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Second-half report

5 October 2013

Latics denied victory by Batt man

Latics were denied victory against Sky Bet League 1 leaders Leyton Orient by substitute Shaun Batt.

The forward came off the bench to find the net with a controversial goal which cancelled Charlie MacDonald's strike which had given Latics a first-half lead.

The goal ensured Orient remain unbeaten in the league as they stretched their run to 10 matches.

Latics, 1-0 ahead at the break, had a chance to double their lead early in the second period.

Danny Philliskirk's angled shot was parried by keeper Jamie Jones and the rebound struck James Wesolowski who knew little about it as it was from point-blank range.

Jones was called into action again to turn over a free kick from Joseph Mills (pictured) as it dipped under the crossbar.

And from the resulting corner, Latics had a shout for a penalty turned down claiming Jones shoved MacDonald in the back as he challenged for the ball.

Latics made their second switch midway through the half, though this was tactical as Danny Philliskirk made way for Adam Rooney.

Orient equalised in the 66th minute in controversial circumstances.

Kevin Lisbie's shot across the face of goal took a nick in off substitute Batt at the far post.

Latics claimed Batt was offside, but referee Kevin Wright gave the goal after consulting his assistant.

The third and final Latics' change came with 16 minutes left when Cristian Montano replaced James Dayton.

A defensive lapse let in Kevin Lisbie whose shot was saved by the legs of keeper Mark Oxley as Orient so nearly snatched an unlikely lead.

Deep into stoppage time, Genseric Kusunga had a chance to win the game for Latics, but shot well over. 

Full-time: Latics 1, Leyton Orient 1.

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