Batt leveller saves O's run

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

Last Updated: 05/10/13 at 19:40

Shaun Batt: Netted controversial equaliser

Shaun Batt: Netted controversial equaliser

More of the games that matter

Watch Manchester City v Manchester United live only on Sky Sports this Super Sunday. Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

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.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
19:45
Chesterfld 0-3 Swindon Report
Leyton Or 0-2 Preston Report
Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Barnsley 2-2 Bristol C Report
Coventry 3-2 Peterboro Report
Crewe 0-1 Sheff Utd Report
Doncaster 0-0 MK Dons Report
Gillingham 1-1 Crawley Report
Oldham 2-1 Bradford Report
Port Vale 3-0 Leyton Or Report
Preston 3-2 Fleetwood Report

Footer 365

Premier League: My Chelsea team is by no means perfect, says manager Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says he is content with Chelsea’s current position across all fronts but insists they can still improve.

Premier League: European players are suffering the loss of street football says Arsenal boss

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes societal changes and the loss of street football has affected European players..

Premier League: Manuel Pellegrini denies being under pressure on eve of Manchester derby

Manuel Pellegrini has denied feeling the pressure from recent bad results as City prepare for Sunday's Manchester derby.

Mail Box

A Detailed Defence Of Alex Song And...

...lots more in a mailbox that takes in Manuel Pellegrini's woes, Steven Gerrard's future, Carlo Ancelotti, Alan Pardew and Alan Pardew's daughter. A fine read...

Is Ancelotti A Better Boss Than Mourinho?

That's one shout in the mailbox, although not as controversial as the mail imploring Jose Mourinho to sign Steven Gerrard in January so he can win the title he deserves...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property