Colchester took control of the England League Two game away to Oldham and were ahead 2-0. The third period saw a spirited fightback from Oldham that fell just short and Colchester ultimately won the match 2-1.

The visitors Colchester scored the first goal when Freddie Sears found the net after 9 minutes, making it 1-0.

The team increased the lead to 0-2 early in the match when Noah Chilvers made his mark as he scored in the 12th minute.

It took until the 73rd minute before Dylan Bahamboula reduced the score Oldham. But Oldham ran out of steam. This brought the final score to 1-2.

Oldham now have four straight defeats.

Oldham have had a sluggish start to the season and are without points from their first four games. Colchester are on five points.

The last meeting between the teams ended in a 5-2 home win for Oldham in April 2021.

After this game in the England League Two, Oldham will play Sutton (away) on 2021-08-28, Barrow (home) on 2021-09-04 and Leyton Orient (away) on 2021-09-11. Colchester play Rochdale (away) on 2021-08-27, Sutton (home) on 2021-09-04 and Barrow (away) on 2021-09-10.