Loan stars shine in Latics draw
Last Updated: September 18, 2012 11:45pm
Derbyshire: Two goals in two games for Oldham
On-loan strikers Matt Derbyshire and Leon Clarke were both on target as Oldham and Scunthorpe fought out a 1-1 draw at Boundary Park.
Derbyshire made it two goals in two games for the Latics after Clarke had scored for the third straight match to give Scunthorpe the lead in Tuesday night's League One clash.
Alan Knill's side struck within three minutes when Mark Duffy picked out Clarke, who turned sharply and drilled a shot inside the far post from 10 yards.
Derbyshire forced a save from visiting goalkeeper Sam Slocombe, but Scunthorpe went close through Christian Ribeiro, Jimmy Ryan and Karl Hawley.
Oldham goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis made a fine save from Hawley before the Latics pulled level five minutes before half-time when Jonathan Grounds' left-wing cross was bundled in by Derbyshire from six yards.
Clarke missed a golden chance to restore Scunthorpe's lead, but Slocombe did well to save Matt Smith's header down by the post and Oldham were controversially denied a stoppage-time winner when Robbie Simpson headed in only to be penalised for a foul on Slocombe.
npower League 1
Tue 18th Sep
Bournemth2 - 2Brentford
Carlisle0 - 0Crewe
Colchester1 - 1Crawley
Leyton Or4 - 1Yeovil
MK Dons1 - 1Notts Co
Oldham1 - 1Scunthorpe
Portsmouth1 - 2Swindon
Preston5 - 0Hartlepool
Sheff Utd0 - 0Doncaster
Shrewsbury4 - 1Coventry
Stevenage3 - 1Walsall
Tranmere3 - 0Bury
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|14||Preston North End||46||59|