Oldham Athletic battled back from 2-0 down to end a four-game losing run and hold Scunthorpe United to a draw.

Niall Canavan scrambled the Iron's opener home from close range and Mark Duffy rifled home a second after a mazy run from the left.

Former Scunthorpe captain Cliff Byrne pulled one back from close range before Jose Baxter levelled with a penalty.

Oldham ended with 10 men when James Wesolowski was sent off for his challenge on Damien Mozika.

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Scunthorpe United boss Brian Laws told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It is most definitely an opportunity lost; you know we've lost two points there, we should have won the game.

"When you get yourself in a position as we did, you're in the driving seat. The key is always making sure you get in at half-time and you don't concede a goal.

"There's a few things there that you look at and think 'hang on a minute referee, you need to have a look at those issues'."

Oldham manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It's a fantastic battling point, when you take into consideration that we were going into it on the back of four defeats and we went 2-0 down early doors.

"At 2-2, with 11 against 11, we were playing some fantastic stuff and there was only one team that was going to win it.

"The character, the desire and the football quality in our team was shown today. It was a great performance."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (3)

Scunthorpe United

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 02 Ribeiro
  • 06 Reid Booked
  • 15 Canavan
  • 21 Newey Booked
  • 07 Ryan (Ellington - 70' )
  • 08 Mozika Booked
  • 16 Duffy
  • 19 Collins
  • 11 Barcham
  • 22 Hawley

Substitutes

  • 13 Severn
  • 03 Kennedy
  • 14 Gibbons
  • 10 Grella
  • 17 Godden
  • 27 Ellington
  • 29 Djeziri

Oldham Athletic

  • 13 Bouzanis
  • 03 Grounds
  • 05 Mvoto
  • 16 Byrne
  • 23 Wabara
  • 04 Wesolowski Dismissed
  • 07 Croft (Winchester - 74' )
  • 08 Furman Booked
  • 11 Montano (M'changama - 25' Booked )
  • 14 Smith
  • 20 Baxter Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Cisak
  • 02 Brown
  • 26 Winchester
  • 06 Tarkowski
  • 22 M'changama
  • 19 Taylor
  • 21 Millar
Ref: Clark
Att: 3,116

Match Stats

Shots

14 15

On target

9 6

Corners

7 5

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:32 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:55 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Tom Newey for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:27

The ball is delivered by Mark Duffy, clearance made by Jean Yves Mvoto.

90:00 +1:47

Effort from outside the box by Jose Baxter goes wide right of the target.

90:00 +0:05

The ball is swung over by Christian Ribeiro, Nathan Ellington produces a right-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

89:27

The ball is crossed by Tom Newey, clearance made by Cliff Byrne.

88:05

The ball is swung over by Tom Newey, clearance made by Jonathan Grounds. Shot from outside the area by Mark Duffy misses to the left of the goal.

87:39

The ball is swung over by Tom Newey, clearance by Reece Wabara.

87:03

The ball is sent over by Reece Wabara.

84:02

Tom Newey crosses the ball, save by Dean Bouzanis.

83:21

The ball is swung over by Andy Barcham, Reece Wabara makes a clearance. Corner taken short by Mark Duffy.

82:32

The referee blows for offside. Dean Bouzanis restarts play with the free kick.

82:17

Tom Newey sends in a cross, clearance made by Jean Yves Mvoto.

80:27

Damien Mozika takes a shot. Save made by Dean Bouzanis.

79:48

Mark Duffy sends in a cross, save by Dean Bouzanis.

79:30

The ball is swung over by Christian Ribeiro, save by Dean Bouzanis.

79:06

Jose Baxter sends in a cross, save by Sam Slocombe.

78:39

The ball is delivered by Andy Barcham, Niall Canavan takes a shot. Save by Dean Bouzanis.

78:06

Free kick taken by Tom Newey.

78:06 Booking

Booking Dean Furman receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

77:59

Dean Furman challenges Michael Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick.

