Oldham defender Fitz Hall struck a crucial late penalty to keep Iain Dowie's
side in contention for an automatic play-off spot with a win at Mansfield.
The Latics appeared to be heading for a disappointing draw when Liam Lawrence
brought down Wayne Andrews inside the box and the referee awarded a penalty.
Hall stepped up to convert the spot-kick.
Oldham had played for most of the game with 10 men following David Eyres'
34th-minute dismissal for violent conduct.
But the Stags' discipline was equally
lacking and they finished the game with only nine players.
Ryan Day was sent off for a second yellow card in the 56th minute after a
crunching tackle on Anthony Carss.
And in the final minute player-manager Keith
Curle was also dismissed for a professional foul.
Mansfield: Welch, Day, Curle, Doane, Eaton, Lawrence, Corden,
Disley, Curtis, Christie, Mendes. Subs: Jason White, Mitchell,
Williamson, Andy White, Gadsby.
Oldham: Pogliacomi, Hall, Haining, Beharall, Armstrong, Murray,
Duxbury, Carss, Eyres, Wijnhard, Andrews. Subs: Miskelly,
Corazzin, Killen, Burgess, Eyre.
Referee: P Taylor (Hertfordshire)