Micky Mellon has earmarked areas for improvement with his Oldham Athletic side, but was satisfied with a comeback point in his first home game in charge.

Latics twice came back from behind against Altrincham, with James Norwood scoring the first equaliser before Nathan Sheron rescued a point with a stunning second half strike, after Latics had trailed at half-time.

Mellon was encouraged by the character shown within the game and how it panned out - with Altrincham's second coming courtesy of a farcical penalty award - but also in their recovery from a dreadful defeat at AFC Fylde in midweek.

"We got them in at half-time and just told them to keep going because we hadn't done a massive amount wrong," said the new Latics boss.

"We can obviously get better at a lot of stuff and we want to get better and slicker and all the rest of it, but I think we did enough to be in the game, without a shadow of a doubt. I thought we were the better team in what the game was.

"We kept plugging away and we get an unbelievable equaliser, it's a great strike - a fantastic strike. And I think in the end we just ran out of time.

"But it was a better performance, a more controlled performance all round. Of course we want to get better at everything we do but the lads deserve great credit because they kept doing the things that we wanted them to do, they kept trying to do them well, and they kept plugging away and I think they got the least that they deserved.

"Probably on the balance of the whole game we probably deserved a victory, but it wasn't to be."