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Leyton Orient 0-2 Crewe Alexandra

George Cooper and Harry Davis goals earned Crewe Alexandra their first win in seven League Two matches as they beat Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road.

Despite having the greater possession in the first half, Orient failed to test Alex goalkeeper Ben Garrett and paid the price when the home side found themselves two goals down at the interval.

The visitors incisive football at the business end of the pitch proved decisive. On 34 minutes, Jens Janse sent his intended clearance straight into the path of Cooper who struck the ball into the top left corner of the net from 12 yards.

Two minutes later, Crewe were only prevented from doubling their lead when Tom Parkes cleared a shot from Alex Kiwomya off the line but on-loan Chelsea midfielder Kiwomya was to feature in the second goal.

He sent in a sublime cross from the left to the unmarked Davis who was left with the simplest of close-range finishes to extend his side's advantage.

Only an outstanding save in added time from keeper Alex Ciask prevented Billy Bingham from adding to the Railwaymen's lead.

To compound to Orient's misery, winger and substitute Ulrich Nnomo was stretchered off with a leg injury just 16 minutes after joining the action leaving the home side to play out the final few minutes with 10 men.

During the second half, a section of the Orient crowd calling for president Francesco Becchetti to quit the club and the home team left the field to a chorus of boos from the Brisbane Road faithful.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 46Janse
  • 16Hunt
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Kennedy
  • 11MasseySubstituted forN'Nomoat 72'minutesSubstituted forat 88'minutes
  • 15AtanganaSubstituted forSimpsonat 73'minutes
  • 8Weir
  • 22Semedo
  • 21BowerySubstituted forCollinsat 45'minutes
  • 9Palmer

Substitutes

  • 5Dunne
  • 7Collins
  • 18N'Nomo
  • 24Sargeant
  • 26Adeboyejo
  • 27Simpson
  • 33Benedicic

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2TurtonBooked at 75mins
  • 4Davis
  • 3Guthrie
  • 14BakayogoBooked at 19mins
  • 11CooperSubstituted forLoweryat 86'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 15Hollands
  • 22KiwomyaSubstituted forNgat 89'minutes
  • 7LoweSubstituted forBinghamat 77'minutes
  • 9Dagnall

Substitutes

  • 6Nugent
  • 13Richards
  • 17Udoh
  • 18Bingham
  • 23Ng
  • 25Ainley
  • 36Lowery
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
4,366

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home6
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Alex Cisak.

Attempt saved. Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Callum Kennedy (Leyton Orient).

Tom Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Perry Ng replaces Alex Kiwomya.

Ulrich N'Nomo went off injured after Leyton Orient had used all subs.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Tom Lowery replaces George Cooper.

Ulrich N'Nomo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Hollands (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Billy Bingham replaces Ryan Lowe.

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

Booking

Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Callum Kennedy (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jay Simpson replaces Nigel Atangana.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Ulrich N'Nomo replaces Gavin Massey.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robbie Weir (Leyton Orient).

Delay in match Alex Kiwomya (Crewe Alexandra) because of an injury.

Jens Janse (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Leyton Orient) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Nicky Hunt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient).

Alex Kiwomya (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Leyton Orient 0, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Michael Collins replaces Jordan Bowery.

Half Time

First Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 0, Crewe Alexandra 2. Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alex Kiwomya with a cross.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Leyton Orient).

Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth15112226131335
2Carlisle1587027151231
3Doncaster158343022827
4Luton156632415924
5Portsmouth157352316724
6Notts County156452221122
7Crewe155731918122
8Grimsby156361818021
9Accrington155551920-120
10Crawley155551619-320
11Yeovil156271419-520
12Morecambe156272029-920
13Mansfield154741515019
14Barnet154742023-319
15Blackpool154652319418
16Cheltenham153841819-117
17Stevenage145272022-217
18Colchester154561921-217
19Exeter155191619-316
20Hartlepool153752328-516
21Wycombe154471621-516
22Cambridge154471319-616
23Leyton Orient154381620-415
24Newport142571622-611
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