Abbot strike earns Latics big win
The Latics dominated the visitors throughout but had to wait until the 78th minute for their breakthrough as Abbott headed in his ninth goal of the season. Walsall created only one chance of note, with Dwayne Mattis heading just off target in the third minute. Oldham then seized control as Chris Taylor and Jason Price went close before Abbott brought a fine save from Clayton Ince. The defiant keeper passed further tests from Price and Dean Furman and Walsall had an escape as Deane Smalley's header flashed across goal. Oldham deservedly broke through when Taylor sent over a pinpoint left-wing cross and Abbott nodded beyond the helpless Ince from eight yards.
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