It was an extremely high quality game, with Carlisle dominating at the beginning and then Orient putting in a strong performance for the rest of the match. Both goalkeepers were tested multiple times, and certainly kept their respective teams in it. The result could have gone either way, but it didn’t. It was a good performance, however, with the new striker Conner showing some good skill. It was especially refreshing to see some off-the-ball movement which is often lacking in this league. Simpson in particular had a very good game, and a few times the player off the ball would make space by puling a defender away.
Overall, the O’s should have had it, but there wasn’t a lot in it.
Match report on the BBC site
Ling feels that O’s were unlucky