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Oldham Athletic 0-0 Exeter City

Oldham earned a determined goalless draw at home to Exeter to secure a much-needed first point of the League Two season.

After three straight defeats under new head coach Laurent Banide, the Latics stopped the rot against a visiting side who kept their unbeaten record intact.

Exeter could have made an early breakthrough when Lee Martin's goalbound shot was deflected inches wide of the post.

Oldham goalkeeper Gary Woods denied Ryan Bowman on the half-hour mark while, at the other end, a stinging shot from Gevaro Nepomuceno was beaten away by Lewis Ward.

Nepomuceno also fired just off target from 18 yards, while Johan Branger headed a great Oldham chance over the bar from Ashley Smith-Brown's fine cross.

Exeter then wasted an even better opening in the 65th minute as Matt Jay was left unmarked four yards out and somehow guided his header wide.

Oldham went desperately close to a winner when Zak Mills hammered in a close-range shot which Dean Moxey cleared off the line.

The visitors thought they had grabbed victory themselves, but Jake Taylor's injury-time header was disallowed for offside.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1WoodsBooked at 90mins
  • 34Hamer
  • 31Wheater
  • 3IacovittiBooked at 62mins
  • 5Smith-BrownBooked at 3mins
  • 24Sylla
  • 11NepomucenoSubstituted forMillsat 77'minutes
  • 7BrangerSubstituted forSefilat 90+1'minutes
  • 18Fage
  • 33EaglesSubstituted forWilsonat 70'minutes
  • 19Segbe Azankpo

Substitutes

  • 2Mills
  • 4Sefil
  • 6Stott
  • 9Vera
  • 16Wilson
  • 27Adams
  • 39Zabret

Exeter

  • 1Ward
  • 2Sweeney
  • 5Martin
  • 21Moxey
  • 20RichardsonSubstituted forTaylorat 65'minutes
  • 8Law
  • 27Collins
  • 22Sparkes
  • 17JaySubstituted forWilliamsat 78'minutes
  • 12Bowman
  • 7MartinSubstituted forAjoseat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Woodman
  • 11Williams
  • 14Ajose
  • 16Warren
  • 18Fisher
  • 23Maxted
  • 25Taylor
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
2,805

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away10
Fouls
Home18
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Exeter City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Exeter City 0.

Offside, Exeter City. Ryan Bowman tries a through ball, but Jake Taylor is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) header from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nicky Ajose.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

David Wheater (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Sonhy Sefil replaces Johan Branger.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Thomas Hamer.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Scott Wilson.

Attempt missed. Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Randell Williams.

Jack Sparkes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas Hamer (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Pierce Sweeney.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jake Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Nicky Ajose replaces Lee Martin.

Randell Williams (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dylan Fage (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Gary Woods.

Attempt saved. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pierce Sweeney with a through ball.

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

Attempt blocked. Alex Iacovitti (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Wheater with a headed pass.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Randell Williams replaces Matt Jay.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Zak Mills replaces Gevaro Nepomuceno.

Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ashley Smith-Brown.

Attempt missed. Gevaro Nepomuceno (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Johan Branger.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Scott Wilson replaces Chris Eagles.

Attempt missed. Nicky Law (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Martin.

Lee Martin (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Wheater (Oldham Athletic).

Hand ball by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jake Taylor replaces Jayden Richardson.

Attempt missed. Matt Jay (Exeter City) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Sparkes with a cross.

Booking

Alex Iacovitti (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Iacovitti (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Chris Eagles (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Smith-Brown.

Attempt blocked. Johan Branger (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gevaro Nepomuceno.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe43015509
2Bradford42205148
3Cambridge42205328
4Exeter42203128
5Cheltenham42116247
6Plymouth42116337
7Swindon42116427
8Forest Green42114317
9Leyton Orient421145-17
10Macclesfield42025326
11Port Vale41305416
12Newport41303216
13Mansfield41218715
14Grimsby41215415
15Salford41215505
16Walsall41212205
17Morecambe412134-15
18Crawley41126604
19Northampton411234-14
20Carlisle410348-43
21Colchester402246-22
22Stevenage401304-41
23Oldham401316-51
24Scunthorpe4013511-61
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