Oldham and Walsall both picked up their first point of the League One season through goals from Youssouf M'changama and George Bowerman.

M'changama scored after his 25-yard shot went through David Grof's dive.

Oldham keeper Alex Cisak also made a mistake when he let Jamie Paterson's set-piece to squirm through his hands, only for the ball to drop inches wide.

Walsall were gifted the equaliser when Dean Furman hit a weak backpass and Bowerman intercepted before levelling.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Oldham manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Manchester:

"In the first half, I thought we played some good stuff and put a lot of pressure on them. That pressure told in the end.

"We told them to do a similar thing in the second half, not to overplay, but they looked as if they wanted to have a stroll in the park and pass the ball at their pace.

"You can't do that at any level.

"I've told them a few home truths. They're at this level for a reason and the second half has just shown that."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Oldham Athletic

  • 01 Cisak
  • 03 Grounds
  • 05 Mvoto
  • 06 Tarkowski
  • 16 Byrne Booked
  • 07 Croft
  • 08 Furman
  • 22 M'changama
  • 09 Slew (Taylor - 67' )
  • 10 Simpson
  • 11 Montano (Hughes - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Bouzanis
  • 02 Brown
  • 26 Winchester
  • 24 Hughes
  • 14 Smith
  • 19 Taylor
  • 21 Millar

Walsall

  • 01 Grof
  • 04 Butler
  • 05 Holden Booked
  • 14 Purkiss
  • 25 Chambers
  • 06 Featherstone (Williams - 66' )
  • 07 Chambers
  • 08 Cuvelier
  • 10 Paterson
  • 11 Hemmings
  • 09 Grigg (Bowerman - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Walker
  • 20 Benning
  • 22 Downing
  • 16 Jones
  • 24 Baxendale
  • 17 Bowerman
  • 19 Williams
Ref: Brown
Att: 3,496

Match Stats

Shots

9 9

On target

5 4

Corners

3 6

Fouls

12 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:14 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:26

Lee Croft crosses the ball, David Grof makes a comfortable save.

90:00 +2:03

Cliff Byrne delivers the ball, Adam Chambers makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:50

Foul by Jamie Paterson on Youssouf M'changama, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Cliff Byrne from right wing.

89:11

Centre by Cliff Byrne, Foul by Robbie Simpson on Dean Holden, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by David Grof.

87:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Furman by Adam Chambers. Lee Croft crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, James Chambers makes a clearance.

85:10

Jamie Paterson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

84:09

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jamie Paterson from left wing, Alex Cisak makes a fantastic save.

84:09 Booking

Booking Cliff Byrne is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

83:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cliff Byrne on Jamie Paterson.

83:21

Robbie Simpson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Chambers. Andy Butler takes the free kick.

82:30

Robbie Simpson takes a shot. Dean Holden gets a block in.

81:40

Ben Purkiss produces a cross, save by Alex Cisak. Free kick awarded for a foul by Florent Cuvelier on Cliff Byrne. Indirect free kick taken by James Tarkowski.

80:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Chambers by Robbie Simpson. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Butler.

78:54 Goal scored

Goal! - George Bowerman - Oldham 1 - 1 Walsall Goal scored by George Bowerman from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Oldham 1-1 Walsall.

75:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Chambers by Dean Furman. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ashley Hemmings, clearance made by Jean Yves Mvoto.

74:36

Florent Cuvelier delivers the ball, save by Alex Cisak. Corner taken left-footed by Ashley Hemmings.

72:04

Shot by Robbie Simpson from outside the box goes high over the target.

71:44

The referee gives a free kick against Lee Croft for handball. Andy Butler takes the free kick.

70:58

George Bowerman takes a shot. Save made by Alex Cisak.

70:07 Substitution

Substitution Cristian Montano goes off and Connor Hughes comes on.

69:35

A cross is delivered by Dean Furman.

69:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Holden on Robbie Simpson. Dean Furman restarts play with the free kick.

68:37

Youssouf M'changama produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

65:13

Alex Cisak takes the free kick.

65:13 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Taylor replaces Jordan Slew.

65:13 Substitution

Substitution George Bowerman on for Will Grigg.

65:13 Substitution

Substitution Aaron Williams replaces Nicky Featherstone.

65:13

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jamie Paterson, Unfair challenge on Robbie Simpson by Adam Chambers results in a free kick.

63:42

Effort from outside the area by Jordan Slew goes wide right of the goal.

62:45

Lee Croft crosses the ball, blocked by Florent Cuvelier.

61:28

Will Grigg produces a cross, James Tarkowski manages to make a clearance.

