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Oldham Athletic 0-0 Walsall

Oldham played out a goalless draw with Walsall in an entertaining contest at Boundary Park.

In new Latics manager Stephen Robinson's first home league game in charge, the hosts had the better of the first half, Billy McKay firing just over with a 20-yard shot.

But Walsall suffered a blow on 31 minutes when left-back Rico Henry was led off after dislocating his shoulder, having made a superb headed clearance from a Marc Klok free-kick.

Franck Moussa shot wide early in the second half for the Saddlers before teeing up Simeon Jackson for a near-post effort that was well saved by Connor Ripley.

Oldham's goalkeeper was again tested soon after by a fine effort from substitute Andreas Makris that he tipped aside.

But McKay had a chance with a header saved by Etheridge before Lee Erwin hit the post with a header after Ryan Flynn's shot was blocked by the Walsall goalkeeper.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Ripley
  • 2LawBooked at 87mins
  • 26Clarke
  • 5Burgess
  • 3Reckord
  • 28Green
  • 6KlokSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 63'minutes
  • 24FaneSubstituted forBanksat 70'minutes
  • 7Flynn
  • 9Mckay
  • 19ErwinSubstituted forOseiat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Banks
  • 11Croft
  • 13Kettings
  • 15Edmundson
  • 18Osei
  • 22Woodland
  • 27McLaughlin

Walsall

  • 1Etheridge
  • 2Edwards
  • 5McCarthy
  • 4O'Connor
  • 3HenrySubstituted forPrestonat 31'minutes
  • 14OsbourneBooked at 89mins
  • 15Kinsella
  • 44Moussa
  • 10OztumerSubstituted forMakrisat 45'minutes
  • 8CuvelierSubstituted forBakayokoat 82'minutes
  • 9Jackson

Substitutes

  • 6Dobson
  • 11Morris
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 16Preston
  • 18Ginnelly
  • 20Bakayoko
  • 33Makris
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
3,914

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Walsall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Walsall 0.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by James O'Connor.

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Simeon Jackson (Walsall).

Booking

Isaiah Osbourne (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Walsall).

Josh Law (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall).

Booking

Josh Law (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Law (Oldham Athletic).

Franck Moussa (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jason McCarthy (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Darius Osei replaces Lee Erwin.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Florent Cuvelier.

Foul by Paul Green (Oldham Athletic).

Simeon Jackson (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic).

Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Walsall).

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

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jason McCarthy.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Oliver Banks replaces Ousmane Fane.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jason McCarthy.

Attempt saved. Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ryan Flynn (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Jamie Reckord (Oldham Athletic).

Franck Moussa (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by James O'Connor.

Attempt blocked. Billy McKay (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Billy McKay (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Ryan McLaughlin replaces Marc Klok.

Andreas Makris (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marc Klok (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Marc Klok.

Attempt missed. Simeon Jackson (Walsall) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Andreas Makris (Walsall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Connor Ripley.

goal

As It Stood

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2Bolton22003126
3Millwall21105234
4Scunthorpe21105324
5Chesterfield21104224
6Walsall21103124
7Port Vale21102024
8MK Dons21103214
9Bradford21101014
10Bury21013213
11Peterborough21013303
12Swindon210123-13
13Fleetwood20203302
14Northampton20202202
15Oxford Utd10101101
16Rochdale201134-11
17Sheff Utd201112-11
18Coventry201101-11
19Shrewsbury201101-11
20Charlton201113-21
21Oldham201103-31
22Bristol Rovers100113-20
23Wimbledon200225-30
24Southend200215-40
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