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Bury 2-2 Oldham Athletic

Bury remain bottom of the League One table after local rivals Oldham came back from 2-0 down to earn a valuable draw.

The visitors battled back gamely with strikes from Craig Davies and Ben Pringle as they stretched their unbeaten run to five matches after falling behind to first-half goals from Jay O'Shea and Neil Danns.

Bury dominated the first half and deservedly went ahead after 13 minutes when Oldham defender Wilfried Moimbe headed the ball straight into O'Shea's path for the midfielder to fire home from 20 yards.

Oldham goalkeeper Johny Placide denied Harry Bunn with a superb save before the Shakers doubled their lead 11 minutes before half-time.

Danns ran at the heart of the defence before looping a shot over Placide, via a slight deflection from an away defender.

Oldham managed to halve the deficit four minutes before the interval when Davies tapped home after Duckens Nazon's deflected shot fell kindly at his feet.

It was almost 2-2 shortly after the restart when Kean Bryan's curling free-kick was brilliantly saved by Bury goalkeeper Connor Ripley.

However, the Latics got the reward their second-half display deserved when Pringle smashed home left-footed from 15 yards to move themselves two points away from the relegation zone.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 12Ripley
  • 14Edwards
  • 27Cameron
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 86mins
  • 3Leigh
  • 16IsmailSubstituted forHansonat 74'minutes
  • 30InceSubstituted forTutteat 63'minutes
  • 31Danns
  • 26O'Shea
  • 33BunnSubstituted forMayorat 81'minutes
  • 19Miller

Substitutes

  • 1Murphy
  • 2Jones
  • 4Tutte
  • 8Dawson
  • 10Mayor
  • 24Styles
  • 32Hanson

Oldham

  • 19Placide
  • 2Dummigan
  • 5GerrardSubstituted forWilsonat 38'minutes
  • 40Bryan
  • 3MoimbéBooked at 10mins
  • 29ByrneBooked at 82mins
  • 6Gardner
  • 24Fane
  • 18Pringle
  • 9DaviesSubstituted forHollowayat 56'minutes
  • 12NazonSubstituted forDoyleat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1de la Paz
  • 4Wilson
  • 10Holloway
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 13Doyle
  • 16McEleney
  • 23Hunt
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
5,904

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home11
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 2, Oldham Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 2, Oldham Athletic 2.

Attempt blocked. Wilfried Moimbé (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bury) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Dan Gardner.

James Hanson (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Cameron Dummigan (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. Andrew Tutte (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Philip Edwards (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ben Pringle (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt saved. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Cameron Dummigan.

Philip Edwards (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bury) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Adam Thompson (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam Thompson (Bury).

Patrick McEleney (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. George Miller (Bury) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Neil Danns (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Greg Leigh (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Danny Mayor replaces Harry Bunn.

George Miller (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 2, Oldham Athletic 2. Ben Pringle (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Eoin Doyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. James Hanson replaces Zeli Ismail.

Foul by Neil Danns (Bury).

Aaron Holloway (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Miller (Bury).

Wilfried Moimbé (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

(Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cameron Dummigan (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Bury).

Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Miller (Bury).

Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Nathan Cameron (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackburn372210570353576
2Shrewsbury35218647262171
3Wigan33208562233968
4Rotherham351951158401862
5Scunthorpe371513954441058
6Plymouth36159124443154
7Peterborough3514111057451253
8Charlton34149114445-151
9Bristol Rovers36155165153-250
10Bradford34155144851-350
11Gillingham361213114240249
12Portsmouth36154174347-449
13Southend35129144254-1245
14Walsall371111154754-744
15Doncaster361013134344-143
16Oxford Utd35119155053-342
17Blackpool351012134247-542
18Wimbledon36118173647-1141
19Oldham351010155060-1040
20Northampton36109173557-2239
21Fleetwood35108174657-1138
22Rochdale32711143341-832
23MK Dons35711173248-1632
24Bury3579193052-2230
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