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Boundary Park (ATT 3,745) 24th February 2009 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: C Webster

Oldham Oldham Athletic vs Bristol Rovers Bristol R

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Bristol R 2

Oldham rue missed penalty

Rovers dominate at Boundary Park

Last Updated: 24/02/09 11:19pm

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Duffy: Goalscorer

Duffy: Goalscorer

Oldham were left to rue a missed penalty as they fell to just their second defeat at home this term against Bristol Rovers.

Top scorer Lee Hughes scuppered the Latics best chance with a tame attempt from the penalty spot subsequently saved by Rovers keeper Steve Phillips.

After that early scare Rovers went on to dominate for the remainder of the game, taking the lead just after the break through striker Darryl Duffy.

The in-form Scotsman hit a low shot from 14 yards out straight through the dive of on-loan goalkeeper Jan Budtz.

Control

The visitors deservedly doubled their lead from a set-piece, with Stuart Campbell's free-kick causing chaos before Byron Anthony scrambled home his first goal this season.

Oldham controlled the first half, but their penalty blunder was followed by a wasted chance when Dean Windass hit the crossbar.

Rovers could have increased their tally after taking control, only for Duffy and Rickie Lambert to both miss the target from close range.

The Pirates, however, have now won three of their last four away games, while inconsistent Oldham were booed off at the end.

John Sheridan's side have drawn a blank in four games out of six, despite having ex-Premier League pair Hughes and Windass up front.

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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 25 51
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Rochdale 25 37
6 Fleetwood Town 27 37
7 Bradford City 25 36
8 Sheffield United 24 36
9 Chesterfield 25 35
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 Coventry City 27 30
18 Barnsley 25 29
19 Scunthorpe United 23 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 26 24

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