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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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2 Brentford 43 90
3 Leyton Orient 43 80
4 Rotherham United 43 79
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6 Peterborough United 43 67
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8 Port Vale 43 60
9 Sheffield United 42 59
10 Milton Keynes Dons 43 58
11 Walsall 43 57
12 Crawley Town 42 55
13 Bradford City 43 53
14 Bristol City 43 53
15 Gillingham 43 51
16 Oldham Athletic 42 50
17 Coventry City 43 49
18 Colchester United 43 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 43 46
20 Crewe Alexandra 43 46
21 Carlisle United 42 44
22 Notts County 43 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 43 41
24 Stevenage 43 39