Date: 29th April 2018 at 8:10am
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Oldham Athletic and Doncaster Rovers ground out a goalless draw at Boundary Park as Oldham improved their chances of avoiding relegation with the point.

Doncaster boss Darren Ferguson rang the changes for the clash.

Youngster Danny Amos made his first league start and there is a first start since November for striker Andy Williams and a first since February for goalkeeper Ian Lawlor.

Luke McCullough also returned to the Doncaster starting line-up but there was no place in the squad for veteran midfielder James Coppinger.

In a game of very few clear-cut chances, Andy Butler had Doncaster’s best chance but he couldn’t keep his effort on target.

Duckens Nazon had the best chances for the home side. Nazon forced Lawlor into a good save before failing to keep another effort on target.

The point for Oldham lifts them out of the relegation places with just one game remaining this season.

Oldham are one of four clubs fighting to avoid relegation on the final day of the season with Rochdale slipping into the relegation places following their defeat at Oxford United.

Northampton Town can match the points of Oldham but they would need to see a 17-goal swing on the final day and hope Rochdale fail to pick up anything from their final game.

Teams

Oldham Athletic

Placide, Gardner, Benyu, Nazon, Doyle, Edmundson, Pringle (Davies 65), Hunt, Nepomuceno, Byrne (McEleney 75), Hamer

Subs not used

De La Paz, Stott, Obadeyi, Amadi-Holloway, Wilson

Doncaster Rovers

Lawlor, Mason, Baudry, Butler, Blair (Kongolo 71), Amos, McCullough (May 74), Houghton, Whiteman, Marquis, Williams 9Beestin 62)

Subs not used

Marosi, Alcock, Anderson, Kiwomya

 

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