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Oldham Athletic 1-2 Crewe Alexandra

Former Oldham favourite Chris Porter scored a brace against his old club as Crewe bounced back for their first win of the season with a comeback victory at Boundary Park.

The home side got off to a flying start when - after less than two minutes - Christopher Missilou reached Tom Hamer's right-wing cross and headed home from close range.

But Crewe levelled midway through the first half as Porter pounced against his old club with a 10-yard header from Tom Lowery's pass.

Oldham's Zak Mills drew a fine save from Alex goalkeeper Will Jaaskelainen, but Daniel Powell, Olly Lancashire and Paul Green all wasted golden chances for the visitors.

It was no surprise when Porter struck again in the 41st minute, slotting home a penalty after Powell was clumsily felled by Missilou.

Powell and Owen Dale squandered more clear openings for Crewe, while Harry Pickering hit the crossbar with a miscued cross and Charlie Kirk was denied by Latics stopper Gary Woods.

The result meant Oldham, who could have equalised in stoppage time through Desire Segbe Azankpo, have started the League Two season with back-to-back defeats under new head coach Laurent Banide.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Woods
  • 34HamerBooked at 37mins
  • 4Sefil
  • 6Stott
  • 5Smith-Brown
  • 2MillsSubstituted forNepomucenoat 45'minutes
  • 10Maouche
  • 17Missilou
  • 7Branger
  • 9VeraSubstituted forSegbe Azankpoat 45'minutes
  • 16WilsonBooked at 63minsSubstituted forEaglesat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Iacovitti
  • 11Nepomuceno
  • 18Fage
  • 19Segbe Azankpo
  • 24Sylla
  • 33Eagles
  • 39Zabret

Crewe

  • 1Jaaskelainen
  • 2Ng
  • 5Lancashire
  • 6Nolan
  • 3Pickering
  • 16LowerySubstituted forJonesat 78'minutes
  • 4Wintle
  • 12Green
  • 7PowellSubstituted forDaleat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Porter
  • 10KirkSubstituted forAinleyat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Jones
  • 11Ainley
  • 13Richards
  • 14Finney
  • 19Dale
  • 22Sass-Davies
  • 25Adebisi
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
3,884

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home13
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home11
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Offside, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Ainley tries a through ball, but Chris Porter is caught offside.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Wintle.

Attempt blocked. Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mohammed Maouche with a cross.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Perry Ng.

Booking

Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Attempt missed. Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mohammed Maouche.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Ainley replaces Charlie Kirk.

Hand ball by Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic).

Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sonhy Sefil (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Chris Porter.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

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

Attempt missed. Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Eddie Nolan with a headed pass.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Gary Woods.

Attempt saved. Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Perry Ng.

Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) header from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Charlie Kirk.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. James Jones replaces Tommy Lowery.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Owen Dale replaces Daniel Powell because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Chris Eagles replaces Scott Wilson.

Delay in match because of an injury Daniel Powell (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Daniel Powell (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Tommy Lowery.

Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Wintle.

Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic).

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

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Perry Ng.

Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic).

goal

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2Swindon22005236
3Exeter22002026
4Grimsby21103124
5Forest Green21102114
6Walsall21102114
7Cheltenham21014223
8Macclesfield21013123
9Crawley21013213
10Carlisle21014403
11Salford21012203
12Crewe210124-23
13Leyton Orient210113-23
14Mansfield20204402
15Newport20202202
16Port Vale20202202
17Bradford20201102
18Cambridge20200002
19Colchester201112-11
20Northampton201112-11
21Morecambe201124-21
22Oldham200213-20
23Stevenage200203-30
24Scunthorpe200216-50
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