LATE TONIC fortunes after dramatic leveller
It remained 1-0 to the visitors at half-time and Uche Ikpeazu wasted a decent chance in the 56th minute after Cambridge broke from an O’s corner.
Eight minutes later and Nicky Hunt made a fine interception with Ikpeazu lurking before Nigel Atangana blocked Berry’s goalbound shot.
Cambridge’s best opportunity to double their advantage occurred in the 69th minute when Dunk headed over with the goal at his mercy following Max Clark’s cross.
The miss appeared to boost Orient, who began to enjoy plenty of possession and were forcing U’s to sit deeper and deeper.
And in the fourth minute of stoppage time, Palmer’s shot took a deflection and beat Norris, but Cambridge boss Shaun Derry said: “We’re disappointed and it was a moment in the game we didn’t manage too well if I’m honest, but there were plenty of other things I was pleased about. “If anybody asked us six games ago ‘would we take five wins and a draw?’ we’d be snapping their hands off. “We’ll take stock of what has happened and we are not going to get too carried away with the last 30 seconds of the game. There were times in the second half where I felt we could have got the second goal and put the contest to bed, but we didn’t.”
Orient boss Edwards did confirm after the match that Jay Simpson is seeking a move in January, adding: “Jay has asked to leave so I thought it was best we didn’t include him in the squad.”
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