Leyton Orient extended their unbeaten run to 10 matches in all competitions as they drew at home against Stevenage.

Orient striker Kevin Lisbie had the best chances of the first half but shot narrowly wide on two occasions.

Both keepers were kept busy, Ben Alnwick making three vital saves to frustrate Stevenage, while Chris Day blocked a George Porter effort.

The visitors nearly won it late on when Phil Edwards saw his powerful 20-yard shot strike the foot of the post.

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Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"I thought we handled our game plan particularly well in the first half, when we were the only team to create chances.

"I thought we'd done enough to have nicked in front but they came back and caused us problems. I'm just disappointed we didn't find that bit of quality in the box.

"I was really pleased with the defence. I thought, if we could keep a clean sheet today that would be four fifths of the battle because I always fancy us to score, particularly at home, but it wasn't to be."

Stevenage boss Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"In the first half, we sat off the game a little and didn't take it to them in the way that we should have done.

"When you come away from home to a much wider pitch, the patterns you have to defend are slightly different. We defended much deeper than we'd have liked, especially in the wide areas, and that was a factor in our first-half display.

"In the second half, we showed our athleticism. We played some good football and we had enough chances to win the game. Them wasting time like they were tells a story."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Leyton Orient

  • 26 Alnwick
  • 05 Cuthbert
  • 06 Forbes
  • 25 T Clarke
  • 08 Dawson
  • 11 Daniels
  • 15 Porter
  • 16 Spring
  • 20 Smith
  • 09 Lisbie
  • 39 Mooney Booked (Cureton - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Butcher
  • 19 Mike
  • 17 Laird
  • 22 Odubajo
  • 10 Cureton

Stevenage

  • 16 Day
  • 02 Wilson
  • 03 Laird
  • 04 Charles (Beardsley - 54' )
  • 05 Ashton
  • 06 Edwards
  • 14 Roberts
  • 25 Henry
  • 24 Bostwick
  • 32 Shroot (Byrom - 46' )
  • 15 Freeman (Long - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Julian
  • 08 Long
  • 13 Byrom
  • 20 Beardsley
  • 26 Harrison
Ref: Carl Berry
Att: 4,862

Match Stats

Shots

8 7

On target

3 3

Corners

3 7

Fouls

7 19

Live Text Commentary

92:18 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +1:47

Charlie Daniels delivers the ball, comfortable save by Chris Day.

90:00 +1:03

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Daniels from the right by-line to the near post, Mark Roberts makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:52

A cross is delivered by Ronnie Henry, Jimmy Smith manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +0:21

Centre by Jimmy Smith, save made by Chris Day.

89:05

Centre by Lawrie Wilson, Jimmy Smith manages to make a clearance.

88:36

A cross is delivered by Jimmy Smith, save made by Chris Day.

87:35

Corner taken right-footed by Joel Byrom from the right by-line, Tom Clarke makes a clearance.

86:15

Effort from the edge of the area by Stacy Long goes wide of the left-hand upright.

85:37

Foul by Tom Clarke on Michael Bostwick, free kick awarded. Ronnie Henry restarts play with the free kick.

84:49

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Tom Clarke misses to the left of the goal.

84:49 Substitution

Substitution Stacy Long replaces Luke Freeman.

80:47

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Daniels from the right by-line, Jimmy Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Ashton. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

80:31

Stephen Dawson delivers the ball, save by Chris Day.

79:35

Luke Freeman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George Porter. Free kick crossed right-footed by Charlie Daniels, clearance made by Lawrie Wilson.

79:28

George Porter delivers the ball, clearance made by Jon Ashton.

78:48

The ball is sent over by Jimmy Smith, clearance made by Jon Ashton.

77:56

Luke Freeman concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Smith. Ben Alnwick restarts play with the free kick.

75:59

Luke Freeman takes a shot. Save by Ben Alnwick.

75:34

The ball is sent over by George Porter, Chris Day makes a comfortable save.

74:32

Mark Roberts concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Lisbie. Free kick crossed left-footed by Charlie Daniels from left wing, Jon Ashton makes a clearance.

73:37

Luke Freeman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Smith. Ben Alnwick takes the indirect free kick.

72:34 Substitution

Substitution David Mooney goes off and Jamie Cureton comes on.

71:04

Shot from deep inside the area by Phil Edwards clears the crossbar.

70:52

Effort from the edge of the box by Joel Byrom hits the post.

68:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Mooney on Ronnie Henry. Free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.

67:45

Chris Beardsley concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Smith. Ben Alnwick takes the indirect free kick.

65:37

Phil Edwards takes a shot. Save by Ben Alnwick. Corner from the left by-line taken by Luke Freeman, clearance by Kevin Lisbie.

