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Oldham Athletic 2-1 Cheltenham Town

Oldham's teenage defender Harry Clarke was the hero as his predatory late finish earned a victory against Cheltenham.

Arsenal loanee Clarke pounced in the 86th minute after sub Danny Rowe's header was cleared off the line to hand the hosts their first home win of the season.

Oldham almost scored after eight seconds when Zak Dearnley met Callum Whelan's through-ball, only to then fire straight at goalkeeper Josh Griffiths.

Jordan Barnett fired inches over for the hosts, before Cheltenham struck after half an hour.

Alfie May pulled a cross back for ex-Oldham striker Reuben Reid, and he controlled smartly before slotting home from 10 yards.

Four minutes later the hosts levelled matters when Australian George Blackwood bundled home a rebound after Griffiths could only parry a shot from substitute Dylan Bahamboula.

Shortly after the restart Cheltenham defender Chris Hussey fizzed a low shot narrowly wide.

Oldham replied with skipper Tom Hamer seeing a flicked header bounce behind off the top of the crossbar.

Cheltenham's Andy Williams saw an 80th minute effort hacked off the line by Clarke, who went on to settle the contest six minutes later.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Oldham

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 1Lawlor
  • 2Clarke
  • 15Jameson
  • 3Borthwick-Jackson
  • 16Ntambwe
  • 34Hamer
  • 8WhelanSubstituted forGarrityat 71'minutes
  • 10Keillor-Dunn
  • 17Barnett
  • 7BlackwoodSubstituted forRoweat 60'minutes
  • 19DearnleySubstituted forBahamboulaat 9'minutesBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 6Garrity
  • 9Rowe
  • 11Grant
  • 14Fage
  • 24Bahamboula
  • 25McCalmont
  • 33Bilboe

Cheltenham

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 20Griffiths
  • 5Raglan
  • 4Tozer
  • 15Boyle
  • 7ThomasBooked at 26mins
  • 8ClementsBooked at 55minsSubstituted forBlairat 58'minutes
  • 26Sercombe
  • 3Hussey
  • 10MayBooked at 77mins
  • 9ReidSubstituted forAddaiat 72'minutes
  • 14Williams

Substitutes

  • 11Blair
  • 16Addai
  • 17Freestone
  • 22Harris
  • 24Horton
  • 27Sang
  • 28Chapman
Referee:
Will Finnie

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home30%
Away70%
Shots
Home16
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Cheltenham Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Cheltenham Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Tozer.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alfie May.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Addai.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Matty Blair (Cheltenham Town).

  9. Post update

    Brice Ntambwe (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Cheltenham Town 1. Harry Clarke (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Barnett with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by William Boyle.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross.

  14. Booking

    Dylan Bahamboula (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Andy Williams (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Dylan Bahamboula (Oldham Athletic).

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andy Williams (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alfie May.

  18. Booking

    Alfie May (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Alfie May (Cheltenham Town).

  20. Post update

    Jordan Barnett (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.