League One
OldhamOldham Athletic1ColchesterColchester United1

Oldham Athletic 1-1 Colchester United

Darren Ambrose
Darren Ambrose came close to claiming all three points for Colchester, nearly scoring his third goal of the season

Colchester ended a run of nine straight League One defeats as they drew at fellow strugglers Oldham.

The home side went ahead early on when Rhys Murphy drilled in from eight yards following Mike Jones' free-kick.

Oldham keeper David Cornell tried to claim a corner but the ball slipped through his gloves and fell to Chris Porter, who equalised for the U's.

The visitors could then have snatched victory, but Darren Ambrose's 20-yard drive struck the bar.

Oldham manager David Dunn told BBC Radio Manchester:

"If we'd have won 1-0, I would be coming in here all happy either.

"We've won one game, that's nothing, we need to put a run together. As it is at the minute, disappointed. Very, very disappointed.

"Certainly, things need to change. I feel sorry for some of our players - I'm not one for sympathising with anyone in football because it is what it is and it's a tough game and you've got to take the highs as well as you take the lows but certainly today, extremely disappointed."

Line-ups

Oldham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Cornell
  • 36Dummigan
  • 20Wilson
  • 4Dieng
  • 3Mills
  • 10Philliskirk
  • 6Kelly
  • 35Wellens
  • 8Jones
  • 14Cassidy
  • 19MurphySubstituted forPoleonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Coleman
  • 5Wilson
  • 7Croft
  • 9Poleon
  • 12Rasulo
  • 15Winchester
  • 22Yeates

Colchester

Formation 4-4-2

  • 33Parish
  • 24Brindley
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Elokobi
  • 3BriggsSubstituted forWynterat 60'minutes
  • 8GilbeyBooked at 78mins
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forGarvanat 45'minutesBooked at 63mins
  • 10MoncurSubstituted forAmbroseat 70'minutes
  • 11Massey
  • 9Porter
  • 45Sordell

Substitutes

  • 2Garvan
  • 5Wynter
  • 7Wright
  • 20Lapslie
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 25Barnes
  • 28Ambrose
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
3,535

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Colchester United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Colchester United 1.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by George Elokobi.

  6. Post update

    Darren Ambrose (Colchester United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box following a set piece situation.

  7. Post update

    George Elokobi (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jake Cassidy (Oldham Athletic).

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Colchester United 1. Chris Porter (Colchester United) with an attempt from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Cameron Dummigan.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Owen Garvan (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Booking

    Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Richard Wellens (Oldham Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Dominic Poleon replaces Rhys Murphy.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Richard Brindley.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Darren Ambrose replaces George Moncur.