Walsall slipped to their third defeat in a row, courtesy of Chris Taylor's strike for Oldham.

Taylor fired the Latics ahead when his shot from Reuben Reid's cross was deflected into the Walsall net by Andy Butler.

The home side made little impression on the first half as Reid missed two chances to put Oldham further ahead.

Alex Nicholls wasted Walsall's best chance, shooting over from Adam Chambers' cross.

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Oldham Athletic manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Delighted with the players as to come away from home anytime and keep a clean sheet and win the game is fantastic.

"It's a young team that have recently been put together and if they boys keep performing like they did tonight, I'll be happy.

"By no means was that performance perfect, but it's a starting point and if we defend like that we'll have a chance of winning games."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Walsall

  • 21 Grof
  • 03 Sadler
  • 04 Butler
  • 12 Beevers
  • 14 Taundry
  • 06 Smith
  • 07 Chambers
  • 11 Hurst (Nicholls - 66' )
  • 24 Martin (Peterlin - 82' )
  • 08 Jarvis
  • 09 Grigg (Paterson - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Walker
  • 05 Lancashire
  • 19 Peterlin
  • 15 Paterson
  • 16 Nicholls

Oldham

  • 01 Cisak
  • 02 Mvoto
  • 06 N Clarke
  • 29 Mellor
  • 04 Wesolowski
  • 11 Adeyemi
  • 18 Taylor
  • 19 Lee
  • 09 Reid Booked
  • 10 Simpson
  • 32 Kuqi (Smith - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 28 Gerrard
  • 26 Winchester
  • 16 Tarkowski
  • 14 Smith
  • 21 Millar
Ref: Naylor
Att: 3,250

Match Stats

Shots

15 8

On target

3 3

Corners

5 4

Fouls

14 12

Live Text Commentary

94:30 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +3:08

Richard Taundry has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

90:00 +2:44

The assistant referee signals for offside against Reuben Reid. Direct free kick taken by David Grof.

90:00 +1:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Smith by Emmanuele Smith. David Mellor takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +0:30

Corner taken right-footed by Richard Taundry, Andy Butler takes a shot. Save by Alex Cisak.

88:42

Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Jarvis.

88:32

Adam Chambers takes a shot.

87:52

Unfair challenge on Andy Butler by Reuben Reid results in a free kick. David Grof takes the direct free kick.

87:17

Shot from just outside the box by Mat Sadler misses to the right of the target.

86:13

Andy Butler fouled by Matt Smith, the ref awards a free kick. David Grof restarts play with the free kick.

85:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Jarvis on Tom Adeyemi. Alex Cisak takes the direct free kick.

85:01

Adam Chambers produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

81:33 Substitution

Substitution Anton Peterlin on for David Martin.

81:06 Substitution

Substitution Matt Smith replaces Shefki Kuqi.

79:42

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Taylor, Lee Beevers manages to make a clearance.

79:09

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Taylor.

78:57

Reuben Reid produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

76:45

Corner taken by David Martin.

76:08

Corner taken right-footed by Richard Taundry, save made by Alex Cisak.

75:52

Adam Chambers takes a shot. Blocked by Robbie Simpson.

72:25

Shot by Jamie Paterson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

70:01

Tom Adeyemi has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

69:39

Unfair challenge on Kieran Lee by David Martin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kieran Lee.

67:35 Booking

Booking The referee books Reuben Reid for unsporting behaviour.

67:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Butler by Reuben Reid. David Grof takes the free kick.

64:54 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Paterson is brought on as a substitute for Will Grigg.

65:04 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Paterson is brought on as a substitute for Will Grigg.

63:35

Adam Chambers concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Simpson. Nathan Clarke takes the direct free kick.

62:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Reuben Reid on Mat Sadler. David Grof takes the free kick.

61:17

Jean Yves Mvoto gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Jarvis. Richard Taundry takes the direct free kick.

60:07

Robbie Simpson fouled by Mat Sadler, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Taylor takes the direct free kick.

49:37

Adam Chambers challenges Robbie Simpson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Taylor.

48:56

Reuben Reid takes a shot. David Grof makes a save.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:26 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +2:06

Ryan Jarvis takes a shot. Alex Cisak makes a save.

45:00 +1:24

Effort from the edge of the box by Andy Butler goes wide of the left-hand post.

44:36

Ryan Jarvis produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

42:57

Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevan Hurst, save by Alex Cisak.

40:14

James Wesolowski fouled by Lee Beevers, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Chris Taylor from the free kick.

38:23

Emmanuele Smith has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

38:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Butler by Reuben Reid. Direct free kick taken by Andy Butler.

36:46

Tom Adeyemi concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Grigg. Free kick taken by Kevan Hurst.

36:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Grigg on David Mellor. Chris Taylor takes the free kick.

34:58

Shot from just outside the area by Kevan Hurst misses to the left of the target.

34:29

James Wesolowski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Jarvis. Richard Taundry takes the direct free kick.

32:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jean Yves Mvoto on Ryan Jarvis. Mat Sadler takes the direct free kick.

28:48

Assist by Reuben Reid.

28:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Taylor - Walsall 0 - 1 Oldham Chris Taylor finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Walsall 0-1 Oldham.

27:43

Corner taken by Chris Taylor, clearance made by Kevan Hurst.

27:30

Will Grigg takes a shot.

26:05

The referee blows for offside against Jean Yves Mvoto. Indirect free kick taken by David Grof.

25:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Taylor by Adam Chambers. Chris Taylor takes the free kick.

24:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Butler on Shefki Kuqi. David Mellor takes the direct free kick.

22:40

Adam Chambers fouled by James Wesolowski, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Taundry.

19:07

Tom Adeyemi has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

17:20

Unfair challenge on James Wesolowski by Richard Taundry results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Robbie Simpson.

16:28

Ryan Jarvis has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

15:38

Shefki Kuqi handles the ball and concedes a free kick. David Grof restarts play with the free kick.

15:17

Unfair challenge on Chris Taylor by Richard Taundry results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jean Yves Mvoto.

14:43

Foul by Adam Chambers on Shefki Kuqi, free kick awarded. Nathan Clarke takes the free kick.

12:54

Chris Taylor takes a shot. Save made by David Grof. Robbie Simpson delivers the ball in from the corner, Kevan Hurst manages to make a clearance.

11:16

Andy Butler fouled by Robbie Simpson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Grof.

8:54

Richard Taundry produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

2:52

Reuben Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Beevers. David Grof takes the free kick.

2:34

Unfair challenge on James Wesolowski by Will Grigg results in a free kick. Nathan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

65:04 Substitution

Substitution Alex Nicholls is brought on as a substitute for Kevan Hurst.

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