See how the press reported our 2-0 defeat
Manchester Evening News
Delighted Oldham boss Paul Dickov believes his men have set a benchmark after a superb performance saw them dismantle Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road.
Ninety minutes of almost complete domination ended with a 2-0 victory for the inspired visitors thanks to second half strikes from substitute James Tarkowski and on-loan striker Matt Derbyshire.
The Latics boss had been under pressure coming into the game after a wretched run of form plunged his side into the relegation zone.
But on a cold night in the railway town a superb performance put their season firmly back on track.
"Tonight the players showed what they are capable of," said Dickov.
"Things haven't been going well but I believe in them and tonight they can do. They have set the standards."
Second-half goals from James Tarkowski and Matt Derbyshire in a 2-0 win at Crewe ended Oldham's five-game winless run.
Crewe have now gone six games without victory, but never looked like ending that sequence after being totally dominated by the Latics.
Harry Davis turned Gregor Robertson's corner onto the post with six minutes gone but after that Crewe spent the first half on the backfoot.
Latics striker Derbyshire was denied on the goalline by Kelvin Mellor before Alex goalkeeper Alan Martin pulled off a stunning save to prevent Lee Croft dispatching Christian Montano's cutback.
The visitors finally found the goal they deserved just after the hour-mark when Tarkowski headed home Croft's corner at the far post.
Derbyshire put the result beyond doubt with 11 minutes to go, turning in Montano's superb low cross from close range before Crewe midfielder Luke Murphy hit the crossbar with a free-kick in injury time.
The Crewe Chronicle
CREWE Alex slipped to a second straight defeat on Tuesday night at the hands of struggling Oldham Athletic.
Arguably the worst performance of the season saw them dominated from start to finish by Paul Dickov’s men.
Second-half goals from James Tarkowski and Marr Derbyshire gave the visitors a deserved three points.
Boss Steve Davis will have been left perplexed by an abject performance in which only keeper Alan Martin could take any credit.
JAMES WESOLOWSKI’S first goal of the season eased the pressure on boss Paul Dickov.
Oldham had gone five games without a win. But Wesolowski nodded home Lee Croft’s 61st-minute corner.
Matt Derbyshire got the second 11 minutes from time while Crewe failed to muster a single shot on target.