League One
OldhamOldham Athletic1CrawleyCrawley Town1

Oldham Athletic 1-1 Crawley Town

Gwion Edwards
Gwion Edwards joined Crawley Town from Swansea City in July

Crawley Town ended a week in which five players were placed on the transfer list by fighting back to earn a draw at Oldham Athletic in League One.

Midfielder Daniel Johnson, making his debut after joining on loan from Aston Villa, cut through the visiting defence to fire Oldham in front from 10 yards.

But Gwion Edwards equalised just before the break with a fine 25-yard drive.

The Latics went closest to a winner but Mike Jones was twice denied by Crawley keeper Jamie Ashdown.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Their goal was a comedy of errors, I mean Timothee Dieng started it off by passing it back to the keeper when we had options to play the ball.

"I think it's the standards we have set ourselves in one respect, I think it was a bit flat today.

"We know where we are, we know that we're a work in progress, we know that's not good enough with the standards we've set ourselves and we've got to dust ourselves off."

Crawley Town assistant manager Paul Groves told BBC Surrey:

"It was important that we bounced back in some way, shape or form and to come here and get something against a team that are in form was always going to difficult, but the lads showed great spirit and togetherness to come away with something.

"We had to make sure defensively we were organised, solid and difficult to break down and we came up with a fantastic strike from Gwion (Edwards).

"It was important in the second half, when got ourselves level, that we made sure we stayed in contention.

"There's one or two hurting in terms of the results and the performances, so as a group today we made sure we came here and gave absolutely everything."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Rachubka
  • 20Wilson
  • 4Dieng
  • 16Wilson
  • 3Mills
  • 6KellySubstituted forPoleonat 80'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 14JohnsonSubstituted forDaytonat 80'minutes
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 19Ibehre
  • 11ForteSubstituted forTidserat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Dayton
  • 9Poleon
  • 15Winchester
  • 17Tidser
  • 18Lockwood
  • 23Turner
  • 38Etheridge

Crawley

  • 25Ashdown
  • 6Bradley
  • 5Leacock
  • 12Walsh
  • 3Dickson
  • 16KeaneBooked at 40mins
  • 8Smith
  • 4HendersonBooked at 45minsSubstituted forYoungat 61'minutes
  • 20Bawling
  • 7EdwardsBooked at 76mins
  • 21Tomlin

Substitutes

  • 1Jensen
  • 14Young
  • 15Banya
  • 22O'Connor
  • 23Richefond
  • 24Isaacs
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
3,924

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home13
Away3
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Crawley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Crawley Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by James Dayton.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

  5. Post update

    Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Michael Tidser (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. James Dayton replaces Daniel Johnson.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Dominic Poleon replaces Liam Kelly.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

  17. Post update

    Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Timothee Dieng (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Keith Keane (Crawley Town).