League Two
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Plymouth Argyle 1-1 Leyton Orient

Curtis Nelson
Curtis Nelson has played more than 200 games for Plymouth since making his debut in 2010

Curtis Nelson snatched a late equaliser to help League Two leaders Plymouth draw with Leyton Orient.

The Argyle captain pounced from close range at a free-kick after O's keeper Alex Cisak blocked Luke Croll's shot.

Jay Simpson had given the visitors a fourth minute lead as he scored his 14th goal of the season from 18 yards.

Jake Jervis and substitute Josh Simpson missed earlier chances to level but John Marquis was twice denied by Argyle goalkeeper Christian Walton.

Sammy Moore also fired a free-kick just over the Plymouth bar and Marquis missed another late chance as Orient finished strongly.

The only sour note for the visitors was the sight of top-scorer Simpson hobbling off just before half-time.

The result means that Plymouth, who lost at home to Devon rivals Exeter on Saturday, maintains their two-point lead at the top of the table while Orient moved up a place to sixth.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 31Walton
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Nelson
  • 28Croll
  • 3SawyerBooked at 89mins
  • 26ThrelkeldSubstituted forSimpsonat 31'minutes
  • 4McHughBooked at 73mins
  • 27Tanner
  • 10Carey
  • 11WyldeSubstituted forBruntat 66'minutes
  • 14Jervis

Substitutes

  • 7Cox
  • 8Simpson
  • 15Harvey
  • 17Brunt
  • 18Smalley
  • 19Bentley
  • 21Bittner

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 2Clohessy
  • 20Kpekawa
  • 15Mvoto
  • 3Shaw
  • 12Payne
  • 18Pritchard
  • 14Moore
  • 32Marquis
  • 9Palmer
  • 27SimpsonBooked at 28minsSubstituted forJamesat 38'minutesSubstituted forKashketat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Dunne
  • 8James
  • 11McAnuff
  • 17Turgott
  • 19Kashket
  • 23Moncur
  • 29Sargeant
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
6,469

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Leyton Orient 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Leyton Orient 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Scott Kashket replaces Lloyd James because of an injury.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Marquis (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

  6. Booking

    Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

  10. Post update

    Frazer Shaw (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle).

  16. Post update

    Sean Clohessy (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Leyton Orient 1. Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Croll (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  19. Post update

    Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jack Payne (Leyton Orient).