Date: 28th November 2013 at 11:29am
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Bristol City came back twice to deny Orient maximum points at Ashton Gate, but it could not save their manager`s job as Sean O`Driscoll was sacked less than 48 hours later.

The visitors began the game brightly from a Nathan Clarke throw in. His long throw was headed on by Mathieu Baudry which resulted in a series of shots that were blocked by the Bristol defence.

The hosts grew into the game as the match worn on but were unable to create anything clear cut in the opening stages, with crosses from the right proving their most dangerous outlet.

The deadlock was eventually broken with 23 minutes gone when David Mooney scored his 14th goal of the season. Moses Odubajo`s was blocked but fell kindly to the Irishman who sent a classy curling shot past Andy Parish in the Robins net.

Despite trying to play their way through, the hosts were unable to break down Orient with any substance as they went into the second half frustrated.

After the interval the Robins came out with more impetus with Jay Emmanuel-Thomas testing Jamie Jones from long range.

However the O`s almost netted another down the other end only to see Kevin Lisbie`s header ruled out for offside after Dean Cox had begun the move in an offside position.

City would take full advantage as they equalised minutes later. Poor defending by the O`s from a Bristol corner allowed an unmarked Sam Baldock to tap home from a few yards.

The strugglers had their tails up sensing a potential shock on the cards, but against the run of play Orient grabbed the lead again. Odubajo`s speculative shot was not dealt with by Parish who spilled the ball into the path of an on rushing Cox. The winger managed to beat the desperately scrambling keeper to the rebound to poke the O`s back in front.

But the visitors couldn`t hold on to their advantage as minutes later City nabbed their second equaliser of the game. Sam Baldock managed to wriggle free of Nathan Clarke on the right hand side of the penalty area and his low cross fell unkindly in to path of Scott Cuthbert, who could only see the ball deflect off his shin into the Orient net.

Both teams looked for a winner but were unable to as they had to settle for a point apiece.

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