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Oldham Athletic 1-1 Cheltenham Town

Cheltenham missed the chance to go top of League Two as they were held to a 1-1 draw at lowly Oldham.

The Robins needed Ryan Broom's clinical 71st-minute finish to rescue a point after they fell behind to an early goal from Oldham veteran Filipe Morais.

A draw left the visitors in fifth, two points off leaders and Gloucestershire rivals Forest Green.

Cheltenham almost struck first, but Alex Addai was unable to force home the rebound after Latics goalkeeper Zeus de la Paz saved Broom's low drive.

Instead it was the hosts who led after nine minutes when Morais raced on to Jonny Smith's perfectly weighted through-ball and calmly slotted in from 18 yards.

The match burst into life after half-time as Cheltenham goalkeeper Scott Flinders pulled off two smart saves from Desire Segbe Azankpo before also denying Mohamed Maouche.

Cheltenham's Conor Thomas saw his goalbound effort cleared by David Wheater, while Ben Tozer was inches from equalising from the edge of the area.

The visitors built a spell of pressure and were rewarded when substitute Jonte Smith crossed from the right and Broom scored with a powerful first-time volley.

Chris Hussey forced an excellent save from De La Paz and both sides were guilty of wasteful finishing in a hectic finale.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 20de la Paz
  • 34HamerBooked at 59mins
  • 29EgertSubstituted forFageat 80'minutes
  • 31Wheater
  • 3Iacovitti
  • 24SyllaBooked at 82mins
  • 26SmithSubstituted forWilsonat 78'minutes
  • 10MaoucheBooked at 24mins
  • 17Missilou
  • 8MoraisSubstituted forAdamsat 77'minutes
  • 19Segbe Azankpo

Substitutes

  • 5Smith-Brown
  • 6Stott
  • 16Wilson
  • 18Fage
  • 27Adams
  • 33Eagles
  • 39Zabret

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 5RaglanSubstituted forClementsat 32'minutes
  • 4Tozer
  • 26GreavesBooked at 89mins
  • 2Long
  • 11BroomBooked at 66mins
  • 7Thomas
  • 21Doyle-HayesSubstituted forLloydat 56'minutes
  • 3HusseyBooked at 41mins
  • 16AddaiBooked at 86mins
  • 20ReillySubstituted forSmithat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Bowry
  • 8Clements
  • 15Boyle
  • 19Lloyd
  • 22Lovett
  • 23Ince
  • 27Smith
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
3,496

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

Foul by Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town).

Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town).

David Wheater (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Dylan Fage.

Attempt blocked. Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonte Smith.

Attempt missed. Alex Iacovitti (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town).

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

Attempt missed. Jonte Smith (Cheltenham Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Sean Long with a cross.

Attempt missed. George Lloyd (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Broom with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Broom.

Booking

Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town).

Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Mohamad Sylla (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mohamad Sylla (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Dylan Fage replaces Tomas Egert.

Attempt missed. Thomas Hamer (Oldham Athletic) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mohammed Maouche with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town).

Thomas Hamer (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Scott Wilson replaces Jonny Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Kielen Adams replaces Filipe Morais.

Attempt saved. Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Addai.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by David Wheater.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Cheltenham Town 1. Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Conor Thomas with a cross.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Alex Iacovitti.

Booking

Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

Sean Long (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic).

George Lloyd (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town).

Alex Iacovitti (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green12732146824
2Exeter126511711623
3Newport12651126623
4Crewe127231914523
5Cheltenham1264221111022
6Bradford126331711621
7Swindon126241915420
8Colchester125431510519
9Grimsby125341914518
10Port Vale124531718-117
11Cambridge124441613316
12Plymouth124441715216
13Crawley124441919016
14Northampton124351413115
15Walsall12435814-615
16Macclesfield123541314-114
17Salford123541520-514
18Carlisle124261319-614
19Mansfield123451316-313
20Leyton Orient123451621-513
21Oldham122551317-411
22Scunthorpe121471321-87
23Morecambe121471224-127
24Stevenage12057818-105
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