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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 Luton Town 38 +41 80
2 Barnsley 38 +36 75
3 Sunderland 37 +30 73
4 Portsmouth 38 +25 71
5 Charlton Athletic 38 +18 67
6 Doncaster Rovers 37 +15 57
7 Coventry City 38 +1 56
8 Peterborough United 38 +4 55
9 Blackpool 38 -1 53
10 Fleetwood Town 38 +8 52
11 Burton Albion 38 +4 50
12 Plymouth Argyle 38 -12 45
13 Bristol Rovers 37 0 44
14 Wycombe Wanderers 38 -11 44
15 Accrington Stanley 36 -11 44
16 Gillingham 38 -12 44
17 Scunthorpe United 38 -18 44
18 Shrewsbury Town 38 -8 43
19 Oxford United 38 -10 43
20 Southend United 38 -8 42
21 Walsall 38 -18 42
22 AFC Wimbledon 38 -21 39
23 Rochdale 37 -31 38
24 Bradford City 38 -21 36