Oldham Athletic suffered their first loss away from home against Northampton Town and this defeat leaves Latics 15th in League Two.

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

Latics started the game positively, winger Gevaro Nepomuceno firing a shot wide inside the opening 60 seconds and Callum Lang also had shots blocked as the visitors enjoyed an early spell of pressure.

Following this, Mohamed Maouche had a shot blocked inside the six-yard box before Northampton Town defender Aaron Pierre intercepted a dangerous Chris O’Grady cross as Latics attacked Northampton Town.

The deadlock was broken as Northampton Town took the lead on 36 minutes and O’Toole managed to be in the right place at the right time to head home from Buchanan’s cross (1-0).

Northampton Town were reduced to ten men as Sam Foley received a red card for a late challenge on Christopher Missilou.

Kevin van Veen had the chance to double the lead from the penalty spot before half-time, following an incident involving Latics club captain Peter Clarke. Kevin Van Veen stepped up to and scored low to Iversen’s left (2-0).

Half Time – Northampton Town 2-0 Oldham Athletic 

Latics manager Frankie Bunn made two changes at half time as he brought on Ishmael Miller and Jose Baxter, but it was Northampton Town who nearly scored a third.

Matt Crooks was played through on the counter attack and he chipped an effort wide of the Latics goal.

Latics did pull a goal back when full-back Rob Hunt got the final touch following a scramble inside the area to set up a nervous last 20 minutes for Northampton Town (2-1).

In search for an equaliser, Jose Baxter found substitute Jonathan Benteke from a corner and he saw his header cleared off the line.

Peter Clarke then had to clear a Matt Crooks effort off the line and for all Latics tried they could not find the equaliser they were searching for.

Attendance: 4767 (351 Away)

Full Time – Northampton Town 2-1 Oldham Athletic 

Here is how Oldham Athletic fans reacted to 2-1 defeat at struggling Northampton Town – 

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