Oldham 1-1 Stevenage

Stevenage held on under late pressure at Oldham to continue their promising start to the season.

Darius Charles tested Oldham keeper Alex Cisak early on before Michael Bostwick's shot was redirected by Mark Roberts' header from six yards out.

The hosts levelled when Shefki Kuqi sent a glancing header past Chris Day from Chris Taylor's free-kick.

After the break Oldham's Jean-Yves Mvoto and Matt Smith went close and Robbie Simpson's free-kick hit the bar.


Oldham Athletic manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We want to have good home form and today as much as it was a scrappy, horrible, frustrating game I thought if any team was going to win it, it was us.

"We've picked up a point, it should have been three but you get on with it.

"I thought Tom (Adeyemi) was excellent and once the players start realising what he's all about he'll only get better for us."

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I think that in the end, with the way we played, we have to be satisfied with a point. We're disappointed to again come away and concede a sloppy goal.

"You try and make changes to affect the game. I did affect the gane. We went on the back foot rather than the front foot, so I have got to go away and have a long old think myself as well.

"When we went a goal up, we didn't show enough ruthlessness to go for the second goal. They looked shell-shocked, we dominated the game and they were definitely there for the taking at that stage."

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