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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:

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Daws on Scunthorpe v Oldham

"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:

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Sheridan on Scunthorpe v Oldham

"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

  • 1Daniels
  • 2Wiseman
  • 5Mirfin
  • 23Wallace
  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

Full Time

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

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

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

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

Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

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

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.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Rhys Murphy replaces Curtis Main.

Substitution

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

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

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.

Foul by Jamie Ness (Scunthorpe United).

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

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

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

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Joel Coleman.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Greg Luer replaces Tom Hopper.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Tom Hopper.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Conor Townsend.

Foul by Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United).

Curtis Main (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Joel Coleman.

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Gary McSheffrey replaces Stephen Dawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Michael Jones replaces Cameron Dummigan.

Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Oldham Athletic).

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jake Cassidy replaces Joseph Mills.

Attempt missed. Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) header from very close range is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United).

Curtis Main (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Scunthorpe United 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton32204842271564
2Wigan331711555302562
3Gillingham33177959411858
4Walsall321610649331658
5Millwall331661152411154
6Coventry321410856352152
7Bradford3214993834451
8Southend33148114542350
9Barnsley33154145245749
10Sheff Utd33139114744348
11Port Vale34139123838048
12Swindon33136145151045
13Rochdale33129124444045
14Scunthorpe32136133840-245
15Peterborough33135155652444
16Bury33128134254-1244
17Doncaster32910133642-637
18Chesterfield33114184453-937
19Fleetwood3299143840-236
20Blackpool3397173242-1034
21Shrewsbury3297163751-1434
22Oldham32615113243-1133
23Crewe33610173558-2328
24Colchester3359194078-3824
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