LATICS STAY TOP DESPITE DEFEAT
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The visitors had got off to the best possible start with the opening goal in the very first minute through Matthew Tipton.
James Hayter drew the sides level with the equlaiser in the 57th minute and derek Holmes put them in front just three minutes later.
Wade Elliott gave the home side a two goal cushion in the 65th minute but Oldham cane back with an unfortunate own goal from Jason Tindall just a minute later.
Tindall's misery was completed when he was sent-off minutes later, but Bournemouth held on for all three points.
Brentford climbed into second spot in the table level on points on Oldham with a brilliant 2-1 win away to Brighton on Friday night.
Martin Rowlands fired The Bees in front after 27 minutes, but Lee Steele drew the home side level just seven minutes into the second half.
Steele's goal had looked like being enough to send Brighton to the top of the table until Ivar Ingimarsson's 74th minute strike gave Steve Coppell's men all three points.
Bristol City moved into the top four with a convincing 3-0 win over Chesterfield at Ashton Gate.
Tony Thorpe opened the scoring for The Robins after 31 minutes and Steve Jones doubled the lead seven minutes later.
Jones grabbed his second just four minutes into the second half to wrap up victory for Danny Wilson's men.
Colchester rose up to seventh spot with a comfortable 2-0 win over Reading at Layer Road.
Kevin Rapley fired the home side in front after just seven minutes and Scott McCleish doubled the advantage in the 26th minute to wrap up victory.
Port Vale piled the misery on struggling Cambridge United with a convincing 5-0 win at Vale Park.
Michael Cummins opened the scoring for the home side after 39 minutes and Ian Armstrong doubled the lead just a minute into the second half.
Chris Killen fired a quick-fire brace (55,59) and Stephen Brooker netted in between in the 57th minute to ensure a resounding success for Brian Horton's side.
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