Walsall midfielder Adam Chambers scored a 30-yard screamer on his debut against former club Leyton Orient.

Ben Chorley could have got the O's on level terms soon after but he failed to hit the target with his header from Charlie Daniels' corner.

Jon Macken squandered a good chance to double the lead but he fired over.

Walsall keeper Jimmy Walker denied Dean Cox and Jimmy Smith headers and O's striker Jamie Cureton missed two good chances as the hosts held on.

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Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"I'm bitterly disappointed with the first period, we didn't knock the ball around with any great purpose.

"Certainly when the pitch is in the situation that it is in here, where the grass is very long and sticky we needed to move it much, much quicker.

"We attempted to do that in the second half and we created more chances, but unfortunately it wasn't meant to be today."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Walsall

  • 01 Walker
  • 02 Westlake
  • 03 Sadler
  • 04 Butler Booked
  • 05 Lancashire
  • 18 Gnakpa
  • 07 Chambers
  • 11 Hurst Booked (Nicholls - 78' )
  • 14 Taundry Booked
  • 09 Grigg (Jarvis - 65' )
  • 10 Macken (Smith - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Grof
  • 06 Smith
  • 19 Peterlin
  • 08 Jarvis
  • 16 Nicholls

Leyton Orient

  • 12 Butcher
  • 02 Omozusi
  • 04 Chorley
  • 05 Cuthbert
  • 11 Daniels
  • 07 Cox Booked
  • 14 McSweeney (Richardson - 69' )
  • 16 Spring
  • 20 Smith
  • 09 Revell (Tehoue - 70' )
  • 10 Cureton (Porter - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 19 Mike
  • 15 Porter
  • 22 Odubajo
  • 23 Richardson
  • 18 Tehoue
Ref: Waugh
Att: 4,753

Match Stats

Shots

9 8

On target

4 3

Corners

4 6

Fouls

11 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:03 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:07 Booking

Booking Dean Cox receives a caution.

90:00 +2:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Taundry by Dean Cox. Richard Taundry restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:39

The ball is swung over by Charlie Daniels.

88:35 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Macken goes off and Emmanuele Smith comes on.

88:35

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Michael Richardson goes wide of the right-hand upright.

86:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Jarvis by Jimmy Smith. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

83:52

Elliot Omozusi crosses the ball.

82:05 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Cureton goes off and George Porter comes on.

80:17

Corner taken by Dean Cox from the left by-line, clearance by Andy Butler.

78:57

Jamie Cureton produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

78:29

The official flags Ryan Jarvis offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Butcher.

77:31 Substitution

Substitution Alex Nicholls on for Kevan Hurst.

77:31

Kevan Hurst challenges Jimmy Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Butcher takes the direct free kick.

76:42

Kevan Hurst sends in a cross, Ben Chorley manages to make a clearance.

75:45 Booking

Booking Kevan Hurst booked for unsporting behaviour.

75:29

Kevan Hurst concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Smith. Lee Butcher takes the free kick.

74:24 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Richard Taundry for dissent.

74:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Claude Gnakpa by Dean Cox. Direct free kick taken by Kevan Hurst.

72:35

Kevan Hurst delivers the ball, clearance made by Scott Cuthbert.

71:50

Kevan Hurst delivers the ball, Claude Gnakpa takes a shot. Lee Butcher makes a save.

70:08

Centre by Dean Cox, Jamie Cureton takes a shot. Jimmy Walker makes a save.

70:08 Booking

Booking Andy Butler receives a yellow card.

69:54

Andy Butler challenges Michael Richardson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

68:49 Substitution

Substitution Alex Revell goes off and Jonathan Tehoue comes on.

68:49 Substitution

Substitution Michael Richardson comes on in place of Leon McSweeney.

66:16

Andy Butler fouled by Jamie Cureton, the ref awards a free kick. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

64:09 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Jarvis comes on in place of Will Grigg.

64:09

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kevan Hurst.

59:44

Oliver Lancashire challenges Alex Revell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Cox crosses the ball in from the free kick. Corner taken by Charlie Daniels played to the near post, clearance by Darryl Westlake. Corner taken by Charlie Daniels from the right by-line, clearance by Andy Butler.

58:04

Mat Sadler is penalised for a handball. Elliot Omozusi takes the direct free kick.

57:29

The ball is crossed by Charlie Daniels.

55:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Revell on Oliver Lancashire. Free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

54:00

Charlie Daniels crosses the ball. Jimmy Smith takes a shot. Save by Jimmy Walker.

53:18

The ball is sent over by Kevan Hurst.

52:12

The ball is delivered by Charlie Daniels, Dean Cox takes a shot. Save made by Jimmy Walker.

49:59

Unfair challenge on Jimmy Smith by Andy Butler results in a free kick. Ben Chorley restarts play with the free kick.

48:37

Kevan Hurst takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Jimmy Smith.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +0:58 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +0:15

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamie Cureton. Indirect free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

42:16

Jonathan Macken produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

39:37

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamie Cureton. Jimmy Walker takes the indirect free kick.

38:49

Claude Gnakpa takes a shot. Save made by Lee Butcher.

35:03

The ball is delivered by Claude Gnakpa.

33:49

Charlie Daniels takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort from inside the box by Ben Chorley misses to the right of the target.

32:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Chambers on Dean Cox. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Daniels.

28:48

Alex Revell concedes a free kick for a foul on Darryl Westlake. Direct free kick taken by Oliver Lancashire.

27:00

Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Daniels, clearance made by Oliver Lancashire. Corner taken short by Dean Cox.

26:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Chambers on Leon McSweeney. Matthew Spring takes the free kick.

22:41

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst from the left by-line, Lee Butcher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Butler. Jimmy Walker takes the direct free kick.

20:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Chambers - Walsall 1 - 0 Leyton O Adam Chambers scores a goal from 35 yards. Walsall 1-0 Leyton Orient.

19:09

Mat Sadler sends in a cross, clearance made by Jimmy Smith.

18:19

Jamie Cureton produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

17:36

Mat Sadler crosses the ball, Claude Gnakpa takes a shot. Save made by Lee Butcher.

15:12

Jonathan Macken produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Cureton by Oliver Lancashire. Jimmy Smith takes the direct free kick.

11:54

Mat Sadler crosses the ball.

9:57

Will Grigg takes a shot. Matthew Spring gets a block in. Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevan Hurst, Andy Butler takes a shot. Comfortable save by Lee Butcher.

8:47

Darryl Westlake produces a cross.

7:11

Shot from long distance by Claude Gnakpa goes wide of the left-hand post.

6:33

Mat Sadler delivers the ball.

5:41

Elliot Omozusi fouled by Kevan Hurst, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Charlie Daniels from right wing, clearance made by Richard Taundry.

3:26

Unfair challenge on Leon McSweeney by Richard Taundry results in a free kick. Charlie Daniels restarts play with the free kick.

1:58

Jimmy Smith has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.

0:39

Unfair challenge on Ben Chorley by Adam Chambers results in a free kick. Lee Butcher restarts play with the free kick.

0:19

Centre by Jonathan Macken.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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