Oldham 1-1 Lincoln: Below-par Imps form continues at Boundary Park
Last Updated: 27/11/18 11:31pm
Lincoln's dip in form continued as they were held to an absorbing 1-1 Sky Bet League Two draw at 10-man Oldham.
Home striker Ishmael Miller was sent off late in the first half, but the high-flying Imps were unable to capitalise and have managed only one win in their last six league games.
Lincoln were desperately close to an early goal when John Akinde latched on to Neal Eardley's fine pass and slammed his shot against the crossbar.
Oldham lost Dan Gardner to a serious injury and, during eight minutes of first-half stoppage time, Miller was shown a straight red card for a late challenge on visiting goalkeeper Josh Vickers.
The hosts still struck on 49 minutes as French substitute Mohamed Maouche took possession 25 yards out and fizzed a superb goal into the top corner.
But their lead lasted only five minutes, with Lincoln's Michael O'Connor drilling in from 16 yards despite Oldham claiming a handball in the build-up.
A sharp save from Latics keeper Daniel Iversen prevented Maouche from scoring at the wrong end, while Bruno Andrade and Matt Rhead were also denied.
Oldham were excellent with 10 men and could have snatched victory through Callum Lang and Sam Surridge.