Johnson vs Johnson

New Oldham Athletic manager Lee Johnson comes up against his father Gary as Yeovil Town visit Boundary Park.

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Victory for Johnson junior

Oldham Athletic's manager Lee Johnson on the touchline with his dad Gary Johnson - manager of Yeovil Town. Credit: PA Wire

Lee Johnson was victorious in the Johnson versus Johnson clash at Boundary Park.

Lee's Oldham Athletic side beat his father Gary's Yeovil Town team 1-0 after a goal by Matt Smith on the stroke of half-time.

Oldham's win sends Portsmouth and Hartlepool down to League Two and moves the Latics further away from the relegation zone.

Yeovil's defeat dents their hopes of winning automatic promotion, but they are still guaranteed a play-off place.

Gary and Lee Johnson before the match. Credit: PA Wire


Johnson versus Johnson in League One clash

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson comes up against his son Lee who manages Oldham tonight.

Both men are desperate for three points, with Yeovil fourth in league One and still in with a chance of winning automatic promotion, while Oldham are only one point above the relegation zone.

The majority of their football careers have been together, however. With Gary as manager and Lee as his player, they achieved two promotions in four seasons at Yeovil and another promotion, as well as a play-off final, at Bristol City.

Gary Johnson is now back at Huish Park for his second stint in charge and at 31, Lee became the youngest manager in the Football League when Oldham appointed him last month. We asked them both about having to face each other across the dugouts.

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