Forest Green blew a 4-1 lead as struggling Oldham came back to draw 5-5 draw in a thrilling contest at Boundary Park on Saturday.

Rovers are still unbeaten on the road this term, but their winning streak in the league is over despite them having a three-goal cushion early in the second half.

In front of a sparse crowd due to ongoing fan protests against the Oldham ownership, the home side struck early when Davis Keillor-Dunn smashed into the top corner from 30 yards.

However, Rovers replied swiftly when Jack Aitchison tucked home from eight yards after meeting Kane Wilson’s through-ball.

Rovers went in front when Matty Stevens played in Jamille Matt, and he neatly slotted in his fourth goal in three games.

Matt then headed home Nicky Cadden’s cross just before the interval.

It was 4-1 soon after the restart when Stevens converted another Wilson cross, before Oldham reduced the deficit when substitute Hallam Hope converted Dylan Bahamboula’s through-ball.

Keillor-Dunn volleyed home to make it 4-3, before Stevens scored again to make it 5-3.

The goals kept on coming as Oldham sub Jack Stobbs fired in from 20 yards to make it 5-4, before Wilson could only bundle Stobbs’ cross into his own net to even the scores again and earn Oldham a point.

Rovers boss Rob Edwards was left stunned.

He said: “That’s a real freak result, after what was a freak game.

“To be honest I thought you could maybe see it coming after the early stages, but credit to Oldham, they never gave in and I really don’t know where that comeback came from.

“We didn’t defend well enough at times. We gifted Oldham at least one or two goals, and that’s given them the belief.

“When we were 4-1 up we should have seen the game out, though.

“Something happened, and now it’s up to me to look back at the game and pick the bones out of it.

“It will take a long time to do that, but at least we didn’t lose the game.

“Perhaps that was the most important thing, that we didn’t go on to lose the game.

“It’s disappointing that our winning run is over of course, and we’ve been punished, and is it a blip? Maybe it is, hopefully not.”