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CrawleyCrawley Town1OldhamOldham Athletic4

Crawley Town 1-4 Oldham Athletic

Conor McAleny scored twice as Oldham sent Crawley crashing to a fourth defeat in five League Two matches.

The Latics' convincing win was their second in eight outings since Keith Curle took over as manager.

Oldham went into the game with only one win in their previous 10 away league outings but, in a bright start, home goalkeeper Glenn Morris was quickly called into action.

The veteran made a fine double save after 18 minutes to keep out goalbound efforts from Callum Whelan and Davis Keillor-Dunn.

Two goals inside three minutes just before the break put Oldham in charge with top-scorer McAleny firing a beauty into the roof of the net from Keillor-Dunn's pass.

Recalled defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson then notched his first goal for the club, latching onto a pass by Dylan Fage to find the bottom corner.

Crawley were fortunate when Keillor-Dunn fired over after Morris could only block a shot by Dylan Bahamboula but McAleny was on target again only two minutes after the interval, firing into the bottom corner after a long ball to the edge of the area.

The Latics continued to threaten and Bahamboula had a free-kick held by Morris at the second attempt, Borthwick-Jackson having earlier shot just wide.

Off-song Crawley grabbed a consolation in the last minute when substitute James Tilley drilled a shot into the bottom corner after Latics failed to clear a corner.

But Bahamboula capped a fine Oldham display with their fourth goal from close range in stoppage time.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Crawley

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Morris
  • 5McNerneySubstituted forTilleyat 45'minutes
  • 24CraigBooked at 64mins
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 4FrancombSubstituted forDaviesat 53'minutes
  • 8Powell
  • 39Hessenthaler
  • 44Wright
  • 25TsaroullaBooked at 65minsSubstituted forSesayat 68'minutes
  • 20MatthewsSubstituted forNadesanat 41'minutes
  • 16Nichols

Substitutes

  • 10Nadesan
  • 15Davies
  • 18Sesay
  • 34Maguire-Drew
  • 37Nelson
  • 38Tilley

Oldham

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 37Walker
  • 2ClarkeSubstituted forAdamsat 73'minutes
  • 5Piergianni
  • 15Jameson
  • 14Fage
  • 8WhelanSubstituted forGarrityat 61'minutes
  • 25McCalmontSubstituted forNtambweat 73'minutes
  • 3Borthwick-Jackson
  • 24Bahamboula
  • 18McAleny
  • 10Keillor-DunnSubstituted forHilßnerat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Garrity
  • 16Ntambwe
  • 20Badan
  • 21Hilßner
  • 22Diarra
  • 23Adams
  • 30Chapman
Referee:
Will Finnie

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away28
Shots on Target
Home4
Away15
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Oldham Athletic 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Oldham Athletic 4.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Conor McAleny (Oldham Athletic).

  4. Post update

    Jack Powell (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Conor McAleny (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcel Hilßner.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 1, Oldham Athletic 4. Dylan Bahamboula (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nicky Adams (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Josh Wright.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Josh Wright.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 1, Oldham Athletic 3. James Tilley (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Wright with a headed pass following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Laurie Walker.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Powell (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Brice Ntambwe (Oldham Athletic).

  16. Post update

    James Tilley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Oldham Athletic. Conor McAleny tries a through ball, but Nicky Adams is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Powell (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Tilley.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Nichols (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Josh Wright.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge402181160372371
2Cheltenham392091053351869
3Tranmere391810115247564
4Bolton391810114844464
5Forest Green391711115044662
6Morecambe38188125351262
7Newport38179124839960
8Exeter3815121160431757
9Leyton Orient39169144440457
10Salford3814131144311355
11Bradford381510134543255
12Carlisle37166155144754
13Stevenage401217113534153
14Crawley391410154953-452
15Port Vale40148185252050
16Harrogate39147184044-449
17Oldham40139185966-748
18Scunthorpe37137173845-746
19Mansfield40918134551-645
20Walsall39819123946-743
21Barrow38119184548-342
22Colchester40817153754-1741
23Southend39811202352-2935
24Grimsby39713193057-2734
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