Doncaster Rovers 0 Oldham 2: Dickov slams penalty decision

Doncaster Rovers v Oldham Athletic'Reece Wabara fires wide for Rovers

Doncaster Rovers v Oldham Athletic'Reece Wabara fires wide for Rovers

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Paul Dickov has expressed his disappointment following Oldham’s second half penalty which saw ex-Doncaster man Jonathan Forte convert.

Having watched his jaded side allow Jonson Clarke-Harris to score in the fourth minute before Forte wrapped up the points for the visitors in the 59th minute, Dickov admitted his side were not quite at the races.

Doncaster Rovers v Oldham Athletic'Oldham keeper auk Rachubka punches the ball away

Doncaster Rovers v Oldham Athletic'Oldham keeper auk Rachubka punches the ball away

Rovers looked most likely to score in the first half as former Latics pair Reece Wabara and Dean Furman both had good chances alongside Paul Keegan and Kyle Bennett.

Oldham could have stretched their lead even further towards the final few moments of game with Forte and Danny Philliskirk especially going close.

However, as the Latics rattled off their first win of the season and cut short Doncaster’s form, Rovers boss Dickov was far from pleased particularly with referee James Linington’s decision to punish a Luke McCullough challenge on Philliskirk for the damaging penalty.

“Luke’s played the ball, we’ve seen it again, it wasn’t a penalty and then we had another penalty when George Elokobi has stretched his arm out,” former Oldham boss Dickov told reporters after the game.

“Did we get beat because the decisions today? I don’t know.

“But we weren’t quite at our best and Oldham were.”

He went on: “We’ve had a definite penalty in the first half with Nathan Tyson being brought down

“To concede from a setpiece early on puts you on the backfoot, but you’ve got to give Oldham credit.”

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