Latics smash Mariners for six
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Vernon's treble all came in the first half as The Latics ran riot over a ten-man Mariners.
The young striker - who now has 12 goals for the season - opened the scoring after nine minutes, before doubling the lead just seven minutes later.
Midfielder Adam Griffin added a third before on loan star Jermaine Johnson (pictured) made it 4-0.
Vernon again struck on the stroke of half time - just a minute after Town's Mike Edwards had been red carded for a professional foul.
Substitute Calvin Zola Makongo added a sixth in the last few minutes to ease Oldham away from any possible relegation trouble, while Grimsby remain just a point above the drop zone - although they do have three games in hand on all the clubs around them.
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Oldham 6-0 Grimsby