77:38 Booking

Booking Jose Baxter is booked.

77:01

Jonathan Grounds handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

75:17

The ball is delivered by Andy Barcham, clearance made by Jose Baxter. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Duffy, Matt Smith fouled by Niall Canavan, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Bouzanis takes the direct free kick.

73:40 Substitution

Substitution (Oldham) makes a substitution, with Carl Winchester coming on for Lee Croft.

71:20

Nathan Ellington produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

70:55

Jonathan Grounds manages to make a clearance.

70:55 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Ellington replaces Jimmy Ryan.

70:55

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Duffy from the left by-line played to the near post,

70:13

A cross is delivered by Michael Collins, Nathan Ellington produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

69:42

Centre by Mark Duffy, clearance by Matt Smith.

67:36

Christian Ribeiro takes the direct free kick.

67:36 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee red cards James Wesolowski for violent conduct.

67:32

James Wesolowski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damien Mozika.

66:42

The ball is delivered by Jose Baxter. The ball is delivered by Reece Wabara, Matt Smith takes a shot. Sam Slocombe makes a comfortable save.

66:06

Tom Newey concedes a free kick for a foul on Reece Wabara. Direct free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

64:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Jose Baxter - Scunthorpe 2 - 2 Oldham Placed penalty scored by Jose Baxter. Scunthorpe 2-2 Oldham.

63:04

Free kick crossed right-footed by Jose Baxter from right channel, Niall Canavan challenges Matt Smith unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

63:04 Booking

Booking Damien Mozika is given a yellow card.

62:55

Damien Mozika concedes a free kick for a foul on Youssouf M'Changama.

62:09

The offside flag is raised against Andy Barcham. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

61:29

Reece Wabara produces a left-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

60:17

The ball is swung over by Mark Duffy, save by Dean Bouzanis.

59:43

Mark Duffy delivers the ball, Jonathan Grounds makes a clearance. Corner taken by Mark Duffy, Matt Smith manages to make a clearance.

57:33

Damien Mozika challenges Jose Baxter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jose Baxter delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Paul Reid makes a clearance. Shot by Youssouf M'Changama from outside the box goes over the net.

56:59

Unfair challenge on Reece Wabara by Karl Hawley results in a free kick. Reece Wabara takes the direct free kick.

56:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Collins by Lee Croft. Sam Slocombe takes the direct free kick.

55:57

Dean Furman crosses the ball, Niall Canavan makes a clearance.

54:16

Shot by Jose Baxter from 25 yards. Niall Canavan gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Lee Croft.

53:22

A cross is delivered by Youssouf M'Changama.

50:55

Reece Wabara crosses the ball.

49:09

Corner from the right by-line taken by Mark Duffy, Niall Canavan gets a header at goal, save made by Dean Bouzanis.

48:45

James Wesolowski challenges Karl Hawley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Niall Canavan takes the direct free kick.

48:22

The referee blows for offside against Mark Duffy. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

47:17

Foul by Matt Smith on Michael Collins, free kick awarded. Sam Slocombe takes the free kick.

46:52

Jimmy Ryan is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonathan Grounds.

46:31

The ball is swung over by Mark Duffy, Reece Wabara manages to make a clearance.

45:06

The ball is swung over by Lee Croft, Matt Smith takes a shot. Save by Sam Slocombe.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:28 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:08

The ball is crossed by Reece Wabara, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Matt Smith misses to the right of the goal.

44:15

The ball is swung over by Reece Wabara, Foul by Matt Smith on Paul Reid, free kick awarded. Sam Slocombe takes the direct free kick.

42:10

Jose Baxter takes the direct free kick.

42:10 Booking

Booking The referee books Paul Reid for unsporting behaviour.

42:06

Unfair challenge on Jose Baxter by Paul Reid results in a free kick.

40:44

Jimmy Ryan sends in a cross.

