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Leyton Orient 2-3 Crawley Town

John Gregory

Crawley Town shocked League One leaders Leyton Orient and earned new boss John Gregory his first victory at the club.

The visitors went into the match having failed to win any of their previous nine league games and fell behind to Moses Odubajo's neat finish.

Mark Connolly's header made it 1-1 and Andy Drury put Crawley ahead after Gary Alexander's penalty was saved.

Nicky Adams lobbed Jamie Jones to make it 3-1 and they held on despite Marvin Bartley's scrambled late effort.

Wolves are level on points with Orient at the top, having come from 3-1 behind to draw 3-3 at Rotherham.

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Crawley Town manager John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

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Post-match: Crawley manager Gregory

"No one gave us a cat in hell's chance today. We had nothing to lose and I think the approach that we had in dressing room with the players was 'you come here and you're expected to lose, but you've got every chance'.

"We felt that we were in charge for the first 15 minutes and then they scored against the run of play with their first opportunity. We had to fight to get back into the game, which we did, and once we got back to 1-1 we took over.

"There were lots of good individual performances but also collectively as a group of players. I left all 11 players on that started the game because they were so fired up and we come away having beaten the league leaders."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 1Jones
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 3Sawyer
  • 8JamesBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBartleyat 75'minutes
  • 15Clarke
  • 6Baudry
  • 11Odubajo
  • 4Vincelot
  • 9LisbieBooked at 35mins
  • 14BattBooked at 53mins
  • 19LasimantSubstituted forSimpsonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Larkins
  • 16Lee
  • 20Gorman
  • 21Bartley
  • 25Simpson
  • 26Finney
  • 27Ling

Crawley

  • 1Jones
  • 4ConnollyBooked at 68mins
  • 3Sadler
  • 15BulmanBooked at 70mins
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 84mins
  • 12Walsh
  • 16Adams
  • 10DruryBooked at 90mins
  • 9AlexanderBooked at 37mins
  • 7ClarkeBooked at 87mins
  • 21Jones

Substitutes

  • 2Hurst
  • 6Essam
  • 8Torres
  • 14Proctor
  • 23Smith
  • 24Malins
  • 25Maddison
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
4,855

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 2, Crawley Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 2, Crawley Town 3.

Booking

Andy Drury (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Drury (Crawley Town).

Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town).

Booking

Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Marvin Bartley (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Clarke (Crawley Town).

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 2, Crawley Town 3. Marvin Bartley (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Robbie Simpson (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Crawley Town 3. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Marvin Bartley replaces Lloyd James because of an injury.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Booking

Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town).

Booking

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Jones (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Hand ball by Gary Alexander (Crawley Town).

Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Jones (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Billy Clarke.

Booking

Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

Second Half

Second Half begins Leyton Orient 1, Crawley Town 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Robbie Simpson replaces Yohann Lasimant.

Half Time

First Half ends, Leyton Orient 1, Crawley Town 2.

Attempt missed. Yohann Lasimant (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Crawley Town 2. Andy Drury (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient21135345212444
2Wolves21135335161944
3Brentford21134433191443
4Peterborough21123632211139
5Preston2110833022838
6Rotherham219843627935
7Swindon21103837271033
8Walsall219662318533
9Bradford2179534241030
10Port Vale219393033-330
11MK Dons208483329428
12Crawley216872428-426
13Coventry2110564438625
14Gillingham2274112938-925
15Colchester215972330-724
16Carlisle216692335-1224
17Shrewsbury215882224-223
18Oldham2064102328-522
19Sheff Utd2156101827-921
20Tranmere2155112540-1520
21Stevenage2154122134-1319
22Notts County2253142635-918
23Crewe2146111843-2518
24Bristol City2121092835-716
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