Tom Pope's prolific start to the campaign continued as he helped earn Port Vale a draw away at Oldham.

The striker's fifth goal of the season put Vale ahead as he headed in from a Ben Williamson cross.

James Wilson headed in a Mike Jones corner to level the game, before Chris Lines nodded against the bar as Vale sought a winner.

Vale keeper Sam Johnson made a late save to turn Danny Philliskirk's header over the bar to keep the score level.

The visitors fall to ninth while winless Oldham lie in 21st place.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

Johnson on Oldham v Port Vale

"I thought it was a good performance. We won the game on the grass but not quite on the scoreboard. Sometimes that's the way it goes.

"If the lads can take that sort of quality into the games moving forward, and just maybe get that final ball a little bit better, we'll fine.

"I was pleased with the performance but disappointed not to get the three points."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Oldham Athletic

  • 01 Rachubka
  • 16 Wilson
  • 03 Mills
  • 02 Brown
  • 05 Elokobi
  • 06 Kelly
  • 11 Forte
  • 08 Jones
  • 15 Winchester (Morgan-Smith - 76' )
  • 14 Clarke-Harris
  • 10 Philliskirk

Substitutes

  • 04 Dieng
  • 07 Dayton
  • 13 Coleman
  • 19 Noble
  • 21 Kusunga
  • 22 Gros
  • 27 Morgan-Smith

Port Vale

  • 12 Johnson
  • 03 Dickinson
  • 05 McGivern
  • 06 Duffy
  • 21 Veseli
  • 20 Marshall (Jennings - 74' )
  • 10 Lines
  • 07 Birchall (Daniel - 59' Booked )
  • 15 O'Connor Booked (Brown - 85' )
  • 09 Williamson
  • 11 Pope

Substitutes

  • 01 Neal
  • 02 Yates
  • 04 Robertson
  • 08 Dodds
  • 14 Daniel
  • 17 Brown
  • 18 Jennings
Ref: Kevin Wright
Att: 3,592

Match Stats

Shots

11 8

On target

4 3

Corners

10 2

Fouls

17 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Port Vale 1.

90:00 +4:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Port Vale 1.

90:00 +3:44

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

90:00 +3:44

Colin Daniel (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:51

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

90:00 +1:08

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

90:00 +1:08

Michael Brown (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

89:47

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

88:14

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

88:14

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

87:22

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Sam Johnson.

87:07

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

86:03

Amari Morgan-Smith (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86:03

Foul by Ryan McGivern (Port Vale).

84:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Michael Brown replaces Michael O'Connor.

84:17

Dangerous play by George Elokobi (Oldham Athletic).

84:17

Adam Yates (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:25

Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

83:25

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:21

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Connor Brown.

79:46

Hand ball by Amari Morgan-Smith (Oldham Athletic).

79:21

Foul by Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic).

79:21

Frederic Veseli (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

76:21 Booking

Booking Colin Daniel (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

75:49

Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

75:49

Foul by Colin Daniel (Port Vale).

75:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces Carl Winchester.

74:44

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

74:10

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

74:10

Foul by Richard Duffy (Port Vale).

73:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Steven Jennings replaces Mark Marshall.

72:44

Chris Lines (Port Vale) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

71:46

Foul by Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic).

71:46

Ryan McGivern (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:57

Attempt saved. Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

70:33

Hand ball by Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic).

69:23

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

69:23

Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:53

Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

64:40

Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

64:40

Ben Williamson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Port Vale 1. James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Michael Jones with a cross following a corner.

63:06

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

58:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Colin Daniel replaces Chris Birchall.

58:35

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

58:35

Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

57:12

Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:12

Foul by Frederic Veseli (Port Vale).

56:37

Attempt blocked. Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

55:17

Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

54:52

Attempt blocked. Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

53:54

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

52:21

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

52:21

Foul by Richard Duffy (Port Vale).

51:01

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

49:39

Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:39

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Port Vale).

48:43

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jonathan Forte.

48:24

Attempt blocked. Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

47:31

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

47:31

Mark Marshall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Oldham Athletic 0, Port Vale 1.

45:00 +3:49 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Port Vale 1.

45:00 +3:34

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

45:00 +3:34

(Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +3:24

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

45:00 +2:57

Attempt blocked. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

45:00 +1:43 Booking

Booking Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +1:29

Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +1:29

Foul by Ryan McGivern (Port Vale).

45:00 +0:13

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

45:00 +0:13

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44:00

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

43:59

Foul by Richard Duffy (Port Vale).

43:38

Attempt saved. Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

42:17

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

42:17

Foul by Ryan McGivern (Port Vale).

41:53

Attempt saved. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

41:04

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:04

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Port Vale).

40:18

Attempt blocked. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

40:05

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

36:30

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Michael O'Connor.

34:09

Attempt missed. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

30:21

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Chris Lines.

22:44

Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

22:14

Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

22:14

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:33

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

21:14

Attempt blocked. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

16:35

Delay in match Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

15:31

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

15:31

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

11:09

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

11:09

Mark Marshall (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10:01

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:01

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

7:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oldham Athletic 0, Port Vale 1. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Williamson.

6:00

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).

6:00

Chris Lines (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:43

George Elokobi (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:43

Foul by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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