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Aldershot Town 1-1 Latics

28 January 2023

Match Reports

Aldershot Town 1-1 Latics

28 January 2023

Latics continued their unbeaten run in the league, with a 1-1 draw with Aldershot Town.

6’4” Inih Effiong opened the scoring with a sweet curling shot just before the half-hour mark.

Immediately after the second-half started, the ball fell to Mike Fondop 25 yards outside the box, before he hit it on the half-volley, beating Ashby-Hammond with ease.

Aldershot were awarded a penalty, but Norman made easy work of saving Effiong’s effort from the spot.

Both sides looked to find a winner as the game came to a close, but both goalkeepers did well to keep the score level.

There were an exchange of chances early on in the game, Fondop went close with a header from a free-kick and Hutchinson was played through, but fluffed his chance with a poor touch.

Ben Tollitt cut in from the left and looked for the far corner, but Ashby-Hammond dived and caught his shot.

Aldershot went ahead, perhaps a tad against the run of play, when Effiong found the far corner via the post.

Mark Shelton had the opportunity to equalise moments later, but he shanked his shot from just inside the box.

Effiong looked to double his tally, and the home side’s advantage with a half-volley, but it went over the bar and didn’t trouble Norman.

Latics went in at half-time a goal down.

Fondop did what Fondop does, score screams, to pull Oldham level.

The ball fell nicely to him outside the box, and he found the top left corner with a brilliant half-volley.

Aldershot were given a golden opportunity to take the lead again, when the referee judged that Effiong was pulled down inside the box, but penalty saving expert Norman, saved his effort from the spot.

Rooney came on in place of Chapman with 25 minutes to play, as Unsworth looked to switch up the midfield.

Tollitt whipped in a wide free-kick, which Liam Hogan found with his head, which Ashby-Hammond remarkably managed to save.

Rooney and Fondop were on the same wavelength as they made a series of one-two to move into the box, but Mike’s shot was blocked by the Aldershot defence.

Nuttall could have won it at the end, Tollitt’s low driven cross found Joe, but he notched it wide of the post.

Latics left The Rec with a point.

Oldham: Norman, J. Clarke, Hogan, Sheron, Shelton, Tollitt, Fondop, Kitching, Chapman (Rooney, 66), Yarney, Nuttall.

Attendance: 2,157 (356)

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