Match ends, Aldershot Town 2, Leyton Orient 2.
Aldershot Town 2-2 Leyton Orient
Aldershot slipped off the National League summit after squandering a two-goal lead to draw with Leyton Orient.
The Shots got off to a flyer when full-back Cheye Alexander fired into the top corner after just nine minutes. Matt McClure soon doubled the lead for the division's pace-setters, stealing the ball from Joe Widdowson and driving expertly into the net.
From there it was all Orient, who pulled one back just before the break when Craig Clay nodded in Jobi McAnuff's free-kick.
The latter also hit the woodwork, and Jake Cole was in top form to deny Macauley Bonne.
Steve Davis's men deservedly levelled when Romuald Boco round the goalkeeper to score with eight minutes remaining, and Clay even missed a late chance to win it.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 3AlexanderBooked at 53mins
- 8OyelekeSubstituted forRobertat 79'minutes
- 10McClureSubstituted forRendellat 69'minutes
- 7McAnuffBooked at 81mins
- 9BonneBooked at 88mins
- 18CoulsonSubstituted forHappeat 83'minutes
- 27DaytonSubstituted forBocoat 72'minutes
- David Rock
Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 2, Leyton Orient 2.
Macauley Bonne (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Daniel Happe replaces Josh Coulson.
Goal! Aldershot Town 2, Leyton Orient 2. Romuald Boco (Leyton Orient).
Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Aldershot Town. Fabien Robert replaces Manny Oyeleke.
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Romuald Boco replaces James Dayton.
Substitution, Aldershot Town. Scott Rendell replaces Matt McClure.
Cheye Alexander (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins Aldershot Town 2, Leyton Orient 1.
First Half ends, Aldershot Town 2, Leyton Orient 1.
Goal! Aldershot Town 2, Leyton Orient 1. Craig Clay (Leyton Orient).
Goal! Aldershot Town 2, Leyton Orient 0. Matt McClure (Aldershot Town).
Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Leyton Orient 0. Cheye Alexander (Aldershot Town).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.