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Sky Bet League 1

Boundary Park (ATT 4,244) 1st April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Haywood

Oldham Oldham Athletic vs Colchester United Colchester

Oldham 1

J Baxter (68)

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Colchester 1

D Wright (20)

Baxter grabs point for Latics

Last Updated: 01/04/13 6:16pm

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Jose Baxter: Late equaliser

Jose Baxter: Late equaliser

Oldham fought back to earn a vital point in their relegation battle as they drew 1-1 against fellow strugglers Colchester.

Jose Baxter's 14th goal of the season cancelled out Drey Wright's opener for the visitors, but Colchester are now unbeaten in five away games.

Colchester were gifted the lead after 20 minutes when Oldham goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis fumbled Andy Bond's weak shot into the path of Wright, who rifled home from eight yards.

Lee Barnard had a chance for the Latics and Robbie Simpson fired just wide from 25 yards, but Colchester also went close when Wright's volley was saved by Bouzanis.

Oldham levelled after 68 minutes when Lee Croft sent in a right-wing cross and Baxter directed a deft, 10-yard header in off the crossbar.

Colchester found a quick response and Brian Wilson's free-kick was parried by Bouzanis before Jabo Ibehre headed against the crossbar from close range.

Oldham pressed in the closing stages and could have won it 10 minutes from time, only for Baxter to slam his volley off target.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24