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REPORT: TOWN 0-0 OLDHAM ATHLETIC

29 September 2018

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Swindon were frustrated by an organised Oldham side, as they drew 0-0 to make it four clean sheets in five games.

Matt Taylor was sent off for denying a goalscoring opportunity in stoppage time, as Gevaro Nepomuceno advanced on the Town goal.

A mass brawl ensued with Sid Nelson receiving a booking for his part in the melee.

Going into the game, the two clubs were level on points in the League Two table and that evenness prevailed with Oldham stopping Town from developing any sort of rhythm.

It was a bright start from the Town – 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 Oldham goal.

Steven Alzate was working the ball forward well and nearly found the perfect cross – but Adebayo nor Richards could extend far enough to poke it home.

As the game went on, Oldham’s plan became more prevalent as they frustrated Town – it took until half an hour in for the next home chance. James Dunne won the ball back on the halfway line and set Adebayo free, but, again, his shot wasn’t on target. Keshi Anderson stopped the ball before in went out but couldn’t find anyone in the six-yard box with his cut back.

As the second half started, Oldham had their only mini-spell in the game  - Ishmael Miller had a snapshot from the edge of the box that Luke McCormick smartly saved.

Matt Taylor tried to catch Daniel Iversen out from range but, even though it looked like it had gone in, the shot flew wide.

Miller went close for the visiting Latics again, stinging the palms of McCormick from a tight angle.

Steven Alzate looked determined to open the visitors up – a ridiculous bit of trickery turned two Oldham defenders inside out, he found Dunne who found Keshi Anderson but Peter Clarke was on hand for Oldham to slide in and stop a goal.

Oldham were solid for the last 20 minutes – limiting Town to hopeful crosses and set-pieces into the box but on 90+3 they could have broken and won the game but the experienced Matty Taylor, flicked his foot to bring down Nepomuceno, something that every player on the pitch would have done and every fan in the stands would have wanted.


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