BRISTOL CITY 1, OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0.
They say all good things come must come to an end and Latics’ long unbeaten run did so following their Sky Bet League One defeat at leaders Bristol City.
Kieran Agard’s second half strike was enough to give the Robins victory as Latics suffered their first loss in 14 league and cup games as they were closing in on a club record.
Latics had their sights on the club record on 15 games unbeaten which had been set at the end of the 1950/51 season and start of the 1951/52 campaign.
It was disappointing to come so close to the record, but Latics were more than a match for the high-flying Robins.
Latics recalled Brian Wilson and James Dayton as Timothee Dieng and Carl Winchester dropped down to the bench.
Jabo Ibegre has an early chance for Latics, but it flew narrowly wide before City took control.
Joe Bryan’s cross looped over Paul Rachubka before hitting the top of the crossbar while Agard’s volley was well kept out by Latics’ keeper.
Latics had their best chance of the game after 35 minutes when top scorer Jonathan Forte saw his shot deflected narrowly wide with Forte also heading over from the resulting corne.
The Robins took the lead after 57 minutes after a well- worked free kick saw Wade Elliott play it short for Aaron Wilbraham and he played it into the path of Agard who fired low past Rachubka.
City could have extended their lead on the hour mark as they broke from a Latics corner when Agard’s audacious chip from distance flew just wide,
Latics had a great chance to equalise with 15 minutes left when substitute Dominic Poleon’s effort was well turned over the bar by keeper Frank Fielding.
City could have won by a wider margin as late on Bryan was denied by Rachubka. Latics kept pressing for an equaliser and to preserve their unbeaten record, but they were unable to find a route to goal.