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Leyton Orient and Tranmere Rovers draw on the positives after National League stalemate

PUBLISHED: 17:30 10 February 2018

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh is all smiles (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh is all smiles (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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National League: Leyton Orient 1 Tranmere Rovers 1

Leyton Orient extended their unbeaten run to three games by drawing 1-1 at home to National League high-flyers Tranmere Rovers this afternoon.

The clash at Brisbane Road was played in the rain and both sides had chances to win it late on, but in the end the two former Football League clubs had to settle for a share of the spoils.

Justin Edinburgh saw his team start strongly, but after failing to take their chances, the visitors took the lead just before the break.

Josh Ginnelly produced a superb cross from a corner and Ritchie Sutton headed home at the near post with 43 minutes on the clock.

It was a frustrating end to the first half for O’s, but Orient soon got back on level terms after the break.

Jake Caprice fired a ball across the face of goal, Macauley Bonne got a slight touch, but Dan Holman was on hand at the back post to score his first goal for the club.

The two sides went all out for a winner afterwards, but in the end had to settle for a 1-1 draw in E10.

Orient remain 17th in the table, but they are now six points clear of the bottom four after Solihull Moors lost 1-0 at Ebbsfleet United.

Leyton Orient: Brill; Caprice, Coulson, Elokobi (Happe 74), Widdowson; Koroma, Clay, Adams (Lawless 78), Brophy (Reynolds 74); Holman, Bonne.

Unused substitutes: Grainger, Harrold.

Attendance: 4,631 (740 Tranmere Rovers supporters).

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