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Oldham Athletic 1-1 Lincoln City

Lincoln's dip in form continued as they were held to an absorbing 1-1 League Two draw at 10-man Oldham.

Home striker Ishmael Miller was sent off late in the first half, but the high-flying Imps were unable to capitalise and have managed only one win in their past six league games.

Lincoln were desperately close to an early goal when John Akinde latched on to Neal Eardley's fine pass and slammed his shot against the crossbar.

Oldham lost Dan Gardner to a serious injury and, during eight minutes of first-half stoppage time, Miller was shown a straight red card for a late challenge on visiting goalkeeper Josh Vickers.

The hosts still struck on 49 minutes as French substitute Mohamed Maouche took possession 25 yards out and fizzed a superb goal into the top corner.

But their lead lasted only five minutes, with Lincoln's Michael O'Connor drilling in from 16 yards despite Oldham claiming a handball in the build-up.

A sharp save from Latics keeper Daniel Iversen prevented Maouche from scoring at the wrong end, while Bruno Andrade and Matt Rhead were also denied.

Oldham were excellent with 10 men and could have snatched victory through Callum Lang and Sam Surridge.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Iversen
  • 23Hunt
  • 26Clarke
  • 4Edmundson
  • 3Taylor
  • 27Nepomuceno
  • 17MissilouBooked at 53mins
  • 6GardnerSubstituted forMaoucheat 36'minutes
  • 22BrangerSubstituted forSurridgeat 45+4'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 11MillerBooked at 45mins
  • 19LangBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Dummigan
  • 9Surridge
  • 10O'Grady
  • 18Graham
  • 28Maouche
  • 34Hamer
  • 43McFarlane

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 16BostwickBooked at 82mins
  • 5Shackell
  • 14ToffoloBooked at 86mins
  • 26AndersonSubstituted forRheadat 70'minutes
  • 7PettSubstituted forFrecklingtonat 74'minutes
  • 4O'Connor
  • 11Carvalho Andrade
  • 29AkindeBooked at 61minsSubstituted forGreenat 81'minutes
  • 17McCartan

Substitutes

  • 2Gordon
  • 6Wharton
  • 8Frecklington
  • 9Rhead
  • 10Green
  • 18Mensah
  • 24Slocombe
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
3,597

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Lincoln City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Lincoln City 1.

Attempt missed. Sam Surridge (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from long range on the right is too high.

Attempt missed. Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Booking

Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Callum Lang.

Attempt missed. Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Lee Frecklington (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Sam Surridge (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Surridge (Oldham Athletic).

Jason Shackell (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Lincoln City).

Matt Green (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Josh Vickers.

Attempt saved. Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Matt Green replaces John Akinde.

Attempt saved. Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Daniel Iversen.

Attempt saved. Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by George Edmundson.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Lee Frecklington replaces Tom Pett.

Attempt saved. Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Rob Hunt.

Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Rob Hunt.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Matt Rhead replaces Harry Anderson.

goal

As It Stood

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2Lincoln City19115334171738
3Colchester20105533191435
4Newport2010553132-135
5Bury2096538211733
6Mansfield19711127141332
7Exeter208752921831
8Tranmere208753025531
9Stevenage209472625131
10Forest Green207942820830
11Carlisle208392525027
12Swindon207672328-527
13Oldham206862621526
14Crawley198292730-326
15Crewe207492124-325
16Port Vale207492023-325
17Northampton205872528-323
18Grimsby2064101927-822
19Yeovil185672322121
20Morecambe2063111932-1321
21Cambridge2054111934-1519
22Cheltenham1945101830-1217
23Notts County2037102241-1916
24Macclesfield2034131637-2113
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