Ruel raises O’s expectations

Forest Green Rovers v Leyton Orient – Sky Bet League Two – The New Lawn – Report

Forest Green Rovers 1-1 Leyton Orient

Ruel Sotiriou’s seventh goal of the season extended Leyton Orient’s sequence of Sky Bet League Two draws to four as they held top of the table Forest Green Rovers to edge six points clear of the dropzone.

Following on from Saturday’s goalless encounter at Hartlepool United, this proved to be another resolute performance from the East Londoners who provided a performance that belittled their winless run, which now stands at fifteen matches.

Matty Stevens gave Rovers a tenth-minute lead, netting from close-range after skipper, Jamille Matt had fashioned an opening.

However, the O’s earned a well-deserved share of the spoils when Sotiriou profited from Theo Archibald’s toil to stun the hosts, who are now without a win in seven.

Leyton Orient return to Sky Bet League Two action on Saturday, March 19 when Rochdale visit the Breyer Group Stadium (3pm).

Forest Green Rovers: McGee, Wilson, Sweeney, Cargill, Stevenson, Adams, Stevens (March 76′), Cadden, Matt, Moore-Taylor, Hendry (Aitchison 72′) Subs not used: Thomas, Allen, Young, Diallo, McAteer,

Leyton Orient: Vigouroux, Wood, Thompson, Smith (Archibald 61′), Khan, Drinan, Beckles, Sotiriou (Smyth 80′), Kyprianou, Coleman, Ray Subs not used: Nouble, Young, Ogie, Brown

Referee: Trevor Kettle
Assistants: Andrew Aylott and Justin Amey
Fourth Official: Declan O’Shea

Brian Jeeves