Tranmere Rovers went five points clear at the top of League One courtesy of victory over Oldham Athletic.

Jake Cassidy should have fired Rovers ahead in first-half injury-time but he fired wide when one on one with goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis.

However they got their goal after the break when Adam McGurk volleyed home Jake Jervis's cross.

Youssouf M'changama almost equalised in the final minute but his drive was well saved by a diving Owain fon Williams.

Rovers' lead at the top was extended thanks to Sheffield United's 1-0 loss by MK Dons, ending the Blades' unbeaten league start to the season.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Oldham

  • 13 Bouzanis
  • 03 Grounds
  • 06 Tarkowski
  • 16 Byrne Booked (M'changama - 73' )
  • 23 Wabara
  • 04 Wesolowski Booked (Smith - 57' )
  • 07 Croft (Sutherland - 84' )
  • 08 Furman Booked
  • 09 Derbyshire
  • 11 Montano
  • 20 Baxter

Substitutes

  • 01 Cisak
  • 02 Brown
  • 30 Cooper
  • 22 M'changama
  • 28 Sutherland
  • 14 Smith
  • 19 Taylor

Tranmere

  • 01 fon Williams
  • 02 Holmes (Kay - 14' Booked )
  • 04 Taylor Booked
  • 14 Bakayogo
  • 21 Gibson
  • 06 Palmer Booked
  • 07 Thompson (Harrison - 77' )
  • 08 Wallace
  • 09 Cassidy
  • 11 McGurk
  • 24 Jervis (Stockton - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 33 Mooney
  • 05 Goodison
  • 19 Kay
  • 12 Harrison
  • 15 Kirby
  • 17 Power
  • 16 Stockton
Ref: Woolmer
Att: 5,159

Match Stats

Shots

13 9

On target

7 3

Corners

9 1

Fouls

11 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:10 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:44

Matt Derbyshire gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ash Taylor. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:56

Jose Baxter takes the inswinging corner, save by Owain Fon Williams.

90:00 +1:42

Youssouf M'Changama takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

90:00 +1:27

Matt Derbyshire takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Gibson.

89:54

The ball is delivered by James Tarkowski.

89:05

The referee blows for offside against Liam Palmer. Dean Bouzanis takes the indirect free kick.

86:44

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jose Baxter from the left by-line.

86:28

Dean Furman takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Palmer.

86:03

Jonathan Grounds crosses the ball.

84:56

Youssouf M'Changama has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

84:42

Cristian Montano produces a cross, clearance by Ben Gibson.

84:12

Corner taken by Jose Baxter played to the near post.

83:22 Substitution

Substitution Chris Sutherland comes on in place of Lee Croft.

82:48 Substitution

Substitution Cole Stockton on for Jake Jervis.

81:42

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Grounds, Ben Gibson gets a block in.

77:42 Booking

Booking Michael Kay is shown a yellow card.

77:28

The ball is sent over by Cristian Montano, clearance made by Ash Taylor.

76:20 Substitution

Substitution Danny Harrison is brought on as a substitute for Joe Thompson.

74:39

Effort from the edge of the box by Adam McGurk goes wide of the left-hand post.

73:12

Free kick crossed right-footed by Jose Baxter, Owain Fon Williams makes a comfortable save.

73:12 Booking

Booking Caution for Liam Palmer.

73:05

Unfair challenge on Reece Wabara by Liam Palmer results in a free kick.

72:26 Substitution

Substitution Youssouf M'Changama on for Cliff Byrne.

71:34

Adam McGurk delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

71:34 Booking

Booking Cliff Byrne receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

71:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Zoumana Bakayogo by Cliff Byrne.

70:00

The ball is swung over by Matt Derbyshire, clearance by Ash Taylor.

68:23

Lee Croft produces a cross, clearance made by James Wallace.

66:41

The ball is sent over by Dean Furman, clearance made by Ben Gibson.

65:44

Jake Cassidy takes a shot.

65:11

Reece Wabara delivers the ball, fantastic save by Owain Fon Williams.

64:18

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lee Croft.

63:57

Inswinging corner taken by Lee Croft from the left by-line.

63:43

Cristian Montano sends in a cross, blocked by Ben Gibson.

59:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Reece Wabara on James Wallace. Direct free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

59:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Furman by Jake Jervis. Direct free kick taken by James Tarkowski.

