Brentford lost ground on League One leaders Wolves after a frustrating goalless draw at Oldham.

The Latics created a number of first-half chances with Jonson Clarke-Harris and Danny Philliskirk both going close.

Clayton Donaldson had the best Bees efforts, forcing Paul Rachubka to save from a header and a long-range shot.

James Dayton missed a one-on-one opportunity late on when laid in by Gary Harkins but hit his shot straight at goalkeeper David Button.

Brentford remain second but have fallen six points behind Wolves in the chase for the title, but they are now four points above Leyton Orient in third after their loss at home to Bradford.

Oldham have another valuable point in their fight to remain in the division and sit four points above the relegation places.

Oldham Athletic manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I don't care who it is, but somebody has to put away those great chances we keep getting.

"Within my gut I'm not happy with a point.

"But I'm pleased because I know it was an important point."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Oldham Athletic

  • 29 Rachubka
  • 02 Brown
  • 03 Grounds Booked
  • 08 Smith
  • 16 Wilson
  • 18 Lockwood
  • 28 Worrall (Dayton - 58' )
  • 04 Wesolowski
  • 14 Clarke-Harris (MacDonald - 70' )
  • 27 Philliskirk
  • 30 Harkins

Substitutes

  • 06 Gafaiti
  • 07 Dunfield
  • 10 MacDonald
  • 15 Winchester
  • 19 Dayton
  • 21 Millar
  • 33 Coleman

Brentford

  • 27 Button
  • 28 Yennaris (Diagouraga - 75' )
  • 24 Bidwell
  • 08 Douglas
  • 06 Dean Booked
  • 26 Tarkowski Booked
  • 12 McCormack
  • 04 Forshaw Booked
  • 11 Grigg (Trotta - 62' )
  • 09 Donaldson
  • 18 Judge (Dallas - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Lee
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 05 Craig
  • 15 Dallas
  • 20 Diagouraga
  • 22 Reeves
  • 29 Trotta
Ref: Scott Duncan
Att: 4,087

Match Stats

Shots

11 12

On target

5 3

Corners

3 9

Fouls

11 17

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Brentford 0.

90:00 +5:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Brentford 0.

90:00 +4:49

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Connor Brown.

90:00 +4:11

James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +4:11

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford).

90:00 +0:38

Attempt missed. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

90:00 +0:11

Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:01

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

87:30

Attempt missed. Jake Bidwell (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

87:00

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:59

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic).

85:27 Booking

Booking Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

85:19

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic).

85:19

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:44

James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

84:44

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford).

84:25

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Paul Rachubka.

84:13

Attempt saved. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

83:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Stuart Dallas replaces Alan Judge.

79:07

Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

79:07

Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:39

Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

75:39

Foul by James Tarkowski (Brentford).

74:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Toumani Diagouraga replaces Nico Yennaris.

71:22

Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

70:58

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Adam Lockwood.

69:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Charlie MacDonald replaces Jonson Clarke-Harris.

69:04

Attempt missed. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

68:44

Attempt saved. James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

66:33

Attempt saved. Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

65:03 Booking

Booking Adam Forshaw (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

65:00

James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:57

Foul by Adam Forshaw (Brentford).

62:27

Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:27

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

61:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brentford. Marcello Trotta replaces William Grigg.

60:11

Attempt missed. Jake Bidwell (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

59:30

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic).

59:30

James Tarkowski (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. James Dayton replaces David Worrall.

55:51

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Connor Brown.

54:22

Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:22

Foul by Nico Yennaris (Brentford).

53:41

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Adam Lockwood.

50:07

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50:07

Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

49:50

Hand ball by Jonathan Douglas (Brentford).

48:02

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

47:47

Attempt saved. James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

47:25

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Clayton Donaldson.

46:50 Booking

Booking James Tarkowski (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

46:38

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

46:38

Foul by James Tarkowski (Brentford).

45:00

Second Half begins Oldham Athletic 0, Brentford 0.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Brentford 0.

45:00 +0:12

Hand ball by Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic).

44:51

Attempt blocked. Nico Yennaris (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

44:00

James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:58

Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford).

42:53

Attempt saved. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

40:45

James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:25

Foul by James Tarkowski (Brentford).

39:55

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jonson Clarke-Harris.

39:30

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Paul Rachubka.

39:06

Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) with an attempt from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

38:01

Attempt blocked. William Grigg (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

36:01

Foul by Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic).

36:01

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

35:31

Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:31

Foul by Adam Forshaw (Brentford).

33:31

David Worrall (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

33:31

Foul by Adam Forshaw (Brentford).

31:59

Hand ball by James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic).

30:44

Foul by Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic).

30:44

Alan McCormack (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:56

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

29:05

Attempt missed. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

27:38

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jonson Clarke-Harris.

27:26

Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

26:41

Foul by James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic).

26:41

Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:25

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

24:52

Attempt saved. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

24:22

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by David Button.

20:04

Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

16:46

Foul by David Worrall (Oldham Athletic).

16:46

Harlee Dean (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

16:28

Attempt blocked. Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

14:14

Foul by Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic).

14:14

Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:36

Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

10:35

Attempt saved. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

7:53 Booking

Booking Harlee Dean (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

7:40

Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:40

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

7:10

Attempt missed. Alan McCormack (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

6:53

Attempt blocked. Alan McCormack (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

4:20

David Worrall (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

4:20

Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford).

2:52

James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:52

Foul by William Grigg (Brentford).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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