December 8, 2012
Latics continue on the up
Oldham maintained their much-improved recent form with a well-deserved 2-0 win at Colchester.
Colchester, who have lost five of their last six in the league had the first chance when Jabo Ibehre nodded wide from Brian Wilson's cross inside two minutes.
But Oldham had the better of the first half after that with Mark Cousins denying both Matt Derbyshire and Jonathan Grounds.
The Latics took a 33rd-minute lead through Jean-Yves M'Voto, who sent a powerful header past Cousins and in off the woodwork from Lee Croft's corner.
James Wesolowski drilled a low shot wide from inside the area just before the break and finished the first half in charge, prompting the U's to change formation at half-time.
But Oldham went further ahead just after the hour-mark when Croft's pass dissected the U's defence and after Derbyshire's shot had been partially-saved by Cousins, the ball hit the post before appearing to go in off U's right-back Brian Wilson.
Cousins denied Cristian Montano after that and although Ibehre headed straight at Alex Cisak late on, it was Oldham's day.
|Colchester United||Oldham Athletic|
|1 Mark Cousins||1 Alex Cisak|
|20 Brian Wilson||5 Jean Yves Mvoto Owono|
|4 Magnus Okuonghae||3 Jonathan Grounds|
|41 Daniel Potts||23 Reece Wabara|
|18 Tom Eastman||2 Connor Brown|
|15 Marcus Bean||7 Lee Croft|
|22 Anthony Wordsworth||4 James Wesolowski|
|14 Andrew Bond||8 Dean Furman|
|12 Jabo Ibehre||9 Matt Derbyshire|
|16 Ian Henderson||20 Jose Baxter|
|11 Fred Sears||11 Cristian Montano|
|35 Carl Pentney||Liam Jacob 25|
|3 Michael Rose||Cliff Byrne 16|
|40 Josh Thompson||Chris Sutherland 28|
|8 John-Joe O'Toole||James Tarkowski 6|
|28 Alex Gilbey||Youssouf M'changama 22|
|30 Drey Wright||Robbie Simpson 10|
|9 Clinton Morrison||Matt Smith 14|
|Drey Wright for Marcus Bean (56)||Cliff Byrne for Connor Brown (46)|
|Alex Gilbey for Andrew Bond (70)||Youssouf M'changama for Cristian Montano (90)|
|Clinton Morrison for Ian Henderson (79)||Robbie Simpson for Lee Croft (90)|
|Magnus Okuonghae (26)||Connor Brown (31)|
|Marcus Bean (32)||Alex Cisak (90)|
|Youssouf M'changama (90)|
|· Squads: Colchester United | Oldham Athletic|