Saints frustrated at home by Latics

Southampton's hopes for a swift return to the Championship were all but ended as they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Oldham on Tuesday.

Last Updated: 20/04/10 at 22:27 Post Comment

Flavahan: Kept clean sheet for Oldham

Flavahan: Kept clean sheet for Oldham

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Despite dominating possession, Saints were unable to break through a resolute Oldham side who edged themselves another point to League One safety and were well worth the draw at St Mary's.

In a largely lifeless first half, Saints top scorer Rickie Lambert had the best chance when his 30-yard free-kick was fumbled by Oldham keeper Daryl Flahavan but he recovered in time to prevent Lee Barnard from pouncing on the rebound.

On the half-hour mark, Lambert cushioned a header into the path of Dean Hammond but the midfielder's attempted chipped volley lacked enough power to beat Flahavan.

The second half continued in much the same vain with Oldham getting 10 men behind the ball and restricting the hosts to half chances.

Oldham then had the best chance of the game on 70 minutes when substitute Tom Eaves was denied by Kelvin Davies. In the dying seconds Saints replacement Papa Waigo should have scored when he was faced with an open goal but made a hash of his effort.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 28 February 2015
15:00
Bristol C 1-0 Rochdale Report
Chesterfld 3-0 Fleetwood Report
Coventry 2-1 MK Dons Report
Crawley 1-1 Sheff Utd Report
Crewe 0-0 Swindon Report
Doncaster 2-0 Colchester Report
Gillingham 0-1 Barnsley Report
Notts Co 0-1 Port Vale Report
Oldham 0-4 Preston Report
Peterboro 2-0 Bradford Report

Footer 365

Mark Hughes angered by officials in Stoke win over Hull

Mark Hughes was pleased with Stoke's 1-0 win over Hull but angered after the officials missed a challenge on Stephen Ireland.

Sean Dyche downbeat after Burnley lose to Swansea defeat at Turf Moor

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says his side must start turning performances into wins after losing 1-0 to Swansea at Turf Moor.

Jonas Gutierrez wants top-10 finish for Newcastle after return

Jonas Gutierrez has targeted a top-10 finish with Newcastle after returning to the squad for the win against Aston Villa.

Mail Box

Are Tottenham Right To Redevelop?

It's a really good Friday afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Spurs' ground development, the Europa league (leave it alone) and one man running for a very good cause...

Rodgers Is More Of A Paisley Than A Rafa

Most Liverpool fans in the Mailbox are claiming to be pleased to see the back of the Europa League. Plus merging the Europa and Champions League, and winter WC...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company