League Two
Cambridge1Oldham2

Cambridge United 1-2 Oldham Athletic

Oldham took advantage of poor Cambridge defending to secure their first League Two win of the season with a 2-1 victory at the Abbey Stadium.

The Latics were under the cosh for long periods but a second-half header from David Wheater secured the points after Urko Vera's opener.

Cambridge levelled in the first half through Marc Richards, but were left to rue a catalogue of missed chances.

Oldham scored with their first attack of the match in the 28th minute when Chris Eagles crossed from the right and Vera was allowed a free header at goal.

Though goalkeeper Dimitar Mitov saved his initial effort, the Spanish striker bundled in the rebound.

The U's equalised through Richards seven minutes later, the veteran striker controlling a cross from Paul Lewis and swivelling to score.

Leon Davies hit the crossbar and Liam O'Neil had a shot saved by Gary Woods as Cambridge pressed for a second.

But that did not materialise and - after the break - former Middlesbrough and Bolton defender Wheater nodded in the winner from Mohamed Maouche's outswinging corner.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Mitov
  • 16Darling
  • 5Taylor
  • 4Taft
  • 17Davies
  • 22Lewis
  • 8O'NeilSubstituted forRolesat 58'minutes
  • 10MarisSubstituted forLambeat 70'minutes
  • 7Hannant
  • 18Richards
  • 20SmithSubstituted forKnibbsat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Dallas
  • 11Dunk
  • 15John
  • 19Lambe
  • 25Burton
  • 26Knibbs
  • 30Roles

Oldham

  • 1Woods
  • 34HamerBooked at 90mins
  • 31Wheater
  • 3Iacovitti
  • 5Smith-Brown
  • 11NepomucenoSubstituted forBrangerat 65'minutes
  • 10MaoucheBooked at 88mins
  • 17Missilou
  • 18FageBooked at 73mins
  • 33EaglesSubstituted forSegbe Azankpoat 55'minutes
  • 9VeraSubstituted forSyllaat 55'minutesBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 2Mills
  • 6Stott
  • 7Branger
  • 16Wilson
  • 19Segbe Azankpo
  • 24Sylla
  • 39Zabret
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
4,004

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home22
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home3
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Oldham Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Oldham Athletic 2.

Attempt missed. George Taft (Cambridge United) header from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Reggie Lambe with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Mohamad Sylla.

Attempt blocked. Jack Roles (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by George Taft.

Attempt missed. Jack Roles (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Leon Davies with a cross.

Booking

Thomas Hamer (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Thomas Hamer (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Paul Lewis (Cambridge United).

Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Jack Roles (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dylan Fage (Oldham Athletic).

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mohamad Sylla (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Johan Branger.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Alex Iacovitti.

Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas Hamer (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt blocked. George Taft (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Hannant with a cross.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Gary Woods.

Attempt saved. Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Leon Davies with a cross.

Booking

Mohamad Sylla (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mohamad Sylla (Oldham Athletic).

Hand ball by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).

Attempt blocked. Reggie Lambe (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Greg Taylor.

Booking

Dylan Fage (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jack Roles (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dylan Fage (Oldham Athletic).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Reggie Lambe replaces George Maris because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Harvey Knibbs replaces Sam Smith.

Delay in match because of an injury George Maris (Cambridge United).

George Maris (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Oldham Athletic 2. David Wheater (Oldham Athletic) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mohammed Maouche with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by George Taft.

Attempt blocked. Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dylan Fage.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter532063311
2Plymouth531193610
3Forest Green531153210
4Macclesfield53026339
5Newport52304229
6Crewe530256-19
7Grimsby522110648
8Cheltenham52218448
9Bradford52215238
10Swindon52218628
11Cambridge52216518
12Crawley52129817
13Leyton Orient521268-27
14Mansfield51318716
15Salford51317706
16Port Vale513179-26
17Colchester512256-15
18Morecambe512257-25
19Walsall512225-35
20Northampton511335-24
21Carlisle5113610-44
22Oldham511337-44
23Stevenage502304-42
24Scunthorpe5014512-71
View full League Two table

Top Stories