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Oldham Athletic 1-1 Notts County

Alan Sheehan

Alan Sheehan's equalising penalty secured Notts County's place in League One as they drew at 10-man Oldham.

After a drab first half Adam Lockwood headed the Latics in front from a Gary Harkins free-kick.

Notts levelled shortly after when Sheehan blasted home from the spot after Jonathan Grounds was penalised for handball in the box.

Lockwood was then sent off for a second bookable offence as the Magpies secured their spot in the third tier.

Oldham finish the season unbeaten in 10-games while Notts have avoided defeat in their final three matches.

After a lacklustre first period the game came to life when Lockwood's looping header gave the hosts the lead.

But with Notts on the brink they were awarded a penalty, which skipper Sheehan calmly blasted home.

After being booked following the award of the spot-kick, Latics defender Lockwood was sent-off for a second bookable offence shortly after, allowing the visitors to see out the game and retain their League One status for a fifth consecutive season.

Oldham Athletic manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Today was a decent performance until, in my opinion, the referee gets involved and likes to enjoy the occasion more than the match.

"I'd rather Shaun Derry [ Notts County manager] feel that tight than me - we were reasonably fluent at times in our football and there is no doubt it's due to the fact that we were not under pressure to go and win.

"It was a good atmosphere, and a good game really."

Notts County manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"Everybody since I came into the building [as manager in November] has been absolutely righty behind us - Greg [assistant Greg Abbott] and I can't thank everyone enough.

"I don't want to take anything away from what we have achieved - it has been fantastic - but I don't want this situation again. It's horrible. I want us to work hard and it won't happen again.

"This will be a great place to be next year - it is not always going to go sweetly, of course it won't, but it will be a much better place to play football than it was this year."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 29Rachubka
  • 2Brown
  • 3Grounds
  • 8Smith
  • 16Wilson
  • 18LockwoodBooked at 78mins
  • 28WorrallSubstituted forDaytonat 69'minutes
  • 4WesolowskiBooked at 89mins
  • 14Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forMacDonaldat 79'minutes
  • 27PhilliskirkSubstituted forByromat 69'minutes
  • 30Harkins

Substitutes

  • 10MacDonald
  • 15Winchester
  • 19Dayton
  • 20Kissock
  • 21Millar
  • 24Byrom
  • 33Coleman

Notts County

  • 1Bialkowski
  • 2DumbuyaSubstituted forMcGregorat 73'minutes
  • 3Sheehan
  • 21Thompson
  • 4Liddle
  • 26Hollis
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 24Vela
  • 19Murray
  • 16Spencer
  • 7Grealish

Substitutes

  • 8McGregor
  • 17Waite
  • 23Speiss
  • 28Boucaud
  • 29Roberts
  • 32Dixon
  • 39Tyson
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
7,698

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Notts County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Notts County 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

  4. Post update

    Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ronan Murray (Notts County).

  6. Post update

    Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Callum McGregor (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Korey Smith.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Paul Rachubka.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ronan Murray (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  13. Post update

    Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Spencer (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Substitution

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

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Sheehan (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  18. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic).

  20. Post update

    James Spencer (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves4631105893158103
2Brentford462810872432994
3Leyton Orient4625111085454086
4Rotherham462414886582886
5Preston462316772462685
6Peterborough462351872581474
7Sheff Utd461813154846267
8Swindon46199186359466
9Port Vale46187215973-1461
10MK Dons46179206365-260
11Bradford461417155754359
12Bristol City461319147067358
13Walsall461416164949058
14Crawley461415174854-657
15Oldham461414185059-956
16Colchester461314195361-853
17Gillingham46158236079-1953
18Coventry461613177477-351
19Crewe461312215480-2651
20Notts County46155266477-1350
21Tranmere461211235279-2747
22Carlisle461112234376-3345
23Shrewsbury46915224465-2142
24Stevenage46119264672-2642
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