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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 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33

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