Match ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Colchester United 2.
Colchester claimed their first away win since the opening day of the season with a 2-0 victory at Oldham.
The visitors went in front as Craig Eastmond crossed from the left and Oldham full-back Ellis Plummer slid the ball into his own net from four yards.
The lead was doubled when Dominic Vose set up Jabo Ibehre for a simple tap-in.
Oldham's John Pritchard hit the woodwork from long range and Connor Brown forced a good save as their nine-match unbeaten home run came to an end.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:
"It was very poor all round. There was a lack of desire, quality and energy, and that's disappointing.
"After a good performance the other day [in the FA Cup at Mansfield] to get the spirits of the town up - to then go out and play like that was heartbreaking.
"We've got injuries to key players but that's no excuse. There's nothing you can do but crack on and hope that, in the next game, they show that energy and desire."
- 26PlummerSubstituted forBrownat 45'minutes
- 15WinchesterSubstituted forMillarat 45'minutes
- 9RooneySubstituted forPritchardat 79'minutes
- 27PhilliskirkBooked at 54mins
- 6EastmondBooked at 57minsSubstituted forGilbeyat 81'minutes
- 18EastmanBooked at 86mins
- 16TurgottSubstituted forDicksonat 69'minutes
- 17IbehreSubstituted forMorrisonat 69'minutes
- 7Sanchez Watt
- Tony Harrington
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Colchester United 2.
Attempt missed. James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.
John Pritchard (Oldham Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.
Attempt missed. David Mellor (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Tom Eastman (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.
Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Tom Eastman (Colchester United).
Attempt missed. Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.
Michael Petrasso (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by David Wright (Colchester United).
Substitution, Colchester United. Alex Gilbey replaces Craig Eastmond.
Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).
Substitution, Oldham Athletic. John Pritchard replaces Adam Rooney.
Foul by Matteo Lanzoni (Oldham Athletic).
Clinton Morrison (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David Mellor (Oldham Athletic).