Date: 8th August 2016 at 7:32am
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Leyton Orient’s League 2 season got underway with a draw against Cheltenham at Whaddon Road on Saturday.

A win was denied Orient on the opening day of the season by a late Cheltenham equaliser on their return to the Football League in a one-one draw.

One of the summer signings made by Andy Hessenthaler was Gavin Massey with him marking his debut with a goal within minutes to put Orient one-up, which was taken into the break.

Cheltenham denied Orient the win in the final 15-minutes though when Billy Waters came off the bench to equalise for the team promoted from non-league last season.

Here’s a round up of the League 1 action from the other matches played.


Sat 6 Aug 2016 – League Two
Accrington 3-2 Doncaster 15:00
Blackpool 2-0 Exeter 15:00
Cambridge 1-1 Barnet 15:00
Cheltenham 1-1 Leyton Orient 15:00
Crawley 1-0 Wycombe 15:00
Grimsby 2-0 Morecambe 15:00
Hartlepool 1-1 Colchester 15:00
Newport 2-3 Mansfield 15:00
Plymouth 0-3 Luton 15:00
Portsmouth 1-1 Carlisle 15:00
Stevenage 1-2 Crewe 15:00
Yeovil 2-0 Notts County 15:00

The 2017-16 season is now underway….

Life back in the Football League for Grimsby started with a two-nil win over Morecambe at Blundell Park with Cheltenham’s own return to League 2 seeing them collect a point (one-one) from a draw against Leyton Orient at Whaddon Road.

Relegation meant Doncaster, Blackpool, Colchester and Crewe all returned to League 2 this season.

Doncaster started with a five-goal thriller at Accrington but it was Stanley who went away with the points after a three-two win at the Crown Ground. Colchester had to be content with a point from one-one draw at Hartlepool.

There was a winning start (two-nil) for Gary Bowyer at Blackpool though with him leading Pools to a win at Bloomfield Road with Crewe’s return to this level seeing the Railwaymen go away from Stevenage with a two-one win.

Plymouth were beaten play-off finalist last season but they got off to a losing start with Luton going away from Home Park with a three-nil win! Portsmouth (beaten by Argyle in the play-off semi-finals last season) had to settle for a point against Carlisle at Fratton Park. Pompey, again a strong favourite for the title let alone promotion, were held to a nil-nil draw.

Another five-goal thriller saw Mansfield edge out Newport three-two at Rodney Parade.

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