Matt Harrold converted an 88th-minute penalty to earn 10-man Wycombe a precious point after an action-packed 2-2 draw at home to Oldham.

The Chairboys took an early lead through John Akinde before the giant striker was sent off and Danny Whitaker and Reuben Hazell turned the game on its head.

But Gary Waddock's men refused to buckle and held firm before Harrold coolly converted from 12 yards.

Oldham had the perfect chance to take the lead after just six minutes when Dale Stephens was fouled in the box but Paul Heffernan's penalty was saved by goalkeeper Scott Shearer.

And the Latics were reeling three minutes later when Akinde pounced on a loose ball after Darryl Flahavan saved from Kevin Betsy.

But Akinde turned villain after 22 minutes when he was sent off following a raised arm against Oldham captain Sean Gregan.

And Oldham took advantage of Akinde's stupidity on the stroke of half-time when Whitaker's 30-yard scorcher flew into the bottom corner.

It got even better for the Latics six minutes after the restart when Hazell headed home Stephens' corner.

Heffernan then hit both posts from close range but Wycombe rode their luck and were level when Scott Davies was brought down by Whitaker and Harrold held his nerve.

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