Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Crawley Town 1.
Mohammed Maouche netted a second-half winner as Oldham came from a goal down to see off Crawley Town.
The French midfielder finished off a neat team move in the 58th minute, accepting substitute Scott Wilson's well-weighted pass to side-foot home from 12 yards and ease the hosts' relegation worries.
Maouche's strike arrived nine minutes after home skipper David Wheater had powered home a headed equaliser from Jonny Smith's corner, as the hosts came out strongly at the start of the second half.
Home forward Desire Segbe Azankpo had wasted a great chance in the 11th minute, hesitating after being set clear on goal by Chris McCann's astute pass before being tackled.
Crawley responded when Lewis Young danced his way infield unchallenged from the right flank on 17 minutes, slotting a neat left-footed shot home.
Azankpo headed wide when well-placed before half-time and though Oldham turned the contest around, Crawley's Tarryn Allarakhia was unlucky to see his left-footed drive from a narrow angle deflect off the far post as his side chased a leveller.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 20de la Paz
- 19Segbe AzankpoSubstituted forEgertat 89'minutes
- 10MaoucheSubstituted forEaglesat 82'minutes
- 28Akpa AkproSubstituted forWilsonat 37'minutes
- 15Nathaniel-GeorgeSubstituted forCamaraat 83'minutes
- 17AllarakhiaSubstituted forEnigbokan-Bloomfieldat 68'minutes
- Martin Coy
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Crawley Town 1.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Alex Iacovitti.
Hand ball by Chris McCann (Oldham Athletic).
Attempt missed. Mohamad Sylla (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Chris Eagles with a cross.
Chris McCann (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Bez Lubala (Crawley Town).
Foul by Tomas Egert (Oldham Athletic).
Nathan Ferguson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Tomas Egert replaces Desire Segbe Azankpo because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lewis Young.
Attempt missed. Chris Eagles (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Wilson with a cross.
Offside, Oldham Athletic. Chris Eagles tries a through ball, but Jonny Smith is caught offside.
Substitution, Crawley Town. Panutche Camara replaces Ashley Nathaniel-George.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Glenn Morris.
Attempt saved. Jonny Smith (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt saved. David Wheater (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jonny Smith with a cross.
Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Chris Eagles replaces Mohammed Maouche.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Joe McNerney.
Attempt blocked. Scott Wilson (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.