Powell rues late Latics equaliser

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CHARLTON missed the opportunity to extend their lead at the summit of League One when Filipe Morais secured a late point for Oldham.

The Addicks took the lead when Matt Taylor scored his first goal for the club, only for substitute Morais to net an 85th-minute equaliser.

Charlton manager Chris Powell said: “It was a frustrating afternoon. We’re going to come across this further into the season because teams will come here and won’t make it easy for us.

“They’ll slow the game down and do all the tricks they can to get a point or three. We’ve had it earlier in the season with another team and we’re going to have it again in the future because they know if they allow us to play and keep the tempo that we like, we’ve got players who can create chances and score them.

“So teams will come here with a bit of a game-plan and we’ve just got to rise above that. It’s not going to be easy, no one is going to make it easy for us.”

Lee Duxbury, Oldham Athletic’s first-team coach, said: “We’re delighted. Both teams defended very well, our strength is getting it down and playing good football through each third.

“When we did do, we created some chances. It’s a tough place to come, they’re top of the league for a reason, but we defended well against the way they played.

“The lads are absolutely delighted. You want your subs to come on and make an impact, which Felipe Morais did. He’s been working hard in training, he’s a good pro. Even in training he does the right things and he deserves his goal.”

Lenell John-Lewis stepped off the bench to secure 10-man Bury a point against promotion-chasing Brentford.

Gary Alexander’s penalty broke the deadlock and the visitors looked on course for a third straight league win when Joe Skarz was sent off.

But John-Lewis volleyed home in the 85th minute to complete the 1-1 draw.

Exeter and Scunthorpe did little to help move themselves away from the relegation zone following a goalless draw at St James Park.

A late Francois Zoko header saved a point for Carlisle in a 2-2 draw with Wycombe at Brunton Park.

Rory Loy had grabbed an early lead for United before Anthony McNamee equalised for the Chairboys and on-loan Fulham striker Marcello Trotta put them ahead. However, substitute Zoko’s far-post effort restored parity with four minute to play.

Leyton Orient goalkeeper Lee Butcher saved Jeff Hughes’ 93rd-minute penalty in the 2-1 win at Notts County. Stephen Dawson and sub Jonathan Tehoue netted in each half, before Lee Hughes replied.