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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • James O'Shea (14')
  • Neil Danns (34')
  • Craig Davies (42')
  • Ben Pringle (77')

Oldham battle back to share the spoils at basement club Bury

Bury remain rooted to the bottom of the League One table after local rivals Oldham came back from behind to earn a valuable 2-2 draw.
The visitors battled back gamely with strikes from Craig Davies and Ben Pringle as they stretched their unbeaten run to five matches after falling behind to first-half goals from Jay O'Shea and Neil Danns.
Bury dominated the first half and deservedly went ahead after 13 minutes when Oldham defender Wilfried Moimbe headed the ball straight into O'Shea's path for the midfielder to fire home from 20 yards.
Oldham goalkeeper Johny Placide denied Harry Bunn with a superb save before the Shakers doubled their lead 11 minutes before half-time.
Danns ran at the heart of the defence before looping a shot over Placide, via a slight deflection from an away defender.
Oldham managed to halve the deficit four minutes before the interval when Davies tapped home after Duckens Nazon's deflected shot fell kindly at his feet.
It was almost 2-2 shortly after the restart when Kean Bryan's curling free-kick was brilliantly saved by Bury goalkeeper Connor Ripley.
However, the Latics got the reward their second-half display deserved when Pringle smashed home left-footed from 15 yards to move themselves two points away from the relegation zone.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wycombe Wanderers 20 +16 43
2 Ipswich Town 19 +14 36
3 Peterborough United 20 +18 35
4 Bristol Rovers 19 +4 34
5 Blackpool 20 +7 33
6 Rotherham United 20 +11 31
7 Coventry City 20 +2 31
8 Oxford United 19 +17 30
9 Fleetwood Town 18 +7 30
10 Portsmouth 19 +5 28
11 Shrewsbury Town 19 -2 28
12 Sunderland 19 +4 27
13 Gillingham 20 +1 25
14 Doncaster Rovers 17 +6 24
15 Lincoln City 19 -1 24
16 Burton Albion 19 -1 24
17 Accrington Stanley 20 -1 22
18 Rochdale 20 -11 22
19 AFC Wimbledon 20 -6 20
20 Tranmere Rovers 19 -12 17
21 Milton Keynes Dons 20 -13 17
22 Southend United 21 -37 7
23 Bolton Wanderers 17 -28 2