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Oldham Athletic 3-2 Mansfield Town

Mansfield's automatic promotion hopes suffered a set-back as they slipped to an action-packed defeat against play-off outsiders Oldham at Boundary Park.

Two goals and an assist from Gevaro Nepomuceno saw the home side rewarded for their attacking football as they inflicted a first defeat in five games for the visitors.

Oldham led after 29 minutes when Mohamed Maouche played a perfect ball into the penalty area and Nepomuceno slotted home from 12 yards.

After Mansfield wasted openings, Nepomuceno turned provider after 56 minutes as his shot was blocked on the six-yard line and Maouche made it 2-0 from the loose ball.

Mansfield grabbed a lifeline on the hour mark when Jacob Mellis teed up Tyler Walker to finish through the legs of goalkeeper Daniel Iversen.

However, Oldham struck again seven minutes later as Nepomuceno pounced on a weak clearance and slammed superbly into the top corner to make it 3-1.

Latics nerves were jangling after Callum Lang missed a clear chance to make it four and Neal Bishop reduced the deficit for Mansfield in the 76th minute, squeezing his shot inside the post from 18 yards.

But the hosts survived a frantic finale which saw the Stags have a goal ruled out in stoppage time when Danny Rose was ruled offside.

Mansfield drop a place to third in League Two and are ahead of fourth-placed MK Dons on goal difference, while Oldham are four points off seventh-placed Exeter with a game in hand.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Iversen
  • 34Hamer
  • 4Edmundson
  • 26Clarke
  • 5Iacovitti
  • 42SyllaSubstituted forHuntat 84'minutes
  • 17MissilouBooked at 45mins
  • 28Maouche
  • 27Nepomuceno
  • 19Lang
  • 10O'Grady

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 7Coke
  • 13de la Paz
  • 14Benteke
  • 15Sefil
  • 18Afolayan
  • 23Hunt

Mansfield

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Logan
  • 4Preston
  • 5Pearce
  • 17SweeneySubstituted forRoseat 59'minutes
  • 20Jones
  • 6Bishop
  • 8Mellis
  • 3Benning
  • 23GrantBooked at 38minsSubstituted forMacDonaldat 53'minutes
  • 22Hamilton
  • 19Walker

Substitutes

  • 7MacDonald
  • 11Atkinson
  • 14Smith
  • 16Tomlinson
  • 25Turner
  • 32Rose
  • 34Hakeem
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
6,179

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Mansfield Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Mansfield Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  4. Post update

    Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Matt Preston (Mansfield Town).

  6. Post update

    Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Matt Preston (Mansfield Town).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Gethin Jones (Mansfield Town).

  13. Post update

    Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Delay in match Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Rob Hunt replaces Mohamad Sylla.

  16. Post update

    CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City442316573393485
2Bury4422111180542677
3Mansfield442016868383076
4MK Dons4422101270472376
5Forest Green4420131165432273
6Tranmere4420121261461572
7Exeter4418121459491066
8Colchester441810166053764
9Carlisle44197186360364
10Stevenage441810165554164
11Newport431810155558-364
12Oldham4316141365521362
13Crewe44188185654262
14Swindon441516135452261
15Northampton441318135759-257
16Cheltenham441412185464-1054
17Grimsby44158214254-1253
18Morecambe441311205168-1750
19Crawley44148224663-1750
20Port Vale441212203853-1548
21Cambridge441210223863-2546
22Macclesfield44913224673-2740
23Yeovil44911243964-2538
24Notts County44814224580-3538
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