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Newport County 2-3 Leyton Orient

Jay Simpson celebrates scoring with his Leyton Orient team-mates
Leyton Orient are the only remaining League Two team with a 100% winning start to the season

Leyton Orient's perfect start continued despite Newport clawing their way back after conceding two early goals.

Paul McCallum headed the opener from Dean Cox's left-flank cross and Jay Simpson added a second with a left-foot curler with just seven minutes played.

McCallum's header then hit the bar before Scott Bowden finished a fine move to pull one back near half time.

Mark Byrne's dipping shot from distance a minute later brought County level but Cox struck to claim a fourth O's win.

Newport substitute Josh Laurent wasted a great chance from 12 yards to grab a stoppage-time equaliser.

Newport manager Terry Butcher told BBC Radio Wales:

"I felt we deserved much more from the game. We've had chances to equalise towards the end of the game.

"They scored their third goal totally against the run of play - we came out in the second half and totally dominated it.

"We are bitterly disappointed again that we've allowed all that good possession and good chances to slip by. But the win will come."

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Hendon on Newport v Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient boss Ian Hendon speaks to BBC London 94.9:

"We set off really well and started superbly, Paul McCallum should have made it three. Had that gone in I think that would have killed the game there and then with the free header that he missed.

"It was a tough, tough game second half but Coxy's popped up with another one to make it 3-2 and we had to hang on in the end

"At half time I said it's up to you now - you can go out there and fade and die or you can stand up and try and dig out a winner."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2Holmes
  • 5Feely
  • 26Poole
  • 3Barrow
  • 7Elito
  • 33Byrne
  • 8KlukowskiSubstituted forOwen-Evansat 83'minutes
  • 14Ofori-Twumasi
  • 9AnsahSubstituted forCollinsat 68'minutes
  • 19BodenSubstituted forLaurentat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 4Laurent
  • 15Hayden
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 22Parselle
  • 39Collins
  • 48Jones

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 2Clohessy
  • 4Essam
  • 6Baudry
  • 3Shaw
  • 18Pritchard
  • 8JamesSubstituted forTurgottat 54'minutes
  • 14Moore
  • 7CoxSubstituted forKashketat 74'minutes
  • 27SimpsonSubstituted forPalmerat 54'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10McCallum

Substitutes

  • 9Palmer
  • 17Turgott
  • 19Kashket
  • 21Grainger
  • 23Moncur
  • 24Agyemang
  • 25Ling
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
2,779

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, Leyton Orient 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Leyton Orient 3.

Foul by Scott Barrow (Newport County).

Blair Turgott (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Kevin Feely (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient).

Foul by Regan Poole (Newport County).

Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Kevin Feely (Newport County).

Blair Turgott (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Josh Laurent (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Aaron Collins (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Tom Owen-Evans replaces Yan Klukowski.

Attempt missed. Scott Barrow (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Kevin Feely.

Attempt blocked. Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Josh Laurent replaces Scott Boden.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Scott Kashket replaces Dean Cox.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Blair Turgott (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Newport County).

Foul by Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient).

Regan Poole (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Aaron Collins replaces Zak Ansah.

Attempt missed. Scott Boden (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Kevin Feely.

Attempt saved. Regan Poole (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient).

Medy Elito (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, Leyton Orient 3. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Blair Turgott.

Attempt missed. Medy Elito (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Connor Essam.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Ollie Palmer replaces Jay Simpson.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Blair Turgott replaces Lloyd James.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient4400113812
2Wycombe431071610
3Plymouth43019369
4Bristol Rovers43015239
5Hartlepool43015329
6Portsmouth42208448
7Cambridge42119817
8Exeter421156-17
9Oxford Utd41307526
10Northampton42024406
11Crawley41215325
12Mansfield41214315
13Accrington41213305
14Wimbledon411246-24
15Morecambe411246-24
16Notts County411246-24
17Stevenage411247-34
18York411225-34
19Yeovil410357-23
20Carlisle4031710-33
21Barnet410337-43
22Luton402257-22
23Newport401349-51
24Dag & Red401339-61
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