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Oldham Athletic 0-0 Doncaster Rovers

Oldham earned a vital point from a goalless home draw with Doncaster Rovers but they still face a nervous battle to retain their League One status.

The Latics, who have been a third-tier club for 21 consecutive years, have gone seven games without a win after creating few opportunities in a low-quality contest.

Doncaster captain Andy Butler headed an early chance over the bar, while Oldham striker Duckens Nazon was denied by visiting goalkeeper Ian Lawlor.

The best opening of the first half dropped to Doncaster top scorer John Marquis, but he fired narrowly over from the edge of the box.

Nazon went close twice in a matter of moments, first bringing a save from Lawlor and then drilling a second effort inches wide.

Another Butler header flew off target before Marquis teed up Ben Whiteman, whose shot from 12 yards failed to test home goalkeeper Johny Placide.

Oldham switched to a four-man attack as they sought the breakthrough, but the visitors held on with few problems and are unbeaten in five away matches.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 19Placide
  • 23Hunt
  • 34Haymer
  • 15Edmundson
  • 27Nepomuceno
  • 7BenyuBooked at 86mins
  • 18PringleSubstituted forDaviesat 65'minutes
  • 6Gardner
  • 12Nazon
  • 29ByrneSubstituted forMcEleneyat 75'minutes
  • 13Doyle

Substitutes

  • 1de la Paz
  • 4Wilson
  • 9Davies
  • 10Holloway
  • 16McEleney
  • 20Stott
  • 30Obadeyi

Doncaster

  • 1Lawlor
  • 8Mason
  • 6Butler
  • 5Baudry
  • 39Amos
  • 4McCulloughSubstituted forMayat 74'minutes
  • 17BlairSubstituted forKongoloat 71'minutes
  • 16Houghton
  • 12WhitemanBooked at 28mins
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forBeestinat 62'minutes
  • 9Marquis

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 7Kongolo
  • 13Marosi
  • 18Anderson
  • 19May
  • 22Beestin
  • 23Kiwomya
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
5,297

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home11
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Delay in match Dan Gardner (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Patrick McEleney (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Danny Amos.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic).

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic).

Rodney Kongolo (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Duckens Nazon (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Kundai Benyu (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kundai Benyu (Oldham Athletic).

Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Eoin Doyle (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Foul by Alfie Beestin (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic).

Rodney Kongolo (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Duckens Nazon (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Benjamin Whiteman.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Patrick McEleney.

Foul by Alfie May (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Gevaro Nepomuceno.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Patrick McEleney replaces Jack Byrne.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie May replaces Luke McCullough.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jordan Houghton.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Rodney Kongolo replaces Matty Blair.

Foul by Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers).

Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Alfie Beestin (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Duckens Nazon (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Craig Davies replaces Ben Pringle.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Niall Mason.

Attempt missed. Benjamin Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alfie Beestin replaces Andy Williams.

Attempt missed. Mathieu Baudry (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Gevaro Nepomuceno.

Ben Pringle (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan452811688295995
2Blackburn452712680394193
3Shrewsbury452512860382287
4Rotherham452371572531976
5Charlton452011145850871
6Scunthorpe4418161062491370
7Plymouth441911145652468
8Peterborough4517131568581064
9Portsmouth45196205556-163
10Southend451711175862-462
11Bradford44187195565-1061
12Blackpool451515156054660
13Bristol Rovers451610196066-658
14Oxford Utd451511196064-456
15Doncaster441316155251155
16Fleetwood45159215768-1154
17Gillingham451217164553-853
18Walsall441312195263-1151
19Wimbledon441312194556-1151
20Oldham451116185673-1749
21Rochdale451018174857-948
22Northampton451210234175-3446
23MK Dons451012234269-2742
24Bury45811263969-3035
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