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Crawley Town 2-0 Oldham Athletic

Crawley moved out of the League One relegation places with a hard-fought home win over Oldham.

After Dean Morgan went close to giving the hosts the lead, Izale McLeod headed home Gavin Tomlin's cross, sealing his 20th goal of the season.

Richard Wood doubled the lead from close range after a deflected free-kick landed at his feet.

The Latics struggled to create chances with Rhys Turner and Mike Jones forcing saves from long-range efforts.

The win moves Crawley a point above the relegation places, while Oldham remain in the bottom half of the table and are now 10 points off the play-off spots.

Crawley Town boss Dean Saunders told BBC Surrey:

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Saunders on Crawley v Oldham

"I think we should've won by more to be honest, we squandered a few chances.

But a great performance and more importantly it's a great three points and looking at it I think the results have gone our way.

"That's now four wins, a draw and a defeat in the last six games. the players are doing great.

"We had some desire our there today. You have got to get results when it matters and we got one today."

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Holden on Crawley v Oldham

Oldham Athletic manager Dean Holden told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I think we've controlled the game, but they got the first goal, which we knew was a crucial goal to get"

"We had all the ball, we just didn't create enough around their box.

"There was some decent build-up play but then it just didn't quite happen for us, we just didn't have that killer instinct today which is where the game was won and lost."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Jensen
  • 2OyebanjoBooked at 43mins
  • 29Wood
  • 6Bradley
  • 3Dickson
  • 14Young
  • 16Fowler
  • 33Elliott
  • 21TomlinSubstituted forSmithat 81'minutes
  • 10MorganSubstituted forEdwardsat 74'minutes
  • 9McLeodSubstituted forPogbaat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Edwards
  • 8Smith
  • 20Bawling
  • 28Pogba
  • 30Price
  • 31Cofie
  • 32Youga

Oldham

  • 13Coleman
  • 2Brown
  • 16Wilson
  • 6Kelly
  • 3MillsSubstituted forMellisat 77'minutes
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forPoleonat 61'minutes
  • 17Wilkinson
  • 8Jones
  • 23TurnerSubstituted forBoveat 72'minutes
  • 22SadlerBooked at 33mins
  • 18Lockwood

Substitutes

  • 4Dieng
  • 9Poleon
  • 14Mellis
  • 20Wilson
  • 21Kusunga
  • 25Kean
  • 29Bove
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
2,520

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 2, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 2, Oldham Athletic 0.

Attempt blocked. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Jacob Mellis (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marvin Elliott (Crawley Town).

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

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

Attempt blocked. Mathias Pogba (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Mathias Pogba replaces Izale McLeod.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Joel Coleman.

Attempt saved. Lewis Young (Crawley Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Jimmy Smith replaces Gavin Tomlin.

Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

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

Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dominic Poleon (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jacob Mellis replaces Joseph Mills.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Joseph Mills.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Gwion Edwards replaces Dean Morgan.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Richard Wood.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jordan Bove replaces Rhys Turner.

Attempt saved. Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

Attempt missed. Rhys Turner (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Dominic Poleon replaces Carl Winchester.

Attempt missed. Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rhys Turner (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

Attempt saved. Rhys Turner (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dean Morgan (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

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6Chesterfield41189146051963
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19Crawley411211184666-2047
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