A Lucas Akins penalty helped Stevenage continue their strong start to the season while Oldham remain winless.

Home keeper Alex Cisak tripped Boro's Marcus Haber in the area after defender James Tarkowski sold him short with a back header leaving Atkins to convert from 12 yards.

The hosts never looked like getting back into it and visiting keeper Chris Day had a quiet afternoon.

Oldham have now lost three of their four games this season.

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Stevenage manager Gary Smith told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"When you look at the fact that we've played away the last two games against two very competitive sides, I think we can all be pretty pleased with the way things are unfolding.

"Nobody is going to get too excited but there are some really good signs.

"The opening exchanges, I thought we controlled pretty well with some good possession and nice choices, mixed in with the ever-present competitiveness.

"We huffed and puffed a little bit when we got into advanced areas, but the goal helped enormously and in the second half, there were two or three moments when we might have extended it."

Match Stats

Shots

10 11

On target

5 4

Corners

5 4

Fouls

18 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:41 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Smith on Greg Tansey. Direct free kick taken by Jon Ashton.

90:00 +2:44

Marcus Haber gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cliff Byrne. Free kick taken by Alex Cisak.

90:00 +2:04

Short corner taken by Robbie Rodgers from the left by-line.

90:00 +0:53

Alex Cisak restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:53 Booking

Booking Lucas Akins is shown a yellow card.

90:00 +0:45

Foul by Lucas Akins on Connor Hughes, free kick awarded.

88:31

Unfair challenge on Marcus Haber by Jean Yves Mvoto results in a free kick. David Gray takes the free kick.

87:58

Matt Smith takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.

87:04

The referee blows for offside against Robbie Simpson. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.

86:40

Shot from just outside the box by Greg Tansey goes over the crossbar.

84:56 Booking

Booking Cliff Byrne booked.

83:48

Connor Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Greg Tansey. Free kick taken by David Gray.

82:45

Jon Ashton concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Simpson. Direct free kick taken by Lee Croft.

80:15

Greg Tansey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Furman. The ball is sent over by Lee Croft, Dean Furman takes a shot. Jon Ashton gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Lee Croft, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Jean Yves Mvoto misses to the right of the target.

79:00

Connor Brown takes a shot. Anthony Grant gets a block in.

78:19 Substitution

Substitution Robbie Rodgers is brought on as a substitute for Filipe Morais.

77:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Youssouf M'changama by Lucas Akins. Jonathan Grounds takes the free kick.

75:35

Darius Charles takes the direct free kick.

75:35 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Dean Furman for unsporting behaviour.

75:22

Dean Furman challenges Anthony Grant unfairly and gives away a free kick.

73:38

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Croft, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Matt Smith misses to the right of the goal.

72:03 Substitution

Substitution Greg Tansey is brought on as a substitute for Luke Freeman.

71:14

Anthony Grant concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Simpson. Dean Furman takes the direct free kick.

69:08

Shot from just outside the area by Luke Freeman goes over the bar.

67:53

Corner taken left-footed by Lee Croft from the left by-line, Jon Ashton manages to make a clearance.

65:37

The assistant referee flags for offside against Robbie Simpson. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

60:57 Substitution

Substitution Connor Hughes comes on in place of Cristian Montano.

60:57

Cristian Montano concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Ashton. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Luke Freeman, Jonathan Grounds makes a clearance. Luke Freeman takes a shot. Save made by Alex Cisak. Inswinging corner taken by Luke Freeman from the right by-line, save made by Alex Cisak.

60:17

Corner taken by Filipe Morais, Matt Smith makes a clearance.

58:31

Foul by David Gray on Robbie Simpson, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lee Croft, clearance by Anthony Grant.

57:37

Effort on goal by Matt Smith from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

56:09

Unfair challenge on Lucas Akins by Youssouf M'changama results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke Freeman from right wing.

54:44 Substitution

Substitution (Oldham) makes a substitution, with Connor Brown coming on for James Tarkowski.

54:16

Cristian Montano crosses the ball, save by Chris Day.

53:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Youssouf M'changama by Filipe Morais. Direct free kick taken by Dean Furman.

52:33

Lucas Akins produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

51:59

Lucas Akins takes a shot. Jonathan Grounds gets a block in.

51:35

Matt Smith is caught offside. Mark Roberts restarts play with the free kick.

50:34

Free kick taken by James Dunne.

50:34 Booking

Booking James Dunne is cautioned.

50:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Simpson on James Dunne.

48:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Grounds on Lucas Akins. Luke Freeman crosses the ball, Anthony Grant produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

46:46

Matt Smith challenges James Dunne unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is crossed by Jon Ashton, Darius Charles produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Matt Smith is brought on as a substitute for Carl Winchester.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Gray by Cristian Montano. David Gray takes the direct free kick.

41:46

Robbie Simpson takes a shot. Save made by Chris Day.

40:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Freeman on Dean Furman. Jonathan Grounds restarts play with the free kick.

39:44

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Croft from the right by-line, Jon Ashton makes a clearance.

37:03

Darius Charles produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

36:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Youssouf M'changama on Anthony Grant. Free kick taken by Jon Ashton.

36:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Dunne on Carl Winchester. Free kick taken by Dean Furman.

35:29

Corner taken by Lee Croft.

34:47

Cristian Montano takes a shot. Chris Day makes a save.

32:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Lucas Akins - Oldham 0 - 1 Stevenage Placed penalty scored by Lucas Akins. Oldham 0-1 Stevenage.

32:09

Unfair challenge on Marcus Haber by Alex Cisak results in a Penalty.

31:25

Marcus Haber concedes a free kick for a foul on Jean Yves Mvoto. Alex Cisak restarts play with the free kick.

29:56

Youssouf M'changama takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

26:25

Corner taken right-footed by Filipe Morais, save by Alex Cisak.

25:59

Filipe Morais takes a shot. Save by Alex Cisak.

24:54

Dean Furman challenges Anthony Grant unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darius Charles.

24:32

Cristian Montano sends in a cross.

22:34

The ball is delivered by Robbie Simpson.

19:40

Lee Croft concedes a free kick for a foul on Darius Charles. Direct free kick taken by Mark Roberts.

18:30

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jonathan Grounds from left wing, Jon Ashton makes a clearance.

18:30 Booking

Booking Anthony Grant receives a caution.

18:00

Youssouf M'changama fouled by David Gray, the ref awards a free kick.

17:44

Foul by Lee Croft on Anthony Grant, free kick awarded. Mark Roberts takes the indirect free kick.

12:08

Unfair challenge on James Tarkowski by Marcus Haber results in a free kick. Alex Cisak restarts play with the free kick.

9:34

Header from close range by Marcus Haber misses to the right of the goal.

8:56

Lucas Akins takes a shot. James Tarkowski gets a block in.

7:56

Robbie Simpson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darius Charles. Jon Ashton takes the direct free kick.

4:21

Jean Yves Mvoto takes a shot. Chris Day makes a save.

3:53

Marcus Haber concedes a free kick for a foul on Cliff Byrne. Free kick taken by Cliff Byrne.

2:15

Foul by Lee Croft on Anthony Grant, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Darius Charles.

0:22

Unfair challenge on Marcus Haber by Jean Yves Mvoto results in a free kick. Anthony Grant restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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