See how the press reported our 2-1 win at Boundary ParkManchester Evening News
Turkeys have had better Christmases than the one Oldham Athletic and their fans have endured.
Paul Dickov's side slipped to their fourth defeat in a row at Boundary Park to cap a miserable December and leave them hovering precariously above the heat of the drop zone oven.
Crewe Alexandra were the latest side to benefit from some poor defending as centre-half Mark Ellis ghosted in unmarked with six minutes to play to give the Railwaymen a 2-1 win and leave Latics season well and truly against the buffers.
His strike came moments after substitute Dan Taylor had cancelled out Mathias Pogba's fortunate opener with his first goal for the club.
But instead of pressing on for a winner luckless Oldham hit the self-destruct button once more.
Boss Paul Dickov insisted Oldham Athletic's defeat to Crewe Alexandra – their second home loss in four days – was undeserved.
Teenage striker Daniel Taylor grabbed his first senior goal for the hosts but strikes either side by Mathias Pogba and Mark Ellis condemned Latics to their fourth straight league defeat.
However, Dickov believed his side could have won on another day, and urged the players to bounce back against Scunthorpe United on New Year's Day.
"We created more than enough chances to win the game, but little things aren't going with us at the moment," he said.
"We have to stay positive and if we do, we will soon get positive results.
"We have had two home games over Christmas, played ever so well, created a lot of chances and yet again come away with nothing.
"It was another sickener, but we have a big game on New Year’s Day and have to pick ourselves up and try and win."
CREWE manager Steve Davis revealed his side are on course to beat their points target for the season.
Mark Ellis grabbed the decisive goal six minutes from time as the Railwaymen made it three wins in four games.
Davis said: "I wanted us to be on 30 points at this stage, but we have exceeded that target by six points.
"We are in a good league position and we will keep pushing ourselves to make sure we keep improving.
"We'll lose games and have our bad days, but it's important not to get disheartened.
"You have to build consistency and put little runs together, which is what we are trying to do.”
MARK ELLIS headed the Railwaymen’s winner six minutes from time as Oldham slipped to their fourth consecutive defeat.
The result piled further pressure on Latics manager Paul Dickov.
But Dickov insisted: “I’ve just been with the board and they’ve said they’ve got faith in me and that I’m the man to take the club forward.”
Mathias Pogba’s deflected 25-yard shot put Crewe ahead on the hour, sub Dan Taylor equalising after 82 minutes.
Earlier, Matt Smith had missed a glaring open goal for Oldham.
Crewe boss Steve Davis said: “It was a scrappy game but the conditions made it difficult.”