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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.

Tranmere 2 Leyton Orient 1

20 Feb

Disappointing to lose first game of 2010. Full reaction here tomorrow.

Tranmere v Leyton Orient – Match Preview

19 Feb

This will be our second visit to Prenton park of the season, as we already held the hosts to a draw in the FA Cup there, before falling to a late goal in the replay at Brisbane Road. Orient managed to reverse the result in the first league encounter, also at Brisbane Road, just three days after the Cup replay.
The cup exit alone should gee the Orient players up, but, like in the Cup tie, Orient will have to make do without significant players.

In The FA Cup, Tottenham and Plymouth would not allow Andros Townsend and Luke Summerfield to be cup-tied so both players sat out the tie. In the league meeting three days after Townsend and Summerfield were restored to the side and were key in our 2-1 win.

This time round, Orient go into the game on the back of a six match unbeaten run, but two influential players that came in on loan at the start of those six games, Matthew Briggs and Nicky Adams, have both returned to their parent clubs, Fulham and Leicester City.

Tranmere are of course famously, or infamously managed by their physio Les Parry…

Pre-season – New Signings

15 Aug

New Signings
Adrian Patelua- striker from Lincoln City
James Scowcroft – striker from Crystal Palace
Jimmy Smith – midfielder from Chelsea
Ben Chorley – central defender from Tranmere Rovers

Players offered contracts
Sean Thornton accepted
Andrew Cave-Brown accepted
Loick Pires acccepted
Scott McGleish accepted

Players already under contract for next season
Glenn Morris
Stephen Purches
Tamika Mkandawire
JJ Melligan
Adam Chambers
Jamie Jones
Luke Ashworth
Jason Demetriou
Ryan Jarvis
Harry Baker
Charlie Daniels

League One Ups, downs and Play-offs

2 May

The Live league table via sporting life.com

http://www.sportinglife.com/football/live/tables/cc_league1.html

Scunthorpe took the last play-off spot with a late equaliser edging out their opponents Tranmere.
Play-offs
Millwall v Leeds (saturday) Scunthorpe v MK Dons

Orient kept 14th spot with a Dean Morgan equaliser against Huddersfield and Swindon missed out after leading 2-0 at Peterborough who came back to draw.
In the relegation zone, Carlisle started well with a 7th minute goal against Millwall and held on for a 2-0 win which took them above Northampton, who had the short straw today with a trip to Eland Road which they lost 3-0. A late winner for Brighton also secured their safety.

Well done to Brentford, Wycombe and Exter for automatic promotion from League Two. The fourth from the play-offs will be Bury, Gillingham, Rochdale or Shrewsbury.

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