HALF-TIME: Goalless between Orient and Wycombe Wanderes
Leyton Orient 0 Wycombe Wanderers 0 So far so good, it s goalless here at Brisbane Road, but looking at the other results it s vital O s go on and win it in the second half. With Tranmere, Gillingham and Exeter all winning at the break, it would put the p
Leyton Orient 0 Wycombe Wanderers 0
So far so good, it's goalless here at Brisbane Road, but looking at the other results it's vital O's go on and win it in the second half.
With Tranmere, Gillingham and Exeter all winning at the break, it would put the pressure on next weekend's game at Colchester.
It was Orient that started the brighter of the two teams and put Wycombe under early pressure.
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And it was the home side who created the first real chance on 10 minutes when John Spicer's left-win corner was not cleared and former Wycombe striker Scott McGleish fired in an effort that was cleared by just in front of the visitor's goal line.
With Ryan Jarvis causing problems with his movement, the O's continued to look dangerous.
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Indeed, it was Jarvis that played Adam Chambers through on 15 minutes, but just as the midfielder was lining up his shot, Lewis Hunt made a desperate tackle and slid the ball wide of the post for a corner.
Although the initial pace slackened, Sean Thornton fired in an effort from 25 yards that just flew past a post after good work by Jarvis.
But it Wycombe who came closest to breaking the deadlock when Kevin Betsy beat Eric Lichaj and crossed for Gareth Ainsworth, but he failed to control the ball and Charlie Daniels was able to clear.
As the Wycombe pressure mounted, Thornton went into the book for a foul.
The visitors had a penalty appeal turned down following a tackle from Ben Chorley, before Ainsworth saw a free-kick deflected just wide after Chambers handled on the edge of the area.
O's hit back, but it was Wycombe who went close again when Ainsworth got goal side of Charlie Daniels, but headed over.
Then, on the stroke of half-time Jon-Paul Pittman tested Jamie Jones in the home goal with a shot from the edge of the area.
Orient: Jones, Lichaj, Chorley, Mkandawire, Daniels, Chambers, Smith, Thornton, Spice, McGleish, Jarvis. Subs: Morris, Purches, Ashworth, Dmetriou, Baker, Scowcroft, Patulea.
Bookings: Thornton (28 mins foul)
Wycombe Wanderers: Heaton, Hunt, Woodman, Bloomfield, Revell, Pittman, Montrose, Mousinho, Westwood, Betsy, Ainsworth. Subs: Oliver, Keates, Harrold, Arnold, Phillips, Beavon, McLeod.
Referee: Andy Hall