Managerless Tranmere earned a replay at Leyton Orient as Chris Shuker cancelled out Luke Ashworth's early header.
Ashworth nodded Orient ahead from Sean Thornton's inviting corner, and Glenn Morris kept the visitors ahead with two fine diving saves to thwart Shuker.
But after the break Tranmere were again the more creative and were rewarded for their possession as Shuker found the net with a sweetly-struck effort.
Morris turned over a close-range effort by Craig Curran as Orient held on.
Tranmere caretaker manager Les Parry told BBC Radio Merseyside:
"We've got to look at ourselves, being disappointed at half-time coming in 1-0 down. Apart from that, we have dominated the first half.
"Second half, I think the lads applied themselves brilliantly, we sneaked a goal and there were other chances when we could have taken the lead."
Leyton Orient manager Geraint Williams told BBC London 94.9:
"That's probably as disappointed as I've been in the performance since I've been at the club.
"I'm very relieved that we have got a replay. We had nothing going forward.
"Defensively, we weren't the best either. Thanks to our keeper we're in the hat for the next round with a chance to get through."
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Saturday, 7 November 2009
The FA Cup
02 Logan yellow card
04 Chorley yellow card
20 Smith yellow card
23 Patulea (Jarvis 68)
Ref: LangfordAtt: 3,180
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+3:11 The referee ends the match.
90:00+2:55 Jason Demetriou takes a shot. Save made by Luke Daniels.
90:00+1:00 Sean Thornton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Luke Daniels restarts play with the free kick.
89:06 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jason Demetriou, Close range header by Loick Pires goes over the crossbar.
84:11 Loick Pires has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
83:56 A cross is delivered by Gareth Edds, save made by Glenn Morris.
81:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaleum Logan on Loick Pires. Sean Thornton crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by
81:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glenn Morris by Craig Curran. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
77:31 Booking Booking for Shaleum Logan for unsporting behaviour.
77:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaleum Logan on Loick Pires. Charlie Daniels takes the free kick.
76:15 The ball is crossed by Jason Demetriou, save made by Luke Daniels.
75:34 Michael Ricketts concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Chorley. Glenn Morris restarts play with the free kick.
74:56 Alan Mahon takes the direct free kick.
74:56 Booking Jimmy Smith goes into the referee's book.
74:41 Jimmy Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaleum Logan.
73:52 Chris Shuker produces a cross.
72:41 Craig Curran takes a shot from close range clearing the crossbar.
71:34 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Shuker from the left by-line to the near post, Jimmy Smith manages to make a
70:46 Free kick taken by Chris Shuker.
70:46 Booking Ben Chorley goes into the book.
70:30 Foul by Ben Chorley on Craig Curran, free kick awarded.
69:43 Michael Ricketts crosses the ball, Charlie Daniels manages to make a clearance.
68:39 Shaleum Logan concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Daniels. Sean Thornton crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance
made by Ash Taylor.
67:11 Substitution Ryan Jarvis joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adrian Patulea.
60:04 Craig Curran has an effort at goal.
59:47 Ian Goodison fouled by Adrian Patulea, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Goodison.
58:34 John Welsh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Loick Pires. Direct free kick taken by Sean Thornton.
58:18 Chris Shuker takes a shot. Luke Ashworth gets a block in.
56:31 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Alan Mahon from the left by-line, Scott McGleish makes a clearance.
52:46 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Shuker, Ash Taylor takes a shot. Glenn Morris makes a save. Corner taken left-footed
by Alan Mahon, clearance made by Ben Chorley.
52:32 Craig Curran takes a shot. Save by Glenn Morris.
52:10 A cross is delivered by Zoumana Bakayogo, clearance by Charlie Daniels.
50:56 Assist by Alan Mahon.
50:56 GOAL - Chris Shuker:Tranmere 1 - 1 Leyton Orient Chris Shuker finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Tranmere 1-1 Leyton Orient.
45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
45:00+1:03 The ref blows to end the first period.
44:08 Foul by Loick Pires on John Welsh, free kick awarded. Luke Daniels takes the direct free kick.
43:26 Chris Shuker takes a shot. Save by Glenn Morris.
41:32 Charlie Daniels has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
41:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Thornton by Craig Curran. Sean Thornton restarts play with the free kick.
38:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Loick Pires by Chris Shuker. Sean Thornton crosses the ball, Luke Ashworth has
a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the right of the goal.
38:01 Zoumana Bakayogo produces a cross, Michael Ricketts concedes a free kick for a foul on Glenn Morris. Free kick taken by Glenn
35:20 Loick Pires concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaleum Logan. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Chris Shuker from
right wing, clearance by Scott McGleish.
35:05 Scott McGleish produces a cross, clearance by Ian Goodison.
32:37 Foul by Chris Shuker on Charlie Daniels, free kick awarded. Glenn Morris takes the direct free kick.
29:59 Unfair challenge on Stephen Purches by Craig Curran results in a free kick. Glenn Morris takes the direct free kick.
27:20 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Shuker.
25:23 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Thornton on Alan Mahon. Free kick crossed by Chris Shuker, save by Glenn Morris.
24:51 The ball is sent over by Craig Curran, clearance made by Sean Thornton. Chris Shuker takes a outswinging corner.
23:52 Outswinging corner taken by Alan Mahon.
23:35 Unfair challenge on Ash Taylor by Adrian Patulea results in a free kick. Shaleum Logan restarts play with the free kick.
22:19 Craig Curran fouled by Stephen Purches, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Mahon takes the free kick.
20:11 John Welsh takes a shot. Save by Glenn Morris.
19:06 The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Shuker. Glenn Morris restarts play with the free kick.
18:23 Centre by Chris Shuker, clearance by Ben Chorley.
16:56 Luke Ashworth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Ricketts. Chris Shuker crosses the ball in from the
free kick, Ben Chorley makes a clearance. Short corner taken by Chris Shuker.
16:39 Jimmy Smith takes a shot. Save by Luke Daniels.
15:58 Chris Shuker takes a shot. Glenn Morris makes a save.
15:45 Loick Pires gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaleum Logan. Luke Daniels restarts play with the free kick.
15:05 Michael Ricketts challenges Luke Ashworth unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Luke Ashworth.
13:37 Corner taken by Alan Mahon played to the near post, clearance made by Scott McGleish.
11:32 The referee penalises Adrian Patulea for handball. Luke Daniels takes the free kick.
6:04 Assist on the goal came from Sean Thornton.
6:04 GOAL - Luke Ashworth:Tranmere 0 - 1 Leyton Orient Luke Ashworth finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Tranmere 0-1 Leyton Orient.
5:40 Corner taken by Sean Thornton from the left by-line to the near post,
4:45 Shot from long distance by Alan Mahon misses to the right of the goal.
0:00 The match gets underway.
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