Colchester claimed their first away win since the opening day of the season with a 2-0 victory at Oldham.

The visitors went in front as Craig Eastmond crossed from the left and Oldham full-back Ellis Plummer slid the ball into his own net from four yards.

The lead was doubled when Dominic Vose set up Jabo Ibehre for a simple tap-in.

Oldham's John Pritchard hit the woodwork from long range and Connor Brown forced a good save as their nine-match unbeaten home run came to an end.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It was very poor all round. There was a lack of desire, quality and energy, and that's disappointing.

"After a good performance the other day [in the FA Cup at Mansfield] to get the spirits of the town up - to then go out and play like that was heartbreaking.

"We've got injuries to key players but that's no excuse. There's nothing you can do but crack on and hope that, in the next game, they show that energy and desire."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Oldham Athletic

  • 01 Oxley
  • 18 Lanzoni
  • 26 Plummer (Brown - 45' )
  • 15 Winchester (Millar - 45' )
  • 06 Tarkowski
  • 03 Grounds
  • 20 Petrasso
  • 08 Smith
  • 09 Rooney (Pritchard - 79' )
  • 27 Philliskirk Booked
  • 12 Mellor

Substitutes

  • 02 Brown
  • 17 Rodgers
  • 21 Millar
  • 23 Joyce
  • 29 Rachubka
  • 31 Gosset
  • 36 Pritchard

Colchester United

  • 44 Walker
  • 20 Wilson
  • 27 Garbutt
  • 06 Eastmond Booked (Gilbey - 81' )
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 18 Eastman Booked
  • 16 Turgott (Dickson - 69' )
  • 02 Wright
  • 17 Ibehre (Morrison - 69' )
  • 25 Vose
  • 15 Bean

Substitutes

  • 01 Cousins
  • 03 Dickson
  • 07 Watt
  • 09 Morrison
  • 14 Bond
  • 22 Gilbey
  • 39 Tozer
Ref: Tony Harrington
Att: 4,036

Match Stats

Shots

18 6

On target

3 1

Corners

8 2

Fouls

7 17

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Colchester United 2.

90:00 +4:40 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Colchester United 2.

90:00 +4:33

Attempt missed. James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

90:00 +4:11

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.

90:00 +0:16

John Pritchard (Oldham Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

86:13

Attempt missed. David Mellor (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

85:24 Booking

Booking Tom Eastman (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

85:05

Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:05

Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).

83:45

Attempt missed. Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

83:11

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

81:54

Michael Petrasso (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:54

Foul by David Wright (Colchester United).

80:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Alex Gilbey replaces Craig Eastmond.

79:48

Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

79:48

Foul by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).

78:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. John Pritchard replaces Adam Rooney.

78:00

Foul by Matteo Lanzoni (Oldham Athletic).

78:00

Clinton Morrison (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:39

Foul by David Mellor (Oldham Athletic).

75:39

Marcus Bean (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:47

Foul by David Mellor (Oldham Athletic).

74:47

Dominic Vose (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:41

Attempt missed. Ryan Dickson (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

71:32

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Sam Walker.

71:20

Attempt saved. Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

69:36

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

68:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Clinton Morrison replaces Jabo Ibehre.

68:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Ryan Dickson replaces Blair Turgott.

68:18

Attempt missed. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

67:49

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Connor Brown.

67:19

Attempt missed. Kirk Millar (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

66:11

Matteo Lanzoni (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:11

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United).

59:24

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

58:47

Attempt saved. Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

57:36

Attempt missed. David Mellor (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

56:21 Booking

Booking Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

53:35 Booking

Booking Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

53:29

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).

53:29

Blair Turgott (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:05

Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52:05

Foul by Blair Turgott (Colchester United).

50:22

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.

48:51

Attempt missed. Matteo Lanzoni (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

48:21

Michael Petrasso (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

48:21

Foul by Blair Turgott (Colchester United).

47:29

Matteo Lanzoni (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:29

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United).

46:26

Attempt missed. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

45:34

Attempt missed. Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Oldham Athletic 0, Colchester United 2.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Connor Brown replaces Ellis Plummer.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Kirk Millar replaces Carl Winchester.

45:00 +2:34 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Colchester United 2.

45:00 +2:26

Attempt missed. Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high.

45:00 +1:50

Michael Petrasso (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +1:50

Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).

45:00 +0:09

Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:09

Foul by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).

43:48

Attempt missed. David Mellor (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

43:00

Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:00

Foul by Marcus Bean (Colchester United).

41:42

Attempt blocked. David Mellor (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

36:08

Attempt missed. Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

35:29

Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:29

Foul by David Wright (Colchester United).

33:55

Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:55

Foul by Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United).

33:00

Brian Wilson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:57

Foul by Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic).

32:40

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

32:04

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.

31:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oldham Athletic 0, Colchester United 2. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dominic Vose.

28:33

Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:33

Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).

27:26

Attempt missed. Matteo Lanzoni (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

23:07

Attempt missed. Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

21:03

Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:03

Foul by David Wright (Colchester United).

19:34

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

18:03

Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:03

Foul by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).

17:18

Attempt missed. Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

15:39

Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

14:02

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).

14:02

Marcus Bean (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:25

Foul by Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic).

12:25

Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:27

Attempt saved. Michael Petrasso (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

10:15

Attempt blocked. Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

8:48

Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:48

Foul by Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United).

7:37 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Ellis Plummer, Oldham Athletic. Oldham Athletic 0, Colchester United 1.

4:22

Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:22

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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