Oldham ensured their League One safety with a last-ditch win against Crawley, whose play-off hopes are now over.

Matt Smith gave Oldham the lead as he bundled through the heart of Crawley's defence and hit a 20-yard drive into the bottom corner of the net.

The visitors equalised when a short corner routine ended with Mark Connolly heading in from point-blank range.

Oldham snatched victory in injury time after Jean Yves Mvoto headed home at the back post from three yards out.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Crawley Town manager Richie Barker told BBC Sussex:

"We deserved to get more out of the game but we weren't at our best. If we were at our best you would have thought we would have won.

"We made positive substitutions and changed the formation and we were on the ascendancy for a little bit. At times we looked good but that is not good enough.

"With two games to go we need to make sure we don't end up with nothing. These players worked extremely hard but, if we are going to have aspirations for next year, we have got to have high demands."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Oldham Athletic

  • 13 Bouzanis
  • 02 Brown Booked
  • 03 Grounds
  • 05 Mvoto
  • 27 Belezika
  • 07 Croft Booked
  • 23 K Smith
  • 29 Mellor
  • 10 Simpson
  • 14 M Smith (Baxter - 69' )
  • 18 Barnard (Millar - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Cisak
  • 26 Winchester
  • 30 Cooper
  • 22 Reid
  • 11 Montano
  • 20 Baxter
  • 21 Millar

Crawley Town

  • 01 P Jones
  • 03 Sadler
  • 04 Connolly
  • 12 Walsh
  • 13 Hunt
  • 07 Clarke
  • 08 Torres (Simpson - 65' )
  • 15 Bulman (Sparrow - 65' )
  • 16 Adams
  • 21 M Jones (Proctor - 65' )
  • 28 Hayes

Substitutes

  • 25 Maddison
  • 02 Dumbuya
  • 10 Sparrow
  • 11 Simpson
  • 14 Proctor
  • 19 O'Brien
  • 20 Elford-Alliyu
Ref: Robert Madley
Att: 4,794

Match Stats

Shots

4 7

On target

2 5

Corners

4 6

Fouls

12 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:39 Full time

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

90:00 +4:47

Josh Simpson fouled by Jose Baxter, the ref awards a free kick. David Hunt restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +4:26

The referee blows for offside. Paul Jones takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +2:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Jean Yves Mvoto - Oldham 2 - 1 Crawley Jean Yves Mvoto grabs a headed goal from close range. Oldham 2-1 Crawley Town.

90:00 +1:04

Josh Simpson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Simpson. Jose Baxter crosses the ball in from the free kick,

90:00 +0:39

Nicky Adams produces a cross, save by Dean Bouzanis.

89:52

Nicky Adams delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Connor Brown manages to make a clearance.

89:52 Booking

Booking Connor Brown receives a caution.

89:42

Connor Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Adams.

89:21

Lee Croft gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mat Sadler. Free kick taken by Mat Sadler.

87:43

Billy Clarke takes a shot. Save made by Dean Bouzanis.

86:04

Handball by Robbie Simpson. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

84:08

Short corner taken by David Mellor from the right by-line.

83:58

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Grounds, Mark Connolly makes a clearance.

81:22

Corner taken by David Mellor from the right by-line, save by Paul Jones.

80:09

Inswinging corner taken by Jose Baxter from the left by-line, save by Paul Jones.

79:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Sparrow on Korey Smith. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.

79:04

Billy Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Grounds. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Grounds.

78:04

Shot by Jamie Proctor missed to the left of goal.

76:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark Connolly - Oldham 1 - 1 Crawley Mark Connolly grabs a headed goal from close in. Oldham 1-1 Crawley Town.

76:12

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mat Sadler.

75:20

Nicky Adams crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save made by Dean Bouzanis.

75:20 Booking

Booking Lee Croft is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

75:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Adams by Lee Croft.

74:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Proctor on Connor Brown. Dean Bouzanis restarts play with the free kick.

