League One
CreweCrewe Alexandra1OldhamOldham Athletic1

Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Oldham Athletic

Harry Davis's injury-time header earned Crewe Alexandra a valuable point against fellow strugglers Oldham.

Adam Lockwood headed wide for Oldham early on, before on-loan debutant Joel Byrom shot across the face of goal.

The Latics finally broke the deadlock when Gary Harkins cut in from the left of the area and struck in at the near post following good work from James Wesolowski and Jonson Clarke-Harris.

But Davis headed home George Evans' corner at the back post for the draw.

Steve Davis's Crewe are now just a point away from safety, while Oldham lie two points above the drop zone.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It feels like a sucker punch because we played so well and defended so solidly throughout the game.

"Overall, there was some superb play from us - nice and solid and we broke well.

"There was a lot of good things and I think our passing was good on a poor pitch."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 21Garratt
  • 2Tootle
  • 16Guthrie
  • 22Evans
  • 4Davis
  • 5EllisSubstituted forMellorat 76'minutes
  • 31ParkSubstituted forIkpeazuat 68'minutes
  • 42GrantBooked at 83mins
  • 9PogbaSubstituted forOliverat 55'minutes
  • 26Aneke
  • 14Inman

Substitutes

  • 1Phillips
  • 3Mellor
  • 6Dugdale
  • 8Osman
  • 11Moore
  • 19Oliver
  • 30Ikpeazu

Oldham

  • 29Rachubka
  • 2BrownBooked at 71mins
  • 3Grounds
  • 4WesolowskiBooked at 45mins
  • 16Wilson
  • 18Lockwood
  • 28Worrall
  • 24Byrom
  • 14Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forMacDonaldat 90+6'minutes
  • 27Philliskirk
  • 30Harkins

Substitutes

  • 1Oxley
  • 6Gafaiti
  • 7Dunfield
  • 10MacDonald
  • 12Mellor
  • 19Dayton
  • 23Turner
Referee:
David Phillips
Attendance:
5,258

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home4
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra).

  4. Post update

    Joel Byrom (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Charlie MacDonald replaces Jonson Clarke-Harris.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Oldham Athletic 1. Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by George Evans with a cross following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Paul Rachubka.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  9. Post update

    Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Joel Byrom (Oldham Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Connor Brown.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Harry Davis.

  16. Booking

    Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

  18. Post update

    Joel Byrom (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

  20. Post update

    Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.