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Oldham Athletic 0-2 Portsmouth

Brett Pitman scored a first-half double as Portsmouth cast aside their recent poor form with victory at struggling Oldham.

Pompey had lost four of their last five matches but - in a game held up for almost 10 minutes while snow was cleared from the pitch markings - Pitman took his season's tally to 17 goals.

Their opener came just before the half-hour mark as Connor Ronan crossed from the right and Pitman flicked an excellent header into the top corner from 10 yards.

Portsmouth's second goal came 13 minutes later and was an absolute gift from Oldham goalkeeper Johny Placide, who passed straight to Pitman and gave the striker a chance to roll his shot into the unguarded net.

Blizzard conditions forced a delay midway through the second half, though the players were not taken off the pitch by referee Sebastian Stockbridge.

Oldham almost pulled one back through Eoin Doyle when play eventually resumed, but it could have been 3-0 in stoppage time as Portsmouth's Jamal Lowe hit the inside of a post.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 19Placide
  • 2Dummigan
  • 4Wilson
  • 40Bryan
  • 3MoimbéSubstituted forNazonat 80'minutes
  • 29Byrne
  • 6Gardner
  • 24Fane
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forMcEleneyat 55'minutes
  • 13Doyle
  • 9DaviesSubstituted forHollowayat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1de la Paz
  • 10Holloway
  • 12Nazon
  • 15Edmundson
  • 16McEleney
  • 18Pringle
  • 23Hunt

Portsmouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1McGee
  • 2Walkes
  • 16Whatmough
  • 5ClarkeBooked at 47mins
  • 38Haunstrup
  • 33Close
  • 17DonohueBooked at 90mins
  • 18Lowe
  • 14Ronan
  • 22Naismith
  • 8PitmanBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6Burgess
  • 11Kennedy
  • 19Chaplin
  • 29Deslandes
  • 30May
  • 35Bass
  • 37Widdrington
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
4,306

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Portsmouth 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Portsmouth 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jack Whatmough.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Booking

    Dion Donohue (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Patrick McEleney (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Dion Donohue (Portsmouth).

  8. Post update

    Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) hits the left post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Booking

    Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Connor Ronan (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Duckens Nazon (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Clarke.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Duckens Nazon replaces Wilfried Moimbé.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Luke McGee.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackburn372210570353576
2Shrewsbury36228649272274
3Wigan34218563234071
4Rotherham372051263432065
5Scunthorpe381513105546958
6Plymouth37169124745257
7Peterborough3715111159471256
8Portsmouth37164174547-252
9Charlton361410124446-252
10Bristol Rovers37155175356-350
11Bradford35155154852-450
12Gillingham361213114240249
13Southend371211144355-1247
14Blackpool371113134448-446
15Oxford Utd36129155254-245
16Walsall371111154754-744
17Doncaster361013134344-143
18Wimbledon37119173748-1142
19Oldham361010165062-1240
20Fleetwood36109174657-1139
21Northampton37109183560-2539
22MK Dons37911173751-1438
23Rochdale34713143442-834
24Bury3779213155-2430
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