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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Duckens Nazon (45')
  • Jack Fitzwater (34')

Oldham ease relegation fears with draw against Walsall

Oldham and Walsall eased their relegation fears with an entertaining 1-1 draw at Boundary Park which all but relegated Bury from Sky Bet League One.
Oldham created the bulk of the chances as they eased three points clear of the relegation places. The draw left Walsall three points better off.
Oldham striker Duckens Nazon made a lively start, firing over from 25 yards after being teed up by Eoin Doyle.
The Haiti international then produced an acrobatic overhead kick which dipped inches over the crossbar.
The Saddlers went in front in the 33rd minute when West Brom loanee Jack Fitzwater lashed in a rebound after Luke Leahy's header had been palmed onto the crossbar by Oldham keeper Johny Placide.
Nazon levelled a minute before the break, beating two men before hammering home past Liam Roberts from the edge of the box.
After the break Oldham's Jack Byrne curled a free-kick narrowly over the top, while Nazon's 25-yard piledriver was brilliantly saved by Roberts.
Placide produced a super save to keep out Jon Guthrie's header late on.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 17 +14 38
2 Sunderland 16 +19 35
3 Peterborough United 17 +11 33
4 Barnsley 16 +15 31
5 Luton Town 17 +8 29
6 Charlton Athletic 17 +6 28
7 Accrington Stanley 17 +2 28
8 Coventry City 17 +2 28
9 Blackpool 16 +3 25
10 Doncaster Rovers 17 +1 25
11 Walsall 17 -5 25
12 Fleetwood Town 17 +5 23
13 Southend United 17 -1 23
14 Burton Albion 16 0 21
15 Wycombe Wanderers 17 -1 21
16 Rochdale 17 -9 20
17 Gillingham 17 -3 18
18 Shrewsbury Town 17 -4 18
19 Scunthorpe United 17 -11 18
20 Bristol Rovers 17 0 17
21 Oxford United 17 -7 15
22 Plymouth Argyle 17 -11 13
23 AFC Wimbledon 17 -15 11
24 Bradford City 17 -19 10