League One
BurtonBurton Albion0OldhamOldham Athletic0
Burton's Hamza Choudhury looks to win possession in midfield
Burton have only failed to score in three home league games this season

Oldham Athletic moved to within a point of League One safety after edging a fiercely competitive draw with leaders Burton Albion.

Both sides hit the woodwork before the break, the Latics from a corner that bounced to safety off the far post and Albion through Tom Flanagan's header.

But chances were at a premium with just one shot on target throughout.

The Brewers, who are four points clear, would have restored a six-point lead over second-placed Wigan with a win.

But they remain seven points ahead of third-placed Walsall.

Mark Duffy did force Oldham keeper Joel Coleman to palm away a 20-yard free-kick in the second half.

But the visitors, who still have two games in hand on fifth from bottom Blackpool, were good value for a point.

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (left) and Burton chairman Ben Robinson
Former Burton manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - now QPR boss - was sat with Brewers chairman Ben Robinson

Burton boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Derby:

"We probably had the best training session yesterday morning that we've had since we arrived, and that worried us because if you're that good on the Friday you're usually not that good on the Saturday.

"It just happens sometimes. You've seen the honesty of the players all season and they're as disappointed as anything.

"But, as I say, it just happens as a footballer sometimes."

Oldham manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I think we definitely deserved something out of the game. We looked good.

"We knew the importance of trying to get something from the game so I'm pleased we've come out with something.

"I think a lot of people probably expected us to get beaten but I think we've shown we're a half-decent side."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 30FlanaganBooked at 5mins
  • 14McCrory
  • 34ChoudhuryBooked at 31minsSubstituted forBennettat 78'minutes
  • 21Duffy
  • 12Butcher
  • 15NaylorSubstituted forWeirat 71'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 9Beavon

Substitutes

  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 7Reilly
  • 8Weir
  • 17Myers-Harness
  • 19O'Connor
  • 31Bywater
  • 33Bennett

Oldham

  • 1Coleman
  • 20Wilson
  • 5Wilson
  • 4Dieng
  • 17Holmes-Dennis
  • 6Kelly
  • 36Dummigan
  • 15Winchester
  • 8Jones
  • 21MainBooked at 79mins
  • 10HollowaySubstituted forCassidyat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 3Mills
  • 7Croft
  • 11Forte
  • 13Cornell
  • 14Cassidy
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
4,283

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away0
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by James Wilson.

  4. Post update

    Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jake Cassidy (Oldham Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Curtis Main.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

  10. Post update

    John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jake Cassidy (Oldham Athletic).

  12. Booking

    Curtis Main (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Main (Oldham Athletic).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Mason Bennett replaces Hamza Choudhury.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  17. Post update

    Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

  19. Post update

    John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jake Cassidy (Oldham Athletic).

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