Oldham 2-2 Doncaster- Match Report

Last updated : 10 January 2015
Oldham 2-2 Doncaster: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.Latics end tough week with drawOldham's week of high drama continued on the pitch as their attempts to put the Ched Evans saga behind them were hit by controversial refereeing decisions in a 2-2 draw with Doncaster.Latics had been in the spotlight since last Sunday for flirting with the idea of signing convicted rapist Evans, a move they eventually backed out of in the face of overwhelming pressure from sponsors and sections of the general public.The home support, like much of the population, appeared split on Evans' possible employment at the game - with isolated chants of "one Ched Evans" and "sign him up" met with boos from others in the Oldham crowd.Before kick-off a banner among the crowd of 4,181 was also unveiled which read "70,000 where are you", a nod to the number of people who had signed a petition urging Oldham chairman Simon Corney not to sign Evans.On the pitch, Lee Johnson's men were on course to secure a much-needed victory, their first in five games, thanks to goals from Jabo Ibehre and George Elokobi.However, Joseph Mills was dismissed for a tackle which had originally been unpunished before Nathan Tyson scored an equally controversial goal and James Coppinger grabbed a point in the fifth minute of injury time.The hosts would take a 23rd-minute lead when Jonathan Forte cashed in on Andy Butler's slip to square for Ibehre, who turned smartly and rifled into the corner.Nine minutes after the break Elokobi added a second by nodding down a Mills corner

Referee Carl Boyeson did not award the goal straight away but his assistant on the far side indicated the ball had indeed crossed the line.Carl Winchester could have added a third before the hosts were on the wrong end of two controversial decisions in three minutes.First, Mills was dismissed 75 minutes in for a robust challenge on Reece Wabara

Play was allowed to continue before a small scuffle broke out and, at the end of that, Boyeson sent Mills off for the initial challenge.Latics felt hard done by and they were even more livid when Tyson halved the deficit

The substitute appeared to foul Paul Rachubka in the air but, with every Oldham player waiting for a free-kick, Tyson prodded the ball over the line when on the ground to the home side's fury

Johnson's side had looked liked clinging on but, in the fifth and final minute of stoppage time, Coppinger waltzed through the home defence before rifling into the corner of the net to bring a dramatic week at SportsDirect.com Park to a close

Source : PA

Source: PA

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