Tranmere Rovers 0-1 Oldham Athletic
Saturday February 6, Prenton Park, (Att: 5,518)
Pawel's Abbott's first half strike was enough for Oldham to see off fellow strugglers Tranmere and move out of the League One relegation zone.
Athletic began the stronger, and Tranmere keeper Luke Daniels had to be called upon to stop Dean Furman's shot before Abbott tested the home custodian.
However, just before the break the Polish striker did get on the scoresheet. A glancing header from Dale Stephens's corner enough to secure Dave Penney's side their first away win since October.
The home side did press for a leveller and Latics were indebted to 'keeper Dean Brill for preserving their advantage with a great double save to thwart Marvin Sordell.
However, Oldham held out and move up to 19th in the table - three points above troubled Rovers.