Date: 12th September 2009 at 6:31pm
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Yet another woeful home showing from Orient consigned the Londoners to a fifth winless home game this season. Despite having more than enough chances to win the game, they failed to kill off their neat, but essentially toothless opponents, who were then the recipients of a fortuitous equalising goal.

On 26 minutes, Charlie Daniels’ tame 25-yard free kick was deflected home by Jimmy Smith’s rear, leaving keeper Oscar Jansson flat-footed.

Gilt-edged chances fell to Scott McGleish, Adrian Patulea, Tam Mkandawire and JJ Melligan, but all were wasted by poor finishing. McGleish was unlucky to see a long-range effort crash against the bar and then bounce the wrong side of the line, whilst Kristian O’Leary’s late, late volley was well saved by Janssen.

Exeter’s barely-deserved equaliser came on 77 minutes from a mishit cross from debutant Craig Noone, which Glenn Morris failed to deal with.

Jason Demetriou was Orient’s only real creative outlet, but he was booked after two disgraceful dives. Credit where credit’s due: it was an excellent game from the ref – shame about everyone in a red shirt.

Same old Orient. Ho hum. I’m off to Tunisia to forget about Orient for a few days (and sit miserably in the rain, by the looks of the forecast. Typical). Toodles.