Colchester United 2-2 Leyton Orient, League Two: quick-fire match report


Colchester United 4-2-3-1



Leyton Orient 4-3-3

Half Time: 0 - 0 Colchester Community Stadium ( Attendance: 3,415 )
1 min

A stoppage-time equaliser from Ethan Coleman rescued Leyton Orient a point in a 2-2 draw with fellow strugglers Colchester United.

In a scrappy opening 45 minutes, Orient had an early penalty appeal turned down when Ruel Sotiriou tumbled under Colchester keeper Shamal George’s challenge with the O’s forward instead booked for simulation.

Sotiriou then went close but the hosts almost went ahead five minutes after the break when Orient keeper Lawrence Vigouroux denied Freddie Sears.

The breakthrough did come in the 66th minute though, Sotiriou cracking home a ferocious shot from the edge of the area after Coleman had pounced on George’s poor clearance.

Colchester then levelled in the 75th minute when Myles Kenlock stooped to head in Alan Judge’s corner from close range.

And four minutes later, Owura Edwards prodded home substitute John Akinde’s header down from Judge’s free-kick to give the Us the lead.

But Coleman responded in the third minute of stoppage time after a free-kick had not been cleared.

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Line Ups

Colchester United 4-2-3-1

George; Coxe, Chambers, Dallison-Lisbon, Kenlock; Skuse (Huws, 23), Judge; Edwards (Tchamadeu, 87), Chilvers, Hannant (Akinde, 68); Sears

Subs not used:

Hornby, T. Smith, Andrews, Wright


Judge, Sears

Leyton Orient 4-3-3

Vigouroux; Thompson (Tanga, 89), Ray, Beckles, Wood; Coleman, Pratley, Young (Smyth, 68); Khan (Kyprianou, 56), H. Smith, Sotiriou

Subs not used:

Byrne, Moss, Ogie, Obiero


Young, Smyth, H. Smith, Sotiriou

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