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Leyton Orient 2-2 Coventry City

Jim O'Brien
O'Brien has scored three goals in his last two games for Coventry City

Jim O'Brien scored twice for Coventry as they came away from Leyton Orient with a point.

New loan signing Gary Madine set up O'Brien to net from close range.

Orient levelled after half-time as Scott Cuthbert out-jumped the Sky Blues defence to head in Dean Cox's corner.

Jay Simpson's strike put Orient ahead with 20 minutes to go before O'Brien volleyed in from 20 yards after keeper Gary Woods punched a cross straight into the midfielder's path.

Orient are one point and one place above the League One relegation zone as they look for their first home win of the season while Coventry are one point and one place above them.

Leyton Orient boss Mauro Milanese told BBC London 94.9:

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Mauro Milanese: O's boss on Coventry draw

"I feel sorry for the lads, they did everything they could. It was their third game this week but they didn't stop trying or stop running.

"We didn't do too well in the first half, in the second half we came out and believed a bit more and showed more confidence.

"There was not a lack of ambition, we were unlucky and it was very tough. Lack of concentration and little mistakes cost us."

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"The truth is that the word I would use is 'frustrated' because we were so much in control of the game.

"We dominated proceedings in the first half and we never looked in danger, but two set plays cost us dearly, and in League One you have to deal with set plays.

"We put so much into the game, to find ourselves 2-1 down was hugely frustrating. But good teams score late goals, and it's a sign of good team when you never give up and you continue to push for the equaliser, and it was the least we deserved over the 90 minutes."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 33Woods
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 15Clarke
  • 6Baudry
  • 2Omozusi
  • 11McAnuff
  • 17WrightBooked at 74minsSubstituted forPritchardat 77'minutes
  • 20Bartley
  • 7Cox
  • 27Simpson
  • 30PlasmatiSubstituted forBattat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 14Batt
  • 16Lee
  • 18Pritchard
  • 19Kashket
  • 21Grainger
  • 23Dagnall

Coventry

  • 1BurgeBooked at 87mins
  • 2Willis
  • 5JohnsonSubstituted forWebsterat 8'minutesSubstituted forJacksonat 80'minutes
  • 21Martin
  • 26Haynes
  • 11O'Brien
  • 16BartonBooked at 70mins
  • 7FleckBooked at 45mins
  • 27FinchSubstituted forMaddisonat 86'minutes
  • 8Madine
  • 19Nouble

Substitutes

  • 4Webster
  • 9McQuoid
  • 12Jackson
  • 15Miller
  • 20Tudgay
  • 23Allsop
  • 36Maddison
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
5,464

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home4
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 2, Coventry City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 2, Coventry City 2.

Booking

Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

Foul by Gary Madine (Coventry City).

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 2, Coventry City 2. Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Lee Burge (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Burge (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. James Maddison replaces Jack Finch.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Coventry City).

Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Adam Barton (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient).

Foul by Adam Barton (Coventry City).

Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Aaron Martin (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Simeon Jackson replaces Andy Webster.

Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marvyn Bartley (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces Gianvito Plasmati.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Bradley Pritchard replaces Josh Wright.

Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Attempt saved. Gary Madine (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Josh Wright (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Wright (Leyton Orient).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Marvyn Bartley.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 2, Coventry City 1. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Mathieu Baudry.

Booking

Adam Barton (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Adam Barton (Coventry City).

Josh Wright (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Andy Webster (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City16106033171636
2Preston1594228161231
3MK Dons1483329161327
4Rochdale1582529151426
5Swindon1575331191226
6Notts County157532214826
7Peterborough168262519626
8Sheff Utd158252219326
9Oldham166732318525
10Fleetwood166461816222
11Chesterfield165562324-120
12Barnsley155462324-119
13Port Vale165472224-219
14Bradford165472022-219
15Crawley165471525-1019
16Walsall164661416-218
17Doncaster145361421-718
18Colchester164572224-217
19Coventry164572027-717
20Leyton Orient163761722-516
21Scunthorpe164391930-1115
22Gillingham163581422-814
23Yeovil163581226-1414
24Crewe1642101332-1914
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