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Walsall 2-1 Oldham Athletic

Erhun Oztumer's 90th-minute winner gave Walsall their first victory of the season as they beat Oldham at the Banks's Stadium.

Ryan McLaughlin gave Oldham a first-half lead but the Latics slipped to a third straight defeat as goals from Joe Edwards and Oztumer completed a Walsall turnaround.

Oldham took the lead on 32 minutes as McLaughlin's low cross evaded everyone in the box and trickled home.

It could have been 2-0 on the brink of half-time but Aaron Amadi-Holloway's 20-yard strike was clawed away by Walsall keeper Mark Gillespie.

Walsall levelled as a corner broke to Edwards, 18 yards out, and his deflected drive found the bottom corner.

It was all Walsall from there as Oztumer nodded wide from close range and later struck the post from 20 yards, with Amadou Bakayoko firing the rebound wide from six yards.

But the Saddlers found the winner they deserved as James Wilson's flick-on from a long throw was prodded home by Oztumer from close range.

Oldham could have rescued a point deep into stoppage time but Tope Obadeyi's bullet header was superbly foiled by Gillespie's point-blank save.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1Gillespie
  • 6Devlin
  • 5Guthrie
  • 14Wilson
  • 3Leahy
  • 11Morris
  • 7ChambersBooked at 73mins
  • 23Donnellan
  • 2Edwards
  • 10OztumerBooked at 90minsSubstituted forJacksonat 90+4'minutes
  • 20BakayokoBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 9Jackson
  • 13Roberts
  • 15Kinsella
  • 22Sangha
  • 24Roberts
  • 25Kouhyar
  • 36Candlin

Oldham

  • 12WilsonBooked at 73mins
  • 2Dummigan
  • 26Clarke
  • 5GerrardBooked at 84mins
  • 22FawnsSubstituted forWilsonat 68'minutes
  • 24Fane
  • 23Hunt
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 8BanksBooked at 67mins
  • 10HollowaySubstituted forDuffusat 84'minutes
  • 9DaviesSubstituted forObadeyiat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wilson
  • 14Kyeremeh
  • 15Edmundson
  • 17Mantack
  • 18Osei
  • 21Duffus
  • 30Obadeyi
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
4,419

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 2, Oldham Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 2, Oldham Athletic 1.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Attempt saved. Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall).

Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Simeon Jackson replaces Erhun Oztumer.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 2, Oldham Athletic 1. Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Wilson.

Attempt blocked. Tope Obadeyi (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Walsall).

Tope Obadeyi (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Courtney Duffus replaces Aaron Holloway.

Booking

Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Walsall).

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Wilson (Walsall).

Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Attempt saved. Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Kieron Morris (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall).

Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tope Obadeyi (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Adam Chambers (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Ben Wilson (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Luke Leahy (Walsall) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

goal

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