League One
WalsallWalsall1OldhamOldham Athletic1

Walsall 1-1 Oldham Athletic

Jonathan Forte
Jonathan Forte has scored 16 goals in 35 league games for Oldham Athletic

Jonathan Forte came off the bench to rescue a point for Oldham at Walsall.

Romaine Sawyers gave the hosts an early lead with a powerfully struck drive, following good work from Tom Bradshaw.

Andy Taylor sent a free-kick wide for Walsall and Liam Kelly twice went close in response before Forte eventually volleyed home the leveller from a Jake Cassidy cross.

Bradshaw almost won it for the Saddlers, but sent a last-minute effort off target.

Oldham manager Darren Kelly told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I thought we showed great character, especially after going 1-0 down.

"I thought after about 15 minutes we started to build momentum, started to take the game to them, started to take over and I think, to be honest, we were unlucky to come away with just a point.

"The key to anything is keeping the ball in possession and being patient with what you're trying to do."

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1Etheridge
  • 6Downing
  • 4O'Connor
  • 3Taylor
  • 2Demetriou
  • 8Mantom
  • 7Chambers
  • 21CookSubstituted forLalkovicat 66'minutes
  • 14HenrySubstituted forFordeat 87'minutes
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 10Sawyers

Substitutes

  • 11Baxendale
  • 12Forde
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 15Lalkovic
  • 16Preston
  • 17Flanagan
  • 18Morris

Oldham

  • 1Coleman
  • 20Wilson
  • 5Wilson
  • 16Burn
  • 3Mills
  • 6Kelly
  • 7CroftSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 75'minutes
  • 15WinchesterSubstituted forDunnat 67'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 14Cassidy
  • 18TurnerSubstituted forForteat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 9Poleon
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 11Forte
  • 13Cornell
  • 17Dunn
  • 21Gunning
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
5,009

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Walsall 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Walsall 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Andy Taylor.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Walsall).

  6. Post update

    Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Anthony Forde replaces Rico Henry.

  8. Post update

    Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Walsall 1, Oldham Athletic 1. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jake Cassidy.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by James Wilson.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Danny Philliskirk replaces Lee Croft.

  17. Post update

    Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Dangerous play by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sam Mantom (Walsall).

  20. Post update

    David Dunn (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.