Oldham winger Chris Taylor insisted he had no qualms about handing over the penalty he won to Jason Lowe as the Latics ended a dismal 12-match winless streak with a 2-0 success at Notts County.

With an uninspiring game looking to be heading for a goalless draw, Taylor's run into the box was brought to a halt by County skipper Mike Edwards, who saw red for the challenge. Lowe slotted home the penalty, and Reuben Reid added a killer second in the last minute.

"I gave him the ball as he's a cool lad," said Taylor. "It doesn't matter who scores, as long as the ball goes in the back of the net."

The result also marked a second consecutive clean sheet for Oldham after the goalless draw with Tranmere, and Taylor praised his side's defensive awareness.

He said: "I think we've kept a good shape all season. On Monday we restricted Tranmere to very few chances, and although I wasn't at the game against Brighton (a 1-0 home defeat), I heard they didn't have too many opportunities either."

The result marked a fifth consecutive defeat for Paul Ince's Notts County, and a fifth game without a goal.

Boos and chants of "Ince out" rang around the ground at the final whistle, and the manager said: "We're not scoring goals, and that's a worry.

"I thought we were strong, but everything seems to be going against us.

"We've got to pick ourselves up and go again. We can't be looking over our shoulders, we've just got to think about us.

"It's just disappointing. It always looked like it was going to be a 0-0."

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