A first-half brace from Raffaele De Vita was enough for Paolo Di Canio's Swindon Town to beat in-form Oldham.

Matt Ritchie crossed for the Italian striker to fire low past Latics keeper Alex Cisak and set Swindon on the way to a first win in four games.

And De Vita's deflected shot from 12 yards clinched the three points.

Midfielder Robbie Simpson ended the game in goal for Oldham, who had made their three substitutions, after Cisak was forced off with a head injury.

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Oldham manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I would love to come out here and defend them, but there was a lack of pride and a lack of professionalism.

"The reason why we've been on this good run is because all the stuff we've worked on in training, we've taken into a match.

"For me, there were too many individuals out there who thought they knew better."

Swindon Town manager Paolo Di Canio told BBC Wiltshire:

"In the last three games, we have deserved much more.. Today we got what we deserved.

"It was important that the first real chance we had, we took.

"In this league if you go 1-0 up, 90% of the time you will win the game.

"Today I have to be happy, we did very well."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Oldham

  • 01 Cisak
  • 03 Grounds
  • 05 Mvoto
  • 16 Byrne (Brown - 16' )
  • 23 Wabara
  • 04 Wesolowski (Smith - 55' )
  • 07 Croft
  • 08 Furman
  • 09 Derbyshire
  • 11 Montano (Simpson - 69' )
  • 20 Baxter

Substitutes

  • 25 Jacob
  • 02 Brown
  • 06 Tarkowski
  • 22 M'changama
  • 10 Simpson
  • 14 Smith
  • 19 Taylor

Swindon

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 05 Devera
  • 15 Thompson
  • 22 Ward
  • 08 Ferry (Miller - 83' )
  • 10 Ritchie
  • 12 McCormack
  • 26 Hollands
  • 16 Williams
  • 23 De Vita (Roberts - 67' )
  • 24 Martin Booked (Collins - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Bedwell
  • 02 Archibald-Henville
  • 11 Roberts
  • 18 Miller
  • 33 Bostock
  • 09 Collins
  • 28 Rooney
Ref: Boyeson
Att: 3,345

Match Stats

Shots

5 17

On target

3 10

Corners

4 6

Fouls

12 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +7:45 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +6:09

Unfair challenge on Gary Roberts by Dean Furman results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Tommy Miller from the free kick. Shot from just outside the area by Matt Ritchie goes over the bar.

90:00 +5:19

Dean Furman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Thompson. Free kick crossed by Matt Ritchie, save by Robbie Simpson.

90:00 +4:17

Matt Smith takes a shot. Save by Wes Foderingham.

90:00 +2:35

Matt Ritchie takes the inswinging corner, Dean Furman manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:50

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jean Yves Mvoto. Indirect free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

90:00 +1:27

Lee Croft sends in a cross.

90:00 +0:55

Tommy Miller takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Grounds. Gary Roberts produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

87:17

Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Dean Furman gets a block in.

86:24

Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Blocked by Dean Furman.

85:20

The ball is swung over by Jonathan Grounds.

84:43

Unfair challenge on Dean Furman by James Collins results in a free kick. Jonathan Grounds restarts play with the free kick.

82:16

Wes Foderingham takes the direct free kick.

82:16 Substitution

Substitution (Swindon) makes a substitution, with Tommy Miller coming on for Simon Ferry.

82:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Croft on Alan McCormack.

80:55

Jose Baxter fouled by Nathan Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Simpson.

75:33

Andy Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Cisak. Free kick taken by Robbie Simpson.

74:11

Jose Baxter produces a cross, clearance by Nathan Thompson. Corner taken by Lee Croft, Matt Ritchie makes a clearance.

73:28

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Croft from the right by-line to the near post, Alan McCormack manages to make a clearance.

72:11

Direct free kick taken by Alex Cisak.

72:11 Substitution

Substitution Chris Martin leaves the field to be replaced by James Collins.

72:11 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Chris Martin for unsporting behaviour.

72:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Martin on Jonathan Grounds.

70:25

The ball is swung over by Jonathan Grounds, Wes Foderingham makes a save.

68:41

Chris Martin fouled by Jean Yves Mvoto, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Alan McCormack, save by Alex Cisak.

68:14 Substitution

Substitution Cristian Montano goes off and Robbie Simpson comes on.

67:53

Matt Derbyshire has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left of the target.

66:27 Substitution

Substitution Gary Roberts joins the action as a substitute, replacing Raffaele De Vita.

64:34

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Williams. Alex Cisak restarts play with the free kick.

64:13

Lee Croft delivers the ball, save by Wes Foderingham.

62:27

Matt Ritchie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Smith. Jose Baxter delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Darren Ward manages to make a clearance.

