YEOVIL TOWN 2, OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1
Oldham Athletic’s woeful record against bottom-four side in Sky Bet League One continued with a last-gasp defeat at last-placed Yeovil Town.
Substitute James Hayter, a striker who has haunted them previously, struck deep into stoppage time to give the Glovers a much-needed victory against managerless Latics.
It was a disappointing day as Latics now have picked up only two points from a possible 21 against bottom-four clubs, a damning record and even more frustrating bearing in mind the win at play-off chasing Port Vale four days earlier.
Yet the day had begun brightly when Carl Winchester gave Latics only for Yeovil to hit back through second-half goals from Joel Grant and Hayter.
And to round off a miserable day, Latics had right-back Brian Wilson sent off for picking up two yellow cards.
There was a lukewarm start to the game, though Yeovil thought they had taken an early lead when former Liverpool striker Adam Morgan had a goal ruled out for offside.
They would have taken the lead after half a hour but for a fabulous double save by Jake Kean to keep out Stephen Arthurworrey’s header and Chigozie Ugwa’s follow-up shot.
Latics went ahead minutes before half time when found the net not long after bursting from deep and firing wide from the edge of the best with the visitors’ best chance of the half.
He made no mistake at the second time of asking firing home after Jonathan Forte and Mike Jones had set him up.
Yeovil clawed their way back into the game after 55 minutes.
Kean managed to push a drive from Morgan on to the post and Grant, following up, forced home the loose ball.
Latics needed a new impetus and brought on loan striker Conor Wilkinson who was a nuisance, but could not find a route to goal.
And Latics’ hopes of victory were dealt a blow with 10 minutes left when Wilson was dismissed for picking up a second yellow card.
That gave Yeovil new hope they could pick up three much-needed points.
That gave the home side the impetus to go forward and pepper Kean’s goal.
Connor Brown saved an almost certain goal after 84 minutes with a vital block to deny Hayter, though Latics continued to push forward with substitutes Wilkinson and Rhys Murphy featuring prominently in their forward sorties.
It was Yeovil who delivered the telling blow two minutes into stoppage time when Hayter struck following a goalmouth scramble.
Latics thought they had equalised in the seventh minute of stoppage time when they had a goal ruled out, an incident which just about summed up their day.