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Oldham Athletic 0-0 Forest Green Rovers

FA Cup giant-killers Oldham returned to League Two action with a hard-fought goalless home draw against Forest Green Rovers.

After shocking Premier League Fulham at Craven Cottage in the FA Cup third round last weekend, the Latics stretched their unbeaten run to four games under caretaker boss Pete Wild.

Forest Green almost struck in the first two minutes when Tahvon Campbell's header was cleared off the line by defender George Edmundson.

George Williams wasted a clear opening, firing straight at Latics goalkeeper Daniel Iversen, while Reece Brown's shot somehow hit both the crossbar and the post before rebounding to safety.

Oldham came to life and made half-chances for French duo Mohamed Maouche and Mohamad Sylla, while Williams was twice denied by Iversen at the other end

The home stopper also kept out Carl Winchester before Rovers brought on Christian Doidge, whose loan spell at Bolton was recently cut short amid a bitter dispute between the clubs.

Oldham could have snatched victory in the 86th minute when Gevaro Nepomuceno forced a smart save from James Montgomery, but Forest Green held on for a point to make it six matches without defeat.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Iversen
  • 34Hamer
  • 26Clarke
  • 4EdmundsonBooked at 32mins
  • 27Nepomuceno
  • 19LangBooked at 34mins
  • 17Missilou
  • 42Sylla
  • 22BrangerBooked at 65minsSubstituted forBaxterat 70'minutes
  • 28Maouche
  • 10O'GradySubstituted forHuntat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 8Baxter
  • 13de la Paz
  • 23Hunt
  • 45Norris
  • 46Robinson

Forest Green

  • 13Montgomery
  • 19McGinley
  • 16Gunning
  • 6Rawson
  • 2Shephard
  • 7Winchester
  • 10Brown
  • 4James
  • 23MillsBooked at 73mins
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 61'minutes
  • 14CampbellSubstituted forDoidgeat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Collins
  • 9Doidge
  • 20Digby
  • 21McCoulsky
  • 24Thomas
  • 25Mondal
  • 26Reid
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
4,194

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Delay in match Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jose Baxter (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Shawn McCoulsky (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Jose Baxter (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Shephard (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Foul by Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers).

George Edmundson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Shawn McCoulsky (Forest Green Rovers).

Booking

Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jose Baxter replaces Johan Branger.

Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shawn McCoulsky (Forest Green Rovers).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Liam Shephard.

Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lloyd James (Forest Green Rovers).

Booking

Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic).

Nathan McGinley (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Christian Doidge replaces Tahvon Campbell.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Shawn McCoulsky replaces George Williams.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Nathan McGinley.

Attempt saved. Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic).

Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Mohamad Sylla (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Liam Shephard.

Attempt blocked. Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Liam Shephard.

Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Williams (Forest Green Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Rob Hunt replaces Chris O'Grady.

Second Half

Second Half begins Oldham Athletic 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Forest Green Rovers 0.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Iversen.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City26157447262152
2Bury28147753322149
3MK Dons26138544232147
4Colchester28137842301246
5Mansfield261112337201745
6Carlisle281431145351045
7Forest Green261111439251444
8Exeter27128738281044
9Tranmere2711974133842
10Stevenage28125113335-241
11Oldham2710984033739
12Swindon2891093137-637
13Newport26106103745-836
14Crewe28105133036-635
15Grimsby27104132934-534
16Northampton2771283535033
17Crawley27103143440-633
18Cheltenham2778123241-929
19Port Vale2778122636-1029
20Cambridge2885152547-2229
21Morecambe2877142844-1628
22Yeovil2669112832-427
23Macclesfield2866162544-1924
24Notts County2849152957-2821
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