Date: 9th December 2007 at 11:14am
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Latics maintain their unbeaten run but will feel no doubt upset as the quality of refereeing leads to 2 vital points being dropped.

The game started with both teams fully aware of the others threat after already meeting on numerous occasions this season. For the opening 15 minutes the game was surprisingly open with both sides having chances to take the initiative.

Chances fell to Lee Hughes at one end who saw his shot stopped by Donny keeper Sullivan (best known for being lobbed by Beckham) and then down the other end Lewis Guy broke through the Oldham backline hitting the bar with his powerful strike. Guy again had a chance for the visitors but failed to capitalize on a Ryan Bertrand mistake.

The best chance of the opening half however was a blue one. Welsh international Neal Eardley played in the hard working Craig Davies who showed good strength to hold off his man rolling the ball just wide of the post.

The breakthrough came on the stroke of half time when Mark Allott saw his drive converted in by the in-form Lee Hughes who is now justifying his signing in the summer.

Latics were straight out of the blocks in the second half when fans favourite Chris Taylor played an instrumental role in setting up Craig Davies who hit his shot into Sullivan.

After this early chance however Oldham found that they would need to keep a solid backline to claim all three points. The performance of veteran keeper Mark Crossley will of done much to reassure the defence when he showed his quality by saving from Woods and Stock.

Shez will no doubt feel gutted after latics failed to seal all three points with another goal as chances fell to Chris Taylor and goalscorer Lee Hughes.

Then the referee (probably a failed actor) stole the show in the closing minutes by sensationally giving Doncaster a penalty. Up steps James Hayter, who loves playing against Oldham, and cooly converts.

On the shocking decision Shez told the official website ‘ I’ve seen the penalty decision and it was an absolute joke; he’s two yards outside the box…I’m even debating if it’s a foul.’

The unbeaten run continues and surely come the end of the season these 2 points dropped may be the difference between relegation or staying up, perhaps even playoffs and mid-table!