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Oldham Athletic 2-1 Crawley Town

Managerless Crawley ended a turbulent week by slipping to a late defeat at Oldham.

One day after losing boss Harry Kewell to Notts County, the Reds were denied a point by Sam Surridge's 89th-minute strike as Latics extended their unbeaten run to five league games and moved up to sixth.

Senior players Jimmy Smith and Filipe Morais took charge at Boundary Park, with both included in the starting line-up.

But Oldham went ahead in the eighth minute when Rob Hunt crossed from the left and Gevaro Nepomuceno slotted in comfortably from close range.

Crawley pulled level midway through the first half as Ollie Palmer's wicked ball into the six-yard box was palmed out to Dannie Bulman, who tapped home.

The visitors wasted a golden chance after 34 minutes when Ashley Nathaniel-George was tripped by Sam Graham and - from the resulting penalty - Palmer's weak kick was saved by Daniel Iversen.

Oldham's Callum Lang brought a sharp save from Glenn Morris as the hosts pushed for a winner.

The Crawley resistance was finally broken when Sam Edmundson's cross was forced in at the far post by a combination of Surridge and defender Mark Connolly.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Iversen
  • 18GrahamSubstituted forHamerat 79'minutes
  • 26Clarke
  • 4EdmundsonBooked at 78mins
  • 23Hunt
  • 22Branger
  • 6Gardner
  • 17MissilouSubstituted forSurridgeat 59'minutes
  • 27Nepomuceno
  • 10O'GradySubstituted forLangat 66'minutes
  • 8BaxterBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 9Surridge
  • 13de la Paz
  • 14Benteke
  • 19Lang
  • 20Stott
  • 28Maouche
  • 34Hamer

Crawley

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Morris
  • 14Francomb
  • 6ConnollyBooked at 76mins
  • 20VincelotSubstituted forN'Galaat 21'minutes
  • 3Doherty
  • 21Bulman
  • 10PoleonSubstituted forCamaraat 66'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 22MoraisBooked at 79mins
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 9Palmer

Substitutes

  • 2Young
  • 7Grego-Cox
  • 12Mersin
  • 17Allarakhia
  • 28Camara
  • 33N'Gala
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
4,160

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Crawley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Crawley Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by George Edmundson.

  4. Post update

    Delay in match Sam Surridge (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Sam Surridge (Oldham Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Chris O'Grady (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

  10. Post update

    Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Panutche Camara (Crawley Town).

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Crawley Town 1. Sam Surridge (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Josh Doherty.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Mark Connolly.

  15. Post update

    Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town).

  17. Booking

    Jose Baxter (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jose Baxter (Oldham Athletic).

  20. Post update

    Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.