Alan Sheehan's equalising penalty secured Notts County's place in League One as they drew at 10-man Oldham.

After a drab first half Adam Lockwood headed the Latics in front from a Gary Harkins free-kick.

Notts levelled shortly after when Sheehan blasted home from the spot after Jonathan Grounds was penalised for handball in the box.

Lockwood was then sent off for a second bookable offence as the Magpies secured their spot in the third tier.

Oldham finish the season unbeaten in 10-games while Notts have avoided defeat in their final three matches.

After a lacklustre first period the game came to life when Lockwood's looping header gave the hosts the lead.

But with Notts on the brink they were awarded a penalty, which skipper Sheehan calmly blasted home.

After being booked following the award of the spot-kick, Latics defender Lockwood was sent-off for a second bookable offence shortly after, allowing the visitors to see out the game and retain their League One status for a fifth consecutive season.

Oldham Athletic manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Today was a decent performance until, in my opinion, the referee gets involved and likes to enjoy the occasion more than the match.

"I'd rather Shaun Derry [ Notts County manager] feel that tight than me - we were reasonably fluent at times in our football and there is no doubt it's due to the fact that we were not under pressure to go and win.

"It was a good atmosphere, and a good game really."

Notts County manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"Everybody since I came into the building [as manager in November] has been absolutely righty behind us - Greg [assistant Greg Abbott] and I can't thank everyone enough.

"I don't want to take anything away from what we have achieved - it has been fantastic - but I don't want this situation again. It's horrible. I want us to work hard and it won't happen again.

"This will be a great place to be next year - it is not always going to go sweetly, of course it won't, but it will be a much better place to play football than it was this year."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Oldham Athletic

  • 29 Rachubka
  • 02 Brown
  • 03 Grounds
  • 08 Smith
  • 16 Wilson
  • 18 Lockwood Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 28 Worrall (Dayton - 69' )
  • 04 Wesolowski Booked
  • 14 Clarke-Harris (MacDonald - 79' )
  • 27 Philliskirk (Byrom - 69' )
  • 30 Harkins

Substitutes

  • 10 MacDonald
  • 15 Winchester
  • 19 Dayton
  • 20 Kissock
  • 21 Millar
  • 24 Byrom
  • 33 Coleman

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 02 Dumbuya (McGregor - 73' )
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 21 Thompson
  • 04 Liddle
  • 26 Hollis
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 24 Vela
  • 19 Murray
  • 16 Spencer
  • 07 Grealish

Substitutes

  • 08 McGregor
  • 17 Waite
  • 23 Speiss
  • 28 Boucaud
  • 29 Roberts
  • 32 Dixon
  • 39 Tyson
Ref: Fred Graham
Att: 7,698

Match Stats

Shots

11 14

On target

7 6

Corners

7 5

Fouls

13 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Notts County 1.

90:00 +4:28 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Notts County 1.

90:00 +1:49

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

89:09

Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

89:09

Foul by Ronan Murray (Notts County).

89:00

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:57

Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

86:12

Attempt saved. Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

85:41

Attempt saved. Callum McGregor (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

84:37

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Korey Smith.

84:24

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Paul Rachubka.

84:04

Attempt saved. Ronan Murray (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

82:00

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:57

Foul by Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic).

80:49

Attempt missed. James Spencer (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

78:53 Substitution

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

78:20

Attempt missed. Alan Sheehan (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

77:33 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic).

77:27

Foul by Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic).

77:27

James Spencer (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Notts County 1. Alan Sheehan (Notts County) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

74:10 Booking

Booking Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

73:33

Penalty conceded by Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

72:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Callum McGregor replaces Mustapha Dumbuya.

71:50

Attempt saved. James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

68:49 Substitution

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

68:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Joel Byrom replaces Danny Philliskirk.

67:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Notts County 0. Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Gary Harkins with a cross following a set piece situation.

66:39

James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:39

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

65:22

Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:22

Foul by Haydn Hollis (Notts County).

63:30

Hand ball by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

62:20

Attempt saved. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

57:41

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jack Grealish.

57:06

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

57:06

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

54:23

Attempt missed. Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high from a direct free kick.

53:32

Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

53:32

Foul by Mustapha Dumbuya (Notts County).

52:04

Attempt saved. James Spencer (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

50:54

Attempt blocked. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

49:39

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

49:39

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

48:39

Foul by James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic).

48:39

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:58

Attempt saved. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Oldham Athletic 0, Notts County 0.

45:00 +0:54 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Notts County 0.

40:10

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

40:10

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

39:43

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Mustapha Dumbuya.

39:24

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

38:56

Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

37:53

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

37:53

Foul by Gary Liddle (Notts County).

37:08

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by James Wilson.

30:46

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic).

30:46

Gary Liddle (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:42

Foul by Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic).

29:42

Curtis Thompson (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:46

Foul by David Worrall (Oldham Athletic).

27:46

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:07

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jack Grealish.

26:21

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Mustapha Dumbuya.

26:00

Attempt blocked. Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

25:22

Attempt saved. David Worrall (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

24:47

Attempt saved. James Spencer (Notts County) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

23:38

Attempt missed. Jack Grealish (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

23:03

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

22:43

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

22:31

Attempt blocked. James Spencer (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

21:11

Attempt blocked. James Spencer (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

20:52

Attempt blocked. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

20:00

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:59

Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

19:36

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

17:28

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

17:28

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

17:00

Haydn Hollis (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:57

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

16:16

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

16:16

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

15:33

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).

15:33

Joshua Vela (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:07

Attempt missed. Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

12:35

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Mustapha Dumbuya.

11:04

Foul by James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic).

11:04

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:53

Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:53

Foul by Haydn Hollis (Notts County).

5:09

Attempt missed. James Spencer (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

2:23

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

0:41

Foul by Joshua Vela (Notts County).

0:41

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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