Goal-hungry Oldham moved back into third place in League One as they comfortably stretched their unbeaten home run to five games with a 4-0 win over bottom side Hereford.
John Sheridan's high-flyers took just four minutes to take the lead. Lee Hughes used his predatory instincts to fire home his sixth goal of the season after left-back Daniel Jones saw his 20-yard shot spilled by keeper Darren Randolph.
It was Hughes who was again causing problems when he was brought down in the penalty area by big Bruno N'Gotty for the second. Andy Liddell subsequently took his goal tally to five with a well-struck spot-kick which sent Randolph the wrong way after 15 minutes.
Hereford are finding it tough going since their promotion from League Two back in May and they were hit by a third in the 36th minute. Chris Taylor picked out Jones and the on-loan Wolves man capped his home debut with an explosive shot after racing into the box.
The visitors were reduced to 10 men in the closing stages when Stephen O'Leary saw red for two bookings in the space of just over a minute.
And midfielder Danny Whitaker completed the rout with Oldham's fourth goal in the last minute, a right-footed shot from 10 yards that went in off a post.
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