League One
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Oldham Athletic 1-0 Stevenage

James Wesolowski scored the only goal as Oldham beat Stevenage to earn their first win in seven league games.

The unmarked midfielder settled a scrappy game when he headed home Mike Petrasso's cross from eight yards.

Earlier, Stevenage's Jon Ashton headed against a post and Latics keeper Mark Oxley had to make several smart saves.

But Stevenage could not find a breakthrough and lost Ben Chorley to an 86th-minute red card for an off-the-ball clash with Jonson Clarke-Harris.

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Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Post-match: Oldham boss Johnson

"It was a fantastic performance because we got a clean sheet.

"We had one moment in the first half that was a bit scary where it hit the post but apart from that we were solid.

"If we were a little bit better at finishing maybe we could of won by more.

"There's always pressure because we feel that we're not in as high a position as we want, but this was a particularly big game."

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Post-match: Stevenage boss Westley

"I didn't think there was a deserved winner in the game, but obviously they got the one goal that won it in the first half.

"If you look at the two goalkeepers, they were both dramatically under worked. They got their goal, we hit the post, that aside the two goals weren't really threatened.

"They were determined to hang onto their lead and sat quite deep with their defence and made it quite difficult for us.

"I didn't see [Ben Chorley's sending off]. The footage isn't very clear of the incident, the players were adamant that the centre-forward had stamped. I can't comment, I don't know what went on."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1OxleyBooked at 90mins
  • 5Kusunga
  • 12Mellor
  • 8Smith
  • 6Tarkowski
  • 3Grounds
  • 20PetrassoSubstituted forRooneyat 89'minutes
  • 4Wesolowski
  • 14Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forMacDonaldat 89'minutes
  • 27Philliskirk
  • 30HarkinsSubstituted forDaytonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 9Rooney
  • 10MacDonald
  • 17Rodgers
  • 18Lockwood
  • 19Dayton
  • 29Rachubka

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 6JonesBooked at 59minsSubstituted forAndradeat 80'minutes
  • 29Hartley
  • 2WedgburySubstituted forDoughtyat 45'minutes
  • 4ChorleyBooked at 86mins
  • 5Ashton
  • 7Morais
  • 13Parrett
  • 19HaberSubstituted forCharlesat 61'minutes
  • 12Zoko
  • 15Freeman

Substitutes

  • 9Charles
  • 10Burrow
  • 20Smith
  • 21Tounkara
  • 24Doughty
  • 25Andrade
  • 26Smith
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
3,460

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Stevenage 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Stevenage 0.
Attempt missed. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jon Ashton.
Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.
Attempt saved. Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Bruno Andrade (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Charlie MacDonald replaces Johnson Clarke-Harris.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Adam Rooney replaces Michael Petrasso.
Foul by Michael Petrasso (Oldham Athletic).
Luke Freeman (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Dismissal

Ben Chorley (Stevenage) is shown the red card for fighting.
Foul by Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).
Jon Ashton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Bruno Andrade replaces Luke Jones.
Foul by Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic).
Darius Charles (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luke Jones (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. James Dayton replaces Gary Harkins.
Michael Petrasso (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luke Freeman (Stevenage).
Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Korey Smith.
Attempt blocked. Filipe Morais (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Darius Charles replaces Marcus Haber.
Genséric Kusunga (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).
Attempt missed. Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Peter Hartley (Stevenage).
Foul by James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic).
Dean Parrett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Attempt saved. Filipe Morais (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Marcus Haber (Stevenage) right footed shot from very close range is too high.
Attempt saved. Dean Parrett (Stevenage) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins Oldham Athletic 1, Stevenage 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Michael Doughty replaces Sam Wedgbury.

Half Time

First Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Stevenage 0.
Attempt missed. Filipe Morais (Stevenage) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.
Foul by Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic).
Luke Freeman (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Foul by Genséric Kusunga (Oldham Athletic).
Francois Zoko (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt blocked. Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Sam Wedgbury (Stevenage).
James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Sam Wedgbury (Stevenage).
David Mellor (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Marcus Haber (Stevenage).
James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).
Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Filipe Morais (Stevenage).
Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
goal

As It Stood

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2Leyton Orient2516633154
3Wolves2615742252
4Preston251384947
5Rotherham251186841
6Peterborough2512310539
7Walsall251087538
8Swindon2411491037
9Port Vale2511311-336
10MK Dons241059535
11Coventry2412661032
12Bradford257117632
13Colchester257108-131
14Crawley23788-529
15Gillingham268513-1229
16Oldham247611-527
17Carlisle257612-1727
18Shrewsbury266812-626
19Sheff Utd256712-925
20Tranmere256712-1625
21Notts County267316-724
22Crewe256613-2724
23Bristol City244119-323
24Stevenage245415-2119
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