10-man Oldham Athletic managed to hold Lincoln City to a 1-1 draw as Lincoln’s dip in form continued.
Frankie Bunn’s starting eleven consisted of Iversen, Hunt, Clarke ©, Edmundson, Taylor, Branger-Engone, Gardner, Missilou, Nepomuceno, Lang, Miller.
Lincoln City were close to taking the lead within the opening ten minutes at Boundary Park, John Akinde had to barged past George Edmundson and John Akinde had a shot at goal, it beat Daniel Iverson but came back off the crossbar before bounding to safety.
Latics had a mad 10 minutes before half-time as they lost Dan Gardner to a nasty looking injury and, during eight minutes of first-half stoppage time, Ishmael Miller was shown a straight red card for a late challenge on Lincoln City goalkeeper Josh Vickers.
Substitute Sam Surridge instantly found himself breaking into the box and looked to be brought down, but referee Ben Toner gave a goal kick rather than a penalty.
Half Time – Oldham Athletic 0-0 Lincoln City
Early in the second half, Substitute Mohammed Maouche picked up a loose ball and managed to curled it past Josh Vickers in goal with his first league goal for Latics (1-0).
But, Lincoln City responded almost instantly when a free kick landed to John Akinde and he won the header, it landed at Harry Anderson who shot, the effort was blocked but it landed Michael O’Connor who hit in low beyond the despairing dive of Daniel Iversen (1-1).
Both keepers were tested straight after as Daniel Iversen had to keep out an Bruno Andrade attempt with a smart shot, before Callum Lang hit one straight at Josh Vickers.
Mohammed Maouche nearly doubled his tally for the night as he smashed a low free kick which Vickers did really well to deny.
The last chance of the game fell to Sam Surridge, he could have nicked it right at the death, but he fired his shot over in a dangerous position.
Attendance 3597 (610 Away).
Full Time – Oldham Athletic 1-1 Lincoln City
Here is how Oldham Athletic fans reacted to a 1-1 draw with Lincoln City –
Looks like the team has turned a leaf. Fives games unbeaten in all competitions now. #oafc
— Thomas O'Dea (@Tom_OAFC) November 27, 2018
Play like that with effort, aggression and skill every week and I'll happily applaud them off irrespective of the result. We'll definitely win more than we'll lose though. Well done Frankie and the squad #oafc
— M & B's Dad (@ItsYourDadAherr) November 27, 2018
Fantastic effort tonight, I think with 11 men we could have won that. Lincoln only had plan A and when that failed they didn’t know what to do. Nothing to fear in this league, frustrating we are where we are #oafc #OAFC
— Ric Jeffery (@dancingdickie) November 27, 2018
Super effort from back to front tonight. And, not to mention a real ‘ballsy’ sub from Bunn #oafc
— Adam Robertson (@robbo_ar) November 27, 2018
Brilliant second half from Latics.
Best of the season.
Love it when they hammer passes into each other.
Clarke was MOM for me.
Missile best I've seen him play.
Got to be Sturridge and Lang up front now.
Maouche he can see a pass can't he.
Onwards and upwards #oafc
— Chris Williams (@chriswilliamsfc) November 27, 2018
Best I’ve seen this year and fair play to Bunn for sticking Surridge on and playing to the counter. Maouche looks like he’s a player, and can see a pass #oafc
— Tim (@isabelleol) November 27, 2018
Saturday and tonight, absolutely terrific effort #oafc
Fine margins, bit of luck and the season could well be 'back on!'
— Jazzy (@itsafarce) November 27, 2018