Leyton Orient interim head coach Ross Embleton sees his side’s draw away at Oldham Athletic yesterday as a point gained.

The Latics took the lead through Jonny Smith after just two minutes, but Jordan Maguire-Drew’s equaliser ensured a share of the points in what was largely a dull affair.

Given the poor quality of the match and the fact that both sides were unable to really create any effective chances, Embleton was happy the side were able to come away with something for their efforts.

He told the club website after the game: “We’ve been talking all week about three points and getting that wining feeling back. We do feel a bit disappointed at the fact that we didn’t really perform today but it won’t be one that we’ll all remember in terms of the quality of the game. I think it was quite possibly one of the worst games of football I’ve ever seen.

“To come away from a poor game and a poor performance with a point on the road, we’ve got to be happy with it.”

It was a quick turnaround for Orient to get ready for this game having played away at Bristol Rovers in the Leasing.com Trophy on Wednesday night, and Embleton took some of the blame for his side making a slow start at Boundary Park.

He said: “We looked sluggish to a degree and I take some of the responsibility for that because we played Wednesday night and I kept a very familiar team from the one that went out on Wednesday and performed really well.

“In hindsight, fresher legs might have helped that. At the same time, I just thought we were off the pace a little bit and I think it told in the way that we got caught for the goal and on a couple of occasions with some very similar moves. We had no real energy and no real bite about us today.”

Although disappointed with the manner in which the goal was conceded, the boss was happy with the move that led to Orient’s equaliser.

He said: “I thought we worked it well. There’s a couple of moves that we’ve looked at in how we get up the pitch and how we can affect the opposition and the players they had in their team today.

“Lee [Angol] ran down that right hand side and worked well to get onto the ball. We’ve been without him for the last couple of days. He didn’t travel last night with the boys because he’s been suffering with illness, so he put his body on the line today and worked well to put the ball across, and I think Jordan Maguire-Drew touched it in but somehow it went over the line anyway.”

Over 300 travelling fans made the trip to Greater Manchester for the game, and Embleton was apologetic that the side didn’t give them enough to cheer about.

He said: “We didn’t give them much to cheer and it’s our responsibility to get them people up off their seat and making a bit of noise.

“It’s great numbers for us to have been backed with, just disappointed we didn’t give them a little bit more to cheer about.”