Swindon Town midfielder Matt Taylor was sent off for a cynical last minute tackle that helped ensure Swindon Town shared the spoils with Oldham Athletic at the County Ground.

Entering into the clash, both sides were level on points in the League Two table.

Frankie Bunn’s starting eleven consisted of Iversen, Hunt, Clarke ©, Edmundson, Taylor, Branger-Engone, Gardner, Missilou, Lang, O’Grady, Miller.

Latics created the first chance, when Ishmael Miller almost broke through on goal, but the Swindon Town backline managed to recover to block the big striker’s shot.

Afterthat, Elijah Adebayo worked a one-two with Marc Richards on the edge of the box but couldn’t connect well enough with his shot to trouble Daniel Iversen in the Latics goal.

Swindon Town shot-stopper Luke McCormick had to be on his toes in the 14th minute to save Dan Gardner’s 25-yard free-kick.

Brighton loanee Steven Alzate was working the ball forward well, trying to create and nearly found the perfect cross, but Fulham loanee Elijah Adebayo and Marc Richards could extend far enough to tap it in.

Latics full-back Rob Hunt whipped in a cross that caused the Swindon Town defence problems and it  fell to the feet of experienced striker Chris O’Grady, but the shot was blocked and cleared away by the home side.

Swindon Town’s best chance came as Elijah Adebayo ran through the Latics backline only to drag his shot, which almost fell to Steven Alzate, but club captain Peter Clarke slid across to clear out any danger.

As the second half started, Latics had a bright start as Ishmael Miller had a shot from the edge of the box that Luke McCormick smartly saved.

Steven Alzate managed to curle a chance over for Swindon Town as the game looked destined for a draw.

In the last minute of the game, Latics midfielder Christopher Missilou broke clean through on goal at the halfway line, but Swindon Town midfielder Matt Taylor tripped him up before he could get away, causing a mass brawl between players.


Chris O’Grady had a chance to claim three points from the resulting free-kick, but he couldn’t quite keep the shot down.

Latics still remain unbeaten away from home this season.

Swindon Town 0-0 Oldham Athletic, Attendance 6181 (412 Away).

Here is how Oldham Athletic fans reacted to 0-0 draw with Swindon Town –

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