Player ratings Vs Oldham: Dan’s the man for Dons

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David Martin - 7 - Got off to a strong start to the season with another clean sheet. And his quick thinking put the wheels in motion for the second Dons goal.

Dean Lewington - 6 - Relatively untroubled at the back. Was part of an excellent flowing move with Jabo Ibehre in the second half which could have resulted in a third goal.

Adam Chicksen - 7 - Keeps growing in confidence with every game he plays out of position. Ventured forward regularly, and put in some deadly balls from wide areas.

Gary MacKenzie - 7 - Another comfortable day for the defender. Looked a threat from set-pieces.

Antony Kay - 6 - Made an impressive, if quiet, home debut. But lost control at the end and saw red, ruling him out for the next three games.

Darren Potter - 7 - Influential in the midfield as ever. Surprised many by popping up in the box to head home the opener.

Luke Chadwick - 6 - Struggled to make an impact in the first half. Was key to the move which created Powell’s goal though. Replaced by Alan Smith with nine minutes to go.

Dean Bowditch - 7 - Was looking good at the start of the second half before injury cut his game short. Replaced by Charlie MacDonald.

Daniel Powell - 9 - Was by far the star performer. From the first whistle he looked to have the better of the Oldham defence and attacked them regularly. Took his goal superbly.

Jay O’Shea - 7 - Make several clever runs, and got into some good areas. Not shy of a shot, but many of his efforts were closed down by the Oldham defence before he could work the keeper.

Ryan Lowe - 7 - Some of the crowd thought he’d opened his Dons account in the first half, only to see his cheeky lob fall just wide. Looked lively before being replaced by Ibehre.


Charlie MacDonald - 6 - Looked like forming a good partnership alongside Lowe. Should have put Dons 3-0 up but for some heroic keeping to keep his shot out.

Jabo Ibehre - 6 - His appearance lifted the crowd and the rest of the team in the closing stages. Linked up brilliantly with Lewington but his shot went just over the bar.

Alan Smith - Hardly had time to have an impact on the game, but a scything challenge earned him a yellow card in the closing stages.