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Boundary Park (ATT 5,266) 20th August 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: E Ilderton

Oldham Oldham Athletic vs Rochdale Rochdale

Oldham 2

R Reid (pen 32)
N Clarke (45+3)

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Rochdale 0

N Trotman (S/O 41)

Debut to remember for Clarke

Last Updated: 20/08/11 7:45pm

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Clarke: Scored Oldham's second

Clarke: Scored Oldham's second

Nathan Clarke scored on his debut as Oldham cruised to a 2-0 derby win against 10-man Rochdale at Boundary Park.

The on-loan Huddersfield defender doubled Oldham's advantage just before the break in Saturday's League One clash after Reuben Reid had fired them ahead with his third penalty of the season.

It was a torrid afternoon for Rochdale's former Oldham defender Neal Trotman, who conceded the spot kick and was sent off in the 41st minute for two yellow cards.

Oldham's breakthrough came in the 32nd minute as Trotman fouled Chris Taylor deep inside the box and Reid slotted his penalty to the right of goalkeeper Jake Kean.

After Trotman collected his second booking for a late challenge on Kieran Lee, Oldham cashed in during first-half stoppage time, Clarke diving to head in a Filipe Morais corner.

Oldham had several chances to increase their lead after the break as Lee and Carl Winchester had efforts cleared off the goalline and Reid brought a good save from Kean.

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2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
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6 Doncaster Rovers 33 48
7 Chesterfield 33 45
8 Bradford City 32 45
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13 Oldham Athletic 32 43
14 Gillingham 33 42
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16 Walsall 33 41
17 Scunthorpe United 32 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 33 39
19 Notts County 32 38
20 Coventry City 32 36
21 Leyton Orient 32 35
22 Colchester United 33 34
23 Crawley Town 33 34
24 Yeovil Town 33 30