65:25

Luke Freeman takes a shot. Save made by Ben Alnwick.

64:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Beardsley on Tom Clarke. Indirect free kick taken by Terrell Forbes.

62:15

Unfair challenge on Scott Cuthbert by Chris Beardsley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Cuthbert.

61:57

The ball is crossed by Phil Edwards, save by Ben Alnwick.

60:22

Tom Clarke takes a shot. Comfortable save by Chris Day.

59:45

Lawrie Wilson sends in a cross.

56:06

Michael Bostwick challenges Kevin Lisbie unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Charlie Daniels, Jon Ashton makes a clearance.

55:35

Scott Laird delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Chris Beardsley misses to the left of the target.

55:29

A cross is delivered by Luke Freeman, Terrell Forbes manages to make a clearance.

53:30

Corner taken right-footed by Luke Freeman to the near post, Jon Ashton challenges Ben Alnwick unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Alnwick takes the free kick.

53:30 Substitution

Substitution Chris Beardsley replaces Darius Charles.

51:51

Joel Byrom produces a cross.

50:53

Charlie Daniels produces a left-footed shot from 35 yards and went wide right of the net.

50:02

Stephen Dawson fouled by Phil Edwards, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Charlie Daniels from right wing, clearance by Lawrie Wilson.

48:42

Terrell Forbes fouled by Darius Charles, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Alnwick takes the free kick.

48:10

The ball is crossed by Luke Freeman, clearance by Terrell Forbes. Corner taken left-footed by Luke Freeman, Tom Clarke manages to make a clearance.

47:13

George Porter is caught offside. Chris Day takes the indirect free kick.

47:03

Stephen Dawson takes a shot. Blocked by Terrell Forbes.

46:17

The ball is swung over by Kevin Lisbie, Charlie Daniels has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Robin Shroot goes off and Joel Byrom comes on.

45:00 +2:49 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +2:43

A cross is delivered by Stephen Dawson.

45:00 +2:10

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Mooney from the left by-line to the near post, Jon Ashton manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +1:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Edwards on Stephen Dawson. Ben Alnwick takes the indirect free kick.

45:00 +0:58

Ronnie Henry produces a cross, clearance made by Charlie Daniels.

45:00 +0:09

Matthew Spring gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Freeman. Scott Laird restarts play with the free kick.

44:27

Luke Freeman challenges Scott Cuthbert unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Alnwick takes the free kick.

43:53

George Porter concedes a free kick for a foul on Darius Charles. Scott Laird takes the free kick.

38:18

The free kick is swung in left-footed by Scott Laird, save by Ben Alnwick.

38:18 Booking

Booking David Mooney is cautioned.

38:11

David Mooney concedes a free kick for a foul on Lawrie Wilson.

36:23

The ball is delivered by George Porter, clearance by Jon Ashton.

35:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Lisbie by Ronnie Henry. Charlie Daniels restarts play with the free kick.

33:59

Centre by Luke Freeman, clearance by Stephen Dawson.

31:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darius Charles on Scott Cuthbert. Free kick taken by Ben Alnwick.

30:59

The assistant referee signals for offside against George Porter. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.

29:48

Kevin Lisbie takes a shot. Chris Day makes a comfortable save.

28:47

Effort from deep inside the area by Kevin Lisbie misses to the right of the goal.

27:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lawrie Wilson on Charlie Daniels. Charlie Daniels takes the indirect free kick.

25:16

Outswinging corner taken by Robin Shroot, Kevin Lisbie makes a clearance.

24:06

Effort from inside the area by David Mooney misses to the right of the target.

23:24

Ronnie Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Lisbie. Indirect free kick taken by Charlie Daniels.

22:58

Charlie Daniels fouled by Lawrie Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Alnwick.

22:20

The ball is sent over by George Porter, Lawrie Wilson makes a clearance.

21:26

Luke Freeman delivers the ball, clearance by Scott Cuthbert.

16:59

David Mooney delivers the ball, save by Chris Day.

13:16

Luke Freeman takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Jimmy Smith makes a clearance.

11:33

Centre by Kevin Lisbie, Ronnie Henry manages to make a clearance.

10:13

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Luke Freeman, save by Ben Alnwick.

6:33

The ball is crossed by Jimmy Smith.

6:22

The ball is crossed by Jimmy Smith, clearance made by Ronnie Henry.

3:47

The ball is sent over by Ronnie Henry, Terrell Forbes makes a clearance.

1:44

Unfair challenge on Robin Shroot by Matthew Spring results in a free kick. Jon Ashton takes the free kick.

1:12

Darius Charles challenges Scott Cuthbert unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Alnwick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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