Jose Baxter's injury-time goal ended a run of five league games without a win for Oldham and extended Hartlepool's winless streak to 18 matches.

The former Everton forward opened the scoring after he rounded the keeper and coolly tapped home.

Hartlepool responded when Anthony Sweeney smashed home the equaliser, but they had Neil Austin sent off.

Jack Baldwin's handball gave Baxter a penalty, which Scott Flinders saved before he fired home the rebound.

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Oldham manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We've conceded a few in the last minute during my time here, so it's nice to get a winner without being at our best tonight.

"Our endeavour and desire to go ahead and get the win after a disappointing run of results was fantastic.

"To come here at any time is tough, especially after a long journey to Bournemouth on Saturday.

"We showed the right attitude tonight to get the three points."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Hartlepool

  • 01 Flinders
  • 02 Austin Dismissed
  • 05 Collins
  • 06 Horwood Booked
  • 29 Hartley
  • 08 Walton (Monkhouse - 37' )
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 20 Murray (Noble - 86' )
  • 03 Humphreys Booked
  • 07 Franks (Baldwin - 78' )
  • 39 Howard

Substitutes

  • 32 Foden
  • 18 Baldwin
  • 11 Monkhouse
  • 14 Luscombe
  • 10 Poole
  • 35 Noble
  • 36 Wyke

Oldham

  • 13 Bouzanis
  • 02 Brown
  • 05 Mvoto
  • 16 Byrne
  • 23 Wabara
  • 04 Wesolowski (Sutherland - 85' )
  • 07 Croft Booked (Smith - 70' )
  • 08 Furman
  • 11 Montano Booked (M'changama - 59' )
  • 09 Derbyshire Booked
  • 20 Baxter Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Cisak
  • 26 Winchester
  • 06 Tarkowski
  • 22 M'changama
  • 28 Sutherland
  • 14 Smith
  • 21 Millar
Ref: Pawson
Att: 3,078

Match Stats

Shots

10 8

On target

5 3

Corners

3 1

Fouls

19 18

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:37 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +6:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Bouzanis by Steve Howard. Direct free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

90:00 +5:43

Direct free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

90:00 +5:43 Booking

Booking Jose Baxter receives a caution.

90:00 +5:17

Cliff Byrne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Noble.

90:00 +3:43

Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.

90:00 +3:43 Booking

Booking Evan Horwood goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +3:38

Foul by Evan Horwood on Reece Wabara, free kick awarded.

90:00 +2:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Howard on Connor Brown. Dean Bouzanis takes the direct free kick. Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Matt Derbyshire goes wide of the left-hand post.

90:00 +1:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Jose Baxter - Hartlepool 1 - 2 Oldham Jose Baxter grabs a goal from inside the area high into the middle of the goal. Hartlepool 1-2 Oldham.

90:00 +1:35 Penalty

A save by Scott Flinders from penalty by Jose Baxter. Hartlepool 1-1 Oldham.

90:00 +0:19

The ball is crossed by Youssouf M'Changama, Foul by Peter Hartley on Chris Sutherland, Penalty awarded.

88:04

Matt Derbyshire is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

87:30

Reece Wabara delivers the ball, Header from close in by Matt Smith bounces off the post.

86:49

Shot from deep inside the area by Ryan Noble clears the bar.

86:29

Corner taken by Evan Horwood.

86:12

Andy Monkhouse takes a shot. Dean Bouzanis makes a save.

85:33 Substitution

Substitution Paul Murray leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Noble.

85:17

Antony Sweeney sends in a cross, clearance made by Reece Wabara.

84:50

Youssouf M'Changama challenges Paul Murray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

84:14 Substitution

Substitution Chris Sutherland is brought on as a substitute for James Wesolowski.

82:59

Reece Wabara produces a cross.

81:36

Antony Sweeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jose Baxter. James Wesolowski takes the direct free kick.

80:30

Unfair challenge on Sam Collins by Matt Smith results in a free kick. Jack Baldwin takes the direct free kick.

78:49

Youssouf M'Changama produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

77:43

Jack Baldwin concedes a free kick for a foul on Jose Baxter. Direct free kick taken by Jose Baxter.

76:52 Substitution

Substitution (Hartlepool) makes a substitution, with Jack Baldwin coming on for Jonathan Franks.

76:52

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Youssouf M'Changama goes wide of the right-hand upright.

76:00

Free kick crossed right-footed by Jose Baxter from left wing, save by Scott Flinders.

76:00 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee shows Neil Austin a red card.

75:40

Neil Austin concedes a free kick for a foul on Jose Baxter.

74:19

Jean Yves Mvoto gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Howard. Strike on goal comes in from Neil Austin from the free kick.

72:21

Jose Baxter takes the inswinging corner, Peter Hartley makes a clearance.

70:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jean Yves Mvoto by Steve Howard. Dean Bouzanis restarts play with the free kick.

69:49 Substitution

Substitution Matt Smith on for Lee Croft.

67:28

The ball is delivered by Steve Howard, save made by Dean Bouzanis.

65:52

The ball is crossed by Antony Sweeney, Headed effort from inside the area by Steve Howard misses to the right of the target.

64:53 Booking

Booking Matt Derbyshire receives a yellow card for dissent.

64:17

The assist for the goal came from Evan Horwood.

64:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Antony Sweeney - Hartlepool 1 - 1 Oldham Goal scored by Antony Sweeney from close in high into the middle of the goal. Hartlepool 1-1 Oldham.

63:54

Evan Horwood takes a shot. Dean Bouzanis makes a save.

63:12

James Wesolowski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Monkhouse. Evan Horwood delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by James Wesolowski.

62:47

Corner taken by Jonathan Franks, save by Dean Bouzanis.

62:32

Drilled left-footed shot by Jonathan Franks. Dean Bouzanis makes a save.

61:57

The referee blows for offside against Matt Derbyshire. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

61:50

Reece Wabara sends in a cross.

60:56

Foul by Sam Collins on Matt Derbyshire, free kick awarded. Cliff Byrne restarts play with the free kick.

60:29

A cross is delivered by Evan Horwood, clearance made by Cliff Byrne.

58:21 Substitution

Substitution Cristian Montano leaves the field to be replaced by Youssouf M'Changama.

57:57

Evan Horwood sends in a cross, Jean Yves Mvoto manages to make a clearance.

57:33

Unfair challenge on Paul Murray by Matt Derbyshire results in a free kick. Sam Collins takes the free kick.

57:15

Matt Derbyshire produces a cross, clearance by Neil Austin.

56:01

Lee Croft challenges Evan Horwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Evan Horwood takes the direct free kick.

55:16

Unfair challenge on Paul Murray by Jose Baxter results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

54:11

Lee Croft sends in a cross, clearance by Sam Collins.

53:30

Matt Derbyshire is ruled offside. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

53:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Derbyshire by Peter Hartley. James Wesolowski takes the free kick.

52:46

The ball is crossed by Andy Monkhouse.

51:11

Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan Franks from the left by-line, Headed effort from close range by Peter Hartley goes wide left of the goal.

50:13

Free kick crossed right-footed by Jonathan Franks, clearance made by Cliff Byrne.

50:13 Booking

Booking The referee shows Lee Croft a yellow card.

50:08

Lee Croft challenges Evan Horwood unfairly and gives away a free kick.

49:04

The ball is swung over by Cristian Montano, Evan Horwood makes a clearance.

48:38

Lee Croft produces a cross, clearance by Neil Austin.

48:16

Evan Horwood produces a cross, Antony Sweeney takes a shot. Save by Dean Bouzanis.

47:46

Paul Murray fouled by Dean Furman, the ref awards a free kick. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.

47:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Croft on Evan Horwood. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

46:09

Unfair challenge on Evan Horwood by Lee Croft results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:11 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1:22

Unfair challenge on Matt Derbyshire by Neil Austin results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jose Baxter from left wing.

45:00 +1:05

Reece Wabara delivers the ball, Evan Horwood makes a clearance.

42:10

Dean Furman produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

41:11

Unfair challenge on Lee Croft by Paul Murray results in a free kick. Jose Baxter takes the free kick.

40:16

The ball is swung over by Neil Austin.

38:57

Centre by Jose Baxter.

38:35

The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Derbyshire. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

38:17

Shot from 20 yards by Lee Croft. Save by Scott Flinders.

37:53

Jose Baxter fouled by Andy Monkhouse, the ref awards a free kick. James Wesolowski restarts play with the free kick.

36:52 Substitution

Substitution Simon Walton goes off and Andy Monkhouse comes on.

34:19

The referee blows for offside. Dean Bouzanis restarts play with the free kick.

31:16

Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

31:16 Booking

Booking The referee shows Cristian Montano a yellow card.

31:04

Cristian Montano is ruled offside.

24:56

Foul by Steve Howard on Jean Yves Mvoto, free kick awarded. Dean Bouzanis restarts play with the free kick.

24:07

Connor Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Franks. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.

21:15

Lee Croft gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Howard. Free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

20:56

Dean Bouzanis takes the direct free kick.

20:56 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Ritchie Humphreys for unsporting behaviour.

20:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Connor Brown by Ritchie Humphreys.

19:53

Evan Horwood fouled by Lee Croft, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

17:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Furman by Ritchie Humphreys. Free kick taken by Jose Baxter.

16:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Jose Baxter - Hartlepool 0 - 1 Oldham Jose Baxter gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Hartlepool 0-1 Oldham.

15:40

Centre by Antony Sweeney, clearance by Cliff Byrne.

15:25

Steve Howard fouled by Jean Yves Mvoto, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Austin.

14:47

Antony Sweeney is ruled offside. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.

14:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Wesolowski on Paul Murray. Direct free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

13:52

Jose Baxter is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.

13:03

Matt Derbyshire is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Sam Collins.

10:09

The official flags Matt Derbyshire offside. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

9:47

Antony Sweeney is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

9:33

The ball is sent over by Neil Austin.

9:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Austin by Cristian Montano. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.

7:42

Peter Hartley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Derbyshire. Free kick crossed by Jose Baxter, save by Scott Flinders.

7:09

Matt Derbyshire crosses the ball, save by Scott Flinders.

6:35

Ritchie Humphreys produces a cross, Header from close range by Steve Howard hits the post.

2:26

Reece Wabara fouled by Antony Sweeney, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

2:03

Matt Derbyshire sends in a cross, comfortable save by Scott Flinders.

0:47

Matt Derbyshire is caught offside. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

0:21

Foul by Steve Howard on Cliff Byrne, free kick awarded. Cliff Byrne takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The match begins.

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