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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:

"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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Leyton Orient 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Chris Dunn.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

  7. Booking

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

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Blair Turgott (Leyton Orient).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Ollie Palmer replaces Paul McCallum.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Sammy Moore (Leyton Orient).

  14. 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.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Elliot Omozusi.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Frazer Shaw.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Blair Turgott replaces Lloyd James.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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

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