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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
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1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 43 96
2 Brentford 43 90
3 Leyton Orient 43 80
4 Rotherham United 43 79
5 Preston North End 43 79
6 Peterborough United 43 67
7 Swindon Town 43 63
8 Port Vale 43 60
9 Sheffield United 42 59
10 Milton Keynes Dons 43 58
11 Walsall 43 57
12 Crawley Town 42 55
13 Bradford City 43 53
14 Bristol City 43 53
15 Gillingham 43 51
16 Oldham Athletic 42 50
17 Coventry City 43 49
18 Colchester United 43 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 43 46
20 Crewe Alexandra 43 46
21 Carlisle United 42 44
22 Notts County 43 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 43 41
24 Stevenage 43 39

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