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Tempers flare in derby draw: Match Review

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Oldham midfielder Aiden White was twice denied a winner in the space of a minute in a goalless derby draw at Huddersfield.

The Latics defender, on loan from Leeds, was first denied in the 48th minute by a brilliant save by Town goalkeeper Ian Bennett, who was making his 500th career appearance.

White then saw a shot cleared off the line by Terriers skipper Peter Clarke just seconds later when Oldham won possession back following Bennett's clearance and romped forward.

The closest Huddersfield came - Town are now unbeaten in eight league matches - was when Anthony Pilkington's misplaced cross inadvertently hit the post in the 64th minute.

Town though rarely troubled Oldham's on-loan Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Amos in a game more notable for referee Andy Woolmer's performance.

The Northamptonshire referee infuriated home fans for not sending off Oldham's Reuben Hazel, who had already been booked, for a bad first-half foul on Huddersfield striker Alan Lee.

Oldham's Reuben Reid, also booked, should have been sent off for a deliberate handball in the second half, while Town's Jamie McCombe was booked for protesting about Reid not getting a second yellow.

Players from both sides squared up to each other at half-time and midway through the second half as an often tempestuous encounter threatened to boil over.

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Peter Clarke
Jamie McCombe
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Reuben Reid
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