Oldham 1-1 Stevenage

Stevenage held on under late pressure at Oldham to continue their promising start to the season.

Darius Charles tested Oldham keeper Alex Cisak early on before Michael Bostwick's shot was redirected by Mark Roberts' header from six yards out.

The hosts levelled when Shefki Kuqi sent a glancing header past Chris Day from Chris Taylor's free-kick.

After the break Oldham's Jean-Yves Mvoto and Matt Smith went close and Robbie Simpson's free-kick hit the bar.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Oldham Athletic manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Manchester:

Latics should have won - Dickov

"We want to have good home form and today as much as it was a scrappy, horrible, frustrating game I thought if any team was going to win it, it was us.

"We've picked up a point, it should have been three but you get on with it.

"I thought Tom (Adeyemi) was excellent and once the players start realising what he's all about he'll only get better for us."

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

We weren't ruthless enough - Westley

"I think that in the end, with the way we played, we have to be satisfied with a point. We're disappointed to again come away and concede a sloppy goal.

"You try and make changes to affect the game. I did affect the gane. We went on the back foot rather than the front foot, so I have got to go away and have a long old think myself as well.

"When we went a goal up, we didn't show enough ruthlessness to go for the second goal. They looked shell-shocked, we dominated the game and they were definitely there for the taking at that stage."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Oldham Athletic

  • 01 Cisak
  • 02 Mvoto
  • 05 Diamond (Simpson - 46' )
  • 06 N Clarke Booked
  • 19 Lee
  • 04 Wesolowski
  • 11 Adeyemi
  • 18 Taylor
  • 26 Winchester
  • 09 Reid (Smith - 65' )
  • 32 Kuqi

Substitutes

  • 28 Gerrard
  • 21 Millar
  • 29 Mellor
  • 10 Simpson
  • 14 Smith

Stevenage

  • 16 Day
  • 04 Charles
  • 14 Roberts
  • 24 Bostwick
  • 25 Henry
  • 02 Wilson (Walker - 60' )
  • 03 Laird (Long - 79' )
  • 13 Byrom Booked (Shroot - 65' Booked )
  • 21 Mousinho
  • 10 Reid Booked
  • 20 Beardsley

Substitutes

  • 01 Julian
  • 06 Edwards
  • 08 Long
  • 28 Walker
  • 32 Shroot
Ref: Brown
Att: 3,402

Match Stats

Shots

8 7

On target

2 4

Corners

2 5

Fouls

15 18

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:05 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +1:25

Michael Bostwick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robbie Simpson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Taylor.

90:00 +0:34

Corner taken right-footed by Robin Shroot from the right by-line, Darius Charles has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

90:00 +0:22

Chris Beardsley crosses the ball, Chris Taylor gets a block in.

88:26

Carl Winchester gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Reid. John Mousinho takes the free kick.

86:50

Robin Shroot challenges Shefki Kuqi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Robbie Simpson from the free kick.

85:53

Michael Bostwick concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Lee. Chris Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

83:05

The free kick is delivered right-footed by John Mousinho from left channel.

83:05 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Nathan Clarke for unsporting behaviour.

82:56

Foul by Nathan Clarke on Stacy Long, free kick awarded.

81:58 Booking

Booking Craig Reid is shown a yellow card for dissent.

81:38

Craig Reid is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Carl Winchester restarts play with the free kick.

80:55

Unfair challenge on James Wesolowski by Robin Shroot results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kieran Lee.

79:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Clarke on Chris Beardsley. Free kick taken by John Mousinho.

79:16

The ball is delivered by Chris Taylor, Matt Smith has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

78:19 Substitution

Substitution Stacy Long replaces Scott Laird.

77:33

Shefki Kuqi concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Bostwick. Michael Bostwick restarts play with the free kick.

75:22

Foul by Scott Laird on Carl Winchester, free kick awarded. Nathan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

74:34

Centre by Scott Laird.

73:32

Corner taken by Chris Taylor from the right by-line to the near post, Darius Charles makes a clearance.

73:10

Matt Smith takes a shot. Chris Day makes a save.

68:54 Booking

Booking Robin Shroot is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

68:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Smith by Robin Shroot. Nathan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

67:31

Foul by Robbie Simpson on Darius Charles, free kick awarded. Chris Day takes the free kick.

65:52

Robbie Simpson concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Roberts. Chris Day takes the direct free kick.

64:32 Substitution

Substitution Reuben Reid leaves the field to be replaced by Matt Smith.

64:32 Substitution

Substitution Robin Shroot replaces Joel Byrom.

63:49

Joel Byrom concedes a free kick for a foul on Reuben Reid. Kieran Lee takes the direct free kick.

62:16

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Taylor, Michael Bostwick makes a clearance.

60:55

The ball is swung over by Ronnie Henry, clearance made by Carl Winchester.

60:17

Scott Laird produces a cross, clearance by Kieran Lee.

59:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Adeyemi on Josh Walker. Direct free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.

