League Two: Leyton Orient 2 Oldham Athletic 2

PUBLISHED: 17:05 22 February 2020 | UPDATED: 17:05 22 February 2020

Ross Embleton celebrates (pic Simon O'Connor)

Ross Embleton celebrates (pic Simon O'Connor)

Simon O’Connor Photography Mobile 07958 573219

Honours finished even as Danny Johnson’s first goal for Orient earned them a point at Brisbane Road on Saturday.

Josh Wright's through ball almost put Conor Wilkinson behind the Oldham defence on three minutes, before Zak Mills was booked for a challenge on the striker.

Craig Clay and Jordan Maguire-Drew combined on the left to set up Danny Johnson, who sliced his shot wide, and James Brophy saw a deep cross headed behind for a corner.

O's took the lead when Ouss Cisse's downwards header deflected off Oldham's Thomas Hamer and into the net, but their joy was shortlived as the visitors were back on terms soon after.

Zachary Dearnley was the man on target for Oldham, netting from close range from Carl Piergianni's pass, and he struck again from a corner on 18 minutes to turn the match on its head.

Johnson headed over from a Maguire-Drew cross on 29 minutes, with Dan Happe booked soon after for a foul on Dearnley as Oldham looked to counter.

And Christopher Missilou flashed a volley well wide of Lawrence Vigouroux's goal six minutes before the break, before Dearnley blazed over from 20 yards during stoppage time.

You may also want to watch:

Vigouroux saved from Piergianni early in the second half before O's drew level on 54 minutes thanks to Johnson's first goal for the club, as he applied the final touch when a free-kick was drifted towards the far post.

Wilkinson made way to be replaced by Ruel Sotiriou, who was pulled back by Chris McCann, which earned the Oldham player a yellow card.

And Cisse fired wide from 25 yards, before Happe headed Maguire-Drew's corner over the crossbar on the hour and a George Marsh ball into the box evaded those in red shirts.

After a briefly dominant spell from O's, play become stop-start, before Sotiriou got into a good position only to see his cross beat everyone in the box.

Vigouroux made an important save to keep out Danny Rowe's header in the first of five minutes of injury time, while Happe had a header cleared at the other end from a last-gasp corner.

Leyton Orient: Vigouroux, Marsh, Coulson, Happe, Brophy, Wright, Cisse, Clay, Wilkinson (Sotiriou 55), Johnson, Maguire-Drew.

Unused subs: Widdowson, Dayton, Sargeant, Angol, Kyprianou, Sweeney.

Attendance: 5,334 (including 522 Oldham fans).

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Latest East London Sports News


West Ham United manager David Moyes is hoping Sebastien Haller can play a crucial part in the final stretch of games but questions whether Robert Snodgrass will be able to.


All 18 First-Class Counties have agreed to participate in the same competitive red-ball and white-ball competitions during this summer’s shortened men’s domestic season.


Those involved in boxing across London are being invited to take part in one of three KO Racism online workshops, which will be staged later this month and in August.

Yesterday, 19:51

West Ham United Women’s manager Matt Beard is delighted to be back in pre-season training ahead of the 2020-21 season.

Yesterday, 19:32

West Indies captain Jason Holder landed the first significant blow in the battle of the star all-rounders, claiming career-best figures of six for 42 to put Ben Stokes’ England under pressure on day two of the first £raisethebat Test.

Yesterday, 14:00

After a wait of more than six months, Great Britain’s men’s and women’s teams will return to playing international fixtures in October.

Yesterday, 13:08

Reece Topley and David Willey have been included in a 24-strong behind-closed-doors training group which will go into camp at the Ageas Bowl later this month to prepare for three one-day internationals against Ireland.

Yesterday, 13:00

West Ham United Women have announced the signing of Australian international Mackenzie Arnold.


People across the country are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by following official advice and staying safe.

The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

Most read sport

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser