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Notts County 0-0 Oldham Athletic

Oldham had the better of an uneventful game, but had to settle for a point against a Notts County side, who have now lost just once in seven games.

Neither side seriously threatened to open the scoring in an uninspiring first half.

Oldham's Conor Wilkinson dragged a shot wide and tested keeper Roy Carroll with a fierce strike after the interval.

The ever-lively Zeli Ismail smashed County's best effort over the bar after a promising run.

Wilkinson again went close in injury-time when his low shot was brilliantly saved by Carroll.

The Latics, who are now unbeaten in six games, remain one point ahead of the Magpies but have played a game more.

Notts' only defeat since mid-August came at the hands of unbeaten league leaders Bristol City.

Notts County manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Derry on Notts County v Oldham

"I think if we are honest we are a little bit disappointed with ourselves, but three draws in a week, If you'd have asked me before them I'd have snapped your hand off.

"We don't have a Jack Grealish or a Callum McGregor - someone who can produce magic from nowhere this season. We are were we are and I am delighted with the boys so far this season."

Oldham assistant manager Tommy Wright told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Wright on Notts County v Oldham

"It was frustrating. We dominated the game for long periods without ever really having a lot of chances.

"If you look at the run we've had, our problem has been scoring goals.

"James Wilson is becoming a very good player. He's becoming wiser and older and more experienced, and George Elokobi has been the model professional. He's a top player."

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Carroll
  • 34Laing
  • 33Cranston
  • 2Dumbuya
  • 6Hollis
  • 13Jones
  • 16Noble
  • 7Ismail
  • 10MurraySubstituted forHarradat 58'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 12Cassidy
  • 20HaynesSubstituted forThompsonat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Wroe
  • 11Thompson
  • 14McKenzie
  • 15Thompson
  • 23Speiss
  • 25Traoré
  • 31Harrad

Oldham

  • 1Rachubka
  • 20Wilson
  • 5Elokobi
  • 16Wilson
  • 3MillsBooked at 80mins
  • 6Kelly
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 75'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 11ForteSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 75'minutes
  • 14WilkinsonBooked at 8mins
  • 9PoleonSubstituted forDaytonat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 4Dieng
  • 7Dayton
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 13Coleman
  • 21Kusunga
  • 27Morgan-Smith
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
5,109

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home4
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away14
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

Attempt saved. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Oldham Athletic).

(Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay in match Roy Carroll (Notts County) because of an injury.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Roy Carroll.

Attempt saved. Conor Wilkinson (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Michael Jones.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Mustapha Dumbuya.

Attempt missed. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) header from very close range is too high.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Louis Laing.

Attempt saved. Conor Wilkinson (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Oldham Athletic).

Mustapha Dumbuya (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jordan Cranston.

Booking

Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic).

Garry Thompson (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Shaun Harrad (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Amari Morgan-Smith (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces Carl Winchester.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Danny Philliskirk replaces Jonathan Forte.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by George Elokobi.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jordan Cranston.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. James Dayton replaces Dominic Poleon.

Haydn Hollis (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. Shaun Harrad (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Shaun Harrad (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Zeli Ismail (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Mustapha Dumbuya.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Garry Thompson replaces Danny Haynes.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Shaun Harrad replaces Ronan Murray.

Attempt missed. Conor Wilkinson (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

Gary Jones (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City96301871121
2MK Dons851221111016
3Peterborough9513139416
4Swindon84311710715
5Chesterfield84221511414
6Bradford94231210214
7Rochdale9414169713
8Preston8341149513
9Fleetwood934297213
10Sheff Utd84131112-113
11Coventry93331010012
12Gillingham93331112-112
13Yeovil93331012-212
14Oldham925299011
15Doncaster8323911-211
16Notts County824276110
17Leyton Orient824288010
18Crawley9315412-810
19Barnsley8233131309
20Walsall9153610-48
21Port Vale92251016-68
22Scunthorpe9216820-127
23Colchester9135913-46
24Crewe8116821-134
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