Oldham Athletic fought back to deny Colchester United and earn a vital point in their fight against relegation from League One.

Colchester took the lead when Oldham keeper Dean Bouzanis fumbled a shot into the path of Drey Wright, who scored from eight yards.

The Latics levelled after 68 minutes when Jose Baxter's header went in off the crossbar.

Oldham pressed hard for a winner but had to settle for the draw.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

"It was a decent battling point. We're not happy we haven't won.

"I felt at half-time it was them or us. We controlled the game after the first 10 minutes.

"Credit to Oldham in the second half as they took the game to us.

"They scored, we had to do some defending which I thought we did very well. But the important thing is not to get beaten."

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Monday, 1 April 2013

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Oldham 1-1 Colchester FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Baxter 68
  • Wright 20

Oldham

  • 13 Bouzanis
  • 02 Brown (Reid 64)
  • 03 Grounds
  • 05 Mvoto
  • 04 Wesolowski
  • 06 Tarkowski yellow card
  • 07 Croft
  • 23 K Smith
  • 10 Simpson yellow card
  • 18 Barnard (Obita 64)
  • 20 Baxter

Substitutes

  • 01 Cisak,
  • 16 Byrne,
  • 15 Obita,
  • 22 Reid,
  • 09 Iwelumo,
  • 11 Montano,
  • 21 Millar

Colchester

  • 44 Walker
  • 02 Wright
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 20 Wilson yellow card
  • 25 White
  • 40 Thompson
  • 14 Bond
  • 30 Wright (Morrison 89)
  • 17 Ibehre yellow card
  • 21 Massey (Garmston 85)
  • 22 Smith (Bean 69)

Substitutes

  • 01 Cousins,
  • 03 Garmston,
  • 06 Heath,
  • 41 Clifford,
  • 15 Bean,
  • 08 Morrison,
  • 33 Compton
Ref: HaywoodAtt: 4,244
OLDHAM
COLCHESTER

Possession

  • Oldham 56%
  • Colchester 44%

Attempts on target

  • Oldham 5
  • Colchester 1

Attempts off target

  • Oldham 8
  • Colchester 4

Corners

  • Oldham 8
  • Colchester 2

Fouls

  • Oldham 9
  • Colchester 10
  • Final Result
  • 94:13 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:32 Corner taken by Jonathan Grounds.
  • 90:00+2:26 The ball is delivered by Jordan Obita, clearance by Magnus Okuonghae.
  • 88:48 Substitution Clinton Morrison is brought on as a substitute for Drey Wright.
  • 87:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Croft by John White. Jose Baxter crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by John White.
  • 85:47 Corner taken right-footed by Jose Baxter from the left by-line, clearance made by John White.
  • 84:33 Substitution Bradley Garmston joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gavin Massey.
  • 84:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Bond by James Tarkowski. Brian Wilson takes the direct free kick.
  • 83:50 Jose Baxter takes a shot. Sam Walker makes a comfortable save.
  • 82:15 Inswinging corner taken by Jose Baxter, save made by Sam Walker.
  • 79:32 Strike from close range by Jose Baxter clears the bar.
  • 79:10 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jabo Ibehre. Dean Bouzanis takes the direct free kick.
  • 76:50 Booking Booking for Jabo Ibehre.
  • 76:45 Dean Bouzanis fouled by Jabo Ibehre, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Bouzanis takes the direct free kick.
  • 75:50 Korey Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John White. Sam Walker takes the free kick.
  • 75:18 Corner taken right-footed by Brian Wilson, Jabo Ibehre takes a shot.
  • 74:15 Free kick crossed right-footed by Brian Wilson from left wing, save made by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 74:15 Booking James Tarkowski is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 74:04 Gavin Massey fouled by James Tarkowski, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 71:09 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jose Baxter, Header by Jean Yves Mvoto from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 70:58 Lee Croft delivers the ball.
  • 69:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jabo Ibehre by Jean Yves Mvoto. Brian Wilson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, comfortable save by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 68:44 Substitution (Colchester) makes a substitution, with Marcus Bean coming on for Michael Smith.
  • 67:25 Assist on the goal came from Lee Croft.
  • 67:25 GOAL - Jose BaxterOldham 1 - 1 Colchester Jose Baxter scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Oldham 1-1 Colchester.
  • 67:16 The ball is swung over by Lee Croft,
  • 64:40 Jose Baxter takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Gavin Massey.
  • 63:33 Substitution Bobby Reid on for Connor Brown.
  • 63:33 Substitution Lee Barnard goes off and Jordan Obita comes on.
  • 62:34 James Wesolowski takes a shot. Magnus Okuonghae gets a block in.
  • 59:40 Free kick crossed by Drey Wright.
  • 59:40 Booking Robbie Simpson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 59:36 Robbie Simpson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Wilson.
  • 57:22 David Wright challenges Robbie Simpson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonathan Grounds.
  • 56:43 Jose Baxter has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
  • 52:02 The ball is crossed by Connor Brown.
  • 50:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Simpson by David Wright. Jose Baxter restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:49 Strike on goal comes in from Jose Baxter from the free kick.
  • 45:49 Booking Brian Wilson shown a yellow card.
  • 45:45 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Simpson by Brian Wilson.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:24 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+1:41 The official flags Gavin Massey offside. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.
  • 44:22 Gavin Massey has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 42:03 The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Barnard. Sam Walker takes the indirect free kick.
  • 39:55 Korey Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on David Wright. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.
  • 36:57 Drey Wright takes a shot.
  • 35:46 Robbie Simpson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
  • 31:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Massey by Lee Croft. Brian Wilson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, comfortable save by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 30:41 Michael Smith challenges James Tarkowski unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.
  • 30:07 Foul by Lee Barnard on Andy Bond, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Sam Walker.
  • 28:40 Corner taken left-footed by Brian Wilson from the left by-line, save by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 27:56 Centre by David Wright, clearance made by James Tarkowski.
  • 26:23 Jabo Ibehre takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
  • 25:29 Lee Barnard takes a shot. Save by Sam Walker.
  • 24:46 Drey Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on James Tarkowski. Dean Bouzanis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 24:09 Jose Baxter takes a shot. Comfortable save by Sam Walker.
  • 23:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wright on Korey Smith. Korey Smith takes the direct free kick.
  • 22:35 Jose Baxter has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 19:07 Assist on the goal came from Andy Bond. Jose Baxter has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
  • 19:07 GOAL - Drey WrightOldham 0 - 1 Colchester Drey Wright finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Oldham 0-1 Colchester.
  • 17:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jean Yves Mvoto on Brian Wilson. Direct free kick taken by Sam Walker.
  • 15:37 The ball is delivered by Connor Brown, Magnus Okuonghae manages to make a clearance. Jose Baxter takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Jabo Ibehre.
  • 14:16 The offside flag is raised against Lee Barnard. Sam Walker takes the free kick.
  • 13:11 The ball is delivered by Jose Baxter.
  • 12:45 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jose Baxter, save by Sam Walker.
  • 10:43 Inswinging corner taken by Jose Baxter from the left by-line, Lee Barnard has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
  • 9:04 Foul by Jabo Ibehre on Connor Brown, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 8:03 Andy Bond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Wesolowski. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.
  • 7:44 Brian Wilson sends in a cross, Dean Bouzanis makes a save.
  • 6:31 The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Croft. Sam Walker takes the free kick.
  • 5:37 The assistant referee flags for offside against Connor Brown. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.
  • 3:34 Robbie Simpson delivers the ball.
  • 2:35 Michael Smith delivers the ball, James Tarkowski makes a clearance.
  • 0:51 Lee Croft sends in a cross.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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