Oldham continued their impressive run of form, making it four wins in five games with victory at Colchester.

French centre-back Jean-Yves M'voto powerfully headed the visitors in front from Lee Croft's corner.

The Latics made the game safe when Matt Derbyshire's shot was initially blocked, and then turned in by unfortunate U's defender Brian Wilson.

Jabo Ibehre missed two chances for Colchester, who have now lost six of their last seven in all competitions.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

"Not good enough. Lacklustre. Very disappointing considering we've had two weeks where we haven't had a game. We didn't deserve to win.

"We just didn't play well enough, didn't have enough balls to get on the ball. I don't think we had any passing movements.

"The first goal is a player not doing his job for the club at set-pieces. The second goal is a freak goal, it's going to be shown over and over and we're going to be laughed at.

"We're in a dog fight now. It takes a certain mentality and character to get out of this position, and we need to find it quickly."

Oldham Athletic manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It was the manner of the performance that pleased me. I thought some of the attacking football we played today was top class.

"We had a 10-minute spell after we scored the goal when we stopped doing the right things. They possibly could have got back in it at that time.

"But defensively we looked really solid and, at times, the front four were unplayable."

Match Stats

Shots

11 16

On target

6 12

Corners

2 12

Fouls

12 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:48 Full time

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

90:00 +4:57

Free kick taken by Mark Cousins.

90:00 +4:57 Booking

Booking Youssouf M'Changama shown a yellow card.

90:00 +4:41

Youssouf M'Changama gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Potts.

90:00 +2:22 Booking

Booking Alex Cisak goes into the referee's book.

90:00 +1:09 Substitution

Substitution Robbie Simpson on for Lee Croft.

90:00 +1:09 Substitution

Substitution Youssouf M'Changama is brought on as a substitute for Cristian Montano.

90:00 +0:38

Jose Baxter is caught offside. Free kick taken by Tom Eastman.

90:00 +0:15

Cristian Montano takes a shot. Mark Cousins makes a save.

89:06

Short corner taken by Lee Croft from the right by-line, clearance made by Daniel Potts.

88:34

Short corner taken by Lee Croft.

87:26

Short corner worked by Lee Croft.

86:07

Header from deep inside the area by Alex Gilbey goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

83:01

Jean Yves Mvoto gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jabo Ibehre. Anthony Wordsworth produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

78:50 Substitution

Substitution Clinton Morrison on for Ian Henderson.

78:21

Jabo Ibehre takes a shot. Comfortable save by Alex Cisak.

74:54

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lee Croft, Foul by Cliff Byrne on Magnus Okuonghae, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mark Cousins.

74:01

Ian Henderson challenges Jonathan Grounds unfairly and gives away a free kick. Cliff Byrne takes the direct free kick.

73:26

Shot by Ian Henderson from outside the box goes over the net.

73:04

Jose Baxter takes a shot. Save made by Mark Cousins.

71:34

Matt Derbyshire is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Cousins.

70:43

Cristian Montano takes a shot. Save made by Mark Cousins. Corner taken by Lee Croft from the left by-line, clearance made by Brian Wilson.

69:41 Substitution

Substitution Andy Bond goes off and Alex Gilbey comes on.

69:01

Lee Croft takes a shot. Save made by Mark Cousins. Freddie Sears takes a shot. Save by Alex Cisak.

66:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Bond by James Wesolowski. Direct free kick taken by Tom Eastman.

65:13

Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot. Save by Alex Cisak.

60:59

Matt Derbyshire provided the assist for the goal.

60:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Brian Wilson - Colchester 0 - 2 Oldham An own goal is conceded by Brian Wilson. Colchester 0-2 Oldham.

60:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Croft on Daniel Potts. Direct free kick taken by Tom Eastman.

56:00 Substitution

Substitution (Colchester) makes a substitution, with Drey Wright coming on for Marcus Bean.

54:50

Unfair challenge on Jabo Ibehre by James Wesolowski results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Daniel Potts.

53:51

Cristian Montano takes a shot. Save made by Mark Cousins. Corner taken by Lee Croft from the left by-line, Ian Henderson makes a clearance.

