Oldham moved out of the League One relegation zone after turning around a half-time deficit to win at Stevenage.

Boro took the lead early on when the Latics failed to clear and James Dunne rifled home from the edge of the area.

Captain Dean Furman latched onto a Matt Smith head down early on in the second half to equalise, before Lucas Akins had a goal ruled out for offside.

James Tarkowski headed in a Jonathan Grounds corner to continue caretaker boss Tony Philliskirk's unbeaten run.

He made six changes to the team that drew 2-2 with Everton in the FA Cup and remains undefeated in his three games since taking over from Paul Dickov.

Gary Smith's side have now lost their last three games in a row and have slipped into the bottom half of the table.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Oldham caretaker manager Tony Philliskirk told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I'm obviously delighted because we set the goal to the players before the game to get the three points.

"We've moved out of the bottom four so I can't praise the players enough.

"We were a little lacklustre in the first half and the lads looked a little tired, but we started the second half very well.

"The players have got a bit of ownership of the dressing room at the moment and, fair play to them, we controlled the game in the second half."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Stevenage

  • 16 Day
  • 02 Gray
  • 04 Charles
  • 22 Comminges
  • 33 Chorley
  • 07 Grant
  • 08 Dunne
  • 09 Haber
  • 11 Akins (Shroot - 77' )
  • 15 Freeman
  • 28 Beleck (Hoskins - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Arnold
  • 03 Hills
  • 14 Roberts
  • 21 Iro
  • 32 Shroot
  • 30 Hoskins

Oldham Athletic

  • 01 Cisak
  • 03 Grounds
  • 05 Mvoto
  • 16 Byrne (Brown - 66' )
  • 26 Winchester (Wesolowski - 46' )
  • 06 Tarkowski
  • 07 Croft
  • 08 Furman
  • 10 Simpson
  • 14 Smith
  • 18 Barnard

Substitutes

  • 13 Bouzanis
  • 02 Brown
  • 04 Wesolowski (Baxter - 76' )
  • 15 Obita
  • 09 Iwelumo
  • 20 Baxter
  • 21 Millar
Ref: Stephen Martin
Att: 2,748

Match Stats

Shots

6 9

On target

3 4

Corners

5 2

Fouls

12 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:05 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:19

Lee Barnard produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

90:00 +2:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Miguel Comminges by Lee Croft. Free kick crossed by Luke Freeman, Lee Barnard manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +2:11

Centre by David Gray, save by Alex Cisak.

90:00 +0:39

Unfair challenge on Ben Chorley by Jose Baxter results in a free kick. Anthony Grant restarts play with the free kick.

89:15

The referee blows for offside against Matt Smith. Chris Day takes the free kick.

86:58

Robin Shroot takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Matt Smith.

86:22

Robin Shroot fouled by Lee Croft, the ref awards a free kick. Robin Shroot takes the direct free kick.

85:33

Sam Hoskins delivers the ball.

84:30

The referee gives a free kick against Jose Baxter for handball. Anthony Grant restarts play with the free kick.

84:07

Jonathan Grounds challenges Robin Shroot unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Dunne restarts play with the free kick.

82:44

Robin Shroot challenges Robbie Simpson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Cisak restarts play with the free kick.

82:00

Unfair challenge on Ben Chorley by Matt Smith results in a free kick. David Gray takes the free kick.

76:16 Substitution

Substitution Robin Shroot comes on in place of Lucas Akins.

75:23 Substitution

Substitution Jose Baxter comes on in place of James Wesolowski.

73:52

Connor Brown sends in a cross, Ben Chorley makes a clearance.

72:20

James Wesolowski challenges Marcus Haber unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Luke Freeman, Alex Cisak makes a save.

69:54

James Wesolowski concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Grant. Ben Chorley takes the direct free kick.

69:07

Centre by Jonathan Grounds.

66:49

Lee Barnard is ruled offside. Darius Charles restarts play with the free kick.

65:46

Foul by Matt Smith on Ben Chorley, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by David Gray.

63:42 Substitution

Substitution Cliff Byrne goes off and Connor Brown comes on.

63:42 Substitution

Substitution Steve Beleck goes off and Sam Hoskins comes on.

63:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Barnard by Darius Charles. James Tarkowski takes the direct free kick.

63:22

Lee Barnard is caught offside. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.

