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Boundary Park (ATT 4,788) 24th August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Sarginson

Oldham Oldham Athletic vs Port Vale Port Vale

Oldham 3

A Rooney (15, 57)
J Dayton (77)

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Port Vale 1

J Myrie-Williams (31)

Rooney brace ends Latics slide

Last Updated: 25/08/13 11:38am

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Adam Rooney: Two-goal hero

Adam Rooney: Two-goal hero

Adam Rooney's double helped Oldham halt their three-match losing run in a 3-1 home victory against Port Vale.

Rooney, who had already missed three clear-cut chances, gave Oldham the lead in the 15th minute with his first goal for the club, a fine glancing header.

Vale equalised in the 30th minute when Jennison Myrie-Williams cut in from the right and curled a delightful shot into the far corner.

The Valiants could have taken the lead in the 36th minute, but former Oldham striker Lee Hughes's penalty was saved by Mark Oxley. It was awarded after Hughes had been fouled by Jonathan Grounds.

In a remarkable opening period, in which both sides created numerous chances, the only surprise was that it produced only two goals.

Rooney struck for a second time as Oldham regained the lead in the 56th minute with a tap-in after a shot from Jonson Clarke-Harris was blocked.

Oldham sealed victory when James Dayton scored their third goal in the 76th minute, curling a shot into the far corner.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
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