February 19, 2013
Latics Tark the spoils
James Tarkowski headed the winner as Oldham climbed out of the League One relegation zone with a 2-1 comeback victory at Stevenage.
Victory came as a result of a much-improved second-half display from the Latics as they won their second league match in row to leapfrog Colchester in the table.
Stevenage went ahead in the ninth minute when James Dunne's first-time effort from the edge of the box nestled in the bottom corner after Luke Freeman's shot was blocked.
Boro nearly doubled their lead four minutes later when captain Ben Chorley met Freeman's corner with a firm header, only to be denied by Oldham goalkeeper Alex Cisak.
The visitors drew level 57 seconds into the second half when Matt Smith headed down a long ball into the path of Dean Furman and the skipper found the net from the edge of the box.
And the Latics grabbed what could prove a vital win on the hour as Tarkowski stole in to power in a diving header from Jonathan Grounds' corner.
|16 Chris Day||1 Alex Cisak|
|33 Ben Chorley||16 Cliff Byrne|
|22 Miguel Comminges||5 Jean Yves Mvoto Owono|
|4 Darius Charles||3 Jonathan Grounds|
|2 David Gray||26 Carl Winchester|
|7 Anthony Grant||7 Lee Croft|
|8 James Dunne||8 Dean Furman|
|11 Lucas Akins||6 James Tarkowski|
|9 Marcus Haber||10 Robbie Simpson|
|15 Luke Freeman||18 Lee Barnard|
|28 Steve Leo Beleck||14 Matt Smith|
|1 Steven Arnold||Dean Bouzanis 13|
|14 Mark Roberts||Connor Brown 2|
|3 Lee Hills||James Wesolowski 4|
|21 Andy Iro||Jordan Obita 15|
|32 Robin Shroot||Chris Iwelumo 9|
|30 Sam Hoskins||Jose Baxter 20|
|Kirk Millar 21|
|Sam Hoskins for Steve Leo Beleck (65)||James Wesolowski for Carl Winchester (46)|
|Robin Shroot for Lucas Akins (77)||Connor Brown for Cliff Byrne (66)|
|Jose Baxter for James Wesolowski (76)|
|· Squads: Stevenage | Oldham Athletic|