The FA Cup - First Round
Hampton & RichmondHampton & Richmond1OldhamOldham Athletic2

Hampton & Richmond 1-2 Oldham: Latics fight back to avoid upset

League Two side Oldham avoided an FA Cup upset in dramatic fashion, with two late goals at Hampton & Richmond.

The National League South hosts looked on course for a famous victory after Chris Dickson's first-half penalty.

But Rob Hunt's 88th-minute equaliser pulled the Latics level, and Callum Lang scored the winner in the fifth minute of eight added on.

Frankie Bunn's Oldham will travel to National League side Maidstone in the second round.

It had looked set to be a frustrating evening for the visitors, who fell behind after referee Tom Nield controversially penalised Lang for a challenge on Tyrell Miller-Rodney.

Replays suggested contact was minimal, but former Charlton and Ghana forward Dickson put the Beavers ahead as they sought their first victory at this stage of the competition after defeats by Barnet in 2000 and Dagenham in 2007.

Dickson, who scored in the Europa League for AEL Limassol against Marseille in 2012, went close to adding a second, as did Zak Joseph.

But that would have been harsh on Oldham, who had 24 shots during the game.

George Edmundson struck a post, Peter Clarke and Jose Baxter - who later left the field on a stretcher - also missed good opportunities, and home goalkeeper Tom Lovelock was in inspired form.

But Oldham kept going forward, and Hunt converted from close range after a speedy counter-attack.

Lang then got on to Chris O'Grady's flick-on to volley home from 12 yards as Oldham secured a 23rd victory in their past 24 FA Cup first-round ties against non-league opponents.

Line-ups

Hampton & Richmond

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Lovelock
  • 2Miller-Rodney
  • 5Bray
  • 6Mambo
  • 3Mavila
  • 8MaclarenBooked at 36minsSubstituted forWellardat 64'minutes
  • 4Corcoran
  • 9DundasBooked at 90minsSubstituted forObiat 90+7'minutes
  • 7Joseph
  • 10DicksonSubstituted forMurrell-Williamsonat 85'minutes
  • 11ConnorsBooked at 69mins

Substitutes

  • 12Wellard
  • 13Burns
  • 14Uchechi
  • 15Murrell-Williamson
  • 16Hammond
  • 17Obi
  • 18Randall

Oldham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Iversen
  • 23Hunt
  • 26Clarke
  • 4Edmundson
  • 3Taylor
  • 2Dummigan
  • 5LydenSubstituted forMaoucheat 80'minutes
  • 6Gardner
  • 19Lang
  • 11MillerSubstituted forO'Gradyat 74'minutes
  • 8BaxterBooked at 26minsSubstituted forBrangerat 52'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Coke
  • 10O'Grady
  • 17Missilou
  • 22Branger
  • 28Maouche
  • 34Hamer
  • 43McFarlane
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
2,720

Match Stats

Home TeamHampton & RichmondAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home11
Away24
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home1
Away14
Fouls
Home10
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hampton & Richmond 1, Oldham Athletic 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hampton & Richmond 1, Oldham Athletic 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rian Bray (Hampton & Richmond) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ogo Obi with a cross.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Hampton & Richmond. Ogo Obi replaces Craig Dundas.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Tom Lovelock.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Hampton & Richmond. Conceded by George Edmundson.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Hampton & Richmond 1, Oldham Athletic 2. Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris O'Grady with a headed pass.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Jack Connors (Hampton & Richmond) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Craig Dundas.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Tyrell Miller-Rodney.

  13. Booking

    Craig Dundas (Hampton & Richmond) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Craig Dundas (Hampton & Richmond).

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Dummigan with a cross.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Rian Bray.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris O'Grady.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Hampton & Richmond 1, Oldham Athletic 1. Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Dan Gardner following a fast break.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Zak Joseph (Hampton & Richmond) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Connors following a set piece situation.

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