October 2, 2012
Tarkowski leads Latics' revival
Second-half goals from James Tarkowski and Matt Derbyshire in a 2-0 win at Crewe ended Oldham's five-game winless run.
Crewe have now gone six games without victory, but never looked like ending that sequence after being totally dominated by the Latics.
Harry Davis turned Gregor Robertson's corner onto the post with six minutes gone but after that Crewe spent the first half on the backfoot.
Latics striker Derbyshire was denied on the goalline by Kelvin Mellor before Alex goalkeeper Alan Martin pulled off a stunning save to prevent Lee Croft dispatching Christian Montano's cutback.
The visitors finally found the goal they deserved just after the hour-mark when Tarkowski headed home Croft's corner at the far post.
Derbyshire put the result beyond doubt with 11 minutes to go, turning in Montano's superb low cross from close range before Crewe midfielder Luke Murphy hit the crossbar with a free-kick in injury time.
|Crewe Alexandra||Oldham Athletic|
|13 Alan Martin||13 Dean Bouzanis|
|15 Gregor Robertson||16 Cliff Byrne|
|5 Mark Ellis||5 Jean Yves Mvoto Owono|
|3 Harry Davis||3 Jonathan Grounds|
|14 Kelvin Mellor||23 Reece Wabara|
|28 Andrew Bond||7 Lee Croft|
|8 Luke Murphy||4 James Wesolowski|
|2 Matt Tootle||8 Dean Furman|
|9 Mathias Pogba||11 Cristian Montano|
|10 Ajay Leitch-Smith||9 Matt Derbyshire|
|26 Chuks Aneke||20 Jose Baxter|
|21 Ben Garratt||Alex Cisak 1|
|12 Oliver Turton||James Tarkowski 6|
|17 George Ray||Connor Brown 2|
|16 Jon Guthrie||Connor Hughes 24|
|29 Billy Waters||Youssouf M'changama 22|
|7 Max Clayton||Robbie Simpson 10|
|18 Brendon Daniels||Matt Smith 14|
|Max Clayton for Matt Tootle (61)||James Tarkowski for Jean Yves Mvoto Owono (44)|
|Brendon Daniels for Chuks Aneke (79)||Robbie Simpson for Jose Baxter (68)|
|· Squads: Crewe Alexandra | Oldham Athletic|