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Molineux Stadium (ATT 15,959) 22nd October 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: Mark Haywood

Wolves Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Oldham Athletic Oldham

Wolves 2

J Henry (50)
L Griffiths (66)

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Oldham 0

Wolves battle past Latics

Last Updated: 22/10/13 11:01pm

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Leigh Griffiths: Wrapped up the win

Leigh Griffiths: Wrapped up the win

Wolves winger James Henry scored his first goal for the club as Kenny Jackett's side ground out a hard fought 2-0 win over Oldham.

Henry, who joined Wolves on-loan from Millwall at the start of the month, bundled home a Bakary Sako cross in the 50th minute as Oldham goalkeeper Mark Oxley let the ball slip from his grasp.

Leigh Griffiths then made the game safe from the edge of the area with a low drive in the 66th minute after being released by Sako.

The second-half double earned Wolves a ninth win in 11 league games and got their promotion push back on track after they dropped two points by conceding a late equaliser in their previous game against Coventry.

Lee Johnson's Oldham side had arrived at Molineux on the back of a three-match unbeaten run and after securing their first league success in seven games against Carlisle last weekend.

They more than held their own for long periods of the game but were frustrated in front of goal with substitute Johnson Clarke-Harris seeing his 57th-minute shot blocked and then Danny Philliskirk having a long range effort tipped over the bar by Carl Ikeme.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 17 36
2 Swindon Town 17 32
3 Preston North End 17 31
4 Notts County 16 29
5 Sheffield United 16 29
6 Milton Keynes Dons 14 27
7 Peterborough United 17 27
8 Rochdale 16 26
9 Oldham Athletic 17 26
10 Fleetwood Town 17 25
11 Barnsley 16 22
12 Port Vale 17 22
13 Bradford City 17 22
14 Chesterfield 17 21
15 Crawley Town 17 20
16 Walsall 17 19
17 Doncaster Rovers 15 18
18 Colchester United 17 17
19 Gillingham 17 17
20 Coventry City 17 17
21 Leyton Orient 17 16
22 Scunthorpe United 16 15
23 Crewe Alexandra 17 15
24 Yeovil Town 17 14