Date: 25th February 2012 at 7:03pm
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Oldham went into Saturday`s game against Tranmere desperate for three points after slipping so close to the relegation zone of late.

Shefki Kuqi`s second-half penalty handed Oldham the win and eased the club of the pressure of a relegation dogfight for a short time yet.

There was very little to be said about the game whichlacked quality and skill from both sides, indeed, if John Welsh had not tripped Robbie Simpson in the area, this game would surely have finished 0-0.

That trip came three minutes into the second half and Shefki Kugi dispatched the spot kick with no problem.

Earlier in the game Tranmere had a couple of chances to take the lead but poor efforts from Ray Brunt and James Wallace left Cisak to easily make the saves.

After the goal, Oldham had a couple of chances to finish Tranmere off, but again the final effort on goal was lacking.

Robbie Simpson should have done better from eight yards out after the ball had been pulled back from Filipe Morais.

Jean-Yves M`Voto headed wide before Morais` free kick was deflected onto the post.

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