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Oldham Athletic 1-2 Plymouth Argyle

Oldham's change of owner failed to bring an upturn in fortunes as they were beaten at home by Plymouth.

The Latics, who were officially taken over by Moroccan businessman Abdallah Lemsagam on Friday, remain in the League One relegation zone following their ninth successive match without victory.

Plymouth went in front after 17 minutes through Antoni Sarcevic after he lashed home a volley into the bottom corner from 12 yards.

The visitors lead was doubled just two minutes later when Oldham keeper Johny Placide could only parry Ryan Taylor's fierce shot, which Ruben Lameiras prodded home to the delight of the travelling fans.

Oldham should have replied before half time, but Craig Davies fired off target and was also denied by an excellent save from Argyle goalkeeper Remi Matthews.

The hosts gave themselves hope nine minutes after the restart when Davies crossed from the left, with Plymouth defender Yann Songo'o miscuing a clearance into his own net.

Oldham came close to an equaliser through Kean Bryan's glancing header but it was brilliantly clawed out by Matthews to ensure victory for the Plymouth, who remain unbeaten on the road since November.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 19Placide
  • 2Dummigan
  • 5GerrardBooked at 50mins
  • 40Bryan
  • 27NepomucenoBooked at 90mins
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forHollowayat 77'minutes
  • 24FaneSubstituted forNazonat 26'minutes
  • 6Gardner
  • 18Pringle
  • 29Byrne
  • 9Davies

Substitutes

  • 1de la Paz
  • 7Benyu
  • 10Holloway
  • 12Nazon
  • 21Duffus
  • 30Obadeyi
  • 34Haymer

Plymouth

  • 34MatthewsBooked at 70mins
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 4Songo'oBooked at 29mins
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 6NessBooked at 25mins
  • 24Fox
  • 7SarcevicBooked at 51mins
  • 10CareySubstituted forChurchat 90+3'minutes
  • 19TaylorBooked at 52mins
  • 11LameirasSubstituted forTaylor-Sinclairat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 9Church
  • 16Grant
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 31Cooper
  • 33Sangster
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
4,274

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Simon Church replaces Graham Carey.

Foul by Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic).

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Duckens Nazon (Oldham Athletic).

Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Aaron Taylor-Sinclair replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Attempt blocked. Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Foul by Duckens Nazon (Oldham Athletic).

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Kean Bryan (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Aaron Holloway replaces Ryan McLaughlin.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Attempt missed. Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Duckens Nazon (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Remi Matthews (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Attempt blocked. Ben Pringle (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Kean Bryan (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt blocked. Duckens Nazon (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Kean Bryan (Oldham Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jamie Ness.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan27186353134060
2Shrewsbury28177437201758
3Blackburn28168451262556
4Scunthorpe30149742301251
5Bradford30153124445-148
6Rotherham291451048361247
7Charlton2813783733446
8Peterborough2812794637943
9Portsmouth29133133433142
10Gillingham29101093432240
11Bristol Rovers29123144245-339
12Oxford Utd29108114443138
13Plymouth30108123339-638
14Doncaster30910113435-137
15Fleetwood29106134045-536
16Wimbledon2897122831-334
17Southend2997133549-1434
18Walsall2789103438-433
19Blackpool2989123440-633
20Northampton3096152850-2233
21MK Dons2879122940-1130
22Oldham3078154155-1429
23Rochdale26410122637-1122
24Bury2855182143-2220
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