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Preston North End 1-0 Oldham Athletic

Unbeaten Preston moved up to third in League One with a narrow victory over winless Oldham.

With only four minutes gone Oldham failed to deal with a Paul Gallagher free-kick, allowing Jack King to smash in the loose ball.

The away side's best chance fell to Jonson Clarke-Harris, but he headed straight at goalkeeper Jamie Jones.

George Elokobi saw a long-range effort fly wide and Jonathan Forte went close with a header but Preston held on.

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Johnson on Preston v Oldham

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Disappointed obviously to not come out with winning the game.

"We played well, I thought we had some good chances. We passed the ball around and dominated in the second half.

"I can't be too hard on the lads, but of course we're going to have to get a win very soon"

Line-ups

Preston

  • 1Jones
  • 15Woods
  • 5Clarke
  • 6WrightSubstituted forWisemanat 84'minutes
  • 3Laird
  • 22King
  • 18LittleBooked at 9mins
  • 7HumphreyBooked at 83mins
  • 30BrownhillSubstituted forBrowneat 69'minutes
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forHugillat 69'minutes
  • 14Garner

Substitutes

  • 4Wiseman
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 9Davies
  • 21Stuckmann
  • 24Hayhurst
  • 25Hugill
  • 31Browne

Oldham

  • 1Rachubka
  • 20B Wilson
  • 16J Wilson
  • 5Elokobi
  • 3MillsSubstituted forNobleat 87'minutes
  • 6KellyBooked at 11mins
  • 8Jones
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 76'minutes
  • 10PhilliskirkSubstituted forDaytonat 75'minutes
  • 11Forte
  • 14Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 4Dieng
  • 7Dayton
  • 13Coleman
  • 19Noble
  • 21Kusunga
  • 27Morgan-Smith
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
11,678

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 1, Oldham Athletic 0.
Foul by Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic).
Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Amari Morgan-Smith (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andy Little (Preston North End).
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by James Dayton.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. David Noble replaces Joseph Mills.
Attempt blocked. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Scott Wiseman replaces Bailey Wright.

Booking

Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.
Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Chris Humphrey (Preston North End).
Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).
Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Calum Woods (Preston North End) because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Jack King (Preston North End).
James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by George Elokobi.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces Carl Winchester.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. James Dayton replaces Danny Philliskirk.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by James Wilson.
Attempt blocked. Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Jordan Hugill replaces Paul Gallagher.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Alan Browne replaces Josh Brownhill.
Delay in match Tom Clarke (Preston North End) because of an injury.
Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).
Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jamie Jones.
Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).
Attempt missed. Andy Little (Preston North End) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Scott Laird (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins Preston North End 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Preston North End 1, Oldham Athletic 0.
Attempt blocked. Joe Garner (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic).
Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Andy Little (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Calum Woods.
Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Calum Woods (Preston North End).
Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).
George Elokobi (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Brian Wilson.
Attempt blocked. Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Fleetwood4310410
2Peterborough430129
3Preston422058
4Bristol City422028
5Barnsley421137
6Swindon421137
7MK Dons421127
8Bradford421127
9Doncaster421127
10Notts County421127
11Chesterfield421117
12Sheff Utd420206
13Crawley4202-16
14Leyton Orient412115
15Coventry412105
16Port Vale412105
17Rochdale411214
18Gillingham4112-34
19Yeovil4112-44
20Walsall4031-13
21Oldham4022-32
22Colchester4013-31
23Scunthorpe4013-81
24Crewe4004-70
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