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Scunthorpe United 1-1 Oldham Athletic

Keith Curle was denied a first win as Oldham boss as Scunthorpe scored an injury-time equaliser.

Alfie McCalmont's goal early in the second half looked to have secured a first three points of the ex-Mansfield, Chester, Torquay, Notts County, Carlisle and Northampton manager's reign.

But Iron substitute Jordan Hallam levelled in the third minute of stoppage time.

Scunthorpe dominated the opening 45 minutes as Devarn Green, Alex Gilliead and Junior Brown all forced decent saves out of visiting goalkeeper Laurie Walker.

The Iron also asked the most questions after the break, although they had not had time to get back into their stride when on-loan Leeds youngster McCalmont fired in his sixth goal of the campaign through a crowded penalty area after the hosts could only half clear a corner.

Jordan Clarke almost caught out Walker with a fizzing drive from just outside the centre circle and the Oldham stopper stood firm to later block away a powerful strike from Kevin Van Veen.

Green also came close to equalising in the 73rd minute when his effort from the edge of the box crashed against the crossbar.

Yet just when it looked like Scunthorpe's chance of a point had gone, Brown swung a ball into the box from out on the left and Hallam slid in to fire home for a share of the spoils.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 33Howard
  • 25RoweSubstituted forHoweat 79'minutes
  • 2Clarke
  • 4Bedeau
  • 12Brown
  • 8Gilliead
  • 23KaracanSubstituted forBeestinat 41'minutes
  • 20SpenceBooked at 70minsSubstituted forHallamat 79'minutes
  • 14Green
  • 9LoftBooked at 87mins
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forMcAteeat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Watson
  • 15Hippolyte
  • 18Hallam
  • 22Beestin
  • 32Howe
  • 38O'Malley
  • 45McAtee

Oldham

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 37Walker
  • 15JamesonBooked at 53mins
  • 5Piergianni
  • 20Badan
  • 23Adams
  • 25McCalmontSubstituted forNtambweat 80'minutes
  • 8WhelanSubstituted forDiarraat 80'minutes
  • 14Fage
  • 21HilßnerSubstituted forGrantat 70'minutes
  • 18McAleny
  • 10Keillor-DunnBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 11Grant
  • 16Ntambwe
  • 17Tasdemir
  • 22Diarra
  • 24Bahamboula
  • 27Da Silva
  • 33Bilboe
Referee:
Sam Allison

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jacob Bedeau (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Devarn Green.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Laurie Walker.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Loft.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Oldham Athletic 1. Jordan Hallam (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Junior Brown with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Nicky Adams (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Devarn Green (Scunthorpe United).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Brice Ntambwe.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Loft (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jacob Bedeau.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Junior Brown (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Loft.

  12. Booking

    Ryan Loft (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Kyle Jameson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Loft (Scunthorpe United).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Bobby Grant (Oldham Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Oldham Athletic. Davis Keillor-Dunn tries a through ball, but Bobby Grant is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Raphael Diarra (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Alfie Beestin (Scunthorpe United).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Conor McAleny.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham35188946331362
2Cambridge361871154342061
3Forest Green341710749361361
4Newport351691046361057
5Tranmere33176104638857
6Bolton35169104542357
7Morecambe35168115049156
8Exeter331411857381953
9Salford341312941271451
10Crawley34149114541451
11Carlisle32146124538748
12Harrogate35146154040048
13Bradford33138123838047
14Leyton Orient34128143839-144
15Stevenage36916112831-343
16Mansfield35914124246-441
17Oldham35118165261-941
18Scunthorpe34125173544-941
19Walsall34815113743-639
20Port Vale36108184551-638
21Colchester35814133348-1538
22Barrow3398163841-335
23Southend3579192149-2830
24Grimsby3368192452-2826
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