53:28

Ian Henderson takes a shot. Save by Alex Cisak.

51:28

Andy Bond takes a shot.

49:26

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matt Derbyshire. Mark Cousins takes the free kick.

48:09

Effort from inside the area by Jose Baxter misses to the right of the goal.

45:15 Substitution

Substitution Cliff Byrne on for Connor Brown.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:07 Half time

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

45:00 +1:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jose Baxter by Andy Bond. Jose Baxter takes the direct free kick.

43:01

Corner taken by Lee Croft from the left by-line to the near post, Cristian Montano takes a shot. Save made by Mark Cousins.

42:20

Corner taken by Lee Croft, clearance by Andy Bond.

42:02

Jose Baxter takes a shot. Blocked by Magnus Okuonghae.

39:36

James Wesolowski fouled by Marcus Bean, the ref awards a free kick. Jose Baxter takes the direct free kick.

38:57

Cristian Montano is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Cousins.

38:05

Shot from just outside the penalty area by James Wesolowski misses to the left of the target.

37:26

Andy Bond challenges Dean Furman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Connor Brown.

35:40

Effort on goal by Cristian Montano from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

32:50

The assist for the goal came from Lee Croft.

32:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Jean Yves Mvoto - Colchester 0 - 1 Oldham Jean Yves Mvoto grabs a headed goal from inside the box. Colchester 0-1 Oldham.

32:18

Corner taken by Lee Croft from the left by-line,

31:40

Connor Brown restarts play with the free kick.

31:40 Booking

Booking The referee shows Marcus Bean a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

31:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Bean on Lee Croft.

30:08

Freddie Sears crosses the ball in from the free kick.

30:08 Booking

Booking Booking for Connor Brown.

29:53

Foul by Connor Brown on Freddie Sears, free kick awarded.

28:59

Jonathan Grounds takes a shot. Save by Mark Cousins.

25:53

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Croft, Jonathan Grounds concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Eastman. Mark Cousins restarts play with the free kick.

25:06

Shot comes in from Jose Baxter from the free kick.

25:06 Booking

Booking Magnus Okuonghae receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

24:57

Foul by Magnus Okuonghae on Jose Baxter, free kick awarded.

24:01

Jean Yves Mvoto concedes a free kick for a foul on Jabo Ibehre. Brian Wilson takes the direct free kick.

23:43

Matt Derbyshire takes a shot. Mark Cousins makes a save.

22:53

Jonathan Grounds handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Brian Wilson restarts play with the free kick.

22:06

Unfair challenge on Freddie Sears by Connor Brown results in a free kick. Anthony Wordsworth restarts play with the free kick.

21:43

Jabo Ibehre gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Connor Brown. Connor Brown restarts play with the free kick.

20:44

Matt Derbyshire is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Mark Cousins.

19:31

Anthony Wordsworth takes a shot. Alex Cisak makes a save.

17:59

Unfair challenge on Marcus Bean by Lee Croft results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Cousins.

15:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Potts on Lee Croft. Direct free kick taken by Jose Baxter.

14:48

Jabo Ibehre challenges Connor Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Cisak restarts play with the free kick.

13:44

Corner taken by Freddie Sears from the left by-line, Jabo Ibehre takes a shot. Clearance by Jean Yves Mvoto.

13:02

Corner from the right by-line taken by Anthony Wordsworth, save by Alex Cisak.

9:51

Lee Croft takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Ian Henderson.

9:25

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Croft from the right by-line, clearance by Tom Eastman.

8:54

Foul by Marcus Bean on Lee Croft, free kick awarded. Jose Baxter restarts play with the free kick.

8:23

Unfair challenge on James Wesolowski by Freddie Sears results in a free kick. James Wesolowski restarts play with the free kick.

6:59

Anthony Wordsworth challenges Connor Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Connor Brown.

6:13

Jose Baxter has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

5:16

The referee blows for offside. Connor Brown restarts play with the free kick.

3:38

Jonathan Grounds concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Henderson. Daniel Potts takes the free kick.

1:47

Headed effort from inside the area by Jabo Ibehre misses to the left of the goal.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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