Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Colchester United 1.
Colchester ended a run of nine straight League One defeats as they drew at fellow strugglers Oldham.
The home side went ahead early on when Rhys Murphy drilled in from eight yards following Mike Jones' free-kick.
Oldham keeper David Cornell tried to claim a corner but the ball slipped through his gloves and fell to Chris Porter, who equalised for the U's.
The visitors could then have snatched victory, but Darren Ambrose's 20-yard drive struck the bar.
Oldham manager David Dunn told BBC Radio Manchester:
"If we'd have won 1-0, I would be coming in here all happy either.
"We've won one game, that's nothing, we need to put a run together. As it is at the minute, disappointed. Very, very disappointed.
"Certainly, things need to change. I feel sorry for some of our players - I'm not one for sympathising with anyone in football because it is what it is and it's a tough game and you've got to take the highs as well as you take the lows but certainly today, extremely disappointed."
- 19MurphySubstituted forPoleonat 74'minutes
- 3BriggsSubstituted forWynterat 60'minutes
- 8GilbeyBooked at 78mins
- 4EdwardsSubstituted forGarvanat 45'minutesBooked at 63mins
- 10MoncurSubstituted forAmbroseat 70'minutes
- Mark Brown
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Colchester United 1.
Hand ball by Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic).
Attempt missed. Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by George Elokobi.
Darren Ambrose (Colchester United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box following a set piece situation.
George Elokobi (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jake Cassidy (Oldham Athletic).
Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Colchester United 1. Chris Porter (Colchester United) with an attempt from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Cameron Dummigan.
Attempt blocked. Owen Garvan (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.
Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).
Foul by Richard Wellens (Oldham Athletic).
Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Dominic Poleon replaces Rhys Murphy.
Attempt missed. Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Richard Brindley.
Substitution, Colchester United. Darren Ambrose replaces George Moncur.