ZAK Dearnley scored his first of the season for Latics, and Davis Keillor-Dunn made it two goals in as many games, but ultimately it was a tale of two own goals as Leeds United Under 21s secured a 3-2 win at Boundary Park in the Papa John's Trophy last night.

There were plus points for Oldham. As well as two good goals, Jack Stobbs completed a half and looked lively on his return from injury, while Benny Couto added to his first team experience by staying in the starting line-up following Saturday's derby win at Rochdale.

Head coach Keith Curle would have hoped to pick up where they left off at the Crown Oil Arena and build momentum, albeit in a different competition.

But Leeds United's pacy, skilful young guns ultimately had too much for Latics.

Dave Challinor's side were quick out of the traps and won an early corner after Couto stood up well to Crysencio Summerville's angled run into the box.

There were then three chances in as many minutes for the visitors, first from Sean McGurk, who fired wide with the goal at his mercy after Summerville had caught Kyle Jameson in possession in his own box. Lewis Bate then fired over, before Max Dean received the ball at his feet on the edge of the box and fired a shot on target but, while it's struck cleanly, it was straight at Jayson Leutwiler and comfortable for the keeper.

Latics had found themselves on the back foot in the opening 10 minutes but began to settle and build some attacking momentum, largely thanks to Stobbs.

The wide man, returning to the side for the first time since mid-August after injury, put a couple of inviting balls into the box that created openings that ultimately came to nothing, but served a purpose in allowing Latics to grow in attacking confidence. It led to Stobbs himself making an angled dart into the box and trying his luck, but his shot rose over the bar.

Harry Vaughan then had a low shot from distance deflected for a corner.

Harrison McGahey, who captained the side in the absence of Carl Piergianni, went to meet Jamie Bowden's delivery and, in acres of space, attempted a shot. The defender couldn't connect cleanly, but Dearnley latched on to the loose ball and had a shot blocked.

Leeds got forward against quickly with Liam McCarron sprinting into the Latics box and firing wide, before Summerville made an angled drive into the area from the right and squared for McGurk. The chance went begging, but Latics had been caught on the back foot.

Vani Da Silva's header from Stobbs' cross brought a good save from Kristoffer Klaesson just after the half-hour.

But Leeds got the breakthrough from the penalty spot just before the break when Jameson brought down Summerville, who recovered to fire past Leutwiler into the top left corner.

It was 2-0 just before the hour when menacing McGurk sprinted to the byeline and pulled the ball back, hit McGahey at close range and go in.

There wasn't a great deal the defender knew about it, or could do to prevent it.

But he atoned for it by setting up Dearnley's goal.

After chances fell to Jamie Bowden, Dearnley and Dylan Fage, McGahey made a driving run and slipped the ball to Dearnley, who turned and struck a good low shot beyond Klaesson.

The celebrations were short-lived though as Leeds restored their two-goal cushion through another own goal, this time with the cut-back from the left going in off Jameson.

Keillor-Dunn scored the pick of the goals, curling the ball into the top left corner with the aid of a slight deflection.

But in the last minute of stoppage time it was little more than a consolation.