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ScunthorpeScunthorpe United1OldhamOldham Athletic1

Scunthorpe United 1-1 Oldham Athletic

Scunthorpe grabbed a late equaliser as they drew with improving Oldham, who are now unbeaten in six league games.

Scunthorpe came closest in a quiet first half, as Paddy Madden's close-range header crashed off the bar.

Daniel Lafferty put Oldham in front when he fired low into the far corner from Carl Winchester's pass.

Kyle Wootton came to the rescue for Scunthorpe, steering his shot in from a tight angle past Joel Coleman just two minutes from full-time.

Scunthorpe have now picked up 13 points from their last six games, while Oldham are one point from safety in 22nd.

Scunthorpe United manager Nick Daws told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I thought the end result didn't reflect the number of chances we created. It probably reflected the fact we didn't take those chances.

"To go 1-0 down when you're expected to win the game, and feeling like you should win the game, and then come back into the game and the three substitutes are all involved in the goal is great.

"For Kyle Wooten to come on and score is fantastic. He deserves it because he's worked really hard."

Oldham Athletic manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I think if I'm being honest Scunthorpe deserved something out of the game with their performance.

"It's a crying shame because we were so close to winning the game.

"To get so close, it feels like you've lost the game."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Daniels
  • 2Wiseman
  • 5Mirfin
  • 23M Wallace
  • 17Townsend
  • 12Bishop
  • 26Ness
  • 22HopperSubstituted forLuerat 72'minutes
  • 15DawsonSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 64'minutes
  • 11O'BrienSubstituted forWoottonat 85'minutes
  • 9Madden

Substitutes

  • 3Laird
  • 13Anyon
  • 14Luer
  • 18King
  • 28McSheffrey
  • 29Wootton
  • 33Clarke

Oldham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Coleman
  • 35Lafferty
  • 4Dieng
  • 16Gerrard
  • 5Wilson
  • 36DummiganSubstituted forJonesat 60'minutes
  • 6Kelly
  • 12PalmerBooked at 7mins
  • 3MillsBooked at 45minsSubstituted forCassidyat 56'minutes
  • 21MainSubstituted forMurphyat 86'minutes
  • 15Winchester

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 7Croft
  • 8Jones
  • 13Cornell
  • 14Cassidy
  • 19Murphy
  • 20Wilson
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
4,180

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jake Cassidy (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  5. Post update

    Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Oldham Athletic 1. Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Rhys Murphy replaces Curtis Main.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Jim O'Brien.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Greg Luer (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Oldham Athletic 1. Daniel Lafferty (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Carl Winchester.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Ness (Scunthorpe United).

  15. Post update

    Jake Cassidy (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Curtis Main (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Joel Coleman.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Greg Luer replaces Tom Hopper.