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Oldham Athletic 2-2 Doncaster Rovers

Oldham's Amari Morgan-Smith and Doncaster's Kyle Bennett
Oldham and Doncaster have virtually identical records, with 31 points from 23 games and a goal difference of minus four

Oldham ended a difficult week with a draw as their attempts to put the Ched Evans saga behind them were hit by a second-half Doncaster comeback.

Jabo Ibehre's smart turn and shot put the hosts ahead before George Elokobi made it 2-0 with a second-half header.

But after Oldham's Joseph Mills saw red for a tackle, Doncaster fought back.

Nathan Tyson halved the deficit from close range before James Coppinger's individual effort levelled the scores in the last minute.

The Latics had been in the spotlight since last Sunday for considering signing convicted rapist Evans, with a mixed response from their fans to the decision to not give him a contract.

There were isolated chants of "one Ched Evans" and "sign him up" met with boos from others in the Boundary Park crowd.

Before kick-off, a banner among the crowd of 4,181 was also unfurled which read "70,000 where are you", referring to the number of people who had signed a petition urging Oldham chairman Simon Corney not to sign Evans.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I am a football manager and I have had to prepare my team. The people who have come out with fantastic credit are the players and the office staff. It has been nice to be part of a team under siege and everyone stuck together.

"When you are in the media as much as we have been it has been different. We have stuck to the same line and it was important the players maintained their focus and performed.

"It was a very unique potential signing and one that could only be made by people at the top end. I have to respect that and make sure I am very careful with what I say. "

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Dickov on Oldham v Doncaster

"We knew it was going to be a tough, tough game. They've had a tough week and we knew they were going to come out flying at us today.

"We were really angry at half-time because we spoke at length about how they would come at us and get their fans up.

"But we contributed to our own downfall. We made too many mistakes."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Rachubka
  • 20Wilson
  • 16Wilson
  • 5Elokobi
  • 3MillsBooked at 75mins
  • 6Kelly
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forMellorat 78'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 19Ibehre
  • 11ForteSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 4Dieng
  • 7Dayton
  • 9Poleon
  • 12Mellor
  • 13Coleman
  • 27Morgan-Smith

Doncaster

  • 33Johnstone
  • 22Wabara
  • 16Butler
  • 12McCullough
  • 17Stevens
  • 18KeeganBooked at 90mins
  • 26Coppinger
  • 19Wellens
  • 23BennettBooked at 24minsSubstituted forTysonat 60'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 10Forrester
  • 9RobinsonSubstituted forMainat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6McCombe
  • 11Main
  • 13Marosi
  • 14Tyson
  • 15Wakefield
  • 21De Val
  • 29Middleton
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
4,181

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Doncaster Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Doncaster Rovers 2.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Doncaster Rovers 2. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andy Butler.

Booking

Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic).

Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).

Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces Jonathan Forte.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by James Wilson.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Doncaster Rovers 1. Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. David Mellor replaces Carl Winchester.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Liam Wakefield replaces Luke McCullough.

Dismissal

Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) is shown the red card for fighting.

Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Nathan Tyson.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Foul by Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic).

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

Jabo Ibehre (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

Hand ball by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Curtis Main replaces Theo Robinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Nathan Tyson replaces Kyle Bennett.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by George Elokobi.

Attempt blocked. Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Doncaster Rovers 0. George Elokobi (Oldham Athletic) header from very close range to the bottom left corner following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

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2Swindon24146446242248
3MK Dons23136450242645
4Preston24136537231445
5Bradford2410683228436
6Sheff Utd2310673027336
7Chesterfield249873531435
8Rochdale24104104132934
9Fleetwood259792624234
10Port Vale2595113136-532
11Peterborough2494113031-131
12Notts County238782728-131
13Oldham2371063135-431
14Doncaster238782529-431
15Walsall257992428-430
16Barnsley2385103435-129
17Scunthorpe228593237-529
18Coventry247892631-529
19Crewe2475122342-1926
20Leyton Orient2467113235-325
21Gillingham2567122940-1125
22Colchester2466122940-1124
23Crawley2459102338-1524
24Yeovil2455141938-1920
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