Oldham 0-2 Bristol Rovers: Match Report

22 October 2016 05:34

Bristol Rovers too strong for Oldham

Bristol Rovers showed their promotion credentials with a hard-fought 2-0 victory at Oldham.

The Pirates, who are now unbeaten in four games, sealed the points with goals from on-loan Chelsea duo Charlie Colkett and Jake Clarke-Salter.

Rovers full-back Lee Brown almost made the breakthrough when his skimming drive forced a low save from Oldham goalkeeper Connor Ripley.

The visitors deservedly went ahead on 25 minutes as Oldham only half cleared a corner and, from 16 yards, Colkett smashed a powerful drive just inside the post.

Oldham were being outplayed in all areas, with their defence again pulled apart when Colkett wasted a first-half chance to double the lead.

It was a more even contest after the break, though Rovers goalkeeper Kelle Roos was not tested until the 65th minute when he beat away Lee Erwin's free-kick.

Roos also saved a 30-yard strike from Ryan Flynn as Oldham enjoyed their brightest spell.

But Rovers secured the win in the 87th minute when Clarke-Salter headed in from six yards.


Source: PA


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