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Oldham Athletic 2-5 Northampton Town

Northampton ended the season in style as they came from behind to earn a crushing victory at mid-table rivals Oldham.

Andy Williams scored a brace for the Cobblers, who recorded only their second win in nine matches.

Oldham took an early lead when Callum Lang burst forward from deep and, after the ball broke loose, Johan Branger fired in off the post from 16 yards.

But Northampton's fightback started after 22 minutes as the home defence failed to clear a set-piece and Sam Hoskins lashed a 20-yard drive into the top corner.

The visitors were in front just before the half-hour as Aaron Pierre headed home powerfully after Hoskins crossed from the right.

With Oldham in disarray, Williams made it 3-1 before the break when he converted from close range after Daniel Powell hit the woodwork.

Williams pounced again just after half-time by finishing neatly from Sam Foley's cross, though Oldham responded when Branger struck the bar and Lang followed in to score.

Substitute Junior Morias had the final say after 80 minutes, rounding off a quick Northampton counter-attack to complete the rout.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Iversen
  • 23Hunt
  • 34Hamer
  • 5Iacovitti
  • 27NepomucenoSubstituted forSwaby-Neavinat 65'minutes
  • 19LangBooked at 88mins
  • 42SyllaSubstituted forAfolayanat 45'minutes
  • 17Missilou
  • 22Branger
  • 28Maouche
  • 10O'GradySubstituted forUcheat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 8Baxter
  • 13de la Paz
  • 14Benteke
  • 18Afolayan
  • 25Uche
  • 49Swaby-Neavin

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 4Goode
  • 18Turnbull
  • 16PierreBooked at 40mins
  • 7Hoskins
  • 17McWilliamsSubstituted forElsnikat 81'minutes
  • 8FoleyBooked at 58mins
  • 33PollockSubstituted forPowellat 65'minutes
  • 31Williams
  • 11PowellSubstituted forMoriasat 79'minutes
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 10Powell
  • 12Cox
  • 14Morias
  • 15Bowditch
  • 19Bridge
  • 22Elsnik
  • 30Coddington
Referee:
Thomas Bramall
Attendance:
5,291

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Northampton Town 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Northampton Town 5.

Attempt saved. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Mohammed Maouche.

Attempt blocked. Junior Morias (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Aaron Pierre.

Booking

Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic).

Jay Williams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Rob Hunt.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Daniel Iversen.

Attempt saved. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Andy Williams (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Charlie Goode.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Timi Max Elsnik replaces Shaun McWilliams.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Northampton Town 5. Junior Morias (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Powell following a fast break.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Joe Powell.

Attempt blocked. Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Junior Morias replaces Daniel Powell.

Attempt missed. Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a fast break.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Christopher Missilou.

Foul by Javid Swaby-Neavin (Oldham Athletic).

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic).

Charlie Goode (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Charlie Goode.

Attempt blocked. Thomas Hamer (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by David Cornell.

Attempt saved. Oladapo Afolayan (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town).

Foul by Oladapo Afolayan (Oldham Athletic).

Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic).

Sam Foley (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

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2Bury4622131182562679
3MK Dons4623101371492279
4Mansfield4620161069412876
5Forest Green4620141268472174
6Tranmere4620131363501373
7Newport462011155959071
8Colchester4620101665531270
9Exeter4619131460491170
10Stevenage462010165955470
11Carlisle46208186762568
12Crewe46198196059165
13Swindon461616145956364
14Oldham461614166760762
15Northampton461419136463161
16Cheltenham461512195768-1157
17Grimsby46168224556-1156
18Morecambe461412205470-1654
19Crawley46158235168-1753
20Port Vale461213213955-1649
21Cambridge461211234066-2647
22Macclesfield461014224874-2644
23Notts County46914234884-3641
24Yeovil46913244166-2540
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