050-1049
18Morecambe40129194562-1745
19Port Vale401111183546-1144
20Crawley40127214059-1943
21Cambridge39119193457-2342
22Yeovil4099223759-2236
23Notts County40812204172-3136
24Macclesfield39811204165-2435
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