Depleted Oldham Athletic ended their run of four consecutive defeats with a narrow victory over Hartlepool.

Without 11 players through injury and suspension, the Latics grabbed the winner when Jean Yves M'Voto deflected in Chris Taylor's free-kick.

Ryan Noble should have levelled the scores when one-on-one, only for keeper Alex Cisak to save at his feet.

Cisak then turned away Evan Horwood's free-kick, and Peter Hartley also had a header cleared off the line.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Hartlepool United first-team coach Neale Cooper tells BBC Tees:

"It wasn't to be our night, so we have to pick ourselves up for the trip to Yeovil.

"We have to do better in the box, there's some good crosses coming into the box.

"We were unfortunate not to score, I was quite angry in the changing room but, sitting here talking to the press, there are quite a few good things about tonight."

Oldham Athletic manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I think it was comfortable because we defended very well, but we know with the ball we're better than that.

"The strange thing is the last four games when we've not won we've played a lot better football than we played.

"Recently when we've got the lead we've panicked a little bit, and that's probably because of the inexperience we've got in the team.

"He's (Reece Brown) had a bit of a tricky time the past couple of games but I thought him and Jean (Yves Mvoto) were excellent."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (2)

Hartlepool United

  • 01 Flinders
  • 02 Austin
  • 05 Collins
  • 06 Horwood
  • 29 Hartley
  • 04 Liddle Booked
  • 11 Monkhouse
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 20 Murray Booked (Richards - 72' )
  • 08 Poole (Boyd - 63' )
  • 35 Noble

Substitutes

  • 21 Rafferty
  • 18 Baldwin
  • 03 Humphreys
  • 19 Richards
  • 10 Boyd

Oldham Athletic

  • 01 Cisak
  • 02 Mvoto
  • 06 Brown Booked
  • 11 Adeyemi
  • 18 Taylor
  • 19 Lee
  • 29 Mellor
  • 09 Reid
  • 20 M'changama
  • 32 Kuqi
  • 39 Bunn

Substitutes

  • 13 Bouzanis
  • 26 Winchester
  • 24 Hughes
  • 42 Parks
  • 21 Millar
Ref: Webster
Att: 4,109

Match Stats

Shots

8 7

On target

3 4

Corners

7 4

Fouls

9 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:29 Full time

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

90:00 +2:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Reuben Reid on Peter Hartley. Peter Hartley restarts play with the free kick. A cross is delivered by Jordan Richards. Antony Sweeney challenges Alex Cisak unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Cisak.

90:00 +0:51

Evan Horwood delivers the ball, Jean Yves Mvoto manages to make a clearance.

88:12

The ball is crossed by Youssouf M'changama, Reuben Reid takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save.

88:12 Booking

Booking Gary Liddle booked.

87:44

Unfair challenge on Tom Adeyemi by Gary Liddle results in a free kick.

85:44

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Taylor, clearance made by Neil Austin. Corner taken by Chris Taylor from the right by-line, Header from close in by Jean Yves Mvoto misses to the right of the target.

84:26

Youssouf M'changama concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Monkhouse. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

83:34

The ball is swung over by Neil Austin, clearance made by Chris Taylor.

82:13

Effort on goal by Ryan Noble from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

80:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Bunn by Neil Austin. Alex Cisak takes the indirect free kick.

77:46

Ryan Noble delivers the ball, clearance made by Reece Brown. Corner from the left by-line taken by Neil Austin, clearance by David Mellor.

73:47

Outswinging corner taken by Chris Taylor from the right by-line, Neil Austin manages to make a clearance.

71:36 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Richards on for Paul Murray.

70:37

Chris Taylor sends in a cross, Shefki Kuqi has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

70:37 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Paul Murray for unsporting behaviour.

70:32

Paul Murray is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.

69:43

Harry Bunn fouled by Neil Austin, the ref awards a free kick. Alex Cisak takes the free kick.

65:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Taylor by Andy Monkhouse. Direct free kick taken by Reece Brown.

62:44

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood from the right by-line, Peter Hartley takes a shot. Clearance made by Kieran Lee. Corner taken by Neil Austin from the left by-line, save made by Alex Cisak.

62:03 Substitution

Substitution Adam Boyd joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Poole.

57:56

A cross is delivered by Youssouf M'changama.

56:04

A cross is delivered by Paul Murray.

48:43

Corner taken right-footed by Evan Horwood, James Poole has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

47:51

Shefki Kuqi takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

46:51

Foul by Reuben Reid on Scott Flinders, free kick awarded. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

45:28

Centre by Neil Austin.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:10 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +0:52

Chris Taylor takes a shot. Paul Murray gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Chris Taylor from the right by-line, clearance by Paul Murray.

44:55

Centre by Neil Austin.

41:24

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Evan Horwood, Sam Collins produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

39:40

Centre by Evan Horwood, Reece Brown manages to make a clearance.

38:44

The ball is delivered by Evan Horwood.

37:27

The offside flag is raised against Reuben Reid. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

36:31

The ball is crossed by David Mellor.

34:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Collins by Reuben Reid. Direct free kick taken by Gary Liddle.

32:47

The ball is crossed by Andy Monkhouse, Reece Brown manages to make a clearance.

31:23

Reuben Reid handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Sam Collins takes the direct free kick.

29:26

Chris Taylor fouled by Andy Monkhouse, the ref awards a free kick. Alex Cisak takes the free kick.

29:01

Harry Bunn concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Austin. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

27:27

Evan Horwood has a drilled shot. Save by Alex Cisak.

27:27 Booking

Booking The referee books Reece Brown for unsporting behaviour.

27:18

Unfair challenge on Ryan Noble by Jean Yves Mvoto results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Austin.

24:54

The ball is delivered by Ryan Noble, Jean Yves Mvoto gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood, Alex Cisak makes a save.

23:06

Reece Brown challenges Ryan Noble unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Austin.

20:01

Shefki Kuqi fouled by Sam Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Chris Taylor, clearance by Antony Sweeney.

19:31

Paul Murray takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

15:21

Andy Monkhouse takes a shot. Alex Cisak makes a save.

12:39

The ball is delivered by David Mellor, save made by Scott Flinders.

11:17

The referee gives a free kick against Chris Taylor for handball. Paul Murray takes the free kick.

10:28

Foul by Antony Sweeney on David Mellor, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alex Cisak.

7:02

Assist by Chris Taylor.

7:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Jean Yves Mvoto - Hartlepool 0 - 1 Oldham Jean Yves Mvoto gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hartlepool 0-1 Oldham.

6:28

James Poole challenges Harry Bunn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Taylor delivers the ball,

4:44

Corner taken by Evan Horwood, Shefki Kuqi makes a clearance.

2:59

A cross is delivered by Neil Austin, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Antony Sweeney goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

2:35

Chris Taylor takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

0:00

The game begins.

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