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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 Rotherham United 31 +24 57
2 Coventry City 30 +15 57
3 Wycombe Wanderers 32 +5 56
4 Peterborough United 33 +26 55
5 Sunderland 31 +16 54
6 Portsmouth 30 +15 53
7 Ipswich Town 32 +14 52
8 Fleetwood Town 30 +11 51
9 Doncaster Rovers 31 +16 48
10 Gillingham 31 +8 46
11 Oxford United 30 +13 45
12 Burton Albion 31 0 43
13 Bristol Rovers 31 -7 42
14 Accrington Stanley 31 -1 39
15 Lincoln City 33 -3 38
16 Blackpool 30 0 37
17 Shrewsbury Town 30 -11 35
18 Milton Keynes Dons 31 -9 33
19 Rochdale 31 -16 33
20 AFC Wimbledon 31 -9 30
21 Tranmere Rovers 30 -25 23
22 Southend United 31 -45 16
23 Bolton Wanderers 29 -37 11