Writer: Site Staff
Date:Sunday October 6 2013
Manager Lee Johnson has said he thought Oldham were fantastic yesterday in the game against Leyton Orient, but he was upset by one decision that cost us all three points.
A well deserved and much warranted three points to boot.
Speaking to the Official Site following the game, the talking points of the match sadly weren't how good Oldham were on the day, or that we deserved victory over the league leaders - even Johnson had to focus on the controversial goal by Shaun Batt which secured them a share of the points.
Batt was clearly offside for the leveller he scored, and with Oldham needed to suffer a refereeing decision again to change the make up of the match, in many ways does show how well we did, but it's very bitter to swallow again. It was more gutting for Johnson because he believes the initial shot was going wide to begin with, before the referee decided that Batt didn't get a deflection.
'It was a fantastic performance, but we have been done by some poor officiating. We cannot do much about it, but he was offside. My boys were magnificent and gave everything.'
Johnson says moving away from the penalty, that he feels the boys were their own inspiration on the day and what they were producing gave them all the confidence they needed and the belief required to put in a sterling showing for the fans.
The positives should certainly outweigh the negatives and Johnson again says that he's confident the team will be alright as long as we keep performing like that, but we really could do with picking up a few three points to back that up.
Equally though it should be a lesson that we have to take our chances and kill games off, so single moments like that don't cost us moving forward.
Onwards and upwards.
In other other disappointing news after seeing Matteo Lanzoni limp off with a hamstring strain, Johnson added that he doesn't yet know the severity of the injury and ergo, how long he'll be out as he's awaiting scans. But he fears it won't be something we will get lucky with.
Date:Sunday October 6 2013
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