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Report: Oldham Athletic 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

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Back to back defeats threaten to derail Bolton Wanderers' promotion challenge as we enter the arse-end of the League One season.

Travelling the short distance to Ice Station Zebra, our lads were backed by 5,000 of the hardiest souls known to man. The away fans were rewarded by what was, admittedly, a decent performance from the lads.

First half dominance led to precisely zero goals and a load of tweets praising Gary Madine, which is indicative of our recent malaise. Accept the universal truth, lads.

Captain Darren Pratley was the man who came closest in the first half, firing over twice, as is his wont.

Oldham almost scored when visiting goalkeeper Mark Howard palmed out Peter Clarke's shot before also saving from Paul Green, but they went down to 10 men in the 64th minute as former Liverpool man Michael Ngoo picked up his second yellow card for a foul on Dean Moxey.

Despite being down to 10 men, Oldham scored what would be the winner on 76 minutes as Lee Erwin capitalised on another Mark Howard error (a "top class keeper" according to Hey Arnold on twitter). The ball hit Jay Spearing and went in. Shit happens.

So it was that despite two strikes against the bar and two more off the line, Bolton lost for the second game on the spin.

Let's hope that Wanderers can sort it out.