League One

March 19, 2013

Full-time

Oldham

3 - 0

Hartlepool

League One

19:45 +00:00, March 19, 2013

Boundary Park, England

Referee: Oliver Langford

Glee for rookie boss Lee

Lee Johnson made a flying start to his managerial career as Oldham cruised to a 3-0 win over fellow strugglers Hartlepool.

Johnson - at 31 the youngest manager in the Football League - celebrated his first game in charge by watching the Latics climb out of the League One relegation zone.

Both sides side could have grabbed an early lead as Steve Howard and Peter Hartley went close for Pools, while Oldham's Jose Baxter was twice denied by saves from Scott Flinders.

But it was Baxter who set up Oldham's opener after 17 minutes when his pinpoint left-wing cross was headed in from six yards by Robbie Simpson.

Oldham doubled their lead in the 27th minute, another fine Baxter cross being powered in from 10 yards by the head of Jean Yves Mvoto.

It was 3-0 after 70 minutes as Lee Croft teed up Baxter for an emphatic 18-yard drive past the helpless Flinders.

The result ended Oldham's three-match losing run, but Hartlepool are without a win or a goal in five matches.

Scoring Summary

Oldham Athletic Hartlepool United
Robbie Simpson (17') 
Jean Yves Mvoto Owono (27') 
Jose Baxter (69')