Leyton Orient won praise from manager Russell Slade for their resilience after hitting back to draw 1-1 at Oldham and extend their unbeaten start to the season.

The O's needed a controversial equaliser at Boundary Park, but they stayed top of Sky Bet League One with a record of eight victories and two draws.

After the Latics took a deserved lead through Charlie MacDonald, Orient's leveller was awarded despite substitute Shaun Batt clearly being in an offside position.

The match officials ruled that Batt had not got a touch on Kevin Lisbie's low shot, leaving Oldham furious that they were denied their first win in six games.

Orient boss Slade said: "I haven't seen our goal again, but it looked like Kevin Lisbie's shot went straight in.

"The important thing is that we came away with a result. Every week is a challenge and we have to make sure our standards don't drop.

"There was nothing in the game for the first 25 minutes but Oldham got a couple of opportunities and hit the post and took a lift from that.

"They scored during their best period of the game and they deserved to be in front at that point.

"We needed a response because, by our usual standards, the first half had not been great.

"At half-time we were very honest with each other. We knew we were better than that and we talked frankly about what needed to improve.

"We did improve, we showed some character and, after we scored, we looked the more likely winners. We found another gear and it's really encouraging to come away with a result."

Oldham manager Lee Johnson was in no doubt that Orient's goal should not have been allowed.

He said: "How can the referee and linesman not see that the lad touched the ball before it went into the net?

"He touched it and it was offside. We've given a fantastic performance and yet again we've been undone by poor officiating.

"The lads have come in inspired by the way they played but also demoralised by something outside of their control.

"Things aren't going for us at the moment and the officiating all season has been really poor.

"I'm proud of the way we played. We gave it everything and were unlucky not to score more goals.

"We had Orient penned back in the first half. With performances like that, it will definitely turn for us."