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Oldham Athletic 0-0 Brentford

David Button

Brentford lost ground on League One leaders Wolves after a frustrating goalless draw at Oldham.

The Latics created a number of first-half chances with Jonson Clarke-Harris and Danny Philliskirk both going close.

Clayton Donaldson had the best Bees efforts, forcing Paul Rachubka to save from a header and a long-range shot.

James Dayton missed a one-on-one opportunity late on when laid in by Gary Harkins but hit his shot straight at goalkeeper David Button.

Brentford remain second but have fallen six points behind Wolves in the chase for the title, but they are now four points above Leyton Orient in third after their loss at home to Bradford.

Oldham have another valuable point in their fight to remain in the division and sit four points above the relegation places.

Oldham Athletic manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Post-match: Oldham manager Johnson

"I don't care who it is, but somebody has to put away those great chances we keep getting.

"Within my gut I'm not happy with a point.

"But I'm pleased because I know it was an important point."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 29Rachubka
  • 2Brown
  • 3GroundsBooked at 86mins
  • 8Smith
  • 16Wilson
  • 18Lockwood
  • 28WorrallSubstituted forDaytonat 58'minutes
  • 4Wesolowski
  • 14Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forMacDonaldat 70'minutes
  • 27Philliskirk
  • 30Harkins

Substitutes

  • 6Gafaiti
  • 7Dunfield
  • 10MacDonald
  • 15Winchester
  • 19Dayton
  • 21Millar
  • 33Coleman

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 28YennarisSubstituted forDiagouragaat 75'minutes
  • 24Bidwell
  • 8Douglas
  • 6DeanBooked at 8mins
  • 26TarkowskiBooked at 47mins
  • 12McCormack
  • 4ForshawBooked at 66mins
  • 11GriggSubstituted forTrottaat 62'minutes
  • 9Donaldson
  • 18JudgeSubstituted forDallasat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lee
  • 2O'Connor
  • 5Craig
  • 15Dallas
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 22Reeves
  • 29Trotta
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
4,087

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Brentford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Brentford 0.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Connor Brown.

James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford).

Attempt missed. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

Attempt missed. Jake Bidwell (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic).

Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford).

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Paul Rachubka.

Attempt saved. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Stuart Dallas replaces Alan Judge.

Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Tarkowski (Brentford).

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Toumani Diagouraga replaces Nico Yennaris.

Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Adam Lockwood.

Substitution

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

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

Attempt saved. James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Booking

Adam Forshaw (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

James Wesolowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Forshaw (Brentford).

Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Marcello Trotta replaces William Grigg.

Attempt missed. Jake Bidwell (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic).

James Tarkowski (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. James Dayton replaces David Worrall.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves39268572254786
2Brentford38248662352780
3Leyton Orient402210872373576
4Rotherham392112673452875
5Preston402015556381875
6Peterborough38184165952758
7Swindon40169155853557
8Walsall401414124541456
9MK Dons40167175654255
10Sheff Utd38149154042-251
11Port Vale39156185265-1351
12Bradford391115135048248
13Coventry391610137069148
14Gillingham39146195163-1248
15Bristol City401016146263-146
16Crawley361113123844-646
17Oldham401111184355-1244
18Colchester391013164453-943
19Notts County40124245469-1540
20Tranmere391010194769-2240
21Carlisle391010193961-2240
22Crewe401010204775-2840
23Shrewsbury40814183650-1438
24Stevenage39108214060-2038
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