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Oldham Athletic 3-2 Mansfield Town

Mansfield's automatic promotion hopes suffered a set-back as they slipped to an action-packed defeat against play-off outsiders Oldham at Boundary Park.

Two goals and an assist from Gevaro Nepomuceno saw the home side rewarded for their attacking football as they inflicted a first defeat in five games for the visitors.

Oldham led after 29 minutes when Mohamed Maouche played a perfect ball into the penalty area and Nepomuceno slotted home from 12 yards.

After Mansfield wasted openings, Nepomuceno turned provider after 56 minutes as his shot was blocked on the six-yard line and Maouche made it 2-0 from the loose ball.

Mansfield grabbed a lifeline on the hour mark when Jacob Mellis teed up Tyler Walker to finish through the legs of goalkeeper Daniel Iversen.

However, Oldham struck again seven minutes later as Nepomuceno pounced on a weak clearance and slammed superbly into the top corner to make it 3-1.

Latics nerves were jangling after Callum Lang missed a clear chance to make it four and Neal Bishop reduced the deficit for Mansfield in the 76th minute, squeezing his shot inside the post from 18 yards.

But the hosts survived a frantic finale which saw the Stags have a goal ruled out in stoppage time when Danny Rose was ruled offside.

Mansfield drop a place to third in League Two and are ahead of fourth-placed MK Dons on goal difference, while Oldham are four points off seventh-placed Exeter with a game in hand.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Iversen
  • 34Hamer
  • 4Edmundson
  • 26Clarke
  • 5Iacovitti
  • 42SyllaSubstituted forHuntat 84'minutes
  • 17MissilouBooked at 45mins
  • 28Maouche
  • 27Nepomuceno
  • 19Lang
  • 10O'Grady

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 7Coke
  • 13de la Paz
  • 14Benteke
  • 15Sefil
  • 18Afolayan
  • 23Hunt

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 4Preston
  • 5Pearce
  • 17SweeneySubstituted forRoseat 59'minutes
  • 20Jones
  • 6Bishop
  • 8Mellis
  • 3Benning
  • 23GrantBooked at 38minsSubstituted forMacDonaldat 53'minutes
  • 22Hamilton
  • 19Walker

Substitutes

  • 7MacDonald
  • 11Atkinson
  • 14Smith
  • 16Tomlinson
  • 25Turner
  • 32Rose
  • 34Hakeem
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
6,179

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Mansfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Mansfield Town 2.

Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

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

Foul by Matt Preston (Mansfield Town).

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

Foul by Matt Preston (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic).

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Gethin Jones (Mansfield Town).

Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay in match Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Rob Hunt replaces Mohamad Sylla.

CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas Hamer (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt blocked. Chris O'Grady (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Foul by Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town).

Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 3, Mansfield Town 2. Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by CJ Hamilton following a corner.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Thomas Hamer.

Attempt blocked. Mohamad Sylla (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 3, Mansfield Town 1. Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Gethin Jones.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Mansfield Town 1. Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jacob Mellis.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Danny Rose replaces Ryan Sweeney.

Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City442316573393485
2Bury4422111180542677
3Mansfield442016868383076
4MK Dons4422101270472376
5Forest Green4420131165432273
6Tranmere4420121261461572
7Exeter4418121459491066
8Colchester441810166053764
9Carlisle44197186360364
10Stevenage441810165554164
11Newport431810155558-364
12Oldham4316141365521362
13Crewe44188185654262
14Swindon441516135452261
15Northampton441318135759-257
16Cheltenham441412185464-1054
17Grimsby44158214254-1253
18Morecambe441311205168-1750
19Crawley44148224663-1750
20Port Vale441212203853-1548
21Cambridge441210223863-2546
22Macclesfield44913224673-2740
23Yeovil44911243964-2538
24Notts County44814224580-3538
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