59:31

Lee Croft concedes a free kick for a foul on Florent Cuvelier. Free kick crossed by Ashley Hemmings, clearance by Cliff Byrne. Corner from left by-line taken by Jamie Paterson. Will Grigg takes a shot. Jean Yves Mvoto gets a block in.

58:28

Foul by Jamie Paterson on Lee Croft, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alex Cisak.

57:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Paterson by Cliff Byrne. Ashley Hemmings delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, blocked by Dean Furman.

56:37

Jonathan Grounds produces a cross.

51:48

Cliff Byrne challenges Adam Chambers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jamie Paterson, Alex Cisak makes a save. Corner taken by Ashley Hemmings played to the near post, Alex Cisak fouled by Will Grigg, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Alex Cisak.

51:24

The offside flag is raised against Jordan Slew. Indirect free kick taken by David Grof.

50:59

The assistant referee flags for offside against Robbie Simpson. Indirect free kick taken by David Grof.

50:37

Will Grigg handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Jean Yves Mvoto.

49:52

The ball is sent over by Cristian Montano, James Chambers manages to make a clearance. Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Grigg on James Tarkowski. James Tarkowski restarts play with the free kick.

49:23

Lee Croft crosses the ball, clearance by Andy Butler.

49:12

Youssouf M'changama produces a cross.

48:28

Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Paterson from the left by-line, save by Alex Cisak.

48:12

The ball is crossed by Florent Cuvelier, Cliff Byrne gets a block in.

47:02

The referee gives a free kick against Lee Croft for handball. Free kick crossed by Ashley Hemmings, save by Alex Cisak.

46:00

Handball by Jordan Slew. Indirect free kick taken by David Grof.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:22 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

44:36

Jordan Slew is caught offside. Free kick taken by David Grof.

43:49

Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Blocked by Cliff Byrne. Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Paterson, comfortable save by Alex Cisak.

42:46

Cristian Montano produces a cross, clearance by Andy Butler.

40:14

Cliff Byrne delivers the ball.

38:50

The ball is sent over by Cliff Byrne.

35:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Youssouf M'changama - Oldham 1 - 0 Walsall Youssouf M'changama finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Oldham 1-0 Walsall.

34:43

Jordan Slew sends in a cross.

34:11

The ball is swung over by Cristian Montano, Adam Chambers manages to make a clearance.

31:30

Lee Croft delivers the ball, blocked by Dean Holden. Corner taken left-footed by Lee Croft. Youssouf M'changama delivers the ball, clearance made by David Grof. Inswinging corner taken by Lee Croft, James Chambers manages to make a clearance. Lee Croft takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

31:04

The ball is swung over by Will Grigg, clearance by Jean Yves Mvoto.

30:26

Lee Croft crosses the ball, comfortable save by David Grof.

29:42

James Chambers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Croft. Cliff Byrne takes the indirect free kick.

27:01

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Grounds, Robbie Simpson takes a shot. Comfortable save by David Grof. Will Grigg concedes a free kick for a foul on James Tarkowski. Alex Cisak takes the indirect free kick.

22:51

Unfair challenge on Jean Yves Mvoto by Will Grigg results in a free kick. James Tarkowski takes the free kick.

20:34

Effort from inside the area by Will Grigg misses to the left of the target.

18:25

Cristian Montano fouled by Jamie Paterson, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Grounds takes the free kick.

17:24

Will Grigg has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

15:11

Robbie Simpson has an effort direct from the free kick, save by David Grof. Jordan Slew takes a shot. Blocked by Dean Holden.

15:11 Booking

Booking Dean Holden is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

14:57

Robbie Simpson fouled by Dean Holden, the ref awards a free kick.

14:21

The ball is crossed by Lee Croft, Dean Holden manages to make a clearance.

13:07

James Chambers challenges Lee Croft unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Cliff Byrne from right wing.

12:40

Jordan Slew has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

11:12

The ball is delivered by Lee Croft.

8:40

Ashley Hemmings takes a shot. Blocked by James Tarkowski.

7:52

Will Grigg is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alex Cisak takes the free kick.

6:38

Unfair challenge on Ashley Hemmings by Jordan Slew results in a free kick. David Grof restarts play with the free kick.

5:23

The ball is delivered by Will Grigg.

4:51

Robbie Simpson concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Featherstone. David Grof restarts play with the free kick.

4:22

Ashley Hemmings is caught offside. Alex Cisak takes the free kick.

3:56

Jean Yves Mvoto challenges Will Grigg unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Purkiss takes the free kick.

0:15

James Tarkowski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Chambers. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Ashley Hemmings from left wing, clearance made by Jean Yves Mvoto. Ben Purkiss gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Slew. Free kick taken by Jonathan Grounds.

0:00

The game begins.

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