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MATCH REPORT: Latics Earn Point Away At Yeovil

21 August 2018

Yeovil Town and Oldham Athletic played out a stalemate at Huish Park as both teams remain unbeaten in two.

It was a game of few chances, especially in the first half, but Yeovil were putting the pressure on the Oldham back four right from the first whistle.

However, the defence marshalled by Captain Peter Clarke, were soaking up the long balls into the box with relative ease.

The hosts did create the first opening, when Wesley McDonald took the ball off Rob Hunt before finding Diallang Jaiyesimi with space in the Oldham penalty area.

As Jaiyesimi took aim, Christopher Missilou got back in to make a terrific block to get Latics out of trouble.

Daniel Iversen was called into the action from the best chance of the first half, as Carl Dickinson whipped in a freekick from the right onto the head of Yoann Arquin.

The ball was heading into the bottom left corner but, the Danish goalkeeper, diving to his right managed to tip it around the post.

Jaiyesimi was becoming the major goal threat The Glovers had and he went close after taking on two Oldham defenders before hitting the side netting as the sides went in level at half time.

Latics had the best chance of the game minutes into the second half when Dan Gardner made a clever run into the box and saw his shot cannon back off the post.

Yeovil created another chance from a set piece as Dickinson found Omar Sowunmi all alone in the box, but the tall central defender completely messed up the free header inside the six-yard box.

Jose Baxter was introduced at half time and he only really had one half-chance when Hunts cross just evaded his head.

That was as good as it got over the course of the game as Latics travel back with a hard fought point ahead of this Saturday’s trip to Morecambe.

Attendance: 2904 (Away 262)

Yeovil Town line up:

Baxter, Dickinson, Warren, Sowunmi ©, Fisher, Jaiyesimi, Pattison, Arguin, D’Almeida (Gray 73’), McDonald (Green 62’), James

Oldham Athletic line up:

Iversen, Hunt, Clarke ©, Edmundson, Taylor, Branger-Engone, Gardner, Missilou, Nepomuceno (Lang 64’), O’Grady, Miller (Baxter 45’)


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