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Oldham Athletic 3-2 Coventry City

Coventry suffered their fifth straight league defeat as they went down at fellow strugglers Oldham, who moved out of the relegation zone.

The rock-bottom Sky Blues were punished for defensive errors and have now taken just two points from their last 14 League One outings.

Oldham, who started the day in 21st, led after eight minutes as Ryan Flynn crossed from the right and Coventry defender Kevin Foley horribly miscued his clearance, scoring an own goal from six yards.

The visitors were level just a minute later when Marcus Tudgay seized possession 25 yards out and hit a powerful shot which dipped under the crossbar.

Callum Reilly almost put Coventry ahead with a curling effort against the bar, while George Thomas was denied by Oldham goalkeeper Connor Ripley.

Yet the visitors were guilty of another howler on 66 minutes as keeper Reice Charles-Cook dropped a simple high ball which allowed Oldham skipper Peter Clarke to bundle into the empty net.

The Latics quickly made it 3-1 as Ryan McLaughlin sprinted through half-hearted tackles before drilling into the bottom corner from 14 yards.

Coventry regained hope on 76 minutes as substitute Kwami Thomas buried a header from Ryan Haynes' left-wing cross, but Oldham held on for a vital three points.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Ripley
  • 4Wilson
  • 26Clarke
  • 5Gerrard
  • 22Hunt
  • 24FaneSubstituted forBanksat 60'minutes
  • 6O'Neill
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forNgooat 60'minutes
  • 27McLaughlin
  • 10HollowaySubstituted forGreenat 19'minutes
  • 12Taylor

Substitutes

  • 8Banks
  • 11Croft
  • 13Kettings
  • 14Ngoo
  • 18Osei
  • 28Green
  • 30Obadeyi

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 21Foley
  • 19RawsonBooked at 67mins
  • 7Clarke
  • 24Haynes
  • 27ThomasSubstituted forLameirasat 86'minutes
  • 12Reilly
  • 6Rose
  • 11ReidSubstituted forJonesat 72'minutes
  • 20Tudgay
  • 13GadzhevBooked at 21minsSubstituted forThomasat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 4Turnbull
  • 5Bigirimana
  • 8Lameiras
  • 10Jones
  • 14Thomas
  • 30Kelly-Evans
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
3,766

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home4
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Coventry City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Coventry City 2.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Attempt missed. Aiden O'Neill (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Paul Green.

Attempt saved. Callum Reilly (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Attempt missed. Kwame Thomas (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Rob Hunt.

Attempt blocked. Ruben Lameiras (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Ruben Lameiras replaces George Thomas.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic).

Callum Reilly (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 3, Coventry City 2. Kwame Thomas (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Haynes.

Foul by Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Jodi Jones (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

Michael Ngoo (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Farrend Rawson (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jodi Jones replaces Kyel Reid.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 3, Coventry City 1. Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Aiden O'Neill (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Kwame Thomas replaces Vladimir Gadzhev.

Attempt missed. Aiden O'Neill (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Farrend Rawson (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Farrend Rawson (Coventry City).

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Coventry City 1. Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Farrend Rawson.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Reice Charles-Cook.

Attempt saved. Chris Taylor (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Aiden O'Neill (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Kevin Foley.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Oliver Banks replaces Ousmane Fane.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Michael Ngoo replaces Ryan Flynn.

Attempt blocked. Kyel Reid (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Callum Reilly (Coventry City) because of an injury.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic).

Callum Reilly (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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3Bolton29166741231854
4Fleetwood311410744311352
5Bradford311215439271251
6Millwall3013894540547
7Rochdale29145104136547
8Southend30121084337646
9Peterborough30128104338544
10Bristol Rovers31128114951-244
11Oxford Utd29127103731643
12Walsall31101293943-442
13Charlton2991463729841
14MK Dons30108124039138
15Wimbledon2991193938138
16Northampton31106154651-536
17Shrewsbury3198143142-1135
18Gillingham30810123847-934
19Port Vale2989123246-1433
20Oldham31710142033-1331
21Bury3186174860-1230
22Swindon3178162845-1729
23Chesterfield3075182949-2026
24Coventry3049172547-2221
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