Scunthorpe 0-2 Oldham: Latics boost survival hopes at Glanford Park
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 03/03/18 6:20pm
Two goals in the final 12 minutes saw Oldham climb out of the League One relegation zone with a 2-0 victory at Scunthorpe.
The Latics had been on the back foot for large parts of the match, but never looked back after substitute Patrick McEleney marked his debut with a fortunate strike in the 78th minute, before fellow substitute Eoin Doyle doubled their lead four minutes later.
Neither side had been able to find any fluency to their attacking play in a scrappy opening 45 minutes, with Scunthorpe creating the best two chances from which Hakeeb Adelakun was denied by Johny Placide and Josh Morris headed against the bar.
The Iron seemed to have stepped up a gear after the break, only for visiting boss Richie Wellens to turn the game on its head by bringing on McEleney and Doyle just before and after the hour mark.
The former broke the deadlock when Jack Byrne's shot from 20 yards spun up off the midfielder and wrong-footed home keeper Matt Gilks.
Minutes later they secured all three points, with Doyle finishing clinically into the bottom corner after being played through by Aaron Holloway.