Match ends, Notts County 0, Oldham Athletic 0.
Oldham had the better of an uneventful game, but had to settle for a point against a Notts County side, who have now lost just once in seven games.
Neither side seriously threatened to open the scoring in an uninspiring first half.
Oldham's Conor Wilkinson dragged a shot wide and tested keeper Roy Carroll with a fierce strike after the interval.
The ever-lively Zeli Ismail smashed County's best effort over the bar after a promising run.
Wilkinson again went close in injury-time when his low shot was brilliantly saved by Carroll.
The Latics, who are now unbeaten in six games, remain one point ahead of the Magpies but have played a game more.
Notts' only defeat since mid-August came at the hands of unbeaten league leaders Bristol City.
Notts County manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:
"I think if we are honest we are a little bit disappointed with ourselves, but three draws in a week, If you'd have asked me before them I'd have snapped your hand off.
"We don't have a Jack Grealish or a Callum McGregor - someone who can produce magic from nowhere this season. We are were we are and I am delighted with the boys so far this season."
Oldham assistant manager Tommy Wright told BBC Radio Manchester:
"It was frustrating. We dominated the game for long periods without ever really having a lot of chances.
"If you look at the run we've had, our problem has been scoring goals.
"James Wilson is becoming a very good player. He's becoming wiser and older and more experienced, and George Elokobi has been the model professional. He's a top player."
- 10MurraySubstituted forHarradat 58'minutesBooked at 78mins
- 20HaynesSubstituted forThompsonat 59'minutes
- 3MillsBooked at 80mins
- 15WinchesterSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 75'minutes
- 11ForteSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 75'minutes
- 14WilkinsonBooked at 8mins
- 9PoleonSubstituted forDaytonat 67'minutes
- Brendan Malone
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Notts County 0, Oldham Athletic 0.
Attempt saved. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Oldham Athletic).
(Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Delay in match Roy Carroll (Notts County) because of an injury.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Roy Carroll.
Attempt saved. Conor Wilkinson (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Michael Jones.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Mustapha Dumbuya.
Attempt missed. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) header from very close range is too high.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Louis Laing.
Attempt saved. Conor Wilkinson (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Oldham Athletic).
Mustapha Dumbuya (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jordan Cranston.
Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic).
Garry Thompson (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Shaun Harrad (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.