Oliver Turton scored his first senior goal as Crewe Alexandra claimed a hard-earned point at Oldham.

The 20-year-old midfielder smashed home a low drive from 20 yards on 13 minutes to put the visitors ahead.

Latics forward Charlie MacDonald then hit the post from Sidney Schmeltz's cross before levelling with a volley from six yards on 54 minutes.

Alex keeper Steve Phillips - making his 600th career appearance - then denied James Dayton to secure a draw.

Crewe also had opportunities, teenagers Max Clayton and Ryan Colclough both forcing saves from Mark Oxley.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Crewe boss Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"We've got to get back to the basics, and we did. That's the hard work, chasing things down and back to the pressurising.

"We had a go and tried to win and didn't give the game away. We looked really solid at the back.

"I thought we played some really good football, we linked up well and the understanding between the players was very good. We didn't quite hurt them enough in the second half in the last third, but neither did they."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Oldham Athletic

  • 01 Oxley
  • 03 Grounds
  • 06 Tarkowski
  • 18 Lanzoni
  • 23 Mills
  • 04 Wesolowski
  • 07 Schmeltz
  • 08 Smith
  • 19 Dayton (Philliskirk - 71' )
  • 09 Rooney (Clarke-Harris - 46' )
  • 10 MacDonald Booked (Millar - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 29 Rachubka
  • 15 Winchester
  • 24 Joksts
  • 17 Rodgers
  • 14 Clarke-Harris
  • 21 Millar
  • 27 Philliskirk

Crewe Alexandra

  • 01 Phillips
  • 02 Tootle
  • 04 Davis
  • 05 Ellis
  • 16 Guthrie (Mellor - 79' )
  • 08 Osman
  • 11 Moore
  • 14 Inman
  • 20 Turton (Nolan - 79' )
  • 07 Clayton Booked
  • 10 Leitch-Smith (Colclough - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Garratt
  • 12 Ray
  • 18 Nolan
  • 24 Molyneux
  • 03 Mellor
  • 26 Aneke
  • 27 Colclough
Ref: Boyeson
Att: 4,273

Match Stats

Shots

10 9

On target

5 7

Corners

3 5

Fouls

14 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:33 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +2:56

Free kick taken by Joseph Mills.

90:00 +2:40

Max Clayton concedes a free kick for a foul on Joseph Mills.

90:00 +0:59

Max Clayton sent from the field by the ref for second bookable offence.

89:45

Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

89:21

Danny Philliskirk gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Colclough.

88:40

Free kick taken by Mark Oxley.

88:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Grounds by Ryan Colclough.

84:42

Kelvin Mellor takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

84:35

Corner taken by Bradden Inman from the left by-line.

83:50

Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

83:41

Jonson Clarke-Harris challenges Harry Davis unfairly and gives away a free kick.

83:02

The ball is crossed by Joseph Mills.

79:59

The ball is delivered by Steve Phillips.

79:48

Unfair challenge on Abdul Osman by Danny Philliskirk results in a free kick.

78:59 Substitution

Substitution Jon Guthrie leaves the field to be replaced by Kelvin Mellor.

78:43 Substitution

Substitution Liam Nolan replaces Oliver Turton.

78:03

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Colclough.

77:44

Ryan Colclough takes a shot. Mark Oxley parries the ball but the danger is not over.

77:13

Byron Moore crosses the ball in from the free kick.

77:02

Unfair challenge on Ryan Colclough by Jonathan Grounds results in a free kick.

75:53

Sidney Schmeltz takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

74:25 Substitution

Substitution (Crewe) makes a substitution, with Ryan Colclough coming on for Ajay Leitch-Smith.

74:10 Substitution

Substitution (Oldham) makes a substitution, with Kirk Millar coming on for Charlie MacDonald.

72:43

Max Clayton takes a shot. Parried by Mark Oxley back into danger.

71:24

Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

70:56

Clearance made by Mark Ellis.

70:51

Free kick crossed by Sidney Schmeltz.

70:25 Substitution

Substitution (Oldham) makes a substitution, with Danny Philliskirk coming on for James Dayton.

69:55

Byron Moore challenges Charlie MacDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick.

68:17

The ball is delivered by Byron Moore.

63:38

Shot by Bradden Inman. Mark Oxley makes a block.

