Latics hit for five at Exeter

EFL League Two: Exeter City 5-1 Oldham Athletic

Oldham suffered their second defeat in three days as title-chasing Exeter City ran riot in a 5-1 victory at St James' Park.

The hosts took the lead in the 21st minute ,Jayden Richardson finished off a lovely one-two with Matt Jay by lobbing the ball over goalkeeper Zeus De La Paz.

To their credit Oldham responded well and levelled matters just three minutes later, David Wheater heading home a deep corner at the back post.

However, Wheater's evening took a turn for the worse on the stroke of half-time when he was sent off for a handball clearance on the goal line. Matt Jay converted the penalty to put the hosts 2-1 ahead.

Oldham were always going to struggle with the one-man disadvantage, and so it proved in the second-half as Exeter made it 3-1 shortly after the re-start. In the 51st minute, Archie Collins smashed a long-range shot which proved too much for De La Paz, and ten minutes later the hosts made it 4-1, this time Ryan Bowman headed home Jay's cross.

Substitute Brennan Dickenson added a fifth with a free-kick in the 93rd minute to round off a memorable night for the Grecians.

Picture taken from Oldham Athletic's website

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