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Leyton Orient 0-1 Cheltenham Town

Cheltenham Town took a valuable three points in their quest to move away from the League Two relegation zone with victory at fellow strugglers Leyton Orient.

Carl Winchester's goal earned them the points against second-from-bottom Orient at Brisbane Road.

Winchester scored the only goal of the game on 21 minutes but it was visiting keeper Scott Brown who earned the plaudits with a string of outstanding saves.

The Robins created the early chances but Tin Plavotic and then Kyle Wootton fired wide when well-placed.

The O's stormed back and were only denied the lead because of the heroics of visiting shot-stopper Brown who was in scintillating form.

He twice blocked point-blank shots from Gavin Massey and then produced another double save, firstly denying Paul McCallum and then Nigel Atangana.

Winchester broke the deadlock when he collected a pass from Billy Waters before unleashing a powerful drive into the net from outside the penalty area.

Orient squandered a wonderful opportunity to restore parity on 56 minutes when Massey was fouled in the penalty area but man-of-the-match Brown flung himself to his left to palm Callum Kennedy's spot kick around the post.

From thereon, Cheltenham had little difficulty in protecting their lead to leave Orient with their 14th home league defeat of the season.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 24Sargeant
  • 29Judd
  • 19Mezague
  • 6ParkesSubstituted forClarkat 45'minutes
  • 3Kennedy
  • 28KoromaSubstituted forDalbyat 65'minutes
  • 15Atangana
  • 7Collins
  • 22Semedo
  • 11MasseyBooked at 90mins
  • 10McCallumSubstituted forLiburdat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Grainger
  • 14Moore
  • 20Liburd
  • 25Pollock
  • 30Dalby
  • 31Alzate
  • 34Clark

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 32Plavotic
  • 15Boyle
  • 23Onariase
  • 2Barthram
  • 27Winchester
  • 7Pell
  • 18RoweBooked at 40minsSubstituted forStorerat 61'minutes
  • 33Davis
  • 8Waters
  • 19Wootton

Substitutes

  • 4Storer
  • 9Wright
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 21Dayton
  • 24O'Shaughnessy
  • 30Holman
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
4,747

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away15
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Cheltenham Town 1.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jack Barthram.

Booking

Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Callum Kennedy (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Scott Brown.

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

Teddy Mezague (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Wootton (Cheltenham Town).

Liam Davis (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient).

Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Teddy Mezague.

Foul by Michael Collins (Leyton Orient).

Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Liam Davis (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Rowan Liburd (Leyton Orient).

Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Rowan Liburd replaces Paul McCallum.

Attempt missed. Teddy Mezague (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Billy Waters.

Sam Dalby (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Davis (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by William Boyle.

Attempt missed. Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Sam Dalby replaces Josh Koroma.

Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Liam Davis (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Kyle Storer replaces James Rowe.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Michael Collins.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Scott Brown.

Penalty saved! Callum Kennedy (Leyton Orient) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty Leyton Orient. Gavin Massey draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by William Boyle.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster33198663402365
2Plymouth32195852351762
3Carlisle33151355648858
4Portsmouth32167948291955
5Luton331412749311854
6Exeter331561253371651
7Colchester33148115042850
8Mansfield33131194338550
9Stevenage33154145250249
10Cambridge32137124137446
11Wycombe33137134042-246
12Barnet331112104144-345
13Morecambe32136134147-645
14Grimsby33128133940-144
15