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Cheltenham Town 1-1 Leyton Orient

Substitute Billy Waters rescued a point for Cheltenham against Leyton Orient in their first game back in the English Football League.

Orient took the lead in the third minute through Gavin Massey but Waters responded with 14 minutes left to earn a 1-1 draw.

Massey, on his debut, turned in Sandro Semedo's cross at the far post to give the visitors the perfect start to the campaign.

Cheltenham were unsettled by the early setback and Orient continued to dominate, with Semedo firing wide after a clever set-piece routine flummoxed the home defence.

A shot from Danny Whitehead was easily saved by Alex Cisak as Cheltenham improved as the half wore on.

On-loan Everton goalkeeper Russell Griffiths saved well from Massey in the 54th minute but Cheltenham then had some pressure of their own, with Dan Holman missing from close range after Harry Pell flicked on a long throw from Daniel O'Shaughnessy.

O'Shaughnessy forced a good save from Cisak after Whitehead's free-kick, but Orient kept Cheltenham out until the 76th minute.

Amari Morgan-Smith fed Whitehead on the left and his cross was touched in by Waters.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Griffiths
  • 26SulimanBooked at 36minsSubstituted forBarthramat 65'minutes
  • 6Parslow
  • 24O'Shaughnessy
  • 3JenningsSubstituted forCranstonat 65'minutes
  • 18RoweSubstituted forWatersat 71'minutes
  • 7Pell
  • 23Whitehead
  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 30Holman
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 2Barthram
  • 8Waters
  • 12Kitscha
  • 17Cranston
  • 20Lymn
  • 25Bower
  • 29Thomas

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 2Clohessy
  • 37Erichot
  • 6ParkesSubstituted forHuntat 77'minutes
  • 22SemedoBooked at 70mins
  • 11Massey
  • 15AtanganaBooked at 55mins
  • 8WeirSubstituted forKellyat 71'minutes
  • 20CornickBooked at 90mins
  • 9Palmer
  • 21BowerySubstituted forGnanduilletat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kennedy
  • 4Kelly
  • 7Cox
  • 16Hunt
  • 24Sargeant
  • 28Koroma
  • 45Gnanduillet
Referee:
Lee Probert
Attendance:
3,912

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Leyton Orient 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Leyton Orient 1.

Booking

Harry Cornick (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Cornick (Leyton Orient).

Danny Parslow (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Sandro Semedo.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient).

Russell Griffiths (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Leyton Orient).

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Amari Morgan-Smith.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Danny Whitehead.

Attempt saved. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient).

Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Jordan Bowery.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Harry Pell.

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

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Leyton Orient 1. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel O'Shaughnessy.

Attempt missed. Danny Whitehead (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Daniel O'Shaughnessy (Cheltenham Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Liam Kelly replaces Robbie Weir.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Billy Waters replaces James Rowe.

Foul by Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient).

Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Robbie Weir (Leyton Orient).

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jordan Cranston replaces James Jennings.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jack Barthram replaces Easah Suliman.

Attempt saved. Harry Cornick (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Nigel Atangana (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Jordan Bowery (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Jordan Bowery (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Parslow (Cheltenham Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton11003033
2Blackpool11002023
3Grimsby11002023
4Yeovil11002023
5Accrington11003213
6Mansfield11003213
7Crewe11002113
8Crawley11001013
9Barnet10101101
10Cambridge10101101
11Carlisle10101101
12Cheltenham10101101
13Colchester10101101
14Hartlepool10101101
15Leyton Orient10101101
16Portsmouth10101101
17Doncaster100123-10
18Newport100123-10
19Stevenage100112-10
20Wycombe100101-10
21Exeter100102-20
22Morecambe100102-20
23Notts County100102-20
24Plymouth100103-30
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