If you create 90% of the chances but score just 50% of the goals, it’s obvious where the game got away.
The numbers don’t lie. Wolves registered three times as many shots, forced six more corners and enjoyed the majority share of possession.
Yet after an hour of almost total domination, the league leaders were still only trailing by Ethan Ebanks-Landell’s superb early goal.
Cue a quickly taken free kick, a fabulous ball across goal and a player actually attacking the back post for a tap-in.
The high-flying visitors, with the only real chance they created all afternoon, ceasing the initiative with the sort of ruthless finishing their opponents simply couldn’t muster.
Kevin McDonald was perhaps most wasteful, cantering clean through on goal but seeing a tame effort palmed away with an absence of gold shirts hanging around for the loose ball.
Jake Cassidy and the lively Michael Jacobs were equally wasteful as Wolves pummeled away to no avail.
Leigh Griffiths, again on a watching brief, wasn’t introduced to the game until after the O’s had taken the wind from the sails. He was ineffective but surrounded by tired legs, starved of any service.
If Kenny Jackett believes Cassidy’s graft and hold up play are adequate enough reasons to keep our top scorer on the sidelines, I respectfully disagree.
But whichever side you fall on that particular argument it’s clear what should be at the very top of the manger’s January shopping list.
Because today, like too many performance of late, could only be described as one thing – a missed opportunity.