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Oldham Athletic 1-1 Crewe Alexandra

Paul Scholes.
Paul Scholes shows his dejection after Oldham conceded an injury-time equaliser against Crewe

Paul Scholes maintained his unbeaten record in management but had to settle for a point as Oldham conceded an injury-time equaliser to draw at home to Crewe.

After beginning his Boundary Park reign with a 4-1 midweek thumping of Yeovil, former England midfielder Scholes saw the Latics pegged back at the death when George Ray levelled for the visitors.

Oldham struck after 23 minutes with an assist from goalkeeper Daniel Iversen, whose early clearance sent Callum Lang racing clear to lob Crewe keeper Ben Garratt from the edge of the box.

Iversen was soon called into action at the other end, beating away Paul Green's low shot, but the hosts remained lively in attack and Johan Branger wasted an opening just before the break.

Zak Dearnley could have doubled the lead with a close-range header from Branger's cross before Peter Clarke sent a 10-yard effort too close to Garratt.

Crewe gradually took a foothold in the contest and their equaliser came three minutes into stoppage time as Tom Lowery crossed to the far post and Ray bundled in from three yards.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Iversen
  • 23Hunt
  • 4Edmundson
  • 26Clarke
  • 27Nepomuceno
  • 17Missilou
  • 28Maouche
  • 19LangSubstituted forO'Gradyat 58'minutes
  • 8BaxterSubstituted forSyllaat 62'minutes
  • 22BrangerBooked at 72mins
  • 9DearnleySubstituted forBentekeat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Coke
  • 10O'Grady
  • 13de la Paz
  • 14Benteke
  • 20Stott
  • 42Sylla
  • 46Robinson

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Ng
  • 5RayBooked at 22mins
  • 12Nolan
  • 3PickeringBooked at 43minsSubstituted forTaylor-Sinclairat 67'minutes
  • 11AinleySubstituted forLoweryat 53'minutes
  • 17Green
  • 15Wintle
  • 10BowerySubstituted forMillerat 75'minutes
  • 7Porter
  • 20KirkBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 9Miller
  • 13Richards
  • 16Lowery
  • 19Dale
  • 21Finney
  • 31Taylor-Sinclair
  • 32Sterry
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
5,288

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Full Time

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

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Oldham Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Crewe Alexandra 1. George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Perry Ng.

Foul by Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic).

Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Christopher Missilou.

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Oldham Athletic).

Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. Jonathan Benteke (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Mohamad Sylla.

Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Oldham Athletic).

Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Oldham Athletic).

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Shaun Miller replaces Jordan Bowery.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jonathan Benteke replaces Zachary Dearnley.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic).

Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Zachary Dearnley (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Aaron Taylor-Sinclair replaces Harry Pickering.

Attempt saved. Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Perry Ng.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Mohamad Sylla replaces Jose Baxter.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Wintle.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City321711457332462
2Bury33179763392460
3Mansfield331513548262258
4MK Dons33168953341956
5Forest Green331412750321854
6Colchester331581053361753
7Carlisle331641352411152
8Exeter32149943321151
9Stevenage33146133842-448
10Oldham3212101050391146
11Tranmere321210104540546
12Grimsby33144153739-246
13Crewe33137133942-346
14Swindon321210103841-346
15Newport31127123949-1043
16Northampton33815104145-439
17Crawley33115173646-1038
18Cambridge32106162950-2136
19Cheltenham3298153649-1335
20Port Vale3289152739-1233
21Morecambe3288163350-1732
22Yeovil3379173246-1430
23Macclesfield3378183455-2129
24Notts County32610163361-2828
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