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Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Oldham Athletic

Harry Davis's injury-time header earned Crewe Alexandra a valuable point against fellow strugglers Oldham.

Adam Lockwood headed wide for Oldham early on, before on-loan debutant Joel Byrom shot across the face of goal.

The Latics finally broke the deadlock when Gary Harkins cut in from the left of the area and struck in at the near post following good work from James Wesolowski and Jonson Clarke-Harris.

But Davis headed home George Evans' corner at the back post for the draw.

Steve Davis's Crewe are now just a point away from safety, while Oldham lie two points above the drop zone.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Post-match: Oldham manager Johnson

"It feels like a sucker punch because we played so well and defended so solidly throughout the game.

"Overall, there was some superb play from us - nice and solid and we broke well.

"There was a lot of good things and I think our passing was good on a poor pitch."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 21Garratt
  • 2Tootle
  • 16Guthrie
  • 22Evans
  • 4Davis
  • 5EllisSubstituted forMellorat 76'minutes
  • 31ParkSubstituted forIkpeazuat 68'minutes
  • 42GrantBooked at 83mins
  • 9PogbaSubstituted forOliverat 55'minutes
  • 26Aneke
  • 14Inman

Substitutes

  • 1Phillips
  • 3Mellor
  • 6Dugdale
  • 8Osman
  • 11Moore
  • 19Oliver
  • 30Ikpeazu

Oldham

  • 29Rachubka
  • 2BrownBooked at 71mins
  • 3Grounds
  • 4WesolowskiBooked at 45mins
  • 16J Wilson
  • 18Lockwood
  • 28Worrall
  • 24Byrom
  • 14Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forMacDonaldat 90+6'minutes
  • 27Philliskirk
  • 30Harkins

Substitutes

  • 1Oxley
  • 6Gafaiti
  • 7Dunfield
  • 10MacDonald
  • 12Mellor
  • 19Dayton
  • 23Turner
Referee:
David Phillips
Attendance:
5,258

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home4
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

Foul by Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra).

Joel Byrom (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

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

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Oldham Athletic 1. Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by George Evans with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Paul Rachubka.

Attempt saved. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joel Byrom (Oldham Athletic).

Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Connor Brown.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Booking

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

Joel Byrom (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Kelvin Mellor replaces Mark Ellis because of an injury.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Booking

Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Uche Ikpeazu replaces Cameron Park.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Adam Lockwood.

Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Adam Lockwood.

Attempt missed. Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Adam Lockwood.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Vadaine Oliver replaces Mathias Pogba.

Attempt missed. James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves3523844377
2Brentford3523752876
3Leyton Orient3722873674
4Preston36181441668
5Rotherham36181262366
6Peterborough36184141058
7MK Dons3715715352
8Walsall37121312149
9Swindon3713915248
10Sheff Utd3413813-147
11Port Vale3514417-946
12Bradford36101511445
13Gillingham3713618-1145
14Crawley3210139-343
15Bristol City3791513-542
16Coventry3514912141
17Colchester3591214-639
18Oldham3710918-1339
19Tranmere3610917-2039
20Carlisle3610818-1938
21Stevenage3610719-1837
22Crewe3791018-2737
23Shrewsbury3671316-1334
24Notts County379424-2231
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