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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Yann Songo'o (54' OG)
  • Antoni Sarcevic (17')
  • Ruben Lameiras (19')

Abdallah Lemsagam era starts with defeat after Plymouth edge out Oldham

Oldham's change of owner failed to bring an upturn in fortunes as they were beaten 2-1 at home by Plymouth.
The Latics, who were officially taken over by Moroccan businessman Abdallah Lemsagam on Friday, remain in the League One relegation zone following their ninth successive match without victory.
Plymouth went in front after 17 minutes through Antoni Sarcevic after he lashed home a volley into the bottom corner from 12 yards following Graham Carey's deft header.
The visitors lead was doubled just two minutes later when Oldham keeper Johny Placide could only parry Ryan Taylor's fierce shot, which Ruben Lameiras prodded home to the delight of the travelling fans.
Oldham should have replied before half time, but Craig Davies fired off target and was also denied by an excellent save from Argyle goalkeeper Remi Matthews.
The hosts gave themselves hope nine minutes after the restart when Davies crossed from the left, with Plymouth defender Yann Songo'o miscuing a clearance into his own net.
Oldham came close to an equaliser through Kean Bryan's glancing header but it was brilliantly clawed out by Matthews to ensure victory for the Plymouth, who remain unbeaten on the road since November.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 17 +14 38
2 Sunderland 17 +19 36
3 Barnsley 17 +17 34
4 Peterborough United 18 +11 34
5 Luton Town 18 +12 32
6 Charlton Athletic 17 +6 28
7 Blackpool 17 +4 28
8 Doncaster Rovers 18 +2 28
9 Coventry City 18 +1 28
10 Accrington Stanley 18 0 28
11 Walsall 18 -5 26
12 Fleetwood Town 18 +5 24
13 Burton Albion 17 +1 24
14 Southend United 18 -2 23
15 Wycombe Wanderers 18 -1 22
16 Shrewsbury Town 18 -3 21
17 Scunthorpe United 18 -10 21
18 Rochdale 18 -10 20
19 Gillingham 18 -4 18
20 Oxford United 18 -6 18
21 Bristol Rovers 18 -1 17
22 Plymouth Argyle 18 -15 13
23 AFC Wimbledon 18 -16 11
24 Bradford City 18 -19 11