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MATCH REPORT: Latics And Forest Green Rovers Share The Spoils At Boundary Park

12 January 2019

Oldham Athletic and Forest Green Rovers played out a stalemate at Boundary Park, with both teams having several chances to take all three.

Forest Green almost took the lead minutes into the game as Nathan McGinley crossed for George Williams who’s shot was tipped onto the bar by Daniel Iversen.

Tahvon Campbell’s follow up was then cleared off the line by George Edmundson.

The visitors were enjoying large spells of possession which almost found a breakthrough as Campbell flicked it into the path of Williams, but his shot was straight down the throat of Iversen.

Reece Brown then found himself running into the Latics box and his shot cannoned back off both posts leaving everyone inside the ground questioning how it didn’t go in.

Latics eventually got a foothold of the ball with Gevaro Nepomuceno’s cross almost finding the net, but Forest Green goalkeeper James Montgomery managed to claw it away under his crossbar.

Mohamed Maouche then worked some space on the edge of the box before hitting a left footed effort just wide.

Chris O’Grady hit a shot over the bar before Iversen saved one on one from Williams as the teams went in level at half time.

Latics started the second half the brighter of the two teams as Nepomuceno crossed into debutant Mohamad Sylla who forced Montgomery into a save.

Some neat play from Oldham allowed Johan Branger-Engone create a chance to shoot, but again Montgomery was there to save with his feet.

Former Latics player Carl Winchester then tried his luck from distance, but it was comfortable for Iversen to save.

The game in truth was petering out to a draw, but both teams created chances in the final ten minutes.

Substitute Shawn McCoulsky had a shot saved by Iversen before Nepomuceno tried his luck from distance which was well saved by Montgomery.

Jose Baxter on his return from injury could have snatched the three points, but his effort was skewed over the bar as the teams shared the spoils.

Pete Wild remains unbeaten in caretaker charge and next up for Latics is the trip to Macclesfield Town next Saturday.

Attendance 4194 (160 Away)

Oldham Athletic

Iversen, Hamer, Clarke ©, Edmundson, Nepomuceno, Lang, Sylla, Missilou, Branger-Engone (Baxter 71’), Maouche, O’Grady (Hunt 45’)

Forest Green Rovers

Montgomery, Sheppard, James ©, Rawson, Winchester, Brown, Williams (McCoulsky 61’), Campbell (Doidge 61’), Gunning, McGinley, Mills


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