Early goals crucial for U’s at Oldham

Oldham Athletic v Colchester United – Sky Bet League Two – Boundary Park – Report

Oldham Athletic 1-2 Colchester United

Early goals from Freddie Sears and Noah Chilvers earned Colchester United their first Sky Bet League Two victory of the campaign at bottom of the table Oldham Athletic.

Sears netted his second spot-kick in a week – converting after Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu had been felled by Latics defender Davis Keillor-Dunn.

The U’s doubled their advantage in the twelfth minute. Noah Chilvers sending a fizzing effort low into the bottom corner of the net from just outside the box.

Dylan Bahamboula reduced the arrears to set up an uncomfortable finale for the U’s. However, the North Essex side held firm and move up to thirteenth place as a result.

Oldham Athletic: Walker, Clarke, Hart, Cisse (Diarra 56′), Piergianni, Adams (Luamba 46′), Hope, Keillor-Dunn (Vaughan 46′), Bahamboula, Bettache, Sheehan Subs not used: Danielewicz, Whelan, Dearnley, Fage

Colchester United: George, Welch-Hayes, Chambers, Smith, Wiredu, Nouble, Judge, Sears (Hannant 76′), Chilvers (Kennedy 80′), Jasper (Coxe 82′), Daniels Subs not used: Turner, Tchamadeu, Tovide, Beadle.

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Brian Jeeves

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