SWINDON TOWN 2, OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2
Super-sub Amari Morgan-Smith’s late leveller earned Oldham Athletic a point from their Sky Bet League One visit to Swindon Town.
The striker could not have found a more opportune moment to open his goalscoring account for Latics who extended their unbeaten run to five matches at the County Ground.
It was an enthralling contest in which Latics led before falling behind and then battling back to earn an important away point to top-six opposition.
Top scorer Jonathan Forte was again ruled out through injury which handed another start to James Dayton.
And the wide man seized his chance as he fired Latics ahead midway through the opening half with a goal-of-the-season contender. Dayton certainly doesn’t score ordinary goals.
Joseph Mills played a short free kick to Dayton who walloped one into the top corner from 35 yards as Latics gained some reward for a bright start in which Dominic Poleon had early chances.
Swindon were on level terms within four minutes when Jordan Obika pounced following on to a loose ball in the box from a corner before firing home.
Poleon had a shot well saved by Swindon keeper Wes Fotheringham as they almost regained the lead on the hour.
But it was Swindon who took the lead with 10 minutes left when veteran striker Andy Williams struck with a low shot from the edge of the box as he maintained his excellent scoring record against Latics.
Latics quickly hit back as Morgan-Smith poked the ball home following a goalmouth scramble. It wasn’t a goal pleasing to the eye but it was equally as important as Dayton’s worldy.
And it was typical of the game that Latics almost snatched victory at the death when Conor Willinson, another substitute, went close.
The on-loan Bolton Wanderers striker burst clean through on goal only for Fotheringham to deny Latics all three points with a super stop.