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Crewe Alexandra 0-2 Oldham Athletic

Veterans Peter Clarke and Chris O'Grady were on target as Oldham claimed a 2-0 League Two win at Crewe with classy first-half finishes.

Oldham skipper Clarke's thundering drive edged the Latics ahead and O'Grady's smart finish doubled the lead before the break at Gresty Road.

But it might not have been such a comfortable win for Frankie Bunn's men had on-loan Leicester goalkeeper Daniel Iversen not been in such fine form.

The Dane used his legs twice to keep out efforts from Callum Ainley and Charlie Kirk.

Iversen's opposite number Ben Garratt was not so assured when he needed help clearing his lines after spilling Mohamed Maouche's effort following a free-kick from the visitors.

Garratt was not even able to get a glove to Clarke's piledriver from 30 yards, which handed Oldham a 17th-minute lead.

The veteran centre-half charged forward and belted a right footer which flew into the top left-hand corner of the net to the delight of a travelling contingent of 1,027.

Iversen thwarted Shaun Miller as the Crewe striker danced in on goal before Oldham doubled their lead when O'Grady turned his marker on the edge of the box and planted a low shot into the bottom corner five minutes before the break.

After the restart, Garratt kept out Chris Missilou's touch to a corner before Iversen came to Oldham's rescue again, coming off his line quickly to deny Crewe substitute Owen Dale.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 30Whelan
  • 2Ng
  • 12NolanSubstituted forRayat 66'minutes
  • 3Pickering
  • 11Ainley
  • 8JonesBooked at 82mins
  • 15Wintle
  • 20KirkSubstituted forDaleat 66'minutes
  • 9Miller
  • 10BowerySubstituted forPorterat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ray
  • 7Porter
  • 13Richards
  • 14Nicholls
  • 19Dale
  • 21Finney
  • 29Hunt

Oldham

  • 1Iversen
  • 2Dummigan
  • 26Clarke
  • 4Edmundson
  • 23Hunt
  • 19Lang
  • 17MissilouSubstituted forBrangerat 90+2'minutes
  • 28Maouche
  • 27NepomucenoSubstituted forLydenat 90+2'minutes
  • 10O'Grady
  • 9SurridgeBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 5Lyden
  • 7Coke
  • 18Graham
  • 22Branger
  • 34Hamer
  • 43McFarlane
  • 44Norman
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
4,168

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home6
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away12
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Oldham Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Oldham Athletic 2.

Attempt saved. Sam Surridge (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jordan Lyden replaces Gevaro Nepomuceno.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Johan Branger replaces Christopher Missilou.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by George Ray.

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

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by George Ray.

Attempt blocked. Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

Delay in match Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Sam Surridge (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra).

Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Gevaro Nepomuceno.

Hand ball by Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Porter replaces Jordan Bowery.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Owen Dale replaces Charlie Kirk.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Ray replaces Eddie Nolan.

Foul by Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra).

Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra).

Sam Surridge (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra).

Sam Surridge (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Cameron Dummigan (Oldham Athletic).

Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Cameron Dummigan (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Corey Whelan.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons21127232131943
2Lincoln City20125335171841
3Colchester21115534191538
4Bury21106540211936
5Mansfield20811129141535
6Newport2110563234-235
7Tranmere219753125634
8Forest Green218943021933
9Exeter218762923631
10Stevenage219482626031
11Swindon218672529-430
12Oldham217862821729
13Carlisle2183102527-227
14Northampton216872628-226
15Port Vale217592225-326
16Crawley2082102731-426
17Crewe2174102126-525
18Grimsby2164112029-922
19Morecambe2164112134-1322
20Yeovil195682424021
21Cheltenham2055102031-1120
22Cambridge2154121935-1619
23Notts County2137112243-2116
24Macclesfield2134141638-2213
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