59:10 Substitution

Substitution Josh Walker replaces Lawrie Wilson.

58:15

Foul by Michael Bostwick on Shefki Kuqi, free kick awarded. A cross is delivered by Chris Taylor, Shot by Jean Yves Mvoto from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

57:33

Centre by Darius Charles, Mark Roberts produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

57:23

The ball is sent over by Darius Charles, clearance by Nathan Clarke.

56:48

Corner taken by John Mousinho from the right by-line, Carl Winchester makes a clearance.

53:22

The ball is crossed by Ronnie Henry.

52:02

A cross is delivered by Kieran Lee, Chris Day makes a save.

50:38

Shefki Kuqi sends in a cross.

50:06

John Mousinho takes a shot. Shefki Kuqi gets a block in.

49:54

Lawrie Wilson sends in a cross, Nathan Clarke manages to make a clearance.

49:11

Tom Adeyemi takes a shot. Mark Roberts gets a block in.

48:28

John Mousinho takes a shot. Save by Alex Cisak.

48:08

John Mousinho crosses the ball, clearance made by Tom Adeyemi.

46:45

James Wesolowski concedes a free kick for a foul on Joel Byrom. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

45:33

Centre by Reuben Reid, Mark Roberts manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Robbie Simpson comes on in place of Zander Diamond.

45:00 +2:45 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +0:40

Darius Charles challenges Shefki Kuqi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Clarke.

44:11

Corner taken right-footed by John Mousinho from the right by-line, clearance made by Jean Yves Mvoto.

42:32

The ball is crossed by Nathan Clarke, Header by Shefki Kuqi from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

42:07

Lawrie Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Wesolowski. Jean Yves Mvoto takes the free kick.

41:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darius Charles by James Wesolowski. John Mousinho takes the free kick.

40:01

Unfair challenge on Kieran Lee by Chris Beardsley results in a free kick. Alex Cisak takes the free kick.

39:32

Chris Beardsley produces a cross, Jean Yves Mvoto gets a block in.

36:39

Craig Reid fouled by Jean Yves Mvoto, the ref awards a free kick. John Mousinho takes the free kick.

32:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Reuben Reid on John Mousinho. Direct free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.

32:36

The ball is sent over by Ronnie Henry, clearance made by Nathan Clarke.

31:48

Shefki Kuqi fouled by Ronnie Henry, the ref awards a free kick. James Wesolowski takes the free kick.

31:10

Chris Taylor takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.

30:19

Centre by Scott Laird, clearance by Jean Yves Mvoto.

29:27

John Mousinho sends in a cross, clearance made by Zander Diamond.

27:08

Chris Beardsley fouled by Zander Diamond, the ref awards a free kick. John Mousinho crosses the ball, Header from close in by Darius Charles misses to the right of the goal.

24:49

Craig Reid challenges Zander Diamond unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Cisak takes the free kick.

24:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darius Charles by Shefki Kuqi. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

23:06 Booking

Booking Joel Byrom is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

22:55

Joel Byrom concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Winchester. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Clarke.

22:05

The ball is crossed by Scott Laird.

21:43

The ball is sent over by Lawrie Wilson, Kieran Lee makes a clearance.

19:59

The ball is sent over by Lawrie Wilson, blocked by Kieran Lee.

18:29

Assist by Chris Taylor.

18:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Shefki Kuqi - Oldham 1 - 1 Stevenage Shefki Kuqi scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Oldham 1-1 Stevenage.

17:48

Joel Byrom gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Adeyemi. Chris Taylor restarts play with the free kick, Shefki Kuqi sends in a cross,

17:13

The ball is crossed by James Wesolowski, Ronnie Henry manages to make a clearance.

15:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lawrie Wilson on Chris Taylor. Free kick taken by Chris Taylor.

14:54

The ball is swung over by Ronnie Henry, Unfair challenge on Jean Yves Mvoto by Craig Reid results in a free kick. Alex Cisak takes the direct free kick.

14:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieran Lee on Lawrie Wilson. John Mousinho crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Shefki Kuqi makes a clearance.

13:04

Centre by Ronnie Henry, Zander Diamond manages to make a clearance.

8:12

Corner taken by John Mousinho played to the near post.

7:26

Zander Diamond has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

6:53

Tom Adeyemi fouled by John Mousinho, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Clarke.

6:33

Centre by Ronnie Henry, Nathan Clarke manages to make a clearance.

3:38

Assist on the goal came from Michael Bostwick.

3:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark Roberts - Oldham 0 - 1 Stevenage Mark Roberts grabs a headed goal from close range. Oldham 0-1 Stevenage.

3:10

Corner taken right-footed by John Mousinho,

2:35

Darius Charles takes a shot. Kieran Lee makes a clearance.

1:44

Craig Reid fouled by Jean Yves Mvoto, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Laird takes the direct free kick.

0:57

Scott Laird crosses the ball, clearance by Zander Diamond.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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