61:46

A cross is delivered by Simon Ferry.

60:28

Connor Brown produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

59:26

Matt Derbyshire challenges Chris Martin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan McCormack crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Jose Baxter.

57:59

Effort from outside the penalty box by Chris Martin goes wide right of the target.

57:05

Matt Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Ritchie. Direct free kick taken by Joe Devera.

55:45

Matt Ritchie concedes a free kick for a foul on Cristian Montano. Free kick crossed by Jose Baxter, Wes Foderingham makes a save.

54:16 Substitution

Substitution Matt Smith comes on in place of James Wesolowski.

51:24

The ball is crossed by Alan McCormack, clearance made by Jean Yves Mvoto. Corner taken by Raffaele De Vita, save by Alex Cisak.

50:47

Jose Baxter takes a shot. Save made by Wes Foderingham.

49:26

Andy Williams produces a cross, clearance by Reece Wabara.

47:18

Matt Derbyshire takes a shot. Wes Foderingham makes a save.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:13 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +0:03

Simon Ferry takes a shot. Jean Yves Mvoto gets a block in.

44:06

Alan McCormack produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

42:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cristian Montano by Nathan Thompson. Jose Baxter delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save made by Wes Foderingham.

42:14

The ball is delivered by Raffaele De Vita, save made by Alex Cisak.

41:16

Corner from the left by-line taken by Raffaele De Vita, save made by Alex Cisak.

38:03

Jonathan Grounds concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Ritchie. Matt Ritchie delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Jean Yves Mvoto makes a clearance. Raffaele De Vita takes the inswinging corner, Chris Martin takes a shot. Connor Brown gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Raffaele De Vita played to the near post, Joe Devera has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

35:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Croft by Alan McCormack. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jose Baxter, Nathan Thompson manages to make a clearance.

32:55

The ball is swung over by Matt Ritchie, Jean Yves Mvoto manages to make a clearance.

32:03

Unfair challenge on Andy Williams by James Wesolowski results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan McCormack.

30:12

Assist by Nathan Thompson.

30:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Raffaele De Vita - Oldham 0 - 2 Swindon A goal is scored by Raffaele De Vita from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Oldham 0-2 Swindon.

29:59

The ball is sent over by Nathan Thompson,

28:37

The ball is delivered by Matt Derbyshire, save by Wes Foderingham.

27:07

Assist on the goal came from Matt Ritchie.

27:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Raffaele De Vita - Oldham 0 - 1 Swindon Raffaele De Vita gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Oldham 0-1 Swindon.

26:08

Jean Yves Mvoto challenges Andy Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Raffaele De Vita, James Wesolowski manages to make a clearance.

25:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Devera on Matt Derbyshire. Reece Wabara takes the direct free kick.

24:07

Dean Furman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Devera. Joe Devera restarts play with the free kick.

23:23

Chris Martin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. James Wesolowski restarts play with the free kick.

21:56

Chris Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Reece Wabara. Alex Cisak takes the free kick.

20:55

Simon Ferry crosses the ball, Reece Wabara makes a clearance.

18:45

Jean Yves Mvoto challenges Andy Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Ferry takes the direct free kick. Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Grounds. Corner from right by-line taken by Matt Ritchie.

17:42

Simon Ferry challenges Dean Furman unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jose Baxter from left channel.

16:29

Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Alex Cisak makes a save.

15:26 Substitution

Substitution Connor Brown joins the action as a substitute, replacing Cliff Byrne.

13:22

Raffaele De Vita crosses the ball, Shot by Matt Ritchie from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

11:30

Jonathan Grounds crosses the ball.

10:01

Andy Williams takes a shot. Alex Cisak makes a save. Chris Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Jean Yves Mvoto. Free kick taken by Alex Cisak.

9:33

The ball is crossed by Matt Ritchie, clearance by Cliff Byrne.

7:04

Cristian Montano produces a cross, Nathan Thompson gets a block in. Short corner taken by Lee Croft from the left by-line, Andy Williams manages to make a clearance.

6:41

The official flags Andy Williams offside. Indirect free kick taken by Cliff Byrne.

6:17

The ball is delivered by Chris Martin. A cross is delivered by Alan McCormack, clearance made by Dean Furman.

4:45

Centre by Matt Ritchie.

3:02

Foul by Raffaele De Vita on Matt Derbyshire, free kick awarded. Jose Baxter crosses the ball in from the free kick.

2:01

Inswinging corner taken by Lee Croft, Andy Williams manages to make a clearance.

1:34

Foul by Alan McCormack on Matt Derbyshire, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Cliff Byrne.

0:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Williams by Jean Yves Mvoto. Joe Devera restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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