70:17

The official flags Jamie Proctor offside. Dean Bouzanis takes the indirect free kick.

69:37

The referee blows for offside against Kirk Millar. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

69:12

Robbie Simpson takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

68:14 Substitution

Substitution Matt Smith goes off and Jose Baxter comes on.

67:35

Lee Croft crosses the ball, David Hunt makes a clearance.

63:11 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Proctor replaces Mike Jones.

63:11 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Sparrow joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dannie Bulman.

63:11 Substitution

Substitution Josh Simpson comes on in place of Sergio Torres.

63:11 Substitution

Substitution Kirk Millar joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Barnard.

63:11

The referee blows for offside.

59:39

Glenn Belezika gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Clarke. Nicky Adams fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Dean Bouzanis makes a comfortable save.

57:59

Unfair challenge on Lee Croft by Mat Sadler results in a free kick. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.

55:57

Assist by Lee Croft.

55:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Smith - Oldham 1 - 0 Crawley Goal scored by Matt Smith from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Oldham 1-0 Crawley Town.

54:53

David Hunt produces a cross, clearance by Connor Brown.

52:41

Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the left by-line, Paul Hayes takes a shot. Save made by Dean Bouzanis.

50:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sergio Torres by Korey Smith. Direct free kick taken by Mike Jones.

49:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Korey Smith by Mike Jones. Free kick crossed by David Mellor.

48:33

Dannie Bulman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Croft. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

47:39

Inswinging corner taken by Billy Clarke from the right by-line, save made by Dean Bouzanis.

47:14

Connor Brown sends in a cross, Paul Jones makes a save.

46:21

Shot from long distance by Billy Clarke goes wide of the left-hand post.

45:21

Mike Jones delivers the ball, Dean Bouzanis makes a save.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:20 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

42:13

Connor Brown fouled by Nicky Adams, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.

41:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Walsh by Matt Smith. Direct free kick taken by Paul Jones.

38:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Croft on Nicky Adams. Nicky Adams crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Matt Smith.

38:04

Unfair challenge on Dannie Bulman by Lee Barnard results in a free kick. Dannie Bulman takes the free kick.

37:30

Lee Croft handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Paul Jones takes the direct free kick.

36:19

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Mellor from the right by-line to the near post, Paul Jones makes a save.

34:25

The ball is crossed by Billy Clarke.

32:41

Billy Clarke takes a shot. Dean Bouzanis makes a save. Nicky Adams delivers the ball in from the corner, Jonathan Grounds manages to make a clearance.

31:44

Effort from outside the box by Lee Barnard goes wide right of the target.

26:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Mellor on Sergio Torres. Free kick crossed by Nicky Adams, comfortable save by Dean Bouzanis.

24:03

Centre by Nicky Adams, clearance by Jean Yves Mvoto.

22:00

Lee Barnard fouled by Dannie Bulman, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Bouzanis restarts play with the free kick.

21:13

Nicky Adams fouled by Connor Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Mat Sadler crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Jonathan Grounds.

20:24

Paul Hayes concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Smith. Free kick taken by David Mellor.

18:41

Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Adams from the left by-line. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the right by-line, Dean Bouzanis makes a save.

18:00

The ball is sent over by Connor Brown, clearance made by Mark Connolly.

16:47

The ball is sent over by David Mellor, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Matt Smith goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

15:01

Paul Hayes challenges Glenn Belezika unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

13:32

Foul by Paul Hayes on Glenn Belezika, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

12:35

Jonathan Grounds delivers the ball, save made by Paul Jones.

8:59

Lee Croft is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Connolly.

7:44

Foul by Mike Jones on Robbie Simpson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Korey Smith.

6:44

Jonathan Grounds produces a cross, save made by Paul Jones.

3:23

Lee Barnard fouled by Mat Sadler, the ref awards a free kick. Korey Smith takes the direct free kick.

0:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Smith on Sergio Torres. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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