November 2, 2013
First home win eludes City
James Dayton poached a 77th-minute equaliser to earn Oldham a 1-1 draw with strugglers Bristol City at Ashton Gate.
Dayton fired home with his left foot after making space just inside the box to give manager Lee Johnson a deserved point on his return to his former club.
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas had fired City in front with an acrobatic left-footed volley from Ryan Taylor's 36th-minute cross after a good move down the left involving Bobby Reid.
But the home side also owed their interval lead to goal-saving tackles by Scott Wagstaff and Brendan Moloney, to deny Dayton and Adam Rooney respectively, after the dangerous Jonson Clarke-Harris had set up both chances.
Reid was just wide for City after 23 minutes, while Oldham's James Wesolowski had a shot blocked by Marlon Pack just before the break.
Emmanuel Thomas's goal was his 11th of the season. Neither goalkeeper had many saves to make, but Oldham had the edge on possession for most of the game.
|Bristol City||Oldham Athletic|
|13 Elliot Parish||1 Mark Oxley|
|22 Nicky Shorey||3 Jonathan Grounds|
|2 Brendan Moloney||5 Genseric Kusunga|
|5 Aden Flint||6 James Tarkowski|
|3 Derrick Williams||12 David Mellor|
|25 Marvin Elliott||4 James Wesolowski|
|11 Scott Wagstaff||19 James Dayton|
|21 Marlon Pack||8 Korey Smith|
|14 Bobby Reid||27 Daniel Philliskirk|
|18 Ryan Taylor||9 Adam Rooney|
|10 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas||14 Jonson Clarke-Harris|
|1 Frank Fielding||Paul Rachubka 29|
|35 Karleigh Osborne||Carl Winchester 15|
|17 Greg Cunningham||Edijs Joksts 24|
|34 Simon Gillett||Sidney Schmeltz 7|
|23 Marlon Harewood||Anton Rodgers 17|
|9 Sam Baldock||Cristian Montano 11|
|15 Joe Bryan||Kirk Millar 21|
|Joe Bryan for Bobby Reid (62)||Cristian Montano for Adam Rooney (70)|
|Simon Gillett for Ryan Taylor (75)||Sidney Schmeltz for James Dayton (83)|
|Sam Baldock for Marvin Elliott (83)||Anton Rodgers for James Wesolowski (88)|
|Nicky Shorey (21)||Jonson Clarke-Harris (56)|
|James Tarkowski (66)|
|· Squads: Bristol City | Oldham Athletic|