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Oldham Athletic 1-4 Salford City

Salford produced a slick attacking performance to hammer local rivals Oldham at Boundary Park.

Oldham had the post-Christmas stuffing knocked out of them when a quick counter-attack down the left saw Brandon Thomas-Asante race away, passing inside to Jake Jervis, whose angled right-footed shot found the net in the 15th minute.

A minute later, Thomas-Asante was released by Craig Conway's through ball and the forward produced a decisive left-footed finish from 10 yards out to double the advantage.

Another smart raid from Salford produced their third goal in the 36th minute. Conway lofted an inviting cross to the far post, where Jervis was on hand to power home a header from close range.

Thomas-Asante netted his second in the 48th minute, arriving in space at the far post to convert a low cross from Ibou Touray.

Oldham's Filipe Morais had his 53rd-minute penalty saved by Chris Neal after the winger had been pulled back in the penalty area by Oscar Threlkeld.

The hosts grabbed a consolation five minutes later when Desire Segbe Azankpo headed in from Zak Mills' cross.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 20de la Paz
  • 34Hamer
  • 29EgertSubstituted forFageat 23'minutesBooked at 25mins
  • 31Wheater
  • 2Mills
  • 26Smith
  • 24Sylla
  • 25McCannSubstituted forWilsonat 61'minutes
  • 8MoraisSubstituted forEaglesat 64'minutes
  • 10Maouche
  • 19Segbe Azankpo

Substitutes

  • 1Woods
  • 16Wilson
  • 18Fage
  • 27Adams
  • 28Akpa Akpro
  • 33Eagles
  • 53Emmerson

Salford

  • 1Neal
  • 4ThrelkeldBooked at 52mins
  • 5Hogan
  • 15Burgess
  • 3Touray
  • 44ConwaySubstituted forArmstrongat 88'minutes
  • 17Towell
  • 25JonesSubstituted forMaynardat 45+3'minutes
  • 32Jervis
  • 28Thomas-Asante
  • 9RooneySubstituted forWhiteheadat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Piergianni
  • 7Armstrong
  • 8Maynard
  • 12Letheren
  • 13Hughes
  • 18Whitehead
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
5,278

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamSalford
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home21
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Salford City 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Salford City 4.

Corner, Salford City. Conceded by David Wheater.

Attempt blocked. Richard Towell (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Burgess.

Foul by Zak Mills (Oldham Athletic).

Lois Maynard (Salford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jake Jervis.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Liam Hogan.

Attempt saved. Scott Wilson (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Wheater.

Attempt missed. David Wheater (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Eagles following a corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Liam Hogan.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Danny Whitehead.

Attempt blocked. Jonny Smith (Oldham Athletic) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Zak Mills with a cross.

Chris Eagles (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lois Maynard (Salford City).

David Wheater (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Luke Armstrong replaces Craig Conway.

Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Salford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Brandon Thomas-Asante with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Danny Whitehead replaces Adam Rooney.

Offside, Salford City. Brandon Thomas-Asante tries a through ball, but Richard Towell is caught offside.

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

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

Foul by Craig Conway (Salford City).

Attempt saved. Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Eagles.

Attempt missed. Craig Conway (Salford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Brandon Thomas-Asante with a cross.

Attempt missed. Scott Wilson (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jonny Smith with a cross.

Foul by Mohamad Sylla (Oldham Athletic).

Adam Rooney (Salford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Chris Eagles replaces Filipe Morais.

Filipe Morais (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ibou Touray (Salford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Scott Wilson replaces Chris McCann.

Chris McCann (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Rooney (Salford City).

Attempt missed. Adam Rooney (Salford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Richard Towell (Salford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Rooney with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Salford City 4. Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Zak Mills.

Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Salford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Richard Towell.

Attempt saved. Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Wheater with a headed pass.

goal

As It Stood

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1Swindon24144643261746
2Exeter2412843427744
3Crewe23125642281441
4Bradford23117530191140
5Forest Green2411762718940
6Colchester23108534221238
7Plymouth22115633231038
8Cheltenham23910434191537
9Northampton2410683328536
10Port Vale2481063029134
11Salford248883133-232
12Cambridge248792827131
13Newport227872020029
14Scunthorpe2477103133-228
15Crawley246993134-327
16Walsall2476112232-1027
17Leyton Orient2468103241-926
18Oldham236892535-1026
19Carlisle2467112236-1425
20Mansfield2459103035-524
21Grimsby225892228-623
22Macclesfield2251072024-419
23Morecambe2446142043-2318
24Stevenage23211101529-1417
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