City 1 Oldham Athletic 0

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Posted Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 10:51am

Exeter City picked up a crucial three points as they kept up their hopes of a place in the Sky Bet Leagueb play-offs with a 1-0 win over Oldham Athletic.

Ryan Bowman’s close range header on 79 minutes was the difference between the two sides when he popped up to head home following an initial save from the Oldham keeper.

Manager Matt Taylor named the same side that started the 1-1 draw with Stevenage on Easter Monday as the Grecians looked to hold onto a place in the play-offs. 

The game started lively with Oldham testing Christy Pym right away with Mohamed Maouche shooting low, before Craig Woodman had a powerful effort well blocked. Moments after that, Lee Martin tried his luck from distance, but Zeus De La Paz collected.

Callum Lang then had a good chance when the Latics won the ball back high up the pitch, and the forward latched onto it at the far post before Pym saved well.

Nicky Law then had another attempt for City when Sweeney’s cross was knocked down by Lee Martin, but again, De La Paz saved.

Pym was involved again on 40 minutes when Oldham did well down the left-hand side before a dangerous ball came into the box, and the City keeper did well to push the ball away and prevent Lang from heading home.

The Grecians were dealt a blow just before half-time when Law limped off with injury with Hiram Boateng replacing the City number 8. Shortly after that, Maouche had another attempt for Pete Wild’s side when he drove at the defence before shooting low and forcing an impressive save from Pym down to his right as the sides went into the break level.

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