Organisers of a protest ahead of Oldham’s game against Leyton Orient hailed a massive success as they made their voices heard to the club’s ownership.

Push The Boundary, a new independent supporters’ association, were joined by around 300 Latics fans as they marched to the match in a show of strength to owner Abdallah Lemsagam.

The group are calling for change at the club, 21st in League Two after a 1-1 draw with Orient, and are concerned by the direction of travel under the stewardship of the Moroccan former football agent.

“A massive thank you to everyone that took time out of their day to join us on the protest,” Push The Boundary said.

“Weeks in the planning and we genuinely don’t think it could have gone any better.

“We got our message across loud and clear. This is just the beginning.”

Latics fans, supported by the Leyton Orient Fans’ Trust, walked together from the White Hart pub and on arrival at the ground handed back scarves given out free by Lemsagam as part of a season ticket initiative ahead of the 2018-19 season.

The group - founded by Will Gough, Adam Keeley, Steve Shipman and Danny Taylor - sent a letter to Lemsagam on November 6 outlining a number of concerns with 596 fan signatures supporting the statement having signed up to the cause within a week.

A response from the Latics hierarchy initially offered a meeting with financial director Shahed Alam and managing director Natalie Atkinson, which was rejected.

Atkinson however told the BBC at Saturday’s protest that Lemsagam, out of the country for the next two weeks, was now willing to meet concerned supporters.

Push The Boundary point to a period of decline since he completed a takeover in January 2018 and have issues around the turnover of managers, player recruitment, the club’s financial situation and falling crowds, 3,121 watching the game against Orient.