LATE TONIC for­tunes af­ter dra­matic lev­eller

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

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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