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Hartlepool United 1-1 Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient saw their lead at the top of the National League cut to a single point as they were held to a draw at Hartlepool.

Pools made a lively start, but fell behind to the first noteworthy opportunity of the game when Jobi McAnuff's low shot from the edge of the box took a heavy deflection to beat goalkeeper Scott Loach.

Macauley Bonne failed to make the most of a Loach error and it was all-square in first-half stoppage-time when good work from Luke James set up strike partner Nicke Kabamba who slotted in.

Peter Kioso should have done better with a free header from a corner, James volleyed wide, and Josh Hawkes fired in a tame shot as Hartlepool started the second half brightly.

They spurned the chance to go in front from the penalty spot just before the hour when substitute Liam Noble's spot-kick was saved by Dean Brill.

Loach then made a fine save to deny McAnuff as Hartlepool held on for a deserved point.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Loach
  • 7DonaldsonBooked at 90mins
  • 2Kioso
  • 16Featherstone
  • 17AndersonSubstituted forCunninghamat 87'minutes
  • 4Raynes
  • 28Amos
  • 11Hawkes
  • 21MolyneuxBooked at 40minsSubstituted forNobleat 44'minutes
  • 29Kabamba
  • 33James

Substitutes

  • 3Kitching
  • 6Noble
  • 8Hawkins
  • 10Muir
  • 20Cunningham

Leyton Orient

  • 1Brill
  • 14Judd
  • 15Happe
  • 8Clay
  • 3WiddowsonBooked at 58mins
  • 23Turley
  • 16Brophy
  • 22LeeSubstituted forLawlessat 81'minutes
  • 7McAnuffBooked at 76mins
  • 9Bonne
  • 18HarroldSubstituted forAlabiat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lawless
  • 20Sotiriou
  • 24Sargeant
  • 25Ogie
  • 27Alabi
Referee:
Martin Woods
Attendance:
3,297

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Leyton Orient 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Leyton Orient 1.

Booking

Ryan Donaldson (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Aaron Cunningham replaces Myles Anderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Alex Lawless replaces Charlie Lee.

Booking

Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. James Alabi replaces Matt Harrold.

Booking

Joe Widdowson (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Hartlepool United 1, Leyton Orient 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Leyton Orient 1.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 1, Leyton Orient 1. Nicke Kabamba (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Liam Noble replaces Luke Molyneux.

Booking

Luke Molyneux (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Hartlepool United 0, Leyton Orient 1. Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient321710553233061
2Solihull Moors32186849292060
3Wrexham32178738221659
4Fylde321512550252557
5Salford32169757332457
6Sutton United31151064234855
7Harrogate31158860421853
8Gateshead33157114132952
9Eastleigh32157104041-152
10Ebbsfleet321381145331247
11Barrow32119123335-242
12Bromley32118134446-241
13Hartlepool321010123543-840
14Dag & Red32116153840-239
15Boreham Wood32912113438-439
16Halifax31714102632-635
17Barnet27105122633-735
18Havant & Waterlooville32810144453-934
19Maidenhead United32104183455-2134
20Chesterfield31615103037-733
21Dover3389163452-1833
22Aldershot3177172651-2528
23Maidstone United3275202854-2626
24Braintree3267193155-2425
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