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Oldham Athletic 3-2 Peterborough United

Ten-man Oldham moved off the bottom of League One with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Peterborough.

The managerless Latics, under caretaker boss Richie Wellens following John Sheridan's departure earlier this week, survived a late onslaught to stun their high-flying opponents.

Oldham led on 51 minutes when Jack Byrne's piledriver was saved by goalkeeper Jonathan Bond, only for Eoin Doyle to pounce on the rebound from six yards.

Posh levelled within seven minutes as Marcus Maddison raced behind the home defence and was fouled in the box by Brian Wilson. The defender received a straight red card, while Maddison converted his penalty via the crossbar.

Home stopper Johnny Placide made a double save from Idris Kanu and Maddison before also beating away Ricky Miller's shot.

Oldham regained their lead in the 80th minute, with Doyle setting up Dan Gardner for a superb 12-yard finish.

And it was 3-1 five minutes later as Doyle fired in his second from Abdelhakim Omrani's low cross,

Posh's Jack Marriott forced home an injury-time corner, but heroic Oldham defending saw them close out victory.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 19PlacideBooked at 90mins
  • 23HuntBooked at 90mins
  • 4WilsonBooked at 57mins
  • 26ClarkeBooked at 83mins
  • 27NepomucenoSubstituted forDummiganat 59'minutes
  • 6GardnerBooked at 90mins
  • 40Bryan
  • 24Fane
  • 29ByrneSubstituted forOmraniat 81'minutes
  • 9DaviesSubstituted forBanksat 62'minutes
  • 13Doyle

Substitutes

  • 1Ruddy
  • 2Dummigan
  • 5Gerrard
  • 8Banks
  • 16Menig
  • 25Omrani
  • 30Obadeyi

Peterborough

  • 1Bond
  • 27Taylor
  • 6BaldwinSubstituted forMillerat 70'minutes
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 2ShephardSubstituted forDa Silva Lopesat 60'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8Forrester
  • 20Doughty
  • 3Hughes
  • 11Maddison
  • 16MoriasSubstituted forKanuat 37'minutes
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 9Miller
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 17Penny
  • 18Da Silva Lopes
  • 19Kanu
  • 21Anderson
  • 25O'Malley
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
2,975

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Peterborough United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Peterborough United 2.

Attempt blocked. Michael Doughty (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United).

Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 3, Peterborough United 2. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Ricky Miller (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Johny Placide (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Abdelhakim Omrani (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United).

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United).

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 3, Peterborough United 1. Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Abdelhakim Omrani.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic).

Idris Kanu (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Abdelhakim Omrani replaces Jack Byrne.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Peterborough United 1. Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Eoin Doyle.

Attempt missed. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Ricky Miller (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United).

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Johny Placide.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Ricky Miller (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Ricky Miller replaces Jack Baldwin.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury10820157826
2Wigan107121861222
3Peterborough106222113820
4Bradford106221612420
5Scunthorpe10541113819
6Blackpool105321511418
7Charlton105231614217
8Blackburn9513148616
9Fleetwood95131715216
10Rotherham105052013715
11Portsmouth104241412214
12MK Dons10424911-214
13Walsall103431518-313
14Southend103431417-313
15Oxford Utd103341413112
16Bristol Rovers104061522-712
17Rochdale102441013-310
18Doncaster102351112-19
19Bury102351215-39
20Wimbledon10226511-68
21Northampton10226815-78
22Gillingham10145614-87
23Oldham102171525-107
24Plymouth10127617-115
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