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Leyton Orient 2 Coventry 0 – League One

29 Jan

Goals  from Dean Cox and David Mooney gave Orient victory in the fourth meeting between the two highest scorers in League One this season.

Coventry came to Brisbane Road for the third time this season, after defeats in the Capital One Cup and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, but had the consolation of being the first team to beat Orient in the League at The Sixfields Stadium, ending The O’s 12 league game unbeaten run from the start of the season.

The Sky Blues were without top scorer Leon Clarke, who picked up a foot injury in the Friday night FA Cup 4-0 loss to Arsenal. Leyton Orient’s top scorer David Mooney made his comeback on the bench, after missing seven games through suspension and injury.

Honours were even in the first half, but Orient got stronger in the second half, and following a chance by Frank Moussa for the visitors, the O’s awarded a penalty after Chris Dagnall was tripped in the box. Kevin Lisbie missed from the spot again, (following his miss v Crewe earlier in the season) but a minute later Dean Cox fired home after Vincelot flicked on a long throw.

Mooney, who also missed a penalty in the defeat at Sixfields back in October, came off the bench in the 77th minute and added a second goal nine minutes from time, securing the points with a shot from outside the box that dribbled through the keepers hands.

After the game Lloyd James said “In the first half we played some great stuff, and got what we deserved in the second. We had a little break and they played Friday night, we were fresh and came out of the blocks.  Coxy popped up with a bit of magic, and Moons came off the bench to finish it”

Russell Slade told BBC London “We’re serving up some great football home and away” Coventry boss Stephen Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire “Credit to Leyton Orient. They’re a really hard-working side and I hope for Russell Slade they are one of the sides that go up. They are an example to everybody about how to build a football club.”

Wins for Brentford (3-1 v Bristol City) and Wolves (3-0 at Oldham) meant the O’s stayed in second spot on 60 points, two behind Brentford and two clear of Wolves, with a game in hand on both.  Saturdays opponents Rotherham won 2-1 at Tranmere with two goals from former O’s striker Alex Revell, to move into fifth spot behind Preston, who drew 0-0 at Bradford. 

The O’s have now won four successive league games, since an FA Cup defeat at Yeovil, and a league draw at Wolves, and travel to Rotherham on saturday with the best away record in the football league, with an amazing 10 wins from 14 games. Rotherham are unbeaten in four, their last defeat coming on New Years Day to Coventry.

Orient Gain Point At Oldham

5 Oct

The O’s gained a useful point at Oldham after losing goalkeper Jamie Jones to injury in the 40th minute.

Lee Butcher made his league debut and an impressive performance got him into TEAM OF THE WEEK in the News of The World.  After the game Russel Slade said he was really pleased for his rookie keeper.

Oldham took the lead in the first half, but substitute Scott McGleish equalized for Orient min the 78th minute.

Despite avoiding defeat, Orient dropped into the bottom four andface a tought trip to Sheffield Wednesday next saturday (after the midweek JPT trophy game with Brentford).

You can read a more detailed Hackney Gazette report here

pic c/o leytonorient.com

Lee Butcher - Team of The Week on his league debut

Match Preview: Oldham v Leyton Orient

1 Oct
Bury FC midfielder Stephen Dawson during the w...

Stephen Dawson during his time at Bury FC

 

Following the 0-0 home draw with Walsall on Tuesday, the O’s now make the trip to Boundary Park looking for a third consecutive clean sheet and the chance to string together a run of form to dig them away from the bottom of the table.

O’s skipper Stephen Dawson has warned his team mates to prepare for spoiler tactics as he faces up to old team ate Paul Dickovs side.

Speaking to the Hackney Gazette he said  “It might be another scrappy game. I don’t think they’ll let us play football, so we’ll have to be on our very best game to get anything out of it. It’s a tough place to go.”

 Orient haven’t won at Boundary park since 1986. One plus factor for away fans is there will be no vuvusela’s in teh ground as Oldham have banned them!!

Leyton Orient 1 Brentford 0

25 Sep
Brentford F.C.

The 4 sided badge.

A great result for Orient to win their first proper London derby of the season (the Daggers game being an Essex derby?), the three points also took the O’s off the bottom of the table and out of the relegation zone.

I always fancied Orient had a good chance of winning, firstly with home advantage, and for Brentford, following the penalty win over Everton in the Carling Cup, it was always going to be a case of after the Lords Mayor show.

Scott McGleish, who else, got the vital goal, and credit to the defence for an important clean sheet, and holding on after the goal in the 25th minute.

Now we have to take advantage of another home game on Tuesday night v Walsall, followed by a trickier trip to Oldham.

Up the O’s.

January 2010 Review of the Month – Part 2

12 Feb

Ok, the real stuff following yesterdays tongue in cheek ‘review’ to the beginning of the year (Yeah – it was a ‘P’ take!!)

The Yeovil Town and Bristol Rovers home games were rearranged, plus a visit to near neighbours Charlton Athletic.
In recent years with attendances dropping and atmosphere sucked out of Brisbane Road, losing at home has become as regular as John Terry’s management team trying to flog off a tour of Chelsea’s training ground.
And after not playing for three weeks, the game against Yeovil could have gone either way. We took an early lead through Tammy, and Scott McGleish added a second 11 minutes from time.
I’m told there were impressive first starts for loanees Nicky Adams and Matthew Briggs, plus signing to the end of the season Jonathan Tehoue came on for the last fifteen minutes.
The win moved Orient out of the relegation zone, up two places to 18th.
Next up was an altogether more tougher trip across London on a Monday night to unbeaten at home, unbeaten in 14 games, 2nd place Charlton Athletic who were looking to go joint top on points with Leeds and Norwich.
Only a mad man could really expect Orient to take anything from this match, but it was live on Sky Sports, and just occasionally Orient do raise themselves for the big occasion (Portsmouth, Fulham, Oxford, Notts Forest away).
Charlton started the better of the two teams, but never really threatened the goal. Orient started more positively in the second half and took the lead with a Scott McGleish header after good work from Nicky Adams and Charlie Daniels down the right. Just two minutes later Ryan Jarvis had a shot hit the post with the keeper beaten and that could have wrapped it up for Orient. Tehoue came on again and impressed as Orient held on for a famous victory.
Carlisle away looked like Orient falling back into bad habits, after the Lord Mayors show if you will, and fell 2-0 behind in the first on their longest trip of the season. But a battling second half performance saw Jarvis pull one back in the 58th minute, and levelled when Danny Livesey headed into his own net in trying to clear a Jarvis header.
In the 90th minute Livesey cleared off the line from Nicky Adams to deny Orient what would have been an amazing victory.

Orient started the month in the relegation zone with 3 postponements because of the weather, but the three games they did play in January saw 2 wins and a draw, 7 points, Goal difference of 5-2, and moved up to 18th.
(And better things to come with the first game of February v Bristol Rovers!!)

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