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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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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 15 30
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Peterborough United 18 27
8 Oldham Athletic 18 27
9 Rochdale 17 26
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15