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Oldham Athletic 1-3 Preston North End

Joe Garner

Preston kept their League One automatic promotion hopes alive thanks to two Joe Garner strikes at 10-man Oldham.

Chris Humphrey's deflected shot gave the visitors the lead, and he later set up Garner for a two-yard tap-in.

Gary Harkins lashed into the top corner from 12 yards for the Latics.

Jonson Clarke-Harris then saw red for handling Garner's shot on the line and, although the striker's penalty was saved, he did score with a dipping strike from 20 yards out late on.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

Lee Johnson

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Post-match: Oldham manager Johnson

"We were in the game when it was too late and it's not good, it's not good to watch.

"We had no choice but to get our head down.

"When you're up against the top side in the division, you have to make sure you're having a good day and for some reason the confidence looked a little low on the basics really."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Brown
  • 12Mellor
  • 8Smith
  • 18Lockwood
  • 3Grounds
  • 28WorrallBooked at 61minsSubstituted forKissockat 79'minutes
  • 4Wesolowski
  • 10MacDonaldSubstituted forTurnerat 80'minutes
  • 27PhilliskirkSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 58'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 30HarkinsBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 7Dunfield
  • 14Clarke-Harris
  • 15Winchester
  • 16J Wilson
  • 20Kissock
  • 23Turner
  • 29Rachubka

Preston

  • 23Rudd
  • 32Wiseman
  • 3Laird
  • 37KilkennySubstituted forBrownhillat 81'minutes
  • 5Clarke
  • 22King
  • 7Humphrey
  • 2Keane
  • 17DaviesSubstituted forBeavonat 81'minutes
  • 14GarnerSubstituted forDaviesat 88'minutes
  • 12Gallagher

Substitutes

  • 1Stuckmann
  • 9Davies
  • 10Beavon
  • 11Holmes
  • 16Buchanan
  • 27Hume
  • 30Brownhill
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
6,698

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away19
Shots on Target
Home8
Away11
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Preston North End 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Preston North End 3.

Attempt saved. Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jack King.

John Kissock (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

Attempt saved. Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Kevin Davies replaces Joe Garner.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Preston North End 3. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Wiseman.

Attempt missed. Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Rhys Turner (Oldham Athletic).

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Attempt missed. Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Josh Brownhill replaces Neil Kilkenny.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Stuart Beavon replaces Craig Davies.

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

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Rhys Turner replaces Charlie MacDonald.

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. John Kissock replaces David Worrall.

Penalty saved! Joe Garner (Preston North End) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the top left corner.

Dismissal

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) is shown the red card for hand ball.

Penalty conceded by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Connor Brown.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Preston North End 2. Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by David Worrall.

Attempt saved. David Mellor (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Chris Humphrey (Preston North End).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

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

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 0, Preston North End 2. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Humphrey with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic).

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

David Worrall (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves3322744073
2Leyton Orient3521863571
3Brentford3321752570
4Preston35181341667
5Rotherham34171162162
6Peterborough3417413955
7MK Dons3514714349
8Swindon3513814547
9Walsall35121112147
10Port Vale3414416-746
11Sheff Utd3312813-244
12Coventry3414911341
13Bradford3491411241
14Gillingham3512518-1341
15Colchester3391212-339
16Crawley309129-439
17Bristol City3581413-638
18Oldham3510817-1138
19Carlisle3410717-1837
20Tranmere349916-1936
21Stevenage3410519-1835
22Crewe359818-2735
23Shrewsbury3471116-1332
24Notts County359422-1931
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