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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

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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