Leyton Orient player ratings: Cool Jay rescues point
- Credit: Archant
George Sessions provides player ratings following the 2-2 draw with Stevenage
Leyton Orient needed two goals from Jay Simpson to peg back Stevenage and take a point back to east London.
The League Two’s top goalscorer put Ian Hendon’s side ahead on the hour mark before two goals from Armand Gnanduillet put Teddy Sheringham’s men in front.
But Simpson popped up deep into stoppage time to find the net and spark wild celebrations in the away end.
It failed to stop the O’s supporters chanting ‘Hendon out’ come the full time whistle, however, after another draw in League Two.
You may also want to watch:
Alex Cisak (7.5) – Not much the Australian could do about either goal, but made a fine first half save and excellent tackle early in second half.
Sean Clohessy (6.5) – The full back was again good going forward, but allowed Gnanduillet to run through and score his second too easily.
- 1 Teenager found dead in Victoria Park
- 2 Driver arrested after police 'drugs patrol' stops car in Whitechapel
- 3 Two in five people in Tower Hamlets may have had Covid-19
- 4 Students in rent strike over Queen Mary's campus staying open during Covid emergency
- 5 'Laptop bonanza' for schoolchildren in Poplar to help survive lockdown gloom
- 6 Leyton Orient sign Dan Kemp on a permanent deal from West Ham United
- 7 Drug and alcohol abuse by Tower Hamlets parents and children soars
- 8 That's so raven: Everything you need to know about the guardians of the Tower
- 9 Post deliveries in east London hit by Covid crisis among Royal Mail staff
- 10 Gun seized after woman tells police she was threatened in Whitechapel
Connor Essam (5.5) – Not a great day at the office again for the defender as he failed to mark Gnanduillet for his first and struggled at Broadhall Way.
Cole Kpekawa (6) – Queens Park Rangers youngster could have done better with both goals and put Cisak in trouble with a few back passes - a tough match for him.
Frazer Shaw (7) – Best of the bunch at the back, but could have done more with the first goal as he allowed Tom Pett too much space.
Blair Turgott (8) – One of his most encouraging performances for the club as in the first half he caused Stevenage so many problems, faded after the break though.
Jack Payne (7) – Peterborough loanee tried to influence the game, but the ball bypassed him in midfield at times despite his effort to get in good positions.
Bradley Pritchard (7) – The Zimbabwean showed good composure deep into injury time to pick out Ollie Palmer, who in turn found Simpson for the equaliser. Another battling display.
Jobi McAnuff (7.5) – Looked threatening during the first half and impressed in the second as well before tiring towards the end.
Ollie Palmer (6.5) – Such a frustrating player, did ever so well for the equaliser, but then fired a great chance straight at Stevenage’s goalkeeper.
Jay Simpson (8.5) – Wonderful composure at the end to score late on, he also won and converted the penalty excellently. Former Arsenal man gets in fantastic positions.
Calaum Jahraldo-Martin, for Turgott 77.
John Marquis, for McAnuff 80.