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Oldham Athletic 2-0 Swindon Town

Oldham boosted their hopes of League One survival by beating Swindon.

The hosts, the better side throughout, took an early lead when Liam Kelly headed home Jonathan Forte's cross, and Curtis Main nodded in at the back post late on at Boundary Park.

Oldham goalkeeper Joel Coleman kept out a rare Swindon effort from Louis Thompson effort in the first half.

The Latics remain in the relegation zone, one point behind 20th-placed Blackpool with two games in hand.

Oldham manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Manchester:

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John Sheridan on Oldham win v Swindon

"I thought we fully deserved the result. The most important thing is getting the three points.

"It was a tricky game tonight, Swindon are a good passing side and they can really hurt you.

"I wouldn't like to play against us at the moment. The stamina in the team is excellent and we fully deserved the result and another clean sheet.

"I'm really pleased for Curtis Main. He deserved the goal, it was a great finish."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Coleman
  • 36Dummigan
  • 5Wilson
  • 16GerrardBooked at 81mins
  • 17Holmes-Dennis
  • 4Dieng
  • 6KellyBooked at 90mins
  • 21Main
  • 12PalmerSubstituted forWinchesterat 88'minutes
  • 8JonesSubstituted forCroftat 90+1'minutes
  • 11ForteBooked at 21minsSubstituted forCassidyat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 3Mills
  • 7Croft
  • 13Cornell
  • 14Cassidy
  • 15Winchester
  • 20Wilson

Swindon

  • 25Belford
  • 6Turnbull
  • 21Sendles-WhiteBooked at 79mins
  • 29Rossi BrancoBooked at 81mins
  • 27BarrySubstituted forBrophyat 73'minutes
  • 26RodgersBooked at 67mins
  • 18ThompsonBooked at 90mins
  • 14Doughty
  • 3Ormonde-OttewillBooked at 90mins
  • 24HyltonSubstituted forYoungat 57'minutes
  • 28IandoloBooked at 15minsSubstituted forCookeat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Brophy
  • 19Balmy
  • 22Marshall
  • 23Cooke
  • 32Henry
  • 34Evans
  • 35Young
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
3,730

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Swindon Town 0.

Full Time

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

Booking

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Lee Croft replaces Michael Jones.

Booking

Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Cameron Dummigan (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Carl Winchester replaces Matthew Palmer.

Attempt saved. Cameron Dummigan (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Swindon Town 0. Curtis Main (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by James Wilson.

Booking

Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jamie Sendles-White (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Curtis Main (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Sendles-White (Swindon Town).

Curtis Main (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Brophy (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jake Cassidy replaces Jonathan Forte.

Attempt missed. Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Young (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. James Brophy replaces Bradley Barry.

Attempt missed. Jamie Sendles-White (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Josh Cooke replaces Ellis Iandolo.

Booking

Anton Rodgers (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anton Rodgers (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Louis Thompson.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Bradley Barry.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jordan Young replaces Jermaine Hylton.

Attempt missed. James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

Attempt missed. Ellis Iandolo (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jordan Turnbull.

Foul by Curtis Main (Oldham Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan402114570363477
2Burton402371051341776
3Walsall381911857401768
4Gillingham3919101065442167
5Bradford401910114638867
6Millwall401991260441666
7Barnsley391951560481262
8Sheff Utd401610145853558
9Rochdale401610145752558
10Southend401610145352158
11Coventry4015121359441557
12Scunthorpe401511144944556
13Port Vale411511154751-456
14Peterborough40166186863554
15Swindon40149175766-951
16Bury401312154963-1451
17Chesterfield40137205262-1046
18Shrewsbury391210174862-1446
19Fleetwood401112174649-345
20Blackpool41129203950-1145
21Oldham39917133950-1144
22Doncaster40911204158-1738
23Colchester40811215187-3635
24Crewe40612224072-3230
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