League One

April 20, 2013


Oldham Athletic

2 - 1

Crawley Town

League One

14:00 +00:00, April 20, 2013

Boundary Park, England

Referee: R Madley

Latics leave it late to seal survival

Oldham ensured their League One safety with a last-ditch 2-1 win against Crawley, whose play-off hopes are now over.

The Latics had the best chance of a scrappy first half but Matt Smith headed over from David Mellor's cross.

Crawley's Billy Clarke had a near-post effort blocked by home goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis, who also had to grab a deflection off Smith that threatened to find his own net.

It was Smith who gave Oldham a 56th-minute lead - his third goal in consecutive games - as he bundled through the heart of Crawley's defence and hit a 20-yard drive into the bottom corner of the net.

Robbie Simpson almost added a second but the visitors equalised after 77 minutes when a short corner routine ended with defender Mark Connolly heading in from point-blank range.

Oldham snatched victory in injury time as Jose Baxter's free-kick to the far post was headed in from three yards out by Jean Yves Mvoto.

Scoring Summary

Oldham Athletic Crawley Town
Matt Smith (56')Mark Connolly (77')
Jean Yves Mvoto Owono (90')