Oldham come from behind to earn valuable point against Rotherham United
Monday 15th January 2018 @ 11:39 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

Oldham’s winless run extended to seven games with a 1-1 draw against Rotherham United on Saturday.

The Millers took the lead in the seventh minute through Ryan Williams’ strike, before Oldham levelled matters on the half-hour mark through Craig Davies.

The striker took his tally to 11 for the season after executing a stunning free-kick into the bottom corner from 20 yards out.

Richie Wellens’ side were the better team in the second-half but their effort and endeavour went unrewarded as Rotherham held out for a valuable point.

Following the result, which sees Latics out of the relegation zone on goal difference, Wellens said: “I thought in general play it was a pretty even game.

“I thought they had spells and I thought we had spells and they had spells.

“In terms of clear cut chances, Dan Gardner goes one on one with the goalkeeper and should shoot but takes an extra touch the lays it off to Davies and it’s cleared off the line where it should have been a goal.

“Then, two minutes later, we are sucker punched. Again, it’s the first shot on target but to be fair to the lads, they have showed really good character. All the moments in the game to score were for us.

“If we would have got that final pass right today then we could have won the game.”

The game provided debuts for new signings Kundai Benyu and Ben Pringle.

The latter, signed from Preston North End, impressed Wellens from the first whistle. He added: “You can see straight away that Pringle has good quality.

“I was really pleased with both of them.”

Oldham will be hoping to pick up their first win in six weeks at playoff chasing Peterborough United on Saturday.

The Posh enter the fixture on the back of a goalless stalemate at Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

The club recently signed winger Joe Ward from National League side Woking for an undisclosed fee on a two-and-a-half year deal.

Peterborough have a history of signing non-league players, with Aaron mcLean, George Boyd and Craig Mackail-Smith all picked from below League Two.