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Leyton Orient player ratings: No falling at first Cheltenham Town hurdle as O’s draw League Two opener

PUBLISHED: 15:01 08 August 2016 | UPDATED: 16:55 08 August 2016

Leyton Orient's Gavin Massey opens the scoring after three minutes at Cheltenham Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient's Gavin Massey opens the scoring after three minutes at Cheltenham Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Simon O'Connor Photography

George Sessions provides player ratings following the 1-1 draw at Cheltenham Town on Saturday

Leyton Orient goalkeeper Alex Cisak grabs hold of a cross against Cheltenham Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).Leyton Orient goalkeeper Alex Cisak grabs hold of a cross against Cheltenham Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Gavin Massey’s third-minute goal was only enough to give Leyton Orient a share of the spoils at Cheltenham Town at the weekend.

The ex-Colchester United winger side footed home Sandro Semedo’s cross, but Andy Hessenthaler’s team were pegged back after the break.

Billy Waters netted for the Robins in the 76th minute and the League Two opener finished level at Whaddon Road.

Alex Cisak (6.5) – Australian didn’t have much to do during first half, but was called upon a few times after the break and eventually beaten.

Leyton Orient defender Tom Parkes (centre, left) battles to clear the ball alongside forward Jordan Bowery (centre, right) against Cheltenham Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).Leyton Orient defender Tom Parkes (centre, left) battles to clear the ball alongside forward Jordan Bowery (centre, right) against Cheltenham Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Sean Clohessy (6.5) – Solid display from O’s full-back and made crucial block during the opening 45.

Yvan Erichot (6) – French defender tasted League Two football for first time and batted well, but lost a few battles in the air.

Tom Parkes (6) – Another new recruit and batted on despite dislocating shoulder in first half, but lost his man for the goal.

Sandro Semedo (8) – Youngster was so impressive in the first half, although lucky not to give penalty away. Provided great cross for the goal and was fairly solid throughout.

Leyton Orient midfielder Nigel Atangana heads clear against Cheltenham Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).Leyton Orient midfielder Nigel Atangana heads clear against Cheltenham Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Gavin Massey (7.5) – Perfect start for the ex-Colchester United winger and threatened the Cheltenham back four on numerous occasions.

Robbie Weir (5.5) – O’s captain has been excellent in pre-season, but didn’t look properly fit at Whaddon Road. Illness was probably still in system and got caught on the ball on a couple of times.

Nigel Atangana (6) – French midfielder batted well against his Robins rivals, but crucially lost his opponent for the equalising goal.

Harry Cornick (7.5) – AFC Bournemouth loanee was excellent during first 45 on his full debut and demonstrated his stunning pace on several occasions.

Leyton Orient's Harry Cornick tries his luck from the edge of the area against Cheltenham Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).Leyton Orient's Harry Cornick tries his luck from the edge of the area against Cheltenham Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Ollie Palmer (7) – Typically hard working display by the forward, but lacked cutting edge at the crucial times near the area.

Jordan Bowery (6.5) – Ex-Aston Villa striker showed some lovely touches and had decent opportunity to score, but failed to find target – definitely looks to be one that will get better the more he plays.

Substitutes:

Liam Kelly, for Weir 71. (6.5) – New signing didn’t have much time to make an impact, but showed some nice touches.

Nicky Hunt, for Parkes 77.

Armand Gnanduillet, for Bowery 81.


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