Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Northampton Town 2.
Two goals in the last five minutes earned Oldham Athletic a draw at home to Northampton.
Jonny Smith struck in the 89th minute to snatch a point for the struggling Latics, who had found themselves 2-0 down.
Northampton took the lead in the sixth minute through Matty Warburton.
Chris Lines' effort hit the post from close range and midfielder Warburton, a summer signing from Stockport County, latched on to the rebound to place it past Oldham goalkeeper Zeus De La Paz.
Smith then went close for the hosts, but his thunderbolt hit the side netting, while Filipe Morais curled his effort around the post after Northampton goalkeeper David Cornell had parried an earlier shot.
Northampton thought they had sealed a fourth successive win in the 80th minute when substitute Andy Williams drove the ball home after meeting Lines' pass.
But Oldham substitute Scott Wilson pulled one back five minutes later, before Smith's cross somehow found its way into the back of the net past a despairing Cornell.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 20de la Paz
- 17MissilouSubstituted forEmmersonat 82'minutes
- 8MoraisSubstituted forMaoucheat 79'minutes
- 19Segbe AzankpoSubstituted forWilsonat 68'minutes
- 16WhartonBooked at 59mins
- 44AndersonBooked at 41minsSubstituted forWilliamsat 58'minutes
- 4McCormackSubstituted forHarrimanat 80'minutes
- 9SmithSubstituted forOliverat 67'minutes
- Peter Wright
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Northampton Town 2.
Offside, Northampton Town. Scott Wharton tries a through ball, but Vadaine Oliver is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonny Smith.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Charlie Goode.
Foul by Chris Lines (Northampton Town).
Jonny Smith (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Northampton Town 2. Jonny Smith (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alex Iacovitti.
Attempt blocked. Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Vadaine Oliver.
Attempt missed. Michael Harriman (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Matthew Warburton.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Thomas Hamer.
Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Northampton Town 2. Scott Wilson (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Zac Emmerson replaces Christopher Missilou.
Goal! Oldham Athletic 0, Northampton Town 2. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Lines.
Substitution, Northampton Town. Michael Harriman replaces Alan McCormack.
Charlie Goode (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David Wheater (Oldham Athletic).
Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Mohammed Maouche replaces Filipe Morais.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Scott Wharton.
Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.