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Oldham Athletic 3-1 Morecambe

Dino Maamria begins his reign as Oldham head coach with a much-needed 3-1 League Two win at home to Morecambe.

Former Stevenage boss Maamria, who took over at Boundary Park on Thursday after the sacking of Laurent Banide, saw his struggling team clinch their first home victory of the season thanks to goals from Mohammed Maouche, Desire Segbe Azankpo and Jonny Smith.

It was a battle between the newest and longest-serving managers in the EFL as Morecambe's Jim Bentley is into his ninth year at the helm.

But the hosts deservedly struck after 33 minutes, with Zak Mills delivering from the right and Maouche nodding in from close range.

Mills was again the creator when Oldham doubled their lead after 51 minutes as his excellent cross found Segbe Azankpo, who controlled neatly before finishing in style.

Morecambe replied 12 minutes from time when AJ Leitch-Smith did well to set up fellow substitute Shaun Miller for a simple tap-in.

Home nerves were jangling as Oldham had sacrificed two-goal leads in their last two outings, but Smith settled it with a minute remaining by slamming in Johan Branger's pass.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 20de la Paz
  • 2Mills
  • 31Wheater
  • 34Hamer
  • 3Iacovitti
  • 24Sylla
  • 8MoraisSubstituted forSmithat 72'minutes
  • 10Maouche
  • 17Missilou
  • 7Branger
  • 19Segbe Azankpo

Substitutes

  • 5Smith-Brown
  • 6Stott
  • 16Wilson
  • 18Fage
  • 26Smith
  • 33Eagles
  • 39Zabret

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Buxton
  • 16Lavelle
  • 5Old
  • 27Tanner
  • 7O'Sullivan
  • 15Wildig
  • 6TutteSubstituted forCranstonat 85'minutes
  • 18OatesSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 45'minutes
  • 9StocktonSubstituted forMillerat 71'minutes
  • 8Alessandra

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 11Ellison
  • 21Halstead
  • 24Miller
  • 25Bakare
  • 33Cranston
Referee:
Leigh Doughty
Attendance:
3,305

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 3, Morecambe 1.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonny Smith (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

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

Attempt missed. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Buxton.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 3, Morecambe 1. Jonny Smith (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Johan Branger.

Offside, Oldham Athletic. Zak Mills tries a through ball, but Desire Segbe Azankpo is caught offside.

Hand ball by John O'Sullivan (Morecambe).

Foul by Shaun Miller (Morecambe).

Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jordan Cranston replaces Andrew Tutte.

Foul by Mohamad Sylla (Oldham Athletic).

Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic).

Adam Buxton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mohammed Maouche.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Morecambe 1. Shaun Miller (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jonny Smith replaces Filipe Morais.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Shaun Miller replaces Cole Stockton.

Foul by Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic).

George Tanner (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Sam Lavelle.

Attempt blocked. Filipe Morais (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mohammed Maouche.

Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Lavelle (Morecambe).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Sam Lavelle.

Attempt saved. Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Desire Segbe Azankpo.

Attempt missed. Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mohammed Maouche.

Foul by Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic).

Sam Lavelle (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Filipe Morais (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Buxton (Morecambe).

Attempt saved. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra.

Attempt missed. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Alex Iacovitti.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter10640157822
2Crewe107031712521
3Cheltenham106221991020
4Swindon106221811720
5Forest Green1053275218
6Bradford10523149517
7Newport1045196317
8Crawley104421613316
9Grimsby104331612415
10Colchester10433118315
11Cambridge104241310314
12Northampton104241210214
13Port Vale103431114-313
14Plymouth103341413112
15Macclesfield103341011-112
16Walsall1033459-412
17Salford102531216-411
18Carlisle103251218-611
19Mansfield102441215-310
20Oldham102441215-310
21Leyton Orient102351218-69
22Morecambe10136919-106
23Scunthorpe101271018-85
24Stevenage10046614-84
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