Aaron Wildig netted Shrewsbury Town's winner at Oldham to end their four-game run without a League One victory.

Jon Taylor volleyed the visitors ahead before Jonathan Grounds fired low from close range to level before the break.

  • Shrewsbury Town, who have lost their last four home games, have now picked up seven points out of a possible nine from their last three away matches

Chris Weale denied the hosts with a series of fine saves while Korey Smith smashed a free-kick off the bar and Adam Rooney headed against the post for the Latics either side of the break.

Wildig then hit the post but tucked the rebound away from 10 yards to win it.

Town keeper Weale then foiled Oldham striker Jonson Clarke-Harris to ensured that his side hung on to earn their first victory in five games.

It was midfielder Wildig's first start since injuring his knee in the 1-0 win over Notts County on 23 November.

Shrewsbury's victory was also revenge for the two home defeats they had previously suffered at Oldham's hands this season, losing 4-0 in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy as well as going down 2-1 in the league in November.

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Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I feel we had the lion's share of the possession, but we didn't have the luck.

"The lads tried without the real quality needed to break a sturdy team down.

"I'm massively disappointed with the goals we conceded, that's the biggest thing.

"I don't know why we keep making these silly mistakes. It comes down to individuals not being on their game."

Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"This was a massive win for us. A significant result.

"It's been a terrific return for Aaron Wildig after six weeks out - to see him pop in and get himself a goal.

"It was an excellent run and, when it came back off the post, he showed terrific composure to put in the rebound.

"He's done very little training and was tiring towards the end, but he kept going and put in a really good shift."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Oldham Athletic

  • 01 Oxley
  • 02 Brown
  • 03 Grounds
  • 08 Smith
  • 05 Kusunga (Rodgers - 75' )
  • 06 Tarkowski
  • 20 Petrasso
  • 12 Mellor
  • 14 Clarke-Harris
  • 09 Rooney (Millar - 71' )
  • 19 Dayton (Schmeltz - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Schmeltz
  • 15 Winchester
  • 16 Byrne
  • 17 Rodgers
  • 21 Millar
  • 26 Plummer
  • 29 Rachubka

Shrewsbury Town

  • 01 Weale Booked
  • 22 Woods
  • 03 Jacobson Booked
  • 04 Summerfield
  • 06 Winfield
  • 16 Mkandawire
  • 08 McAllister
  • 15 Wildig (Wroe - 72' )
  • 24 Eaves
  • 11 Taylor (Jones - 92' )
  • 23 Reach

Substitutes

  • 05 Jones
  • 09 Bradshaw
  • 10 Wroe
  • 14 Marsden
  • 17 Parry
  • 19 Gayle
  • 25 Anyon
Ref: Scott Duncan
Att: 3,669

Match Stats

Shots

13 7

On target

4 2

Corners

14 1

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Shrewsbury Town 2.

90:00 +6:45 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Shrewsbury Town 2.

90:00 +5:15 Booking

Booking Chris Weale (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +4:13

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

90:00 +3:31

Attempt blocked. Michael Petrasso (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Darren Jones replaces Jon Taylor.

90:00 +1:04

James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:04

Foul by Dave Winfield (Shrewsbury Town).

88:58

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jon Taylor.

86:38

Attempt blocked. Sidney Schmeltz (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

86:10

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

85:00

Anton Rodgers (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:57

Foul by David McAllister (Shrewsbury Town).

84:00

David Mellor (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

84:00

Foul by Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town).

82:42

Sidney Schmeltz (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82:42

Foul by Nicky Wroe (Shrewsbury Town).

81:46

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic).

81:46

Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:12 Booking

Booking Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

78:06

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

78:06

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town).

77:25

Foul by David Mellor (Oldham Athletic).

77:25

Nicky Wroe (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:39

Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

75:42

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

74:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Anton Rodgers replaces Genséric Kusunga.

73:28

Attempt blocked. James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

73:04

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

71:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Nicky Wroe replaces Aaron Wildig.

70:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Sidney Schmeltz replaces James Dayton.

70:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Kirk Millar replaces Adam Rooney.

64:16

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

64:00

Attempt saved. Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

62:17

Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:17

Foul by Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town).

61:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Shrewsbury Town 2. Aaron Wildig (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

61:10

Aaron Wildig (Shrewsbury Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

58:40

Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:40

Foul by Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town).

58:06

Attempt missed. Aaron Wildig (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

57:11

James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:11

Foul by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town).

54:23

Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic) hits the right post with a header from very close range.

52:30

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Chris Weale.

52:15

Attempt saved. David Mellor (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

51:22

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

51:22

Foul by David McAllister (Shrewsbury Town).

47:18

Attempt missed. Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Oldham Athletic 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

45:00 +1:07

Foul by Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic).

45:00 +1:07

Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:24

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

44:48

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Tom Eaves.

44:35

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

44:17

Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

43:13

James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:13

Foul by David McAllister (Shrewsbury Town).

38:25

Attempt missed. David McAllister (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

36:57

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

36:38

Attempt saved. Michael Petrasso (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

34:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Shrewsbury Town 1. Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

33:42

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

31:11

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

28:30

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

24:02

Foul by Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic).

24:02

Dave Winfield (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:35

Attempt blocked. Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) header from very close range is blocked.

22:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oldham Athletic 0, Shrewsbury Town 1. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

20:58

Hand ball by Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic).

19:32

Foul by Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic).

19:32

Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:33

Foul by Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic).

15:33

David McAllister (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:30

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Woods.

11:36

Foul by Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

11:36

Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:55

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Luke Summerfield.

8:29

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

7:46

James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:46

Foul by Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town).

6:15

Attempt missed. James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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