Oldham Ath. 0 Peterborough Utd 5

Basic Information

Date 26th February 2011.
Stadium Boundary Park, Oldham, Manchester, England
Competition League One.
Attendance 4,263 (412 away).
Officials David Foster.

Posh secure their biggest away win since 1998’s demolition of Barnet, piling on the misery for Oldham Ath., who failed to pay their players’ wages yesterday. The first half is an even affair, Gabriel Zakuani and George Boyd go close for the visitors, while Filipe Morais and Cedric Evina also have chances. A slip from Zakuani lets in Oumare Tounkara, but his weak shot is easily saved by Joe Lewis. The hosts collapse in the second half, however. Boyd and David Ball’s passing move sets up Tommy Rowe for the opener, who then returns the favour for Ball to double the lead on his first start. Oumare Tounkara scuffs another shot and is promptly taken off by Paul Dickov. A free kick by Grant McCann then allows Zakuani to head home, before allowing Craig Mackail-Smith to burst free for the fourth. Oldham come close to conceding from another two set pieces, with Ryan Bennett flashing a header wide from a corner and Ben Amos dropping McCann’s free kick. Another goal does come in the closing stages, however, as Mackail-Smith volleys spectacularly past Amos. Dickov says that he’s disgusted with his side’s second-half performance: “When you fall behind you look around for people with enthusiasm and desire to get back into the match. We didn’t have that and eight or nine of them simply rolled over and, I am embarrassed to say, crumbled.”


Oldham Ath.
Paul Dickov
Gerry Taggart (assistant)
Starting line-up
16 Ben Amos (loaned from Manchester Utd)
4 Andy Todd
11 Sam Mantom (loaned from West Bromwich Albion)
18 Chris Taylor (-69')
19 Kieran Lee
20 Dale Stephens
25 Filipe Morais
35 Cedric Evina
36 Oumare Tounkara (-56') (loaned from Sunderland)
39 Aidan White (-75') (loaned from Leeds Utd)
41 Neal Trotman (loaned from Preston North End)
1 Dean Brill
7 Ritchie Jones (+75')
9 Reuben Reid (+69')
17 Warren Feeney
21 Paul Black
22 Ryan Brooke (+56')
31 James Tarkowski
Peterborough Utd
Darren Ferguson
Kevin Russell (assistant)
Starting line-up
1 Joe Lewis
2 Mark Little
3 Tom Kennedy (loaned from Leicester City)
5 Gabriel Zakuani Goal
6 Charlie Lee (-89')
9 David Ball Goal (-74')
10 George Boyd
11 Grant McCann (captain)
12 Craig Mackail-Smith Goal Goal
14 Tommy Rowe Goal (-82')
16 Ryan Bennett Yellow Card
4 Kelvin Langmead
7 James Wesolowski (+89')
19 Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (+74') (loaned from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
18 Chris Whelpdale
21 Arron Davies (+82')
27 Grant Basey
28 Paul Jones (loaned from Exeter City)