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Oldham Athletic 1-1 Port Vale

Tom Pope
Tom Pope scored his fifth goal of the season to help Port Vale to a point

Tom Pope's prolific start to the campaign continued as he helped earn Port Vale a draw away at Oldham.

The striker's fifth goal of the season put Vale ahead as he headed in from a Ben Williamson cross.

James Wilson headed in a Mike Jones corner to level the game, before Chris Lines nodded against the bar as Vale sought a winner.

Vale keeper Sam Johnson made a late save to turn Danny Philliskirk's header over the bar to keep the score level.

The visitors fall to ninth while winless Oldham lie in 21st place.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I thought it was a good performance. We won the game on the grass but not quite on the scoreboard. Sometimes that's the way it goes.

"If the lads can take that sort of quality into the games moving forward, and just maybe get that final ball a little bit better, we'll fine.

"I was pleased with the performance but disappointed not to get the three points."

Line-ups

Oldham

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Rachubka
  • 2Brown
  • 5Elokobi
  • 16Wilson
  • 3Mills
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 76'minutes
  • 6Kelly
  • 8Jones
  • 11Forte
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 14Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 4Dieng
  • 7Dayton
  • 13Coleman
  • 19Noble
  • 21Kusunga
  • 22Gros
  • 27Morgan-Smith

Port Vale

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Johnson
  • 21Veseli
  • 6Duffy
  • 5McGivern
  • 3Dickinson
  • 7BirchallSubstituted forDanielat 59'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 10Lines
  • 15O'ConnorBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBrownat 85'minutes
  • 20MarshallSubstituted forJenningsat 74'minutes
  • 9Williamson
  • 11Pope

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 4Robertson
  • 8Dodds
  • 14Daniel
  • 17Brown
  • 18Jennings
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
3,592

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Port Vale 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Port Vale 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

  4. Post update

    Colin Daniel (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

  7. Post update

    Michael Brown (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

  9. Post update

    Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Sam Johnson.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Amari Morgan-Smith (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ryan McGivern (Port Vale).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Michael Brown replaces Michael O'Connor.

  16. Post update

    Dangerous play by George Elokobi (Oldham Athletic).

  17. Post update

    Adam Yates (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Connor Brown.