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MATCH REPORT: Latics Held To A Point At The Abbey Stadium

9 March 2019

Oldham Athletic had to settle for a point as Jevani Brown equalised early in the second half for Cambridge United.

Latics had taken the lead through a Harrison Dunk own goal, but Paul Scholes’ men lacked that cutting edge to take home all three points.

On a cold and windy day in Cambridge, both teams were initially struggling to deal with the conditions.

The hosts had the first shot of the game as David Amoo found Jabo Ibehre in the area before the former fired over his left-footed effort.

Latics took the lead as Gevaro Nepomuceno whipped in a dangerous corner which ended up being diverted into his own net by Dunk with Peter Clarke putting the pressure on.

As far as chances went there were few and far between, but Latics were enjoying the majority of possession.

However, Latics actually created their next opportunity on the counter as Nepomuceno pulled one back to Mohamed Maouche, but the midfielder could only curl a shot wide.

Reggie Lambe then tested Daniel Iversen with a pretty tame effort as Latics went into the end of the half with the lead.

The home side equalised minutes into the second half as goalkeeper Dimitar Mitov cleared a long ball forward which went straight through to Brown.

Brown took his time before slotting it past Iversen into the bottom corner.

Nepomuceno curled an effort over the bar after cutting inside off the right, before Lambe curled an effort wide for Cambridge.

Oldham probably had the best chance of the second half as Nepomuceno’s corner fell to the feet of Dapo Afolayan, but the West Ham United loanee drilled his effort wide.

Brown fired a freekick wide before substitutes Rushian Hepburn-Murphy and Hayden Coulson both tested Iversen with a couple of tame efforts.

Latics couldn’t really find a way to a winner as they had to settle for the point.

Attendance 4758 (504 Away)

Cambridge United

Mitov, Halliday, Taft, Taylor, Deegan ©, Amoo (Coulson 62’), Dunk, Ibehre, Maris, Lambe, Brown (Hepburn-Murphy 73’)

Oldham Athletic

Iversen, Hamer, Edmundson, Clarke ©, Hunt, Dearnley (Branger-Engone 62’), Maouche, Baxter (Missilou 52’), Nepomuceno, Lang, Afolayan (O’Grady 74’)


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