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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 10 24
2 Peterborough United 10 19
3 Swindon Town 9 18
4 Milton Keynes Dons 9 16
5 Rochdale 10 16
6 Preston North End 9 16
7 Sheffield United 9 16
8 Chesterfield 9 15
9 Bradford City 10 15
10 Oldham Athletic 10 14
11 Fleetwood Town 10 13
12 Crawley Town 10 13
13 Gillingham 10 12
14 Coventry City 10 12
15 Yeovil Town 10 12
16 Notts County 9 11
17 Walsall 10 11
18 Doncaster Rovers 9 11
19 Leyton Orient 9 10
20 Colchester United 10 9
21 Barnsley 9 9
22 Port Vale 10 9
23 Scunthorpe United 10 7
24 Crewe Alexandra 9 4

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