League One
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Crawley Town 1-0 Leyton Orient

Izale McLeod
Izale McLeod hit his 18th goal of the season for Crawley Town

Crawley moved out of the League One relegation places after beating fellow strugglers Leyton Orient.

Captain Izale McLeod converted a first-half penalty after he was brought down in the area by Luke O'Neill.

Anthony Wordsworth almost doubled the lead shortly before the break but Alex Cisak parried his fierce shot.

Crawley keeper Brian Jensen made good saves to deny Marvin Bartley, ex-Liverpool defender Andrea Dossena, David Mooney and Ryan Hedges.

Crawley's win, coupled with defeats for Crewe and Notts County, move them a point clear of the drop zone.

Orient stay third-from-bottom, three points from safety, but with a superior goal difference to any of their rivals.

Crawley Town boss Dean Saunders told BBC Surrey:

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Dean Saunders: Crawley boss on win over Leyton Orient

"It was a big win for us, but it also caused a lot of damage and that sort of result for them can damage their morale.

"It's a great result for us nine points in a week, the players have done magnificently. I kept the same team again, so the same eleven players have done it apart from Brian Jensen who came on and plays his part.

"We're not out of trouble yet and on we go to Gillingham and we have to do it again. We are setting out to attack at times and someone has been telling me that we are on course goals-wise.

On the possibility of Richard Wood possibility extending his loan: "He wants to stay and I want him to stay. He's done really well for us, he's been a good character for us and to have around the club.

"Sonny (Bradley), Richard and Darren Ward I thought did really well today because they got bombarded at times, Chris Dagnall and Darius Henderson are as good as any in this league."

Leyton Orient defender Scott Cuthbert told BBC London 94.9:

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Cuthbert on Crawley v Leyton Orient

"It's a massive result in terms of the league positioning and our standings, and it's massively gutting to not have at least a point.

"We started on top but the wind was terrible, it was really hard to get to grips with, but I thought we dominated.

"There was a little lapse in concentration for the penalty and that gives them something to hold onto.

"The frustrating thing is that we had the ball a lot, they sat back and we gave them something to hold onto and they held onto it well, but we're massively disappointed that we didn't test the goalkeeper a few more times.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 30PriceSubstituted forJensenat 45'minutes
  • 14Young
  • 25Ward
  • 29Wood
  • 6Bradley
  • 16Fowler
  • 26WordsworthBooked at 44mins
  • 21TomlinSubstituted forOyebanjoat 90+3'minutes
  • 28PogbaSubstituted forElliottat 61'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 3DicksonBooked at 90mins
  • 9McLeod

Substitutes

  • 1Jensen
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 7Edwards
  • 8Smith
  • 10Morgan
  • 20Bawling
  • 33Elliott

Leyton Orient

  • 40Cisak
  • 26O'NeillBooked at 32mins
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 15ClarkeBooked at 81mins
  • 32Dossena
  • 34HedgesBooked at 85mins
  • 20BartleyBooked at 44minsSubstituted forMooneyat 66'minutes
  • 17Wright
  • 7CoxSubstituted forMcAnuffat 70'minutes
  • 23Dagnall
  • 24HendersonSubstituted forSimpsonat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 6Baudry
  • 10Mooney
  • 11McAnuff
  • 18Pritchard
  • 27Simpson
  • 33Woods
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
3,255

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away18
Shots on Target
Home2
Away9
Corners
Home3
Away11
Fouls
Home17
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Leyton Orient 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Leyton Orient 0.

Ryan Hedges (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

Foul by David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lanre Oyebanjo replaces Gavin Tomlin.

Attempt missed. Andrea Dossena (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

Attempt saved. Ryan Hedges (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

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

Booking

Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Hedges (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Ryan Hedges (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ryan Hedges (Leyton Orient).

Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient).

Darren Ward (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

Josh Wright (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

Foul by Luke O'Neill (Leyton Orient).

Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Andrea Dossena (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Darren Ward.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Foul by David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jay Simpson replaces Darius Henderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jobi McAnuff replaces Dean Cox.

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

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient).

Darren Ward (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. David Mooney replaces Marvyn Bartley.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City38258573324183
2Preston372110663323173
3Swindon37217965392670
4MK Dons38209976403669
5Sheff Utd371610115143858
6Peterborough38175164646056
7Barnsley38167155150155
8Rochdale361651563471653
9Doncaster381411134848053
10Fleetwood381410143943-452
11Chesterfield37149145449551
12Bradford361312114642451
13Oldham371310144656-1049
14Gillingham381212145256-448
15Port Vale38146184753-648
16Walsall371113133641-546
17Scunthorpe361110154856-843
18Coventry381013154354-1143
19Crawley381110174364-2143
20Notts County37119173750-1342
21Crewe38126203568-3342
22Leyton Orient37109184753-639
23Colchester38108204663-1738
24Yeovil3889212858-3033
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