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Leyton Orient 0-2 Plymouth Argyle

Goals from Jimmy Spencer and Ryan Donaldson earned League Two leaders Plymouth victory at nine-man Leyton Orient.

It was to prove a baptism of fire for O's interim manager Andy Edwards, who stood in after Andy Hessenthaler was sacked on Monday.

With only 20 seconds on the clock, Orient captain Robbie Weir lunged in with a heavy tackle on Ben Purrington and was shown a red card by referee Charles Breakspear.

On 12 minutes, the table-toppers took the lead when David Goodwillie slipped a free-kick past a static home defence for Spencer to run on and slide the ball past keeper Alex Cisak.

Then O's midfielder Liam Kelly limped out of the game with an injury before Orient's problems were further compounded when their debutant defender Jens Janse saw red after being adjudged to be the last man when he brought down Jake Jervis.

The home side showed battling qualities against an Argyle outfit for whom Graham Carey was an influential playmaker.

However, the visitors failed to add to the slender advantage as Cisak parried away a Carey effort and then saved a close-range shot by Spencer.

Early in the second period, Nigel Atangana, who had replaced Kelly, was himself substituted after suffering a leg injury.

The one-way traffic continued after the break as the heroic Cisak prevented the visitors causing further damage producing outstanding saves from Spencer and Carey while a number of other Plymouth opportunities went sailing wide of the goal.

Argyle finally found the target again with six minutes of normal time remaining when Spencer crossed for substitute Donaldson to tuck the ball home from close range.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 46JanseBooked at 14mins
  • 16HuntBooked at 78mins
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Kennedy
  • 11Massey
  • 8WeirBooked at 1mins
  • 4KellySubstituted forAtanganaat 13'minutesSubstituted forCornickat 47'minutes
  • 22Semedo
  • 27Simpson
  • 10McCallumSubstituted forBoweryat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Palmer
  • 15Atangana
  • 18N'Nomo
  • 20Cornick
  • 21Bowery
  • 24Sargeant
  • 25Pollock

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Miller
  • 5BulvitisBooked at 87mins
  • 15Bradley
  • 16PurringtonBooked at 71mins
  • 4Songo'oSubstituted forFoxat 57'minutes
  • 10CareyBooked at 50mins
  • 6SmithSubstituted forDonaldsonat 77'minutes
  • 7Goodwillie
  • 9Spencer
  • 14JervisSubstituted forTannerat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Slew
  • 11Donaldson
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 21Dorel
  • 22Ijaha
  • 24Fox
  • 27Tanner
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
4,366

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home4
Away25
Shots on Target
Home1
Away11
Corners
Home2
Away11
Fouls
Home8
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jordan Bowery.

Attempt blocked. David Goodwillie (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Alex Cisak.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

Attempt blocked. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Callum Kennedy (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from long range on the right is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Nauris Bulvitis (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nauris Bulvitis (Plymouth Argyle).

Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 0, Plymouth Argyle 2. Ryan Donaldson (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Purrington.

Attempt missed. James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jordan Bowery replaces Paul McCallum.

Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient).

Booking

Nicky Hunt (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Donaldson replaces Connor Smith.

Foul by Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces Jake Jervis.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Callum Kennedy.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

Attempt blocked. Callum Kennedy (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Attempt saved. James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Foul by Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle).

Tom Parkes (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Alex Cisak.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth10712137622
2Luton105231911817
3Doncaster105232013717
4Portsmouth105231710717
5Notts County105231714317
6Grimsby105141714316
7Carlisle103701411316
8Crewe104421414016
9Morecambe105141618-216
10Colchester104331614215
11Accrington104331413115
12Crawley104331213-115
13Blackpool103431511413
14Mansfield1034389-113
15Hartlepool102621418-412
16Leyton Orient103251214-211
17Barnet92521012-211
18Stevenage103251417-311
19Wycombe103251215-311
20Yeovil103161015-510
21Cambridge10235814-69
22Exeter10307815-79
23Cheltenham101541114-38
24Newport91351015-56
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