Chris Holroyd's header earned Preston a draw at Oldham.

Robbie Simpson should have put the Latics ahead but he blazed his shot wide, while down the other end Holroyd and Craig Morgan both spurned chances.

Simpson made amends in the second half, nodding home Filipe Morais' cross from close range to give the hosts the lead.

But North End snatched a point when Danny Mayor chipped in a pinpoint cross from the left and Holroyd simply headed in from two yards out.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Preston manager Graham Westley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I didn't enjoy the game at all because it was a difficult surface to play on.

"When you see a player of Shefki Kuqi's quality over-run something the way he did, you realise just how poor the surface was.

"There were a lot of very good players on show who found it hard to make a telling contribution.

"To go behind and show the desire to get back into it, get a equaliser and then very nearly win it at the end was a positive."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Oldham

  • 13 Bouzanis
  • 02 Mvoto
  • 06 Brown
  • 12 Diallo
  • 07 Morais Booked
  • 08 Furman
  • 19 Lee
  • 20 M'changama
  • 10 Simpson
  • 32 Kuqi (Marsh-Brown - 62' )
  • 36 Tounkara (Bunn - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 33 Simpson
  • 16 Tarkowski
  • 26 Winchester
  • 30 Marsh-Brown
  • 39 Bunn

Preston

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 02 Gray
  • 05 Robertson
  • 06 Morgan
  • 26 Wright
  • 08 Coutts
  • 16 Mayor (Hunt - 90' )
  • 35 Ehmer
  • 38 Procter (Aneke - 74' )
  • 37 Holroyd
  • 39 Cummins (Proctor - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 42 Hunt
  • 44 Aneke
  • 09 Proctor
  • 34 Murphy
Ref: Tierney
Att: 4,824

Match Stats

Shots

7 6

On target

2 2

Corners

2 8

Fouls

8 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:18 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +3:31

Corner from the left by-line taken by Max Ehmer, Bailey Wright produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

90:00 +2:32

Youssouf M'changama fouled by David Gray, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

89:00

Dean Bouzanis takes the indirect free kick.

89:00 Substitution

Substitution Nicky Hunt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Mayor.

89:00

The offside flag is raised against Jamie Proctor.

88:12

Craig Morgan restarts play with the free kick.

88:12 Booking

Booking The referee books Filipe Morais for unsporting behaviour.

87:51

Paul Coutts fouled by Filipe Morais, the ref awards a free kick.

86:45

Robbie Simpson fouled by David Gray, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Filipe Morais, clearance by Craig Morgan.

85:30

Robbie Simpson is caught offside. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the indirect free kick.

83:32 Substitution

Substitution Oumare Tounkara goes off and Harry Bunn comes on.

81:49

The official flags Oumare Tounkara offside. Thorsten Stuckmann restarts play with the free kick.

78:38

Danny Mayor provided the assist for the goal.

78:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Holroyd - Oldham 1 - 1 Preston Chris Holroyd grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Oldham 1-1 Preston.

78:10

Filipe Morais is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Thorsten Stuckmann restarts play with the free kick.

75:54

Dean Furman fouled by Chuks Aneke, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

74:52

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Mayor from the right by-line to the near post, Filipe Morais makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Danny Mayor from the right by-line played to the near post, Jean Yves Mvoto manages to make a clearance.

73:01 Substitution

Substitution Chuks Aneke joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andrew Procter.

71:46

Jean Yves Mvoto concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Procter. David Gray takes the indirect free kick.

70:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kieran Lee by Jamie Proctor. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

68:14

Assist on the goal came from Filipe Morais.

68:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Robbie Simpson - Oldham 1 - 0 Preston Robbie Simpson grabs a headed goal from close range. Oldham 1-0 Preston.

67:40

Andrew Procter challenges Robbie Simpson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Filipe Morais takes the indirect free kick,

65:41

The assistant referee flags for offside against Oumare Tounkara. Indirect free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

64:49

Unfair challenge on Bailey Wright by Keanu Marsh-Brown results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

64:07

Outswinging corner taken by Filipe Morais from the right by-line played to the near post.

62:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jean Yves Mvoto by Jamie Proctor. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

61:55 Substitution

Substitution (Oldham) makes a substitution, with Keanu Marsh-Brown coming on for Shefki Kuqi.

58:58 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Proctor on for Graham Cummins.

58:46

The referee blows for offside against Shefki Kuqi. Thorsten Stuckmann restarts play with the free kick.

55:40

Dean Furman takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Morgan.

54:45

Unfair challenge on Robbie Simpson by David Gray results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Filipe Morais, clearance by Chris Robertson.

50:43

Max Ehmer takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Filipe Morais.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +0:43 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:01

Oumare Tounkara is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.

42:09

Dean Furman fouled by Andrew Procter, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Bouzanis restarts play with the free kick.

41:27

Paul Coutts fouled by Dean Furman, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Coutts restarts play with the free kick.

40:58

Paul Coutts fouled by Filipe Morais, the ref awards a free kick. Bailey Wright takes the free kick.

40:16

Filipe Morais takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Craig Morgan.

37:56

Craig Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Filipe Morais. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Robbie Simpson.

36:33

Shot from deep inside the area by Graham Cummins clears the bar.

35:36

Robbie Simpson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

32:25

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

32:05

Robbie Simpson fouled by David Gray, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Bouzanis restarts play with the free kick.

29:41

Chris Holroyd takes a shot. Save made by Dean Bouzanis. Corner taken by Danny Mayor from the left by-line, Robbie Simpson makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Danny Mayor, Craig Morgan produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

23:45

Long distance shot from Robbie Simpson misses to the left of the net.

23:02

Header from close range by Oumare Tounkara clears the bar.

18:50

Shot from deep inside the area by Robbie Simpson clears the crossbar.

11:13

Long distance effort from Max Ehmer misses to the left of the goal.

10:35

Graham Cummins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Reece Brown. Reece Brown restarts play with the free kick.

6:55

Unfair challenge on Danny Mayor by Youssouf M'changama results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by David Gray.

5:14

Corner taken right-footed by Max Ehmer to the near post, clearance made by Reece Brown. Corner taken by Craig Morgan, Youssouf M'changama makes a clearance.

3:25

Filipe Morais fouled by Paul Coutts, the ref awards a free kick. Robbie Simpson takes the indirect free kick.

2:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Cummins by Reece Brown. Bailey Wright takes the indirect free kick.

1:20

Andrew Procter fouled by Dean Furman, the ref awards a free kick. David Gray takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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