39:57

The ball is delivered by Youssouf M'Changama, Dean Furman takes a shot. Save by Sam Slocombe.

39:16

Tom Newey crosses the ball, save by Dean Bouzanis. Effort on goal by Jimmy Ryan from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

38:11

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Croft, Matt Smith takes a shot. Sam Slocombe makes a comfortable save.

37:13

The official flags Matt Smith offside. Sam Slocombe takes the indirect free kick.

36:33

Shot by Jose Baxter. Save by Sam Slocombe.

35:37

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tom Newey. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.

34:46

Assist on the goal came from Matt Smith.

34:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Cliff Byrne - Scunthorpe 2 - 1 Oldham Cliff Byrne fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 2-1 Oldham.

34:09

Damien Mozika gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jose Baxter. The ball is sent over by Reece Wabara,

32:26

Andy Barcham delivers the ball, Jonathan Grounds makes a clearance.

31:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Reece Wabara by Karl Hawley. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

30:48

Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

30:48 Booking

Booking Youssouf M'Changama is given a yellow card.

30:39

Jimmy Ryan fouled by Youssouf M'Changama, the ref awards a free kick.

28:50

The assistant referee signals for offside against Youssouf M'Changama. Sam Slocombe takes the indirect free kick.

27:12

The ball is sent over by Youssouf M'Changama, Tom Newey makes a clearance. Corner taken by Lee Croft from the right by-line, Matt Smith takes a shot. Save made by Sam Slocombe.

25:21

Unfair challenge on Karl Hawley by Youssouf M'Changama results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

21:38

Jose Baxter has an effort at goal.

21:38 Substitution

Substitution Youssouf M'Changama comes on in place of Cristian Montano.

21:38

Unfair challenge on Cristian Montano by Karl Hawley results in a free kick.

20:46

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Grounds, clearance by Christian Ribeiro. Corner taken by Lee Croft from the left by-line to the near post.

20:06

Jimmy Ryan produces a cross, comfortable save by Dean Bouzanis.

19:36

The ball is crossed by Cristian Montano, save made by Sam Slocombe.

18:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark Duffy - Scunthorpe 2 - 0 Oldham Mark Duffy scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 2-0 Oldham.

18:07

Lee Croft delivers the ball, Niall Canavan makes a clearance.

17:34

Corner taken by Lee Croft played to the near post.

17:00

Mark Duffy sends in a cross, clearance made by Reece Wabara.

15:55

Jose Baxter produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

15:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Niall Canavan - Scunthorpe 1 - 0 Oldham Niall Canavan finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 1-0 Oldham.

14:20

Dean Furman concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Ryan. Free kick taken by Jimmy Ryan. Drilled right-footed shot by Jimmy Ryan. Save by Dean Bouzanis.

13:18

Drilled right-footed shot by Karl Hawley. Save made by Dean Bouzanis. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy, Reece Wabara manages to make a clearance.

12:25

Michael Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jose Baxter. Jose Baxter delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save by Sam Slocombe.

11:27

Reece Wabara delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Matt Smith goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

10:24

Mark Duffy decides to take a short corner, Jimmy Ryan takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Cliff Byrne.

10:02

The ball is sent over by Jimmy Ryan.

8:52

The offside flag is raised against Cristian Montano. Sam Slocombe takes the indirect free kick.

8:25

Cristian Montano gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christian Ribeiro. Christian Ribeiro restarts play with the free kick.

7:10

Karl Hawley crosses the ball, Mark Duffy takes a shot. Dean Bouzanis makes a save.

6:25

Centre by Lee Croft, Niall Canavan makes a clearance.

5:33

Mark Duffy produces a cross.

5:10

The official flags Lee Croft offside. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

2:30

The ball is swung over by Andy Barcham, save by Dean Bouzanis.

2:07

Lee Croft crosses the ball, clearance made by Niall Canavan.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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