Oldham 1-1 Walsall- Report
Report of match 21st August 2012
Oldham 1-1 Walsall- Report.
Latics and Saddlers share points
Oldham and Walsall both picked up their first point of the season thanks to an error-strewn 1-1 draw at Boundary Park.
Saddlers substitute George Bowerman struck 11 minutes from time to cancel out a first goal in English football from Oldham's French midfielder Youssouf M'changama.
Jordan Slew drilled an early shot wide from the edge of the box for the Latics, while Walsall goalkeeper David Grof did well to beat out Robbie Simpson's long-range free-kick.
The Saddlers came to life with two chances for Will Grigg, but Oldham made the breakthrough after 36 minutes when M'changama let fly from 25 yards and Grof was at fault as the shot went through his dive.
Oldham keeper Alex Cisak also made a mistake just after the break when he allowed Jamie Paterson's set-piece to squirm through his hands, only for the ball to drop inches wide.
Walsall were gifted the equaliser after 79 minutes as home captain Dean Furman hit a weak backpass and Bowerman intercepted before slotting beyond Cisak from inside the area.
The visitors could have won it late on but Paterson's angled shot flew off target.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Tuesday, 21st August 2012 Kick off: 19:45 Venue: Boundary Park|
|1 - 1||Walsall
|5||Jean Yves Mvoto|
|9||Jordan Slew (Taylor 67)|
|11||Cristian Montano (Hughes 71)|
|19||Daniel Taylor (Slew 67)|
|24||Connor Hughes (Montano 71)|
|6||Nicky Featherstone (Williams 66)|
|9||Will Grigg (Bowerman 67)|
|19||Aaron Williams (Featherstone 66)|
|17||George Bowerman (Grigg 67)|
|Oldham Ath. cards shown|
|85 mins||Cliff Byrne||Unsporting behaviour|
|Walsall cards shown|
|16 mins||Dean Holden||Unsporting behaviour|