Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Latics Win to Go Clear of Drop Zone ; SOUTHEND 0 OLDHAM 1

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Latics Win to Go Clear of Drop Zone ; SOUTHEND 0 OLDHAM 1

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OLDHAM Athletic look certain to avoid relegation after a hardfought win at Southend United last night.

Curtis Main kept up his fine form by scoring the only goal of the game at Roots Hall to earn Latics their fourth victory in their last six matches.

It means they are now 17th in the League One table, six points clear of the bottom four with just three matches remaining.

Latics were quick out of the blocks and almost opened the scoring inside two minutes when Jonathan Forte hit the post.

Forte then turned provider when he sent a dangerous cross into the box, but Lee Croft narrowly missed out on turning it home.

Oldham still had to be alert at the other end, with David Worrall almost scoring against his former club, but his shot went over. …

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