KEITH Curle lamented Latics’ “amateurish” mistakes as they went down 2-1 at Leyton Orient.

Individual Oldham errors gifted Conor Wilkinson and Dan Kemp defining goals before the break before the visitors scored a second-half consolation through Alfie McCalmont.

“Rather than frustrated, I would say I’m angry because some of the football was very pleasing on the eye,” Curle said.

“The goals conceded were amateurish. When you look at both their goals, they were two gifts.

“The players were quick enough and honest enough to hold their hand up and admit they should have done better but I don’t like it, I don’t like people holding their hands up readily in the dressing room when they make mistakes. The answer is very simple: ‘Don’t do it’.

“We played some good football and caused them a lot of problems. We want to be a team that play but if there is an option on to clear our lines then you take it and don’t try to play out and play blind balls back to the goalkeeper and play risky passes.

“There’s an element of simplicity that needs to be respected and it needs to be adhered to.

“Once we continually do the simple things well and everybody is on the same page, then we can turn the page and be a team that is progressive.”

The hosts, who picked up their third win in seven days, went in front eight minutes in when Wilkinson latched on to a loose back pass by Harry Clarke to score from a tight angle.

Conor McAleny then crashed a powerful shot against the upright for Latics with the ball rebounding to safety.

But the O’s doubled their lead after 43 minutes when Kemp seized on to an error by Nicky Adams and directed his shot into the corner of the net from 20 yards.

With both teams producing decent quality football, McCalmont offered Oldham hope on the hour when he collected a pass from Davis Keillor-Dunn and curled the ball past goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux from 22 yards for his third goal in his last four games.

Oldham’s Laurie Walker was then the busier of the two goalkeepers and was forced to punch away strikes from Danny Johnson and Jobi McAnuff, although at the opposite end, Keillor-Dunn wasted a good opportunity when he cleared the bar from inside the box.