Substitute Jonathan Benteke netted his first goal in English football as Oldham Athletic earned a much-needed win against 10-man Cheltenham Town.

Frankie Bunn’s starting eleven consisted of Iversen, Hamer, Clarke ©, Edmundson, Hunt, Lang, Missilou, Gardner, Nepomuceno, Baxter, O’Grady.

Jose Baxter caused Cheltenham Town problems early on, first he shot narrowly wide from 18 yards, and was denied a shooting chance by a fine interception by Will Boyle and then saw a clever effort held by Scott Flinders in the opening quarter of an hour.

Cheltenham Town grew into the game and created their first chance as defender William Boyle headed wide from a Chris Hussey freekick.

Latics winger Gevaro Nepomuceno was denied by the legs of Cheltenham Town goalkeeper Scott Flinders, while young defender George Edmundson headed inches wide.

Cheltenham Town were reduced to ten men as just before the break when striker Sam Jones got involved in a fracas with Baxter following a bad tackle on midfielder Christopher Missilou and received a straight red card for thrusting his head towards his opponent.

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Early in the second half Latics continued to dominate, Callum Lang and substitute Ishmael Miller, the former Manchester City forward, saw shots blocked while Gevaro Nepomunceno made Scott Flinders a fine flying stop with a curling effort from the right.

Latics finally broke the deadlock through substitute Jonathan Benteke as Rob Hunt crossed from down the left into the Latics striker who was sliding in to open the scoring (1-0).

The home side never looked in any danger once they took the lead and Ishmael Miller almost got a second for Latics, but he could only fire his shot over from a corner.

Latics doubled their advantage when Callum Lang picked up the ball on the edge of the box, took on three Cheltenham Town players with a lovely bit of skill, before blasting the ball into the bottom corner (2-0).

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Attendance 2865 (92 Away)

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