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Stevenage 2-2 Leyton Orient

Jay Simpson
Jay Simpson scored a stoppage-time equaliser to give Leyton Orient a point away at Stevenage.

Jay Simpson scored his 20th goal of the season to salvage a point for Leyton Orient at Stevenage.

The visitors were awarded a penalty when Fraser Franks handled Simpson's shot and he stroked home the spot-kick.

Stevenage drew level when Tom Pett's cross was headed in by Armand Gnaduillet from close range, and the Frenchman then ran onto Ben Kennedy's chip to put them 2-1 ahead.

The O's rescued it right at the death when Simpson fired into the top corner.

Leyton Orient move up to eighth in the table, two points off the play-off places, while Stevenage remain in 19th position.

Stevenage manager Teddy Sheringham told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Sheringham on Stevenage v Leyton Orient

"We played some very good football to get ourselves back in the game. It was very disappointing to go behind to a penalty decision like that, but we played fantastically after that.

"I wouldn't want to win a penalty that way. You cannot do anything about it when someone shoots from that close and it hits your hand.

"I thought we played some fantastic football in some very difficult conditions. The desire to get back into the game was brilliant and we got our rewards and got back in the game and then in front."

Leyton Orient manager Ian Hendon told BBC Radio London:

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Hendon on Stevenage v Leyton Orient

"It's poor defending. We work on it all week and we ask the players to go out and do a job and sadly they've got done it again so all that hard work Jay Simpson's doing at the moment is to no avail.

"When they go across that line there's not a lot that we can do about it.

"I shall be speaking with the owner and we'll be trying to do something to bring players in at the back."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 4McCombe
  • 5FranksBooked at 24mins
  • 30Ogilvie
  • 11Pett
  • 22Lee
  • 15Tonge
  • 28McFadzeanSubstituted forGnanduilletat 64'minutes
  • 17GordonSubstituted forKennedyat 62'minutes
  • 10Matt

Substitutes

  • 6Hughes
  • 27Johnson
  • 29Crowe
  • 31Gnanduillet
  • 32Conlon
  • 33Kennedy
  • 34Gorman

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 2Clohessy
  • 4Essam
  • 12Payne
  • 3Shaw
  • 11McAnuffSubstituted forMarquisat 81'minutes
  • 18PritchardBooked at 66mins
  • 20Kpekawa
  • 17TurgottSubstituted forJahraldo-Martinat 77'minutes
  • 27Simpson
  • 9Palmer

Substitutes

  • 5Dunne
  • 19Kashket
  • 21Grainger
  • 23Moncur
  • 30Jahraldo-Martin
  • 31Pollock
  • 32Marquis
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
4,022

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 2, Leyton Orient 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 2, Leyton Orient 2.

Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Chris Day.

Attempt saved. John Marquis (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 2, Leyton Orient 2. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ollie Palmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. John Marquis replaces Jobi McAnuff.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage).

Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 2, Leyton Orient 1. Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Kennedy.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin replaces Blair Turgott.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 1, Leyton Orient 1. Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Pett.

Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Cole Kpekawa.

Booking

Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Michael Tonge (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient).

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jamie McCombe.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Callum McFadzean.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage).

Cole Kpekawa (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jamie McCombe (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Frazer Shaw.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Frazer Shaw.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Ben Kennedy replaces Rohdell Gordon.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 0, Leyton Orient 1. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Callum McFadzean (Stevenage) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Michael Tonge (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Michael Tonge (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Blair Turgott (Leyton Orient).

Michael Tonge (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Hand ball by Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient).

Second Half

Second Half begins Stevenage 0, Leyton Orient 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Stevenage 0, Leyton Orient 0.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jack Payne.

Attempt missed. Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

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1Plymouth25164538201852
2Northampton24154542281449
3Oxford Utd25139340211948
4Portsmouth251111344222244
5Bristol Rovers25134836251143
6Wycombe2411763224840
7Accrington22116538261239
8Leyton Orient2591064035537
9Carlisle2310764239337
10Wimbledon259973531436
11Cambridge2510693938136
12Mansfield249873324935
13Morecambe2394104241131
14Crawley2594123244-1231
15Luton2586113838030
16Exeter2486103137-630
17Notts County2486103744-730
18Barnet2584133544-928
19Stevenage2569103445-1127
20Newport2448122739-1220
21Hartlepool2162132035-1520
22Dag & Red2547142645-1919
23Yeovil2538142338-1517
24York2437142647-2116
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