Football: Oldham Athletic 2 - 3 Scunthorpe United

Date published: 28 October 2017

Duane Holmes late winner for Scunthorpe United ended Oldham's unbeaten seven-match run under new manager Richie Wellens.

Wellens made two changes, one enforced, to the squad that beat Bury on Tuesday night; Johny Placide missed the game following the death of his mother, he was replaced by Jack Ruddy, and Abdelhakim Omrani got his first league start for the club.

Tom Hopper opened the scoring for Scunthorpe just minutes after the opening whistle. Hakeeb Adelukun picked out Lee Novak in the centre, Jack Ruddy saved but Hopper only push his shot into Hopper's path and he put the ball into an empty net.

Scunthorpe went two up when Josh Morris when mix up at the back allowed Funso Ojo to pick up the loose ball; he passed to Morris who beat Ruddy.

Oldham got back into the game just before half-time when Peter Clarke headed home a Jack Byrne corner which had been kept in play by Craig Davies.

Oldham looked to have rescued a point with ten minutes left when Aaron Amadi-Holloway, who came on as a 77th minute substitute, headed towards the far post and Davies bundled home, but with five minutes to play, Morris won the ball on the left, got to the byline and crossed into the centre and Holmes slid in at the back post to score and give Scunthorpe all three points.

Oldham Athletic: Ruddy, Dummigan, Clarke (Wilson 66’), Bryan, Hunt (Holloway 77’), Byrne, Omrani (Menig 29’), Fane, Gardner, Davies, Doyle.
Subs not used: Gerrard, Green, Nepomuceno, Flynn.

Scunthorpe United: Gilks, Clarke, Wallace, Ojo, Morris, Bishop (Crofts 86’), Hopper (Church 65’), Adelakun (Holmes 70’), Novak, Burgess, McArdle.
Subs not used: Watson, Madden, Van Veen, Butroid.

Referee: Scott Oldham.

Attendance: 4,331 (440 visiting supporters)