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Boundary Park (ATT 3,269) 19th March 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: O Langford

Oldham Oldham Athletic vs Hartlepool United Hartlepool

Oldham 3

R Simpson (17)
J Mvoto (27)
J Baxter (69)

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Glee for rookie Latics boss Lee

Last Updated: 19/03/13 10:31pm

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Jose Baxter: Influential in the win

Jose Baxter: Influential in the win

Lee Johnson made a flying start to his managerial career as Oldham cruised to a 3-0 home win over fellow League One strugglers Hartlepool.

Johnson - at 31, the youngest manager in the Football League - celebrated his first game in charge by watching the Latics cruise to victory at Boundary Park and climb out of the relegation zone.

Both sides side could have grabbed an early lead on Tuesday night as Steve Howard and Peter Hartley went close for Pools, while Oldham's Jose Baxter was twice denied by saves from Scott Flinders.

But it was Baxter who set up Oldham's opener after 17 minutes when his pinpoint left-wing cross was headed in from six yards by Robbie Simpson.

Oldham doubled their lead in the 27th minute, another fine Baxter cross being powered in from 10 yards by the head of Jean Yves Mvoto.

It was 3-0 after 70 minutes as Lee Croft teed up Baxter for an emphatic 18-yard drive past the helpless Flinders.

The result ended Oldham's three-match losing run, but Hartlepool are without a win or a goal in five matches.

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Sky Bet League 1

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