Match ends, Leyton Orient 1, Carlisle United 1.
Carlisle ended a run of four successive league defeats with a draw against a Leyton Orient side playing their first home league game under new boss Carl Fletcher.
The visitors were a goal down after just seven minutes at Brisbane Road after Jarrad Branthwaite brought James Brophy down inside the box.
Josh Wright stepped forward to put the O's in front from the penalty spot, sending Adam Collin the wrong way.
Despite dictating the play, Orient were unable to add to their advantage before the break and were made to pay the price when the Cumbrians levelled within three minutes of the restart.
A goalmouth scramble following a corner for the visitors saw the ball break to Jack Iredale, who slammed his shot home from close range for the equaliser.
That completely rejuvenated United, who started to ask questions of their hosts but Nathan Thomas and Olufela Olomola both fluffed easy chances late in the game.
In response, Orient's best opportunity fell to Brophy, who brought out a fine save from Collin.
Report supplied by PA Media.
- 11DaytonSubstituted forMaguire-Drewat 63'minutes
- 21MarshSubstituted forGormanat 83'minutes
- 18HarroldSubstituted forDennisat 72'minutes
- 23BranthwaiteSubstituted forOlomolaat 45'minutes
- 17WebsterBooked at 80mins
- 28SagafBooked at 24minsSubstituted forKnight-Percivalat 87'minutes
- 7ThomasBooked at 70minsSubstituted forHopeat 83'minutes
- David Rock
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 1, Carlisle United 1.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Joe Widdowson.
Dale Gorman (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Carlisle United).
Attempt missed. Dale Gorman (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by James Brophy.
Attempt blocked. Jordan Maguire-Drew (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Brophy.
Attempt blocked. Michael Jones (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry McKirdy.
Attempt blocked. Olufela Olomola (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hallam Hope.
Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Gethin Jones.
Attempt missed. Jon Mellish (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Hallam Hope with a cross following a corner.
Substitution, Carlisle United. Nathaniel Knight-Percival replaces Mohammed Sagaf.
Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Dean Brill.
Attempt saved. Olufela Olomola (Carlisle United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Jones.
Foul by Marvin Ekpiteta (Leyton Orient).
Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. James Brophy (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Craig Clay.
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Dale Gorman replaces George Marsh.
Substitution, Carlisle United. Hallam Hope replaces Nathan Thomas.
Attempt missed. Louis Dennis (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.