Heartbreak At The Beveree As The Beavers Dam Is Breached At The Death
By HRBFC Press Team
Oldham started brightly, looking determined to impose themselves in the face of a loud and lively Beveree crowd.
The Beavers quickly found their rhythm and started to press, as a sharp run into the box by Tyrell Miller-Rodney saw him brought down by Callum Lang as the referee pointed to the spot, with Dickson converting the penalty to send the Beveree faithful into a frenzy.
Beaver’s keeper Tom Lovelock was called into action twice in quick succession as Oldham started to show their quality.
Firstly, tipping Ishmael Miller’s shot wide before the resulting corner had Lovelock scooping the ball off the line before a fine clearance from Yado Mambo got the ball away.
The Beavers did not let up however, with Dickson and Zak Joseph both firing narrowly wide. An Oldham break saw Jose Baxter through on goal, with Lovelock rushing out to the ball only for Baxter to be booked for simulation.
McLaren had a fine chance to put the Beavers two up, as he headed a superb cross from Joseph narrowly wide.
Oldham finished the half the stronger side, forcing Lovelock into a fingertip save, with Peter Clarke having a free header from the resulting corner, only for him to head it wide.
Oldham continued their momentum into the second half, controlling the game and regularly looking to threaten.
An Oldham corner had Michael Corcoran colliding with Baxter, with Baxter falling badly and suffering a nasty looking leg injury which saw him stretchered off.
Joseph provided a rare spark for the Beavers, going on two darting runs beating a number of Oldham defenders before firing both shots narrowly wide of Iversen’s goal.
Oldham continued to look the more threatening side, with Mambo being forced to make anumber of last-ditch clearances.
A rare Beavers break gave them a free kick deep in Oldham territory which fell nicely for Joseph only for him to fluff the chance, allowing Oldham to break rapidly, with some great play leaving Rob Hunt in too much space on the edge of the area, firing into the bottom
corner to pull the Latics level.
Oldham did not hold up, continuing to push for a winner which they found deep into injury time, as Callum Lang turned away from his man to fire a fierce shot into the net, breaking the hearts of the Beavers.