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Morecambe 1-2 Oldham Athletic

Oldham Athletic secured back-to-back wins over the festive period with a 2-1 victory over Morecambe at the Globe Arena.

Goals from Desire Segbe Azankpo and Mohamed Sylla, either side of a Carlos Mendes Gomes strike early in the second half, gave Dino Maamria's side an important three points.

Azankpo gave the visitors the lead on the half-hour mark when he gratefully accepted a gift from Mark Halstead, who meekly spilled Filipe Morais' long-range strike into his path for Azankpo to slot into an empty net from three yards out.

The home side were soon back in the game when they levelled early in the second half. A long ball forward was superbly controlled by AJ Leitch-Smith, who then teed up Mendes Gomes perfectly for the midfielder to slot the ball under Zeus De La Paz.

Oldham came back strongly when Azankpo forced Halstead into a good save with a shot on the turn and Alex Kenyon making a vital intervention to clear a low Smith cross that was heading for Azankpo in the six-yard box.

The Latics sealed the points 15 minutes from time when a cross into the box ended with Jonny Smith's shot blocked before the ball fell perfectly for Sylla, who scored from six yards out.

Star man Smith almost made it 3-1 with a superb effort that hit the top of the Morecambe crossbar, before Kenyon's close-range effort was ruled out for offside four minutes from time.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 21Halstead
  • 27Tanner
  • 5Old
  • 4Kenyon
  • 3Conlan
  • 14BrewittSubstituted forSuttonat 85'minutes
  • 7O'Sullivan
  • 19Mendes GomesSubstituted forMillerat 81'minutes
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 11Ellison
  • 9Stockton

Substitutes

  • 8Alessandra
  • 12Sutton
  • 15Wildig
  • 23Brownsword
  • 24Miller
  • 28Da Silva Mendes
  • 33Cranston

Oldham

  • 20de la Paz
  • 2Mills
  • 34Hamer
  • 31Wheater
  • 3Iacovitti
  • 26Smith
  • 25McCannBooked at 90mins
  • 24Sylla
  • 19Segbe AzankpoSubstituted forEgertat 88'minutes
  • 8MoraisSubstituted forWilsonat 69'minutes
  • 10MaoucheSubstituted forEaglesat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Woods
  • 16Wilson
  • 18Fage
  • 28Akpa Akpro
  • 29Egert
  • 33Eagles
  • 53Emmerson
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
2,797

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away16
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 1, Oldham Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Oldham Athletic 2.

Booking

Chris McCann (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Chris Eagles (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Alex Iacovitti.

Hand ball by Mohamad Sylla (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Tomas Egert replaces Desire Segbe Azankpo.

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Offside, Morecambe. Cole Stockton tries a through ball, but Alex Kenyon is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) header from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by John O'Sullivan with a cross.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Desire Segbe Azankpo.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Ritchie Sutton replaces Tom Brewitt.

Foul by Scott Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

George Tanner (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic).

George Tanner (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Chris Eagles (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonny Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Shaun Miller replaces Carlos Mendes Gomes.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Chris Eagles replaces Mohammed Maouche.

Jonny Smith (Oldham Athletic) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Scott Wilson.

Foul by Zak Mills (Oldham Athletic).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Oldham Athletic 2. Mohamad Sylla (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonny Smith.

Attempt blocked. Jonny Smith (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Alex Iacovitti (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Wilson.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Brewitt.

Foul by David Wheater (Oldham Athletic).

Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scott Wilson (Oldham Athletic) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Chris McCann.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Scott Wilson replaces Filipe Morais.

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Conlan.

Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Steven Old (Morecambe).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Alex Kenyon.

Attempt blocked. Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Jonny Smith with a cross.

Attempt saved. Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mohammed Maouche.

Attempt blocked. Jonny Smith (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

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2Exeter2312743225743
3Crewe22115639271238
4Colchester22107532201237
5Bradford2210752819937
6Forest Green2310762618837
7Cheltenham2299433181536
8Plymouth2110563122935
9Northampton2310583227535
10Port Vale2371062829-131
11Salford237882732-529
12Scunthorpe237793030028
13Cambridge237792727028
14Newport217771919028
15Walsall2376102130-927
16Crawley236893033-326
17Oldham226882431-726
18Leyton Orient2367103140-925
19Mansfield235993033-324
20Grimsby215792127-622
21Carlisle2357112035-1522
22Macclesfield2151062023-319
23Morecambe2346132042-2218
24Stevenage2221191427-1317
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