59:56

Assist on the goal came from Jonathan Grounds.

59:56 Goal scored

Goal! - James Tarkowski - Stevenage 1 - 2 Oldham James Tarkowski grabs a headed goal from close range. Stevenage 1-2 Oldham.

59:37

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Grounds from the right by-line,

59:17

Matt Smith takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.

57:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Gray by Cliff Byrne. Chris Day takes the free kick.

56:25

Lucas Akins concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Simpson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lee Croft from left wing, clearance made by David Gray.

56:03

Lee Barnard takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.

55:07

Lee Croft takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.

54:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Tarkowski by Steve Beleck. Jonathan Grounds restarts play with the free kick.

50:46

Steve Beleck is ruled offside. Free kick taken by James Tarkowski.

50:09

Lee Croft delivers the ball.

49:37

James Dunne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Simpson. Direct free kick taken by Alex Cisak.

48:55

Foul by James Tarkowski on Steve Beleck, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Luke Freeman, Jonathan Grounds manages to make a clearance.

45:57

Assist by Matt Smith.

45:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Dean Furman - Stevenage 1 - 1 Oldham A goal is scored by Dean Furman from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stevenage 1-1 Oldham.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Oldham) makes a substitution, with James Wesolowski coming on for Carl Winchester.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:26

Jonathan Grounds takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Steve Beleck.

45:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Furman by Marcus Haber. Free kick taken by Jean Yves Mvoto.

43:45

Unfair challenge on James Dunne by Carl Winchester results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Anthony Grant.

42:19

Lucas Akins produces a left-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

41:52

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Dunne. Alex Cisak restarts play with the free kick.

40:46

Shot from just outside the box by Jean Yves Mvoto goes over the crossbar.

39:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darius Charles on Lee Barnard. Centre by Lee Croft, James Tarkowski takes a shot.

38:54

The official flags Steve Beleck offside. Alex Cisak takes the direct free kick.

38:41

Anthony Grant produces a cross, James Tarkowski manages to make a clearance.

37:42

Lee Barnard concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Chorley. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

35:32

Corner taken left-footed by Luke Freeman, Lucas Akins produces a right-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.

34:54

David Gray produces a cross.

33:51

The offside flag is raised against Robbie Simpson. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

33:12

The official flags Steve Beleck offside. Alex Cisak takes the free kick.

32:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Chorley by Matt Smith. Chris Day takes the direct free kick.

32:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Freeman on Cliff Byrne. Direct free kick taken by Alex Cisak.

30:40

Cliff Byrne delivers the ball, save by Chris Day.

29:00

Unfair challenge on Robbie Simpson by James Dunne results in a free kick. James Tarkowski takes the direct free kick.

27:52

Miguel Comminges produces a cross.

25:46

The ball is swung over by Jonathan Grounds, Header on goal by Matt Smith from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

22:18

The ball is swung over by David Gray, save by Alex Cisak.

21:06

Outswinging corner taken by Luke Freeman from the left by-line played to the near post, Shot from deep inside the area by Ben Chorley clears the crossbar.

20:31

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Luke Freeman from the right by-line to the near post, save made by Alex Cisak.

19:16

Miguel Comminges produces a cross, Cliff Byrne manages to make a clearance.

17:31

Unfair challenge on James Dunne by Lee Barnard results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

15:15

The ball is delivered by Cliff Byrne, clearance by Darius Charles.

12:19

Luke Freeman takes a shot. Jean Yves Mvoto gets a block in.

11:27

Corner taken by Luke Freeman, Ben Chorley takes a shot. Save by Alex Cisak.

8:42 Goal scored

Goal! - James Dunne - Stevenage 1 - 0 Oldham A goal is scored by James Dunne from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stevenage 1-0 Oldham.

8:23

Lucas Akins crosses the ball, Jean Yves Mvoto manages to make a clearance.

7:04

The offside flag is raised against Ben Chorley. Free kick taken by Alex Cisak.

6:23

Cliff Byrne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Haber. Anthony Grant takes the free kick.

5:41

Miguel Comminges gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Croft. Free kick taken by Alex Cisak.

1:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Tarkowski by Marcus Haber. Alex Cisak restarts play with the free kick.

0:33

Dean Furman fouled by Anthony Grant, the ref awards a free kick. Alex Cisak restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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