Notts County and Leyton Orient played out an enthralling draw, but it will not help either's faint play-off hopes.

Neal Bishop's emphatic finish put Notts ahead against the run of play, after the O's had an early Charlie MacDonald effort ruled out for offside.

Jimmy Smith almost grabbed an immediate equaliser, but his powerful drive smashed against the crossbar.

But after the break, Kevin Lisbie levelled from the spot after MacDonald was felled by ex-O's man Dean Leacock.

Lisbie's 11th goal of the season opened up the game as both sides looked to find a crucial goal to keep their fading chances of reaching the League One play-offs alive.

The visitors came close but Romain Vincelot headed harmlessly wide when in a fine position.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce seemed to be at the centre of most of the hosts' attacking play and twice forced Jamie Jones into smart stops, but his side could not find a winning goal.

The result leaves Notts County, who suffered a major blow when Manchester United loanee John Cofie was forced off with a nasty looking injury, seven points off the play-off places.

Leyton Orient, however, move up two places to 11th, two points behind their opponents.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Notts County manager Chris Kiwomya told BBC Radio Nottingham

"It was a disappointing first half but a better second half. If we want to get into the play-offs we need to win these kind of games.

"We defended too deep. We let them have the ball and they began to dictate the play and get closer and closer to our goal.

"We pressed them a little bit higher in the second half, took the game to them, had the better of the game and had some good chances."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 06 Leacock Booked
  • 26 Hollis
  • 04 Bishop
  • 08 Liddle
  • 10 Judge
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 28 Boucaud
  • 13 Zoko (Hughes - 46' )
  • 19 Cofie (Arquin - 42' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Speiss
  • 05 Smith
  • 11 Hughes
  • 18 Bencherif
  • 25 Tempest
  • 15 Arquin
  • 29 Blyth

Leyton Orient

  • 01 Jones
  • 04 Vincelot
  • 05 Cuthbert
  • 06 Baudry
  • 15 Clarke
  • 02 McSweeney
  • 07 Cox Booked
  • 11 Smith (Lisbie - 61' Booked )
  • 17 Odubajo (Cook - 61' )
  • 22 Rowlands
  • 14 MacDonald (Obafemi - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 19 Grainger
  • 27 Omozusi
  • 21 Cook
  • 23 James
  • 09 Lisbie
  • 20 Obafemi
Ref: Jeremy Simpson
Att: 4,004

Match Stats

Shots

11 11

On target

6 5

Corners

1 1

Fouls

13 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:48 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +4:28

Romain Vincelot takes a shot. Haydn Hollis gets a block in.

90:00 +1:45

Unfair challenge on Alan Sheehan by Kevin Lisbie results in a free kick. Alan Judge delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

90:00 +1:39

Neal Bishop produces a cross, Mathieu Baudry manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +0:47

Alan Judge produces a cross, save made by Jamie Jones.

89:52

The ball is swung over by Lee Cook, Headed effort from inside the box by Kevin Lisbie misses to the right of the target. Gary Liddle fouled by Romain Vincelot, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Alan Sheehan.

89:06

Jamal Campbell-Ryce takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Jones.

88:26

The assistant referee flags for offside against Yoann Arquin. Jamie Jones restarts play with the free kick.

88:08

The ball is delivered by Lee Cook, save made by Bartosz Bialkowski.

85:23

Lee Cook sends in a cross, Haydn Hollis manages to make a clearance. Unfair challenge on Dean Cox by Alan Sheehan results in a free kick. Dean Cox crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Neal Bishop manages to make a clearance.

84:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Sheehan by Kevin Lisbie. Bartosz Bialkowski takes the indirect free kick.

84:15

Shot from 35 yards by Andre Boucaud went wide right of the post.

83:18

Alan Sheehan has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

83:12

The ball is delivered by Alan Judge, Mathieu Baudry makes a clearance.

82:52

The ball is sent over by Alan Judge, clearance made by Mathieu Baudry.

82:07

Alan Sheehan crosses the ball, save by Jamie Jones.

81:57

The ball is sent over by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, clearance by Scott Cuthbert.

81:20

The ball is delivered by Lee Cook, Dean Leacock manages to make a clearance.

79:51

Jamal Campbell-Ryce takes a shot. Save by Jamie Jones.

78:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Lisbie by Haydn Hollis. Lee Cook delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

77:35

Yoann Arquin produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

76:21 Substitution

Substitution Afolabi Obafemi comes on in place of Charlie MacDonald.

75:15

Leon McSweeney crosses the ball, Close range header by Romain Vincelot goes over the bar.

70:50

Centre by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Header by Yoann Arquin from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

70:23

Romain Vincelot concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Judge. Direct free kick taken by Neal Bishop.

68:41

Nathan Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Judge. Direct free kick taken by Alan Sheehan.

67:49

Kevin Lisbie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Sheehan. Alan Sheehan crosses the ball in from the free kick, Mathieu Baudry manages to make a clearance. Dean Leacock concedes a free kick for a foul on Mathieu Baudry. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Jones.

67:05

Kevin Lisbie challenges Alan Sheehan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.

65:56

The assist for the goal came from Charlie MacDonald.

65:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Lisbie - Notts Co 1 - 1 Leyton O Penalty taken right-footed by Kevin Lisbie and scored. Notts County 1-1 Leyton Orient.

64:54

Dean Leacock gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Charlie MacDonald.

63:59

Alan Judge crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save made by Jamie Jones.

63:59 Booking

Booking Dean Cox is cautioned.

63:50

Dean Cox concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Sheehan.

63:36

Alan Judge takes a shot. Jamie Jones makes a save.

63:09

Close range shot by Yoann Arquin misses to the left of the goal.

61:53 Booking

Booking Kevin Lisbie receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

61:46

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

59:22

Free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

59:22 Substitution

Substitution Moses Odubajo goes off and Lee Cook comes on.

59:22 Substitution

Substitution (Leyton Orient) makes a substitution, with Kevin Lisbie coming on for Jimmy Smith.

59:22

Handball by Jamal Campbell-Ryce. Dean Cox takes the direct free kick. Unfair challenge on Yoann Arquin by Mathieu Baudry results in a free kick.

58:35

Jeff Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Moses Odubajo. Dean Cox delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Neal Bishop.

57:16

Alan Judge sends in a cross, clearance by Mathieu Baudry.

57:07

Jamal Campbell-Ryce sends in a cross, Mathieu Baudry makes a clearance.

55:20

Yoann Arquin takes a shot. Jamie Jones makes a save.

54:16

Centre by Leon McSweeney, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jimmy Smith misses to the right of the target.

53:01

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Leon McSweeney from right channel, Gary Liddle makes a clearance. Corner taken by Dean Cox from the left by-line to the near post, Andre Boucaud manages to make a clearance.

53:01 Booking

Booking Booking for Dean Leacock.

52:54

Romain Vincelot fouled by Dean Leacock, the ref awards a free kick.

51:12

Mathieu Baudry is penalised for a handball. Free kick crossed by Alan Judge, save by Jamie Jones.

49:14

Jimmy Smith is caught offside. Free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

47:44

Yoann Arquin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Clarke. Jamie Jones takes the direct free kick.

47:06

Jimmy Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeff Hughes. Indirect free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

45:37

The ball is swung over by Neal Bishop, save by Jamie Jones. Gary Liddle is adjudged to have handled the ball. Jamie Jones restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jeff Hughes comes on in place of Francois Zoko.

45:00 +4:04 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +3:06

Moses Odubajo has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

45:00 +2:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Smith by Yoann Arquin. Free kick taken by Martin Rowlands.

45:00 +1:09

The ball is crossed by Mathieu Baudry, Haydn Hollis makes a clearance.

45:00 +0:01

Jamal Campbell-Ryce sends in a cross.

41:33

Alan Judge takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Nathan Clarke.

41:33 Substitution

Substitution Yoann Arquin replaces John Cofie.

38:34

Francois Zoko sends in a cross, blocked by Mathieu Baudry.

35:00

Shot from just outside the box by Jimmy Smith goes over the bar.

33:08

Scott Cuthbert concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Liddle. Indirect free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

32:32

Jimmy Smith takes a shot.

30:53

Alan Judge provided the assist for the goal.

30:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Neal Bishop - Notts Co 1 - 0 Leyton O A goal is scored by Neal Bishop from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Notts County 1-0 Leyton Orient.

30:09

Francois Zoko sends in a cross, Jamie Jones makes a comfortable save.

28:10

Jamal Campbell-Ryce takes a shot. Save by Jamie Jones.

28:02

The ball is crossed by Alan Sheehan, Leon McSweeney manages to make a clearance.

27:40

The ball is swung over by Gary Liddle, Scott Cuthbert makes a clearance.

23:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Francois Zoko on Leon McSweeney. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Martin Rowlands, Gary Liddle gets a block in.

21:45

John Cofie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mathieu Baudry restarts play with the free kick.

21:29

Leon McSweeney takes a shot.

21:19

Centre by Martin Rowlands, Dean Leacock manages to make a clearance.

21:12

A cross is delivered by Dean Cox, clearance by Alan Sheehan.

19:25

Martin Rowlands takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski. Leon McSweeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Judge. Dean Leacock takes the free kick.

18:12

The ball is crossed by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, save made by Jamie Jones.

16:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mathieu Baudry on John Cofie. Alan Sheehan takes the direct free kick.

16:06

The ball is swung over by Scott Cuthbert, clearance by Haydn Hollis.

12:36

John Cofie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Rowlands. Martin Rowlands takes the free kick.

9:42

Martin Rowlands takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski. The assistant referee flags for offside against Charlie MacDonald. Bartosz Bialkowski takes the indirect free kick.

7:54

Alan Sheehan challenges Dean Cox unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Cox crosses the ball in from the free kick, Haydn Hollis manages to make a clearance.

6:21

Andre Boucaud gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Romain Vincelot. Martin Rowlands takes the free kick.

5:21

John Cofie produces a cross.

2:43

Neal Bishop concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Smith. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Dean Cox from left channel.

2:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Liddle by Dean Cox. Dean Leacock takes the free kick.

1:41

A cross is delivered by Leon McSweeney, clearance by Dean Leacock.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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