Report: Oldham Athletic 1-1 Maidenhead United
Posted on 4th October 2023
Alan Devonshire made one change to the side that drew 1-1 with Chesterfield on Saturday as David Omilabu came in for Jayden Mitchell-Lawson.
The first opportunity of the game fell to Tobi Sho-Silva, his strike from range blazed over the bar and failed to trouble Oldham keeper Matthew Hudson.
Both sides had good spells of possession early in the game, Shaun Hobson’s goal-bound header was cleared away by the Magpies.
Neither side were able to stamp their authority on the match with Brennan Dickenson the next to create a half-chance. His effort from distance flew over Craig Ross’s bar.
The hosts took the lead moments later through Alex Reid. Following a delivery into the box, his powerful header was too much for Ross.
Oldham grew into the ascendency and almost had a second minutes later, James Norwood was unable to control a cross into box allowing Ross to collect.
Reid almost had his and Oldham’s second goal from another header. This one clipped the outside of the post.
Casey Pettit and Charlee Adams both tried their luck from a distance in the late stages of the first half, both efforts were well blocked by the Latics' defence.
Half-time: Oldham Athletic 1-0 Maidenhead United
It was a quiet start to the second half at Boundary Park with neither side able to create any chances during the early stages.
Devarn Green had the first sight of goal in the second half, his strike at goal fizzed across the box and failed to trouble Ross.
Reece Smith drove forward with the ball for Maidenhead, and his delivery into the box found Chanka Zimba. The substitute’s strike was well blocked by the Oldham defence.
Maidenhead continued to grow into the game and controlled a lot of possession, Zimba once again struck towards goal and saw an effort blocked.
Zimba continued to cause problems in attack, this time getting on the end of an Adams corner which was well saved by Hudson.
Maidenhead’s constant pressure was rewarded with an equaliser in the 87th minute when substitute Brad Keetch scored a screamer from distance. His strike from range flew into the top corner and was too much for Hudson.
Will De Havilland almost scored the winner in additional time after getting on the end of a corner, his strike towards goal was cleared off the line and cleared by the Latics.
Full-time: Oldham Athletic 1-1 Maidenhead United
Oldham Athletic – Matthew Hudson, Mark Kitching, Liam Hogan, Shaun Hobson, Josh Lundstram (Shelton 72’), Nathan Sheron, Devarn Green (Tollitt 83’), Will Sutton, Brennan Dickenson, Alex Reid (Nuttall 71’), James Norwood
Maidenhead United – Craig Ross, Zico Asare, Sam Beckwith, Will De Havilland, James Golding, Ashley Nathaniel-George (Zimba 46’), Tobi Sho-Silva (Parsons 74’), Casey Pettit, Reece Smith, David Omilabu (Keetch 74’), Charlee Adams
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