Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Gillingham 1.
Gillingham scored a controversial injury-time penalty to snatch a 1-1 draw at relegation-threatened Oldham.
Duckens Nazon put the Latics on course for a crucial win but there was late drama as they had Wilfried Moimbe sent off before Tom Eaves levelled from the spot.
Visiting goalkeeper Tomas Holy made two fine saves in the first half, rushing off his line to deny Nazon and somehow blocking George Edmundson's header.
At the other end, Gillingham went close to a breakthrough when Conor Wilkinson forced Johny Placide to beat away his angled shot.
Oldham took the lead moments before half-time as Jack Byrne found Nazon, who battled his way into the penalty area and drove inside the far post from 12 yards.
Wilkinson was inches away from a Gills equaliser before, on the hour, Placide did superbly to grab Jake Hessenthaler's goalbound header.
Oldham wasted chances to double the lead and they were punished in the 90th minute when referee Michael Salisbury pointed to the spot after an off-the-ball incident involving Moimbe.
The defender received a straight red card and Eaves drilled home the resulting penalty.
Report supplied by Press Association.
- 23HuntBooked at 89mins
- 15EdmundsonBooked at 79mins
- 3MoimbéBooked at 90mins
- 29ByrneBooked at 70mins
- 24FaneBooked at 26mins
- 12NazonSubstituted forHollowayat 84'minutes
- 13DoyleSubstituted forHaymerat 90+2'minutes
- 16McEleneySubstituted forNepomucenoat 69'minutes
- 1de la Paz
- 19NugentSubstituted forO'Neillat 59'minutes
- 3GarmstonSubstituted forListat 73'minutes
- 10WilkinsonSubstituted forEavesat 58'minutes
- Michael Salisbury
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Gillingham 1.
Attempt missed. Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) left footed shot from long range on the left is too high.
Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Gillingham 1. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Thomas Haymer replaces Eoin Doyle.
Wilfried Moimbé (Oldham Athletic) is shown the red card for violent conduct.
Penalty Gillingham. Max Ehmer draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Wilfried Moimbé (Oldham Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic).
Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).
Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).
Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Aaron Holloway replaces Duckens Nazon.
Attempt missed. Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
George Edmundson (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.