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Port Vale 2-2 Oldham Athletic

Carl Winchester celebrates
Carl Winchester celebrates his equaliser - his first goal of the season

Oldham substitute Carl Winchester rescued a draw for cash-strapped Oldham with an injury-time equaliser at Vale Park.

Vale had come from behind when dangerous substitute Rigino Cicilia fired in on 78 minutes, after Remie Streete had cancelled out Oliver Banks' early second-half opener for the visitors.

Following revelations earlier in the day of the full extent of their off-field difficulties, Oldham had the better of a poor first half in which the home side took a long time to get going.

Right-back Josh Law was a constant threat on the overlap, while Banks' powerful header drew a fine save from Jak Alnwick leaping to his right.

Banks then broke the deadlock just three minutes after the break when his right foot 20-yard free-kick took a wicked deflection off the Vale wall to wrongfoot Alnwick.

But Vale took only three minutes to level when Streete headed home Ryan Taylor's free-kick.

They looked to have won it when Latics keeper Connor Ripley turned away Alex Jones' shot, only for Portuguese midfielder Quentin Pereira to steer the ball back in from the left, allowing fellow sub Cicilia to drill home from 15 yards.

But Winchester eased Oldham's troubles when he struck from close range four minutes into stoppage-time to send Oldham's 148 faithful fans home happy on a freezing night in Burslem.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Alnwick
  • 5KnopsBooked at 54mins
  • 24Smith
  • 4Streete
  • 40Taylor
  • 7Kelly
  • 8TavaresBooked at 38minsSubstituted forPereiraat 52'minutes
  • 28de Freitas
  • 26Jones
  • 15ForresterSubstituted forGeraldo Rosaat 40'minutes
  • 13PatersonSubstituted forCiciliaat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Mac-Intosch
  • 9Cicilia
  • 16Mbamba
  • 20Geraldo Rosa
  • 21Pereira
  • 25Santos
  • 27Amoros

Oldham

  • 1Ripley
  • 31Dunne
  • 26Clarke
  • 5Burgess
  • 2Law
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forCroftat 82'minutes
  • 8Banks
  • 24FaneBooked at 63minsSubstituted forWinchesterat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 27McLaughlinSubstituted forErwinat 82'minutes
  • 9Mckay
  • 12Ladapo

Substitutes

  • 3Reckord
  • 6Klok
  • 10Winchester
  • 11Croft
  • 13Kettings
  • 18Osei
  • 19Erwin
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
3,152

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home5
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away13
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 2, Oldham Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Oldham Athletic 2.

Booking

Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Oldham Athletic 2. Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Law.

Foul by Billy McKay (Oldham Athletic).

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Freddie Ladapo (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Kelly (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Alex Jones (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Hand ball by Lee Croft (Oldham Athletic).

Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Lee Erwin replaces Ryan McLaughlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Lee Croft replaces Ryan Flynn.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Kjell Knops.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Oldham Athletic 1. Rigino Cicilia (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Quentin Pereira.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Attempt missed. Rigino Cicilia (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Remie Streete.

Attempt blocked. Billy McKay (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Carl Winchester replaces Ousmane Fane.

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Kjell Knops.

Attempt blocked. Oliver Banks (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Port Vale).

Billy McKay (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Rigino Cicilia (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Charles Dunne.

Booking

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sam Kelly (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Remie Streete (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy McKay (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Rigino Cicilia replaces Martin Paterson.

Foul by Alex Jones (Port Vale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe19134240162443
2Sheff Utd18114333201337
3Bolton19114423121137
4Bradford1998227171035
5Rochdale199372722530
6Peterborough198562821729
7Wimbledon197752822628
8Fleetwood198472924528
9Southend197662627-127
10Bristol Rovers197662732-527
11Charlton186842518726
12Port Vale197572429-526
13Millwall187472929025
14Oxford Utd197482323025
15Northampton196672827124
16Gillingham196582632-623
17Walsall185762228-622
18Swindon195592028-820
19Bury1962112635-920
20Coventry194781623-719
21MK Dons194692329-618
22Oldham193881121-1017
23Chesterfield1943122132-1115
24Shrewsbury1935111934-1514
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