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Oldham Athletic 1-1 Forest Green Rovers

George Williams rescued a late point for out-of-form Forest Green Rovers with an 88th-minute equaliser away at Oldham Athletic.

Williams curled home a drive from the edge of the area to cancel out Gevaro Nepomuceno's 56th-minute opener at a windswept Boundary Park as the visitors collected just their second point from their past seven games.

The Latics came within inches of taking the lead midway through the first half as Zak Dearnley tried his luck from 20 yards out. The ball rebounded off the crossbar with Jonny Smith forcing a diving stop from Lewis Thomas on the follow-up.

Aaron Collins almost levelled just before half-time for Rovers with a half-volley that Gary Woods did very well to tip over.

Nepomuceno struck 11 minutes after the break as Zak Mills' cross had been cleared into his path, with goalkeeper Thomas beaten as the ball bounced in front of him.

The away side pushed forward and Williams' free-kick was met by the head of team-mate Liam Kitching, whose effort clipped the crossbar in the 79th minute.

Williams had the final word with his late equaliser, though Nepomuceno and Forest Green's Carl Winchester might have won it for their respective sides in added time.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Woods
  • 2Mills
  • 34Hamer
  • 33Piergianni
  • 57Borthwick-Jackson
  • 11Nepomuceno
  • 25McCann
  • 17MissilouBooked at 70minsSubstituted forSyllaat 74'minutes
  • 26SmithSubstituted forBrangerat 83'minutes
  • 56Rowe
  • 55DearnleySubstituted forMaoucheat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Branger
  • 10Maouche
  • 16Wilson
  • 20de la Paz
  • 23N'Guessan
  • 24Sylla
  • 54Dieseruvwe

Forest Green

  • 24Thomas
  • 6Rawson
  • 30Stokes
  • 20Kitching
  • 18Dawson
  • 14Adams
  • 7Winchester
  • 19McGinley
  • 16BrownSubstituted forHallat 60'minutes
  • 29AitchisonSubstituted forWilliamsat 60'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 10CollinsSubstituted forMarchat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Mills
  • 9Stevens
  • 11Williams
  • 15Hall
  • 17Frear
  • 26Logan
  • 28March
Referee:
Marc Edwards
Attendance:
2,720

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home9
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home18
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Attempt missed. Liam Kitching (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nathan McGinley with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Carl Piergianni.

Attempt blocked. George Williams (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Gary Woods.

Attempt saved. Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robert Hall.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Robert Hall tries a through ball, but Kevin Dawson is caught offside.

Hand ball by (Oldham Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. George Williams (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Kitching.

Attempt blocked. Robert Hall (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from long range on the right is blocked. Assisted by Liam Kitching.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Farrend Rawson tries a through ball, but Josh March is caught offside.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Robert Hall.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Liam Kitching.

Attempt blocked. Danny Rowe (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mohamad Sylla.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Johan Branger replaces Jonny Smith.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Chris Stokes.

Chris Stokes (Forest Green Rovers) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the six yard box. Assisted by George Williams with a cross following a set piece situation.

Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris McCann (Oldham Athletic).

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

Foul by Mohamad Sylla (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt missed. Robert Hall (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin Dawson.

Attempt blocked. Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by George Williams with a cross.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Jonny Smith.

Robert Hall (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mohammed Maouche (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Mohamad Sylla replaces Christopher Missilou.

Attempt missed. Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Chris McCann.

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

Booking

Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Robert Hall (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic).

Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Josh March replaces Aaron Collins.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Mohammed Maouche replaces Zachary Dearnley.

Attempt saved. George Williams (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Stokes.

Carl Winchester (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris McCann (Oldham Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon33196857362163
2Exeter33189650361463
3Crewe33187860402061
4Plymouth32186853361760
5Cheltenham321412647262154
6Port Vale34141284640654
7Colchester341313847341352
8Northampton331571147361152
9Bradford34131294135651
10Forest Green341210124139246
11Salford341111124444044
12Cambridge34128143844-644
13Walsall34127153546-1143
14Crawley34914114546-141
15Grimsby321011113840-241
16Newport311010112727040
17Leyton Orient34911144352-938
18Oldham34813133752-1537
19Scunthorpe3399154150-936
20Mansfield34811154653-735
21Carlisle33811143350-1735
22Morecambe3479183256-2430
23Macclesfield33714123139-829
24Stevenage34313182345-2222
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