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Boundary Park (ATT 6,230) 12th December 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Waugh

Oldham Oldham Athletic vs Exeter City Exeter

Oldham 2

D Smalley (51)
P Heffernan (58)

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Exeter 0

Latics end winless run

Oldham claim much-needed win

By Hayley Paterson.   Last Updated: 12/12/09 9:35pm

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Smalley: Opened scoring

Smalley: Opened scoring

Oldham picked up their first win in seven league games to leapfrog Exeter near the bottom of the table following a 2-0 win.

Strike pairing Deane Smalley and Paul Heffernan bagged a second-half goal apiece as the Latics shrugged off their dismal run with a comfortable victory.

Exeter could have taken an early lead when midfield man Bertie Cozic clipped the bar from fully 30 yards.

Adam Stansfield was denied by home keeper Darryl Flahavan but Oldham took charge and Danny Whitaker went close on three occasions.

The breakthrough came on 51 minutes as Dean Furman found Smalley who produced a crisp 12-yard finish inside the far post.

Deflected shot

And Oldham, who went into the game as the division's lowest scorers, made it two goals in seven minutes when Heffernan's deflected shot looped over keeper Andy Marriott.

The on-loan Doncaster Rovers forward then teed up Whitaker for a drive which flew off target.

Exeter had a good chance to pull one back just after the hour but Stansfield blazed wide from 14 yards, meaning the Grecians have now suffered three straight defeats without scoring.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24

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