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Cambridge United 1-1 Leyton Orient

Jay Simpson
Jay Simpson has played in the Premier League for Arsenal

Jay Simpson's fifth league goal of the season helped rescue a point for table-topping Leyton Orient at Cambridge.

The away side should have taken the lead midway through the first-half but Simpson could only hit the post after rounding keeper Chris Dunn.

Half-time substitute Jacob Blyth gave the U's the lead from close range following good play by Liam Hughes.

The visitors soon levelled when Simpson fired home Mathieu Baudry's lofted pass as the game ended in a draw.

Cambridge United manager Richard Money told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"I think the way the game has gone, some days it's important not to lose.

"We were playing against a team who were top of the league, and they've played like that. We on the other hand are playing like a team that have just lost a little bit of confidence in our ability and our structure.

"We need to get it back pretty quickly.

Leyton Orient manager Ian Hendon speaks to BBC London 94.9:

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Hendon on Cambridge v Leyton Orient

"I've just seen some of the shots we had on target in the first half and I don't think their keeper's going to have a day like he's had today for a very long time.

"Against the run of play they've got one, rocked us a little bit for a while but then we got back in the game and credit to the boys, especially after last week's result.

"We ended up getting a point and had a lot more pressure towards the end of the game."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Dunn
  • 5RobertsBooked at 10mins
  • 6Legge
  • 14Coulson
  • 2Omozusi
  • 8Berry
  • 24Newton
  • 15SimpsonBooked at 84mins
  • 25Demetriou
  • 9SlewSubstituted forBlythat 45'minutesBooked at 56mins
  • 19CarrSubstituted forHughesat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Blyth
  • 13Beasant
  • 16Morrissey
  • 17Hughes
  • 22Taft
  • 26Akintunde

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 2Clohessy
  • 6Baudry
  • 4Essam
  • 3Shaw
  • 18Pritchard
  • 8JamesSubstituted forTurgottat 65'minutes
  • 12Payne
  • 14Moore
  • 10McCallumSubstituted forPalmerat 77'minutes
  • 27Simpson

Substitutes

  • 5Dunne
  • 7Cox
  • 9Palmer
  • 17Turgott
  • 19Kashket
  • 20Maguire
  • 21Grainger
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
5,821

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Leyton Orient 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Leyton Orient 1.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Chris Dunn.

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

Attempt missed. Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

Booking

Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Blair Turgott (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Ollie Palmer replaces Paul McCallum.

Conor Newton (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sammy Moore (Leyton Orient).

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Leyton Orient 1. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mathieu Baudry.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Elliot Omozusi.

Attempt saved. Jacob Blyth (Cambridge United) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Frazer Shaw.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Blair Turgott replaces Lloyd James.

Attempt missed. Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Chris Dunn (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient).

Booking

Jacob Blyth (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jacob Blyth (Cambridge United).

Connor Essam (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Leyton Orient 0. Jacob Blyth (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mickey Demetriou.

Attempt blocked. Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Lloyd James (Leyton Orient).

Foul by Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient).

Mickey Demetriou (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Cambridge United 0, Leyton Orient 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jacob Blyth replaces Jordan Slew.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Liam Hughes replaces Daniel Carr.

Half Time

First Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Leyton Orient 0.

Attempt missed. Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Attempt blocked. Connor Essam (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient7511148616
2Plymouth7502136715
3Portsmouth7430136715
4Wycombe7421104614
5Morecambe74121410413
6Exeter7412118313
7Mansfield7331115612
8Oxford Utd7331106412
9Carlisle73311515012
10Accrington724154110
11Northampton731377010
12Cambridge72321112-19
13Wimbledon723289-19
14Hartlepool730489-19
15Bristol Rovers730456-19
16Stevenage7232911-29
17York722389-18
18Notts County6213812-47
19Crawley613257-26
20Luton71241113-25
21Dag & Red7124713-65
22Yeovil7115814-64
23Barnet7115613-74
24Newport7016515-101
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