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Oldham Athletic 0-1 Macclesfield Town

Jak McCourt's superb late goal handed Macclesfield a dramatic victory at struggling Oldham.

The Silkmen were already on course to stretch their unbeaten run to four matches when McCourt earned them all three points from a low-quality contest.

Macclesfield made a dominant start and could have scored after 21 minutes when Fiacre Kelleher headed off target from Connor Kirby's set-piece.

Oldham changed their system to gain a foothold, but their first effort on goal did not come until first-half stoppage time when full-back Tom Hamer drove wide from 20 yards.

The hosts then went close through Mohamed Maouche, whose shot flew beyond the far post, while Jonny Smith fired an effort straight at visiting goalkeeper Owen Evans.

Macclesfield's Theo Archibald wasted a rare opening after 72 minutes when his first-time shot ballooned over the crossbar from 16 yards.

The breakthrough came after 86 minutes as Mohamad Sylla was penalised for a foul just outside his own penalty area, giving McCourt the chance to crash home a brilliant free-kick.

Oldham almost levelled, but David Wheater's header was cleared off the line.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 20de la Paz
  • 34Hamer
  • 31Wheater
  • 6Stott
  • 3Iacovitti
  • 24SyllaBooked at 58minsSubstituted forEaglesat 90'minutes
  • 25McCannBooked at 67mins
  • 17Missilou
  • 10MaoucheBooked at 40minsSubstituted forMcKinneyat 69'minutes
  • 19Segbe AzankpoBooked at 45minsSubstituted forWilsonat 59'minutes
  • 26Smith

Substitutes

  • 1Woods
  • 5Smith-Brown
  • 16Wilson
  • 27Adams
  • 33Eagles
  • 37McKinney
  • 43Gaskell

Macclesfield

  • 1Evans
  • 12Welch-Hayes
  • 5Kelleher
  • 6Vassell
  • 11Archibald
  • 8HarrisBooked at 53mins
  • 14KirbySubstituted forMcCourtat 80'minutes
  • 16O'Keeffe
  • 20Osadebe
  • 7GnahouaSubstituted forHorsfallat 90'minutes
  • 9Ironside

Substitutes

  • 4McCourt
  • 10Stephens
  • 13Charles-Cook
  • 15Horsfall
  • 19Gomis
  • 22Ntambwe
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
4,428

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Macclesfield Town 1.

Foul by Joe Ironside (Macclesfield Town).

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

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Jamie Stott.

Attempt blocked. Joe Ironside (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Emmanuel Osadebe.

Attempt blocked. Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Wheater.

Attempt missed. David Wheater (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Thomas Hamer.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Stott (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Stott (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Eagles with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Fraser Horsfall replaces Arthur Gnahoua.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Chris Eagles replaces Mohamad Sylla.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Owen Evans.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Theo Vassell.

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

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Jak McCourt tries a through ball, but Arthur Gnahoua is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 0, Macclesfield Town 1. Jak McCourt (Macclesfield Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Arthur Gnahoua (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mohamad Sylla (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. David Wheater (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonny Smith.

Foul by Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town).

Chris McCann (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Jak McCourt replaces Connor Kirby.

Offside, Macclesfield Town. Miles Welch-Hayes tries a through ball, but Emmanuel Osadebe is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Connor Kirby (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Ironside.

Owen Evans (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Miles Welch-Hayes (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. David Wheater (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Thomas Hamer (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonny Smith with a cross.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Fiacre Kelleher.

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

Miles Welch-Hayes (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Joe Ironside with a cross.

Jay Harris (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Theo Archibald (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Lewis McKinney replaces Mohammed Maouche.

goal

As It Stood

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2Bradford148332113827
3Newport13751147726
4Exeter147521815326
5Cheltenham1374223121125
6Forest Green14743169725
7Swindon146352119221
8Plymouth145542016420
9Macclesfield145541615120
10Cambridge145452014619
11Colchester145451613319
12Leyton Orient145452322119
13Crawley145452222019
14Grimsby145362020018
15Northampton145361616018
16Port Vale144641921-218
17Mansfield144552119217
18Salford144551622-617
19Walsall144371019-915
20Carlisle144281525-1014
21Oldham142571424-1011
22Scunthorpe142481723-610
23Morecambe142481426-1210
24Stevenage141671120-99
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