Young O’s Held

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Orient`s youngsters came from behind to record a 1-1 draw against Brighton and stretch their unbeaten run to four games.

Andy Scott`s side needed a second half equaliser from Harry Baker to clinch a point but the former O`s winger was pleased with his side`s performance overall.

Scott said: ‘It was a mixed day because we started poorly but recovered to dominate after half-time. I had a feeling during the warm up that something wasn’t quite right and I thought that after three straight wins we went into this game with an air of arrogance. That is something you can never afford to do and we were shown that in no uncertain terms before half time. A change needed to be made and the substitution I made, bringing Kieran Murtagh on, gave us more impetus in midfield. We equalised and could have won the game if we had a little more luck or composure at the vital moment, but it was pleasing to make it four games undefeated.’

The O`s paid the price for a slow start with the visitors taking a first half lead through a Sonny Cobbs volley.

Having been outplayed in the first period, the O`s were lucky to only be a goal behind but with 68 minutes on the clock Baker slammed home from 20 yards after good work from Kemp and Shields.

The O`s nearly snuck a winner soon after as Jack Page saw his rasping effort from 20-yards cannon off the bar and bounce down but the referee deemed that the ball had failed to cross the line.

Orient: Michael Doyle; Allan Matthews, Frankie Webb, Jamal Fyfield, Tom Kemp; Harry Baker, Solomon Shields, Jack Page, Scott Grange (Kieran Murtagh 46); Loick Pires, Adam Marsh.

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