OLDHAM Athletic have been relegated from the Football League, becoming the first former Premier League club to drop out of the 92.

Latics' fate was sealed with two games to go, following defeat at home to play-off chasing Salford City, after relegation rivals Barrow and Salford both won.

It was a game that was held up for almost two hours, following a second-half pitch invasion.

Referee Robert Madley ushered the players off the pitch as fans poured onto it with around 11 minutes remaining.

At that points Latic trailed 2-1. Davis Keillor-Dunn had cancelled out former Latics striker Matt Smith's opener, but Brandon Thomas-Asante delivered a stoppage time sucker punch before the break.

With time running out for Latics and frustration building in the stands, hundreds of supporters spilled onto the pitch from the North Stand and Rochdale Road End to protest against the club's owner, Abdallah Lemsagam, and his sporting director brother, Mo - neither of whom were present.

The prolonged pitch invasion, in which some fans staged a centre circle sit-in, led to an announcement that the match would be abandoned.

However, as a result of the importance of the outcome for both teams, with Salford starting the day on the fringes of the top seven - and with only two weeks of the season remaining - it is understood both the EFL and FA wanted the match to be completed behind closed doors.

The game resumed with a free kick almost two hours after it had been brought to a halt.

Nicky Adams had an effort cleared off the line, but that was the closest Latics came to continuing their relegation fight.

John Sheridan had returned in January to try to pull off a third Shezurrection, with the side seven points adrift of safety.

A seven-point gap now with two games to go means that Oldham Athletic's 115-year spell in the Football League is over.