League Two
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Crawley Town 3-0 Oldham Athletic

Crawley stretched their fine unbeaten home run to nine games with a convincing 3-0 victory over Oldham in League Two.

The Latics collapsed after a promising start to the match and have not won away from home since Boxing Day.

Unchanged Oldham got off to a lively start and Jonny Smith was inches away from giving them the lead in only the second minute when he put an angled shot wide.

Zak Dearnley then wasted a glorious opening for the Latics by dragging a shot wide from 12 yards after being set up by Gevaro Nepomuceno.

Crawley keeper Glenn Morris kept his side on terms with a fine double save to deny Smith before Ashley Nadesan narrowly failed to convert a cross to the far post by Bez Lubala.

Former Hendon striker Ricardo German struck to give the Reds the lead on his first start eight minutes before the break, firing home his first goal for the club after an accurate pass by Nadesan.

Nadesan was denied in a one-on-one situation with keeper Zeus de la Paz shortly after the interval, Smith having put an angled drive just wide at the other end.

The Reds, unbeaten at home for three and a half months, doubled their advantage after 69 minutes when substitute Tarryn Allarakhia played in Nadesan and he coolly finished for his seventh goal of the season.

Lubala made it 3-0 six minutes later from the penalty spot, sending De la Paz the wrong way for his 13th goal of the campaign after being brought down by Mohamad Sylla.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Crawley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Morris
  • 25Dacres-CogleyBooked at 85mins
  • 20Sendles-White
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 3Doherty
  • 30Lubala
  • 12FergusonBooked at 49minsSubstituted forPowellat 55'minutes
  • 14Francomb
  • 18SesaySubstituted forCamaraat 83'minutes
  • 10Nadesan
  • 13GermanSubstituted forAllarakhiaat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McNerney
  • 17Allarakhia
  • 27McGill
  • 28Camara
  • 34Powell
  • 37Adebowale

Oldham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 20de la Paz
  • 34Hamer
  • 31WheaterSubstituted forN'Guessanat 40'minutes
  • 33Piergianni
  • 57Borthwick-JacksonSubstituted forBrangerat 79'minutes
  • 11Nepomuceno
  • 25McCann
  • 24Sylla
  • 26Smith
  • 56Rowe
  • 55DearnleySubstituted forMaoucheat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Branger
  • 10Maouche
  • 17Missilou
  • 18Fage
  • 19Segbe Azankpo
  • 23N'Guessan
  • 41Allen
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
2,037

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home18
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 3, Oldham Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 3, Oldham Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jack Powell (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tarryn Allarakhia.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tarryn Allarakhia (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bez Lubala.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Christian N'Guessan.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Rowe (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tarryn Allarakhia.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Nadesan.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris McCann (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gevaro Nepomuceno.

  11. Booking

    Josh Dacres-Cogley (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Josh Dacres-Cogley (Crawley Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Bez Lubala (Crawley Town).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Panutche Camara replaces David Sesay.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tarryn Allarakhia (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Nadesan.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Josh Doherty (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Carl Piergianni (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe37209867432469
2Swindon36216962392369
3Plymouth37208961392268
4Exeter371811853431065
5Cheltenham361713652272564
6Colchester371513952371558
7Northampton371771354401458
8Port Vale37141585044657
9Bradford371412114440454
10Salford371311134946350
11Forest Green361310134340349
12Crawley371115115147448
13Grimsby371211144551-647
14Walsall36138154049-947
15Newport351210133237-546
16Cambridge37129164048-845
17Leyton Orient361012144755-842
18Oldham37914144457-1341
19Scunthorpe371010174456-1240
20Carlisle36912153756-1939
21Mansfield36911164855-738
22Morecambe37711193560-2532
23Macclesfield37715153247-1530
24Stevenage36313202450-2622
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