League One
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Oldham Athletic 1-0 Crawley Town

Oldham took three crucial points in their fight against relegation as Danny Philliskirk's goal handed them a vital win against Crawley.

The hosts went ahead when Korey Smith found Philliskirk, who turned before drilling home from close range.

Billy Clarke got Crawley back into the game when he forced a good save from Oldham goalkeeper Paul Rachubka.

Jamie Proctor almost levelled for the visitors late on but his headed effort went straight to Rachubka.

The result meant Crawley slipped to only their second defeat in 11 games.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Post-match: Oldham manager Johnson

"I thought a lot of the lads were gritty today. We had the three in midfield that just kept running about and putting them under pressure.

"We earned, probably with that grit, more opportunities than we took and that's what's frustrating.

"I don't think my heart strings can handle any more 1-0 wins or any more late goals against us."

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

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Post-match: Crawley boss Gregory

"Oldham went about their job very well and we came here with confidence, but for some reason we didn't start very well.

"We never really started for 45 minutes and we were fortunate to go in 1-0 down.

"They were quite happy just to get everyone back behind the ball and that's what you expect, when they're fighting for their lives and it's up to us to try and turn it around.

"It now makes games more difficult and I've never been in a situation in the last few weeks where I can rest four or five players.

"I still want to aim as high as we possibly can in the league and it's my duty to get the best out of the players every single week.

"I don't think I have felt this low since I've been at the club."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 29Rachubka
  • 2BrownBooked at 52mins
  • 3GroundsBooked at 60mins
  • 4Wesolowski
  • 16J Wilson
  • 18Lockwood
  • 28WorrallSubstituted forDaytonat 67'minutes
  • 8SmithBooked at 20mins
  • 14Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forGafaitiat 90+3'minutes
  • 27PhilliskirkSubstituted forMacDonaldat 79'minutes
  • 30Harkins

Substitutes

  • 1Oxley
  • 6Gafaiti
  • 7Dunfield
  • 10MacDonald
  • 15Winchester
  • 19Dayton
  • 21Millar

Crawley

  • 1Jones
  • 4ConnollySubstituted forConnollyat 45'minutesBooked at 54mins
  • 3Sadler
  • 10Drury
  • 5McFadzean
  • 12Walsh
  • 7B ClarkeSubstituted forFallonat 80'minutes
  • 16KaikaiSubstituted forProctorat 45'minutes
  • 18Tubbs
  • 11Simpson
  • 21Jones

Substitutes

  • 8Torres
  • 9Fallon
  • 14Proctor
  • 17Boateng
  • 25Maddison
  • 28Dicker
  • 29Connolly
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
3,389

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Crawley Town 0.
Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andy Drury (Crawley Town).
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Andy Drury.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Adel Gafaiti replaces Jonson Clarke-Harris.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.
Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Andy Drury (Crawley Town).
Hand ball by Rory Fallon (Crawley Town).
Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andy Drury (Crawley Town).
Foul by Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic).
Paul Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Rory Fallon (Crawley Town).
Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Paul Connolly.
Attempt saved. Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Rory Fallon replaces Billy Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Charlie MacDonald replaces Danny Philliskirk.
Attempt saved. Michael Jones (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town).
Foul by Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic).
Michael Jones (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Michael Jones (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by James Dayton (Oldham Athletic).
Michael Jones (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Adam Lockwood.
Attempt blocked. Michael Jones (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. James Dayton replaces David Worrall.
Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by James Wilson.
Attempt blocked. Joe Walsh (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by James Wesolowski.

Booking

Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic).
Michael Jones (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt saved. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Paul Connolly (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.
Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Paul Connolly (Crawley Town).

Booking

Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).
Andy Drury (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).
Michael Jones (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).
Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Paul Connolly (Crawley Town).
Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins Oldham Athletic 1, Crawley Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Paul Connolly replaces Mark Connolly.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Jamie Proctor replaces Sullay Kaikai.

Half Time

First Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Crawley Town 0.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves3724854480
2Brentford3624753079
3Leyton Orient3822973675
4Rotherham37191262469
5Preston38181551569
6Peterborough3718415958
7MK Dons3816715455
8Swindon3814915351
9Walsall38121412150
10Port Vale3715517-850
11Sheff Utd3613914-348
12Crawley34111310-346
13Bradford37101512345
14Gillingham3813619-1345
15Bristol City3891613-543
16Colchester37101314-543
17Coventry37141013-142
18Oldham3811918-1242
19Crewe38101018-2540
20Tranmere3710918-2139
21Carlisle3710819-2238
22Shrewsbury3881317-1337
23Stevenage3710720-1937
24Notts County3810424-1934
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