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Boundary Park (ATT 4,062) 5th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Kevin Wright

Oldham Oldham Athletic vs Leyton Orient Leyton Or

Oldham 1

C MacDonald (36)

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Leyton Or 1

S Batt (66)

Batt leveller saves O's run

Last Updated: 05/10/13 7:40pm

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Shaun Batt: Netted controversial equaliser

Shaun Batt: Netted controversial equaliser

Shaun Batt's controversial goal earned leaders Leyton Orient a 1-1 draw at Oldham and extended their unbeaten start to the season.

Orient were below their best but substitute Batt rescued them two minutes after coming off the bench as Oldham appealed in vain for offside.

The Latics dominated the first half, with Joseph Mills forcing two saves from visiting goalkeeper Jamie Jones and former O's striker Charlie MacDonald hitting the post with a shot on the turn.

Danny Philliskirk headed at the keeper after a cross from James Wesolowski, and the breakthrough came after 36 minutes when MacDonald controlled Korey Smith's header and lashed home a shot from 10 yards out.

Moses Odubajo went close in a rare Orient attack but Oldham had further chances through Philliskirk and Wesolowski.

Orient's leveller, after 66 minutes, left the home side fuming as they claimed Batt was clearly offside when he got a touch on Kevin Lisbie's shot and deflected the ball into the net from close range.

The visitors improved in the closing stages but Odubajo was denied a winner by Oldham keeper Mark Oxley.

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3 Swindon Town 37 70
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6 Chesterfield 39 57
7 Rochdale 38 56
8 Barnsley 39 56
9 Peterborough United 39 56
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11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
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16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 40 46
18 Leyton Orient 39 45
19 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
20 Scunthorpe United 38 44
21 Notts County 38 43
22 Crawley Town 39 43
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33