56:33

Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

56:33 Substitution

Substitution James Wesolowski leaves the field to be replaced by Matt Smith.

56:33

Matt Derbyshire handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

54:32

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matt Derbyshire. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

53:08

The assist for the goal came from Jake Jervis.

53:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam McGurk - Oldham 0 - 1 Tranmere Adam McGurk finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Oldham 0-1 Tranmere.

52:06

Michael Kay takes the direct free kick. The ball is swung over by Jake Jervis,

52:06 Booking

Booking Booking for James Wesolowski.

51:37

James Wesolowski challenges James Wallace unfairly and gives away a free kick.

47:40

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Croft from the left by-line.

46:46

Headed effort from inside the area by Jonathan Grounds misses to the right of the target.

46:07

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Croft from the left by-line, save made by Owain Fon Williams.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:11 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:25

Foul by James Tarkowski on James Wallace, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ben Gibson.

45:00 +0:40

Jake Cassidy has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

44:36

The ball is delivered by Zoumana Bakayogo, Jake Jervis takes a shot. Save by Dean Bouzanis.

43:17

Centre by Jake Cassidy, James Wallace produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

42:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Palmer by James Tarkowski. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

41:09

Reece Wabara produces a cross, Ben Gibson manages to make a clearance.

40:48

A cross is delivered by Cristian Montano, clearance made by Michael Kay.

40:21

Corner from right by-line taken by Lee Croft.

39:28

Strike comes in from Jose Baxter from the free kick.

39:28 Booking

Booking Ash Taylor receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

39:08

Ash Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Furman.

38:27

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jake Cassidy. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

36:43

Dean Furman has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

36:30

Lee Croft produces a cross, Ben Gibson manages to make a clearance.

32:35

Dean Furman takes a shot. Blocked by James Wallace.

32:21

The ball is delivered by Lee Croft, Michael Kay manages to make a clearance.

30:20

Shot from 30 yards from James Wallace. Dean Bouzanis makes a comfortable save.

29:10

Outswinging corner taken by Lee Croft from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Zoumana Bakayogo.

28:44

Cristian Montano takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

27:56

Adam McGurk fouled by Cristian Montano, the ref awards a free kick. Adam McGurk takes the free kick.

25:21

The ball is swung over by Adam McGurk.

23:14

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adam McGurk.

22:13

The ball is delivered by Jake Cassidy, blocked by Jonathan Grounds.

21:25

Effort from outside the penalty box by Jose Baxter goes wide right of the goal.

18:40

Matt Derbyshire takes a shot.

18:22

Dean Furman takes a shot. James Wallace makes a clearance.

17:44

Unfair challenge on Reece Wabara by Adam McGurk results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Lee Croft, Ash Taylor makes a clearance.

17:28

The ball is delivered by Cristian Montano, clearance made by James Wallace.

16:42

Jake Cassidy challenges Cliff Byrne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Bouzanis restarts play with the free kick.

15:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Cassidy by James Tarkowski. Joe Thompson takes the direct free kick.

14:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Derbyshire by Ben Gibson. Direct free kick taken by Cliff Byrne.

13:51 Substitution

Substitution Michael Kay replaces Danny Holmes.

13:22

Jose Baxter takes a shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.

11:50

Unfair challenge on Adam McGurk by James Wesolowski results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

11:30

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jake Cassidy. Dean Bouzanis restarts play with the free kick.

9:48

Foul by Adam McGurk on Reece Wabara, free kick awarded. James Wesolowski takes the free kick.

9:32

The ball is sent over by Cristian Montano, clearance by Zoumana Bakayogo.

6:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Zoumana Bakayogo by Lee Croft. Free kick taken by James Wallace.

4:19

Direct free kick taken by Ash Taylor.

4:19 Booking

Booking Dean Furman is given a yellow card.

3:29

Dean Furman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Holmes.

2:45

Jake Cassidy takes a shot. Dean Bouzanis makes a save.

2:15

The referee blows for offside against James Wesolowski. Danny Holmes takes the indirect free kick.

1:14

Adam McGurk crosses the ball, Jake Jervis produces a mishit right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

0:35

Cliff Byrne fouled by Jake Jervis, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Reece Wabara.

0:00

The match begins.

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