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Exeter City 2-2 Leyton Orient

Lee Angol
Lee Angol's goal was his third of the season for Leyton Orient

Nicky Law's stoppage-time penalty maintained Exeter's unbeaten start to the League Two season in a thrilling draw with Leyton Orient.

The Grecians dominated the first half and after Pierce Sweeney had struck the crossbar, he opened the scoring in the 41st minute as Exeter finally got the goal their play deserved.

Lee Martin's deep cross was knocked down by Randell Williams to Sweeney, who hammered a shot that bounced and bobbled its way past goalkeeper Dean Brill from 18 yards.

City were pegged back immediately as Dale Gorman scuffed a shot from distance that fell perfectly at the feet of Lee Angol and he took a touch before firing under Lewis Ward and into the net.

The second half started in disastrous fashion for the Grecians, though.

Louis Dennis was allowed far too much room and ran towards goal before trying his luck from 25 yards and his shot took a huge deflection before nestling in the net.

But Law rescued a point for Exeter when he converted a penalty in time added on after substitute Ben Seymour had been fouled by Josh Coulson.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Ward
  • 2Sweeney
  • 5MartinSubstituted forParkesat 76'minutes
  • 21Moxey
  • 11Williams
  • 25Taylor
  • 27CollinsSubstituted forSeymourat 90+1'minutes
  • 22Sparkes
  • 8Law
  • 7MartinSubstituted forFisherat 68'minutes
  • 12Bowman

Substitutes

  • 3Woodman
  • 15Parkes
  • 17Jay
  • 18Fisher
  • 20Richardson
  • 23Maxted
  • 35Seymour

Leyton Orient

  • 1BrillBooked at 65mins
  • 2LingBooked at 24mins
  • 5Ekpiteta
  • 6Coulson
  • 3Widdowson
  • 44WrightBooked at 25mins
  • 4GormanSubstituted forClayat 71'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 21MarshBooked at 77mins
  • 10Maguire-DrewBooked at 54minsSubstituted forAlabiat 84'minutes
  • 19Angol
  • 17DennisSubstituted forWilkinsonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Clay
  • 9Wilkinson
  • 12Sargeant
  • 14Judd
  • 18Harrold
  • 25Ogie
  • 27Alabi
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
4,933

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home21
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 2, Leyton Orient 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Leyton Orient 2.

Jack Sparkes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Marsh (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. Ben Seymour (Exeter City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Fisher with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Jack Sparkes (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Craig Clay (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ben Seymour (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Clay (Leyton Orient).

Foul by Alex Fisher (Exeter City).

George Marsh (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 2, Leyton Orient 2. Nicky Law (Exeter City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Exeter City. Ben Seymour draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Josh Coulson (Leyton Orient) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Ben Seymour replaces Archie Collins.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Craig Clay (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Law (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dean Moxey.

Attempt blocked. Randell Williams (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicky Law.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Sam Ling.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

Attempt blocked. Alex Fisher (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dean Moxey.

Attempt saved. Alex Fisher (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Archie Collins.

Attempt saved. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dean Moxey.

Attempt blocked. Randell Williams (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicky Law.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Marvin Ekpiteta.

Attempt saved. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Sparkes.

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Marsh (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Pierce Sweeney with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. James Alabi replaces Jordan Maguire-Drew.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Marvin Ekpiteta.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

Jack Sparkes (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Ling (Leyton Orient).

Booking

George Marsh (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Randell Williams (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Marsh (Leyton Orient).

Attempt saved. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Sparkes with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Tom Parkes replaces Aaron Martin.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter8530126618
2Swindon8521178917
3Forest Green851275216
4Newport843174315
5Crewe85031110115
6Cheltenham8422147714
7Bradford842295414
8Crawley8422129314
9Grimsby83321511412
10Port Vale8332910-112
11Plymouth8323129311
12Cambridge832399011
13Macclesfield832399011
14Northampton831498110
15Carlisle83141115-410
16Mansfield823310919
17Colchester823367-19
18Leyton Orient82331014-49
19Salford81521012-28
20Oldham8134712-56
21Walsall813439-66
22Morecambe8134815-76
23Scunthorpe8116815-74
24Stevenage8035613-73
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