Paul Scholes left frustrated as Oldham Athletic conceded an injury-time equaliser to draw at home to Crewe Alexandra.
Paul Scholes’ starting eleven consisted of Iversen, Hunt, Clarke ©, Edmundson, Nepomuceno, Dearnley, Missilou, Maouche, Branger-Engone, Baxter, Lang.
Bright start for Latics saw Callum Lang play a ball to Zak Dearnley who volleyed from distance, but Crewe Alexandra goalkeeper Ben Garratt managed to hold on to the effort.
On the 23rd minute Latics took the lead, Latics goalkeeper Daniel Iversen hit a long ball forward into the path of Callum Lang calmly chipped it over Ben Garratt and it impressively found the net (1-0).
Daniel Iversen was soon called into action at the other end, as he denied Paul Green from his low shot.
Half Time – Oldham Athletic 1-0 Crewe Alexandra
Paul Scholes’ side nearly doubled their lead when Zak Dearnley heading into the hands of Ben Garratt.
Latics were forced into a change with the goalscorer Callum Lang being replaced by Chris O’Grady.
Former Oldham Athletic midfielder Paul Green did have the ball in the back of net in the final minute but the assistant referee already had his flag up for offside against Chris Porter who nearly scored, but he was denied by Daniel Iversen.
With seconds left of the game, a ball in from Crewe Alexandra midfielder Ryan Wintle found George Ray who managed to bundle the ball home and rescue a point for Crewe Alexandra (1-1).
Full Time – Oldham Athletic 1-1 Crewe Alexandra
Here is how Oldham Athletic fans reacted to 1-1 draw at home to Crewe Alexandra –
— Richard McLarnon (@RichardMclarnon) February 16, 2019
Two points dropped today but could see it coming we was nervy at the end, when Baxter went off we seemed to lose our flare. Not the end of the World three games unbeaten #oafc
— Thomas O'Dea (@Tom_OAFC) February 16, 2019
Fuming after that but it was coming. Went deeper and deeper after the subs. We've not got a lot of options on the bench. Benteke looked like he'd won a competition. Jesus that ref gave them every 50/50 tho. Oh well hey ho onto Tuesday…. #oafc
— Jonathan Hayes (@mr_grumpyjon) February 16, 2019
Disappointing that we sat back and invited the equaliser but on the bright side, six point from the play-offs with a game in hand. Scholes should learn a lot from that last 10 minutes. A win now on Tuesday should set the Bury game up nicely. #oafc
— Mark Winterbottom (@Oldham_Mark) February 16, 2019
Should be seeing that out, garbage goal to concede but lost all pace when Lang went off, should of brought stott on not benteke, big game Tuesday heading into bury #oafc
— AlexT145 (@T145Alex) February 16, 2019