Oldham fall back into relegation zone after Salford defeat

Date published: 28 November 2021


A comfortable win for Salford City means managerless Oldham Athletic are back the relegation zone.

Having parted company with manager Keith Curle earlier this week, it was Academy Coach Selim Benachour who took charge of Latics prior to the visit to the Peninsula Stadium just a few miles down the road.

An early right-footed shot from Davis Keillor-Dunn the centre of the box almost gave Latics a lead after just one minute.  It was close, but just misses the top right corner.

But it was Salford midfielder Matthew Lund's deft header past Jayson Leutwiler that opened the scoring just before the half time whistle.

Oldham Athletic's Zak Dearnley tussles with Jordan Turnbull of Salford City and Jason Lowe of Salford City

After the restart, Oldham's best chance of the game came as substitute Jack Stobbs hit the bar with a right-footed shot from outside the box.

Momnents later, and with less than fifteen minutes of the second-half left, Brandon Thomas-Asante right-footed a shot into the bottom right hand corner of the Oldham net.

Oldham Athletic's Davis Keillor-Dunn tussles with Brandon Thomas-Asante of Salford City

Unsurprisingly, Selim Benachour was unable to turn Latics' fortunes around, and the defeat saw Oldham drop back into the relegation zone in 23rd place.


Do you have a story for us? Want to tell us about something going on in and around Oldham? Let us know by emailing news@oldham-chronicle.co.uk , calling our Oldham-based newsroom on 0161 633 2121 , tweeting us @oldhamchronicle or messaging us through our Facebook page. All contact will be treated in confidence.


While you are here...

...we have a small favour to ask; would you support Oldham Chronicle and join other residents making a contribution, from just £3 per month?

Oldham Chronicle offers completely independent local journalism with free access. If you enjoy the independent news and other free services we offer, please consider supporting us financially and help Oldham Chronicle to continue to provide local engaging content for years to come. Thank you.

Support Oldham Chronicle