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23 September 2013

See how the press reported our 1-1 draw

Manchester Evening News


Charlie MacDonald earned Latics a point as they came from behind to draw 1-1 at home to Crewe Alexandra in Sky Bet League

The striker scored his second goal of the season to cancel out the first-half strike from Oliver Turton which had given the Railwaymen the lead. 
It was Latics' first draw of the season while for Crewe it was their first away point and also their first goal on their league travels. 
Latics, 1-0 down at the break, made a change from the restart as Jonson Clarke-Harris replaced Adam Rooney. 
The equaliser was scored in the 54th minute when James Dayton lofted a ball over the Crewe defence and MacDonald eluded the offside trap to shoot low past keeper Steve Phillips for his second goal of the season. 


The Sentinel


CREWE boss Steve Davis praised his team for going back to basics after they earned a 1-1 draw at Oldham.

The Alex have still managed only one league win this season, but at Boundary Park they produced a solid all-round display that was capped by Ollie Turton's first senior goal.

Turton, a 20-year-old Academy product, gave Crewe a first-half lead, only for Oldham's Charlie MacDonald to deny them victory. Davis was pleased with the fighting spirit shown by his players – and by their response to last week's 3-0 home defeat against Walsall.

Davis said: "You always look to take all three points when confidence has been lacking, but I'm proud of the boys.

"Oldham have been performing well without getting the results, so I have to be happy with a draw.

"We need to get the foundations in place and I've said before that we need to get back to basics, closing down, harassing and chasing.

"We dropped off for periods of the game, but the boys gave it a good go. This is a result we can build on."


Crewe Chronicle

OLIVER Turton's first goal for Crewe - and the club's first on the road in League One this season - earned the Railwaymen a point at Oldham on Saturday.

The midfielder, one of four players recalled to the side, struck in the first half to cap an improved display from the Alex.

But Charlie MacDonald levelled soon after the restart to grab a share of the spoils. Both sides had half-chances to win it but a point apiece was fair at the end.


The Sun


Watch out Messrs Hansen and Shearer – Charlie MacDonald wants your job when his playing days are over. The strike, 32, hit the Latics’ leveller against the Railwaymen. The he said: “I would like to be involved in media work when I have finished playing.

“I am hoping to get a work placement with the BBC. As I now live in Manchester, media work would be ideal as BBC’s Media City is close by.”

Ollie Turton struck first with a neat 20-yard drive to give Crewe the lead on 12 minutes. It was his first senior goal and he said: “I am happy to be playing – it has been about getting my head down and trying to get in the team.

“We’ll take a draw but we have to keep working hard for results.”


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