HALF-TIME: Orient 0 Sheffield Wednesday 0 - honours even at the break
No goals but both sides go close as Kane makes O’s debut
Half time: Orient 0 Sheffield Wednesday 0
BOTH sides had their chances to break the deadlock in a fast and furious encounter - but honours were even at the break.
Orient manager Russell Slade made just one change to the side that took a point at Rochadle last weekend, with on-loan Tottenham youngster Harry Kane making his first full start in place of Scott McGleish, who dropped to the bench.
In a high tempo start, it was the visitors who created a couple of half chances, before Sheffield Wednesday keeper Nicky Weaver made the first genuine save of the game on nine minues.
O’s defender Ben Chorley met a Dean Cox corner on the volley at the far post, but the Wednesday keeper blocked his effort.
The visitors hit back and should have taken the lead on 14 minutes when O’s defender Charlie Daniels headed the ball out of keeper Jamie Jones’ hands.
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The ball fell invitingly for Chris Sedgwick to nod into the empty net, but Daniels scrambled back onto the line to head clear.
Then Jones had to make a smart stop at the foot of his post after the dangerous Gary Teale fired in an effort from 25 yards.
Orient hit back and and excellent cross from Daniels was swept into the net by Alex Revell, but the home side’s celebrations were cut short by an offside flag.
As the game swung from end to end, Sedgwick had another great chance to put the visitors ahead on 32 minutes. Teale’s shot was blocked by Jones and the ball spun off the keeper’s legs to the Wednesday midfielder, but he rolled his shot wide of the target.
Leyton Orient: Jones, Whing, Chorley, Forbes, Cox, Dawson, Revell, Daniels, Spring, Smith, Kane. Subs: Butcher. Brown, McGleish, Jarvis, Tehoue, Odubajo, M’Poku.