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Exeter City 4-0 Leyton Orient

Tom Nichols
Exeter striker Tom Nichols has scored three goals this season

Exeter City thumped early League Two leaders' Leyton Orient to end their winning start to the season.

Tom Nichols put Exeter ahead from the spot after he was fouled by Charlie Grainger, before Alex Nicholls fired in from long range to double their lead.

Orient almost found their way back into the game but Matt Oakley cleared Jay Simpson's header off the line.

Nichols scored his second penalty when David Wheeler was brought down by Alan Dunne, before Wheeler sealed the win.

Leyton Orient manager Ian Hendon told BBC London 94.9:

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Hendon on Exeter v Leyton Orient

"The penalty early on unsettled us but the defeat was fair and square.

"They took their chances and we didn't. We had a lot of possession of the ball and didn't work their keeper nearly enough.

"Charlie [Grainger] was maybe a bit hyped up, came out early on and made a bad decision. But in the second half he made a few good saves.

"We lost 4-0 but in my opinion I don't think that is a fair reflection of what went on. The 'manager of the month curse' struck big-time today."

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Olejnik
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 26Tillson
  • 39Brown
  • 5McAllisterBooked at 24minsSubstituted forWoodmanat 80'minutes
  • 8Oakley
  • 7Harley
  • 14Nicholls
  • 4NobleSubstituted forOyelekeat 88'minutes
  • 20Nichols
  • 22WheelerSubstituted forMcCreadyat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Butterfield
  • 3Woodman
  • 13Morrison
  • 18Reid
  • 19Oyeleke
  • 23McCready
  • 30Pym

Leyton Orient

  • 21Grainger
  • 2Clohessy
  • 4Essam
  • 6Baudry
  • 5DunneBooked at 46minsSubstituted forKashketat 68'minutes
  • 18PritchardBooked at 87mins
  • 14MooreSubstituted forTurgottat 58'minutes
  • 8James
  • 7Cox
  • 10McCallumBooked at 48minsSubstituted forPalmerat 75'minutes
  • 27Simpson

Substitutes

  • 3Shaw
  • 9Palmer
  • 12Payne
  • 17Turgott
  • 19Kashket
  • 20Maguire
  • 29Sargeant
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
3,648

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 4, Leyton Orient 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 4, Leyton Orient 0.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient).

Troy Brown (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Blair Turgott (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Manny Oyeleke replaces David Noble.

Booking

Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient).

Tom McCready (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Scott Kashket (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Tom McCready replaces David Wheeler.

Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Harley (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Craig Woodman replaces Jamie McAllister.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Troy Brown.

Attempt blocked. Scott Kashket (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 4, Leyton Orient 0. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Ryan Harley (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Ollie Palmer replaces Paul McCallum.

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

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient).

Troy Brown (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Sean Clohessy (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Blair Turgott (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Scott Kashket replaces Alan Dunne.

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Noble (Exeter City).

Attempt blocked. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Ryan Harley (Exeter City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt missed. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Connor Essam (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Troy Brown (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Blair Turgott replaces Sammy Moore.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 3, Leyton Orient 0. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Alan Dunne (Leyton Orient) after a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient6501137615
2Wycombe642092714
3Plymouth6402115612
4Portsmouth6330105512
5Morecambe6312129310
6Exeter6312108210
7Oxford Utd52309549
8Mansfield62317529
9Bristol Rovers53025419
10Hartlepool63038809
11Carlisle62311314-19
12Cambridge62221011-18
13Wimbledon622278-18
14Stevenage622279-28
15Accrington61414407
16Northampton621367-17
17York621367-17
18Crawley51315326
19Luton6123910-15
20Dag & Red6123611-55
21Barnet6114510-54
22Notts County5113510-54
23Yeovil6105713-63
24Newport6015413-91
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