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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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2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
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6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
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12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Leyton Orient 45 48
23 Colchester United 44 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40