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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Patrick McEleney (78')
  • Eoin Doyle (82')

Patrick McEleney nets on debut as Oldham see off Scunthorpe to move to safety

Two goals in the final 12 minutes saw Oldham climb out of the League One relegation zone with a 2-0 victory at Scunthorpe.
The Latics had been on the back foot for large parts of the match, but never looked back after substitute Patrick McEleney marked his debut with a fortunate strike in the 78th minute.
Fellow substitute Eoin Doyle doubled their lead four minutes later.
Neither side had been able to find any fluency to their attacking play in a scrappy opening 45 minutes, with Scunthorpe creating the best two chances from which Hakeeb Adelakun was denied by Johny Placide and Josh Morris headed against the bar.
The Iron seemed to have stepped up a gear after the break, only for visiting boss Richie Wellens to turn the game on its head by bringing on McEleney and Doyle just before and after the hour mark.
The former broke the deadlock when Jack Byrne's shot from 20 yards spun up off the midfielder and wrong-footed home keeper Matt Gilks.
Minutes later they secured all three points, with Doyle finishing clinically into the bottom corner after being played through by Aaron Holloway.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wigan Athletic 42 +55 90
2 Blackburn Rovers 43 +41 90
3 Shrewsbury Town 42 +20 82
4 Rotherham United 43 +18 73
5 Charlton Athletic 43 +6 65
6 Scunthorpe United 42 +10 64
7 Plymouth Argyle 41 +5 64
8 Portsmouth 43 +1 63
9 Peterborough United 43 +10 61
10 Bradford City 41 -10 57
11 Blackpool 43 +3 56
12 Bristol Rovers 42 -4 56
13 Doncaster Rovers 41 +3 54
14 Fleetwood Town 43 -5 54
15 Southend United 42 -13 53
16 Gillingham 43 -5 52
17 Oxford United 43 -6 50
18 AFC Wimbledon 42 -11 49
19 Walsall 42 -11 48
20 Oldham Athletic 42 -14 47
21 Rochdale 42 -8 46
22 Northampton Town 43 -35 43
23 Milton Keynes Dons 42 -19 42
24 Bury 43 -31 31