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Oldham Athletic 2-0 Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood's League One automatic promotion bid looks all but over after they stumbled to defeat at Oldham.

The Cod Army's first away defeat since November left them seven points adrift of second-placed Bolton with only four games to play, but the result was also a huge lift for Oldham's survival hopes.

Oldham's Lee Erwin missed a golden early chance, somehow firing over from three yards as he stretched for Aaron Holloway's deft touch.

But the home side broke through on 25 minutes when Paul Green crossed from the right and visiting defender Nathan Pond could only slice the ball past his own keeper at the near post.

It was almost 2-0 after 40 minutes as Ollie Banks hit a dipping free-kick which was well saved by Alex Cairns.

David Ball went close for Fleetwood, but Erwin deservedly scored 10 minutes after the break with a fine 12-yard volley from Holloway's assist.

Bobby Grant miscued a rare chance for Fleetwood before Oldham sub Michael Ngoo tested Cairns from the edge of the box as Fleetwood succumbed to a second loss in three matches.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Ripley
  • 4Wilson
  • 26Clarke
  • 5GerrardBooked at 27mins
  • 27McLaughlin
  • 28Green
  • 24Fane
  • 8BanksSubstituted forO'Neillat 87'minutes
  • 12Taylor
  • 10HollowaySubstituted forNgooat 60'minutes
  • 19ErwinBooked at 55minsSubstituted forObadeyiat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Law
  • 6O'Neill
  • 7Flynn
  • 11Croft
  • 14Ngoo
  • 15Edmundson
  • 30Obadeyi

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 6Pond
  • 12BolgerBooked at 66minsSubstituted forat 77'minutes
  • 37DaviesBooked at 40mins
  • 18GlendonSubstituted forDempseyat 71'minutes
  • 38SchwablSubstituted forMaguireat 45'minutes
  • 11Grant
  • 22Hunter
  • 10Ball
  • 23WoolfordSubstituted forBurnsat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Brannagan
  • 5Eastham
  • 9Burns
  • 28Sowerby
  • 34Dempsey
  • 41Urwin
  • 43Maguire
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
3,933

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

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

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ben Davies.

Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

Hand ball by Michael Ngoo (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Tope Obadeyi replaces Lee Erwin.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Aiden O'Neill replaces Oliver Banks.

Attempt saved. Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Chris Taylor (Oldham Athletic).

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Cian Bolger went off injured after Fleetwood Town had used all subs.

Delay in match Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) because of an injury.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Paul Green.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic).

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Kyle Dempsey replaces George Glendon.

Attempt missed. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Michael Ngoo (Oldham Athletic).

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Green (Oldham Athletic).

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Michael Ngoo (Oldham Athletic).

Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Maguire (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Wes Burns replaces Martyn Woolford.

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

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Alex Cairns.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Michael Ngoo replaces Aaron Holloway because of an injury.

Delay in match Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Fleetwood Town 0. Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Aaron Holloway.

Attempt missed. Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic).

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd422610680453588
2Bolton422310963352879
3Fleetwood4220121058401872
4Bradford421818657391872
5Scunthorpe4220101271512070
6Millwall421813115950967
7Southend4218121264501466
8Bristol Rovers421712136159263
9Rochdale421710156660661
10Oxford Utd42179165851760
11Peterborough421610165755258
12MK Dons421413155452255
13Wimbledon421315145252054
14Walsall411315134851-354
15Northampton42149195966-751
16Charlton421117145151050
17Oldham421115162942-1348
18Bury421210205871-1346
19Shrewsbury421210204359-1646
20Gillingham421113185472-1846
21Port Vale411112184463-1945
22Swindon421110214360-1743
23Chesterfield42910233966-2737
24Coventry42811233462-2835
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