Leyton Orient 0-0 Stevenage, League Two: report, ratings and verdict


Leyton Orient 4-2-3-1



Stevenage 4-4-2

Half Time: 0 - 0 Brisbane Road ( Attendance: NA )
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Leyton Orient played out yet another goalless draw against Stevenage at Brisbane Road in a game which perfectly defined the term ‘mid-table clash’.

It was a cagey and lacklustre first-half which saw few notable opportunities although Stevenage arguably had the better of them – Lawrence Vigouroux forced into action inside the first minute by Tom Pett.

The O’s keeper was then called into action again in the 17th minute to stop Elliott List’s fierce drive while at the other end Connor Wilkinson’s 25-yard strike –  which sailed comfortably past Jamie Cumming’s post – was the closest the hosts came.

The second-half continued in much the same fashion as both sides struggled to carve out any clear-cut chances. 

Ben Coker hit the bar with a free-kick and Vigouroux was again forced to make vital saves from Pett and Elliot Osborne to keep his side in the game. 

Dan Kemp then turned his defender and curled a shot beyond Cumming onto the far post before substitute Danny Johnson bore down on goal with just the ‘keeper to beat only for his scuffed chipped effort to end up going out for a throw-in.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Danny Johnson’s 84th minute miss would’ve won the game for Orient and given them a morale-boosting victory.

Moan of the Match

The possession stat may have favoured the O’s, but too much of that was made by sideways and backwards passes which often ended up at the feet of Lawrence Vigouroux.

Talking Point

Zero shots on target is unforgivable against a team one place below the O’s in the table – why can’t Orient turn possession into shots?!

Man of the Match

Lawrence Vigouroux – he kept his side in the game but he’ll be disappointed with his teammates efforts at the other end of the pitch.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Alan Young (Bedfordshire) – a rare bit of praise for an official who had a very solid game in the middle of the park.


Fans would’ve relished the chance to be at the ground for McAnuff’s first game in charge, but that excitement would’ve soon dwindled as his side put in a frustrating display.


Another thoroughly disappointing performance from the O’s demonstrated just how far off the pace the side are in terms of promotion contenders.

Line Ups

Leyton Orient 4-2-3-1

Vigouroux; Ling, Turley, Happe, Brophy; Clay, Cisse; Wilkinson, Kemp, Freeman (Dayton, 76); Abrahams (D. Johnson, 79)

Subs not used:

Sargeant, Widdowson, Akinola, Sweeney, Kyprianou


Turley, Brophy

Stevenage 4-4-2

Cumming; Wildin, Vancooten, Cuthbert, Coker; Osborne (Hutton, 86), Pett, Read, List (Aitchison, 75); Norris (Stevens, 86), Newton

Subs not used:

B. Johnson, Vincelot, Prosser, Lines


Newton, Coker

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