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Colchester United 0-3 Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient's Jay Simpson
Jay Simpson's two goals against Colchester United were his first of the season

Jay Simpson scored twice as Leyton Orient moved out of the League Two relegation zone with victory at Colchester United.

After Colchester had failed to clear their lines early on, Glen Kamara's stray pass inadvertently found Simpson who fired in low and hard past U's goalkeeper Sam Walker.

Walker denied Simpson a second before Kurtis Guthrie fired over for Colchester.

Orient doubled their lead less than a minute after the break, as Nicky Hunt picked up possession on the right and curled a low shot past Walker and in off his far post.

Guthrie then side-footed wide from 12 yards for Colchester and Orient keeper Alex Cisak denied Brennan Dickenson.

But Orient made it 3-0 midway through the second half when Simpson found space just outside the U's area and unleashed a fierce shot that flew past Walker.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 2BrindleySubstituted forFosu-Henryat 68'minutes
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Kent
  • 14Wynter
  • 4Lapslie
  • 32KamaraSubstituted forSlaterat 54'minutes
  • 7Wright
  • 28Guthrie
  • 11Dickenson
  • 19BonneSubstituted forJohnstoneat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Szmodics
  • 17Johnstone
  • 21Sembie-Ferris
  • 24Slater
  • 25Barnes
  • 31Fosu-Henry
  • 41Dunne

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 16Hunt
  • 37Erichot
  • 6ParkesBooked at 82mins
  • 3Kennedy
  • 8Weir
  • 11MasseySubstituted forSemedoat 79'minutes
  • 15Atangana
  • 7CollinsBooked at 65mins
  • 27SimpsonSubstituted forMcCallumat 84'minutes
  • 9PalmerSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Dunne
  • 10McCallum
  • 22Semedo
  • 24Sargeant
  • 25Pollock
  • 26Adeboyejo
  • 32Ochieng
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
7,003

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 0, Leyton Orient 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Leyton Orient 3.

Delay in match Alex Cisak (Leyton Orient) because of an injury.

Foul by Craig Slater (Colchester United).

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

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Ollie Palmer.

Foul by Denny Johnstone (Colchester United).

Nicky Hunt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Callum Kennedy.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Paul McCallum replaces Jay Simpson.

Attempt missed. Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Booking

Tom Parkes (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tarique Fosu-Henry (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. Callum Kennedy (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from long range on the right misses to the right.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Tom Lapslie.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Alex Wynter.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Sandro Semedo replaces Gavin Massey.

Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Alex Wynter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Collins (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Sam Walker.

Attempt saved. Robbie Weir (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Craig Slater.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

Nicky Hunt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Craig Slater.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Tarique Fosu-Henry replaces Richard Brindley.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 0, Leyton Orient 3. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ollie Palmer.

Booking

Michael Collins (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Collins (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. Craig Slater (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth16122228141438
2Carlisle1687127171031
3Doncaster1693433231030
4Portsmouth1683527161127
5Luton1676325151027
6Crewe165742020022
7Grimsby166462020022
8Notts County166462225-322
9Blackpool165652719821
10Yeovil166371621-521
11Accrington165561921-220
12Barnet164842225-320
13Crawley165561722-520
14Morecambe166282031-1120
15Hartlepool164752528-319
16Wycombe165471821-319
17Cambridge165471620-419
18Mansfield164751519-419
19Leyton Orient165381920-118
20Stevenage155372224-218
21Cheltenham163851821-317
22Colchester164571924-517
23Exeter1651101722-516
24Newport153571822-414
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