There was nothing between Latics and Forest Green Rovers at Boundary Park, with both sides failing to take their chances.
Pete Wild’s starting eleven consisted of Iversen, Hamer, Clarke ©, Edmundson, Nepomuceno, Lang, Sylla, Missilou, Branger-Engone, Maouche, O’Grady.
Forest Green Rovers started bright as Joseph Mills crossed into the box and it was almost turned home by George Williams, but his looping effort was palmed onto the crossbar by Latics goalkeeper Daniel Iversen before Tahvon Campbell’s headed towards goal, but it was cleared off the line.
The visitors continued to attack and Reece Brown found himself running into the Latics box and his strike smacked back off both posts and Latics managed to clear the danger.
Latics then came close as Gevaro Nepomuceno raced down the left and his cross almost found the net, but Forest Green Rovers goalkeeper James Montgomery managed to claw it away under his crossbar.
Mohamed Maouche made some space for himself on the edge of the box before hitting a left footed effort just wide.
Half-Time – Oldham Athletic 0-0 Forest Green Rovers.
Early in the second-half, Gevaro Nepomuceno crossed into debutant Mohamad Sylla and he forced a save from James Montgomery.
Good skill from Johan Branger-Engone in the box resulted in him testing James Montgomery, but if he looked up he could of assisted a team mate.
Former Latics player Carl Winchester tried his luck from outside the box, but it didn’t trouble Daniel Iversen.
Jose Baxter returned from injury and nearly scored late on, but his strike was flew over the bar.
Attendance 4194 (160 Away).
Full-Time – Oldham Athletic 0-0 Forest Green Rovers.
Here is how Oldham Athletic fans reacted to 0-0 draw at home to Forest Green Rovers –
Great point given the lack of squad depth, shouldn't be saying that because it's forest green but we should have been 4-0 down at HT #oafc
— dean hutchings (@dean_hutchings) January 12, 2019
Happy with a point against a very good team. Sylla did ok on his debut and nice to see Jose and Rob Hunt back. #oafc
— Mario. (@cav1970) January 12, 2019
Nothing really to say about that other than we were lucky to get out with a point. Need some players in ASAP. #oafc
— Tom Butterworth (@tom_db) January 12, 2019
Not at the races today, could of easily been 3 down by ht. Best team I've seen at BP this season them. Not a bad point all in all #oafc
— Mark Forsyth (@markfoz87) January 12, 2019
Tough game in very tough conditions against the best away side in the division. Battled very well and down to bare bones. Need a few additions before next week and we should be okay. Take a point there #oafc
— Danny Taylor (@dan_taylor12) January 12, 2019