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Leyton Orient 2-0 Crawley Town

Armand Gnanduillet
Armand Gnanduillet joined Leyton Orient on a two-and-a-half year deal from Chesterfield in January

Armand Gnanduillet scored twice as Leyton Orient secured victory against Crawley Town to keep their promotion hopes alive.

Crawley were unable to trouble Orient in a poor first half, which saw them fail to produce a single shot.

Gnanduillet gave Orient the lead before the break when he chested the ball and turned before volleying into the net.

The former Chesterfield striker worked a second when he stabbed home Sean Clohessy's cross at the far post.

The win lifted Orient into the League Two play-off places and a point clear of AFC Wimbledon in seventh, while Crawley stay 17th.

Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan told BBC Radio London:

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Nolan on Leyton Orient v Crawley

"I asked for a performance and I think I got it today.

"I'm absolutely delighted with the way we've responded to the two defeats that we've suffered in the last two home games with a good performance today.

"We kept at it and that was the most pleasing thing."

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:

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Mark Yates: Crawley boss on Leyton Orient defeat

"I thought we were pretty pathetic to be honest, because we didn't show any desire, or any hunger. We were just content with giving the ball away and having to defend it.

"We didn't show any bottle to get onto the ball and support our strikers and we didn't have bottle to give quality into our strikers.

"I am not going to rant and rave because the players know I am not happy but I can't keep talking about it. The good thing is we've got a game Tuesday to get out of the way. We have to analyse quickly and see where we went wrong."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 34Hunt
  • 6Baudry
  • 16Brisley
  • 20Binnom-Williams
  • 2Clohessy
  • 15Atangana
  • 44Nolan
  • 14MooreSubstituted forJahraldo-Martinat 76'minutes
  • 32GnanduilletSubstituted forPalmerat 79'minutes
  • 27Simpson

Substitutes

  • 3Shaw
  • 4Essam
  • 9Palmer
  • 12Payne
  • 18Pritchard
  • 21Grainger
  • 30Jahraldo-Martin

Crawley

  • 1Jones
  • 25Yorwerth
  • 16Ashton
  • 6Bradley
  • 17BawlingSubstituted forDella Verdeat 75'minutes
  • 11Atkinson
  • 21TomlinSubstituted forFenelonat 64'minutes
  • 22Bond
  • 20Deacon
  • 7Edwards
  • 9BarnardSubstituted forHarroldat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 12Preston
  • 14Young
  • 15Fenelon
  • 18Harrold
  • 24Sutherland
  • 30Della Verde
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
4,610

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home18
Away1
Shots on Target
Home10
Away1
Corners
Home15
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 2, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 2, Crawley Town 0.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Calaum Jahraldo-Martin.

Attempt blocked. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Paul Jones.

Attempt saved. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lyle Della Verde (Crawley Town).

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient).

Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Lyle Della Verde (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. Shaun Brisley (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Attempt blocked. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Ollie Palmer replaces Armand Gnanduillet.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Paul Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin replaces Sammy Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lyle Della Verde replaces Bobson Bawling.

Nigel Atangana (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Shaun Brisley.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 2, Crawley Town 0. Armand Gnanduillet (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sean Clohessy.

Kevin Nolan (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shamir Fenelon (Crawley Town).

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Andy Bond.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Paul Jones.

Attempt saved. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Matt Harrold.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Shamir Fenelon replaces Gavin Tomlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Lee Barnard.

Attempt missed. Kevin Nolan (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Kevin Nolan (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Atkinson (Crawley Town).

Foul by Nicky Hunt (Leyton Orient).

Andy Bond (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton33235559322774
2Plymouth33197748272164
3Oxford Utd331710655322361
4Accrington31168755381756
5Portsmouth321313651292252
6Wycombe32157103730752
7Leyton Orient33141094945452
8Wimbledon32149950391151
9Mansfield34149114640651
10Bristol Rovers32155124234850
11Carlisle31131084944549
12Cambridge33138124846247
13Luton33128134848044
14Exeter33128134348-544
15Barnet32117144248-640
16Notts County32116154655-939
17Crawley33115173755-1838
18Morecambe33106175461-736
19Newport31810133544-934
20Stevenage34810164257-1534
21Yeovil33611163347-1429
22Hartlepool3084182949-2028
23York3368193761-2426
24Dag & Red3248203258-2620
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