61:17

Ajay Leitch-Smith takes the free kick.

60:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Oliver Turton by James Wesolowski.

60:23

Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

60:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie MacDonald on Mark Ellis.

59:51

James Dayton takes a shot. Steve Phillips parries the effort to safety.

57:57

Shot by Korey Smith went wide right of the net.

56:59

Shot by Ajay Leitch-Smith. Mark Oxley catches the ball.

56:13

Header by Jonson Clarke-Harris goes harmlessly over the bar.

55:57

Joseph Mills restarts play with the free kick.

55:44

Unfair challenge on James Wesolowski by Ajay Leitch-Smith results in a free kick.

55:33

Korey Smith takes the free kick.

55:20

Matt Tootle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonson Clarke-Harris.

54:43

Jon Guthrie delivers the ball.

53:33

James Dayton provided the assist for the goal.

53:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie MacDonald - Oldham 1 - 1 Crewe Charlie MacDonald scores with a right foot finish. Oldham 1-1 Crewe.

52:53

Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

52:40

Free kick crossed by James Tarkowski.

15:18

Max Clayton goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

15:18 Booking

Booking

52:10

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Grounds by Max Clayton results in a free kick.

51:45

The ball is swung over by Matteo Lanzoni.

49:24

Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

49:09

James Wesolowski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Oliver Turton.

48:54

Harry Davis makes a clearance.

48:40

Corner taken by Joseph Mills from the right by-line.

47:46

Mark Oxley restarts play with the free kick.

47:41

Ajay Leitch-Smith is ruled offside.

47:15

Clearance made by Jonson Clarke-Harris.

46:59

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ajay Leitch-Smith.

45:36

Booking for Charlie MacDonald for unsporting behaviour.

45:36 Booking

Booking

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jonson Clarke-Harris replaces Adam Rooney.

45:00 +2:41 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

44:08

Clearance by Matt Tootle.

44:03

Sidney Schmeltz crosses the ball.

42:44

Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

42:36

Charlie MacDonald is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

41:30

Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

41:23

Unfair challenge on Mark Ellis by Charlie MacDonald results in a free kick.

39:25

Bradden Inman produces a cross.

35:46

James Dayton takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

34:31

Adam Rooney has an effort at goal.

29:28

Harry Davis restarts play with the free kick.

28:18

James Wesolowski challenges Max Clayton unfairly and gives away a free kick.

26:58

Harry Davis restarts play with the free kick.

26:49

Unfair challenge on Bradden Inman by Sidney Schmeltz results in a free kick.

25:55

Free kick taken by Mark Oxley.

25:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Oliver Turton on Charlie MacDonald.

21:02

Mark Ellis restarts play with the free kick.

20:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Abdul Osman by Adam Rooney.

20:01

Header by Harry Davis goes over the bar.

19:44

Corner taken by Ajay Leitch-Smith from the left by-line.

17:20

Charlie MacDonald takes a shot and struck the post.

17:09

Sidney Schmeltz sends in a cross.

16:03

Mark Ellis restarts play with the free kick.

15:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Ellis by Adam Rooney.

15:12

James Tarkowski restarts play with the free kick.

15:03

Unfair challenge on Korey Smith by Bradden Inman results in a free kick.

13:57

Sidney Schmeltz has an effort at goal. A parry by Steve Phillips prevents the goal.

12:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Oliver Turton - Oldham 0 - 1 Crewe Oliver Turton slots the ball left footed into the goal. Oldham 0-1 Crewe.

10:39

Free kick taken by Harry Davis.

10:32

Foul by Matteo Lanzoni on Bradden Inman, free kick awarded.

9:18

Clearance made by James Tarkowski.

9:11

Corner taken by Ajay Leitch-Smith.

8:29

Shot by James Dayton. Steve Phillips fumbles the ball.

7:32

Bradden Inman takes a shot. A parry by Mark Oxley prevents the goal.

6:52

Steve Phillips takes the free kick.

6:43

James Dayton challenges Oliver Turton unfairly and gives away a free kick.

5:43

Korey Smith takes the free kick.

5:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Oliver Turton on Korey Smith.

4:13

Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.

4:07

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matteo Lanzoni.

3:08

Clearance made by Mark Ellis.

1:44

Clearance made by Mark Ellis.

1:26

Corner from the right by-line taken by Joseph Mills.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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