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Leyton Orient 1-3 Cambridge United

Ben Williamson
Ben Williamson started his career at Hyde

Ben Williamson bagged a brace as Cambridge inflicted a first defeat on new Leyton Orient manager Kevin Nolan.

Williamson capitalised on Frazer Shaw's tame back pass to round O's keeper Alex Cisak and slot the ball home.

The visitors struck again through Williamson's low drive before Orient pulled one back through substitute Armand Gnanduillet's neat finish.

Jimmy Spencer buried Williamson's cross on his debut to seal victory for the U's, who climb to 11th in League Two.

Nolan had started with two victories for the O's after being appointed on 21 January. His side drop three places back to ninth, two points above Cambridge.

Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan told BBC Radio London:

"We were very sloppy. You don't want to gift a side who've come to your turf a goal and that's what we did.

"I've said to the lads, when you're playing at this level you can't afford to make mistake after mistake after mistake because if you do that you're going to get punished and we did.

"I don't think it was through Cambridge's great play, I think it was through us not doing what we've done over the last two games."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 2Clohessy
  • 4Essam
  • 6BaudryBooked at 48mins
  • 3Shaw
  • 12PayneSubstituted forNolanat 67'minutes
  • 15Atangana
  • 30Jahraldo-MartinSubstituted forTurgottat 58'minutes
  • 11McAnuff
  • 9PalmerSubstituted forGnanduilletat 54'minutes
  • 27Simpson

Substitutes

  • 14Moore
  • 16Brisley
  • 17Turgott
  • 18Pritchard
  • 21Grainger
  • 32Gnanduillet
  • 44Nolan

Cambridge

  • 35Norris
  • 25Furlong
  • 6Legge
  • 14Coulson
  • 12PageBooked at 23mins
  • 23Ledson
  • 16DunneBooked at 78mins
  • 7DonaldsonSubstituted forSpencerat 61'minutes
  • 8BerryBooked at 29mins
  • 11DunkSubstituted forSimpsonat 83'minutes
  • 22Williamson

Substitutes

  • 2Omozusi
  • 5Roberts
  • 13Beasant
  • 15Simpson
  • 20Ahearne-Grant
  • 21Spencer
  • 28Horne
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
6,526

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leyton Orient 1, Cambridge United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 1, Cambridge United 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Nolan (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Frazer Shaw (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ben Williamson (Cambridge United).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Leyton Orient).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Armand Gnanduillet (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Leon Legge (Cambridge United).

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Blair Turgott (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by James Spencer (Cambridge United).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Robbie Simpson replaces Harrison Dunk.

  14. Post update

    Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Nigel Atangana (Leyton Orient).

  16. Booking

    James Dunne (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Armand Gnanduillet (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by James Dunne (Cambridge United).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Leyton Orient).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton27184549311858
2Plymouth29175743261756
3Oxford Utd27149442231951
4Bristol Rovers291451039291047
5Accrington25136643291445
6Portsmouth261111444232144
7Mansfield2912893931844
8Wycombe2712783327643
9Leyton Orient29111084541443
10Wimbledon2811984235742
11Cambridge29118104341241
12Exeter28117103940-140
13Carlisle2510964340339
14Notts County27106114046-636
15Morecambe28105134850-235
16Luton2897124040034
17Crawley29104153448-1434
18Barnet2896133644-833
19Stevenage29610133852-1428
20Newport2869133243-1127
21Hartlepool2573152341-1824
22Yeovil2858152943-1423
23Dag & Red2748152949-2020
24York2748152950-2120
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