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Sky Bet League 1

Boundary Park (ATT 3,451) 29th December 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Harrington

Oldham Oldham Athletic vs Crewe Alexandra Crewe

Oldham 1

D Taylor (82)

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Crewe 2

M Pogba (61)
M Ellis (84)

Ellis keeps Railwaymen on track

Last Updated: 29/12/12 7:33pm

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Mark Ellis: Hit the winner for Crewe

Mark Ellis: Hit the winner for Crewe

Defender Mark Ellis grabbed the winning goal as Crewe Alexandra earned a 2-1 victory at Oldham Athletic.

Ellis popped up six minutes from time and inflicted a fourth straight defeat on the home side, who missed a catalogue of chances.

Crewe should have taken an early lead, with Ellis and Mathias Pogba both sending free headers off target.

Oldham's Jose Baxter shot narrowly wide from distance when he tried to catch visiting goalkeeper Steve Phillips off his line, while Matt Smith also went close for the Latics.

Smith was guilty of an amazing miss after 39 minutes when Dean Furman picked him out and he sliced wide when unmarked on the six-yard line.

Phillips saved well from Baxter but it was Crewe who went in front after 61 minutes as Pogba's 20-yard blast took a deflection and flew inside the right-hand post.

Oldham levelled after 82 minutes when substitute Dan Taylor seized on a defensive mistake and drove a shot into the far corner from 12 yards out.

Yet Crewe regained the lead within two minutes, Ellis converting a close-range header from Byron Moore's left-wing cross.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16