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OldhamOldham Athletic3MacclesfieldMacclesfield Town1

Oldham Athletic 3-1 Macclesfield Town

Oldham earned their first win of the season with a battling 3-1 victory over Macclesfield, who remain without a point.

On-loan Bournemouth striker Sam Surridge set the Latics on their way as last term's National League champions were condemned to a third straight league defeat.

Oldham wasted a clear-cut chance early on when Peter Clarke sent a free header over the crossbar from six yards.

But the breakthrough came in the 16th minute as Gevaro Nepomuceno found Surridge, who cleverly created space inside the box and finished well from 12 yards.

At the other end, Harry Smith's long-range effort flew just off target for the Silkmen.

Oldham's second goal in the 53rd minute involved a stroke of good fortune as Johan Branger let fly from 25 yards and his shot took a big deflection to leave goalkeeper Rhys Taylor wrong-footed.

Macclesfield responded on the hour mark, with Michael Rose curling a free-kick into the bottom corner from just outside the box.

Fiacre Kelleher almost levelled, but the hosts sealed it in stoppage time when Ishmael Miller chased down George Edmundson's long clearance and scored a fine individual goal.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Iversen
  • 23Hunt
  • 26Clarke
  • 4Edmundson
  • 3Taylor
  • 22Branger
  • 7Coke
  • 6Gardner
  • 27NepomucenoBooked at 40minsSubstituted forGrahamat 67'minutes
  • 10O'Grady
  • 9SurridgeSubstituted forMillerat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Baxter
  • 11Miller
  • 13de la Paz
  • 17Missilou
  • 18Graham
  • 19Lang
  • 34Hamer

Macclesfield

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Taylor
  • 14Welch-HayesSubstituted forPearsonat 81'minutes
  • 5Kelleher
  • 6Grimes
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 18MaycockSubstituted forWilsonat 73'minutes
  • 24Rose
  • 16NapaSubstituted forBlissettat 56'minutes
  • 23Whitaker
  • 22Arthur
  • 10Smith

Substitutes

  • 1O'Hara
  • 4Lowe
  • 8Marsh
  • 9Wilson
  • 13Blissett
  • 17Evans
  • 19Pearson
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
4,330

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away18
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Macclesfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Macclesfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Chris O'Grady (Oldham Athletic).

  4. Post update

    Jamie Grimes (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Oldham Athletic 3, Macclesfield Town 1. Ishmael Miller (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by George Edmundson.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Giles Coke.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town).

  10. Post update

    George Edmundson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Blissett (Macclesfield Town).

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Koby Arthur (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Koby Arthur (Macclesfield Town).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Rhys Taylor.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Ishmael Miller replaces Sam Surridge.

  18. Post update

    Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Fiacre Kelleher (Macclesfield Town).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Koby Arthur (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.