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Oldham Athletic 1-2 Crewe Alexandra

Leeds United striker Nicky Ajose
Nicky Ajose started the season in the Leeds first team under Dave Hockaday

Struggling Crewe earned a second straight win despite finishing with 10 men against Oldham at Boundary Park.

George Ray was shown a straight red card for dragging back Jonathan Forte when the game was goalless.

But Nicky Ajose fired the Alex ahead from the spot after Harry Davis was fouled by George Elokobi.

Elokobi then equalised from a corner before Ajose, on loan from Leeds, secured the points with a brilliant 30-yard chip four minutes from time.

Oldham Athletic manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Johnson on Oldham v Crewe

"It's a little bit of a robbery. We had two penalties that were stone wallers that we didn't get and I'm disappointed with certain aspects of the game, but not our play.

"But it was fantastic from the boys, the reaction (following their 7-0 loss at MK Dons) and the energy that we played with.

"I thought we were superb from start to finish. Everything about our game was much better. We had threats, had runners up the sides and we looked dangerous.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Rachubka
  • 20Wilson
  • 16Wilson
  • 5Elokobi
  • 3Mills
  • 17Tidser
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forDaytonat 84'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 10PhilliskirkSubstituted forJohnsonat 74'minutes
  • 19Ibehre
  • 11ForteSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Dieng
  • 7Dayton
  • 9Poleon
  • 12Mellor
  • 13Coleman
  • 14Johnson
  • 27Morgan-Smith

Crewe

  • 13Garratt
  • 5RayBooked at 56mins
  • 4Davis
  • 3GuthrieSubstituted forCooperat 45'minutes
  • 19Baillie
  • 7TurtonSubstituted forStewartat 60'minutes
  • 42GrantBooked at 67mins
  • 28Ness
  • 24Leigh
  • 34IkpeazuSubstituted forJonesat 81'minutes
  • 35Ajose

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Tootle
  • 11Cooper
  • 18Nolan
  • 20Jones
  • 25Haber
  • 33Stewart
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
4,782

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home20
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Attempt missed. Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Attempt saved. George Elokobi (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Crewe Alexandra 2. Nicky Ajose (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from long range on the right to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by James Baillie following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. James Dayton replaces Carl Winchester.

Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by George Cooper.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. James Jones replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Oldham Athletic).

Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic).

George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Crewe Alexandra 1. George Elokobi (Oldham Athletic) with an attempt from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Tidser with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Daniel Johnson replaces Danny Philliskirk.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces Jonathan Forte.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 0, Crewe Alexandra 1. Nicky Ajose (Crewe Alexandra) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty Crewe Alexandra. Harry Davis draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by George Elokobi (Oldham Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Joseph Mills.

Foul by Michael Tidser (Oldham Athletic).

Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Booking

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Stewart (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Joseph Mills.

George Elokobi (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).

Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Anthony Stewart replaces Oliver Turton.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City22136339211845
2MK Dons21135348192944
3Swindon22135443222144
4Preston22135435201544
5Bradford229673026433
6Sheff Utd229672826233
7Rochdale2294939291031
8Notts County218762723431
9Chesterfield228773231131
10Peterborough2293103029130
11Oldham227962933-430
12Port Vale228592931-229
13Doncaster218582327-429
14Fleetwood227692122-127
15Walsall226972022-227
16Barnsley2275103235-326
17Scunthorpe217592836-826
18Gillingham226792632-625
19Coventry226792431-725
20Leyton Orient2257102934-522
21Crawley2257102136-1522
22Crewe2264121940-2122
23Colchester2255122740-1320
24Yeovil2255121933-1420
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