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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 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40

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