Douglas winner halts Latics run
Last Updated: 14/12/13 7:34pm
Jonathan Douglas: Scored the late winner
Promotion-chasing Brentford ended Oldham's nine-game unbeaten run with a last-minute Jonathan Douglas winner.
The Bees midfielder headed Sam Saunders' far post cross home in time added on at the end to give new Griffin Park boss Mark Warburton a winning start to his managerial career.
A stalemate looked on the cards as both sides fought out a fiercely-contested midfield battle, with clear-cut chances few and far between.
The hosts' Will Grigg had the best chance of an even first half when he clipped Jake Bidwell's cross just wide, before Oldham danger man Mike Petrasso screwed an effort just past the far post before the break.
Saunders' goal-bound effort on the hour-mark was cleared off the line by Genseric Kusunga as the game went from end-to-end in the dying minutes.
Oldham left-back Ellis Plummer survived a clear-cut penalty shout when he sent Clayton Donaldson sprawling in the box with minutes to go, before Douglas escaped with a yellow card for a foul on the edge of the box as Oldham's Petrasso broke.
But Douglas had the last laugh as he rose highest at the far post to lift Brentford into third as the rest of the League One promotion pack dropped points.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 14th Dec
Shrewsbury0 - 1Walsall
Bradford1 - 1Leyton Or
Brentford1 - 0Oldham
Bristol C1 - 2Rotherham
Carlisle4 - 1Tranmere
Colchester0 - 4Notts Co
Coventry2 - 2Crewe
Crawley2 - 2Preston
Gillingham2 - 2Peterboro
Port Vale2 - 2Stevenage
Sheff Utd1 - 0Swindon
Wolves0 - 2MK Dons
Sky Bet League 1
|2||Milton Keynes Dons||8||16|
|8||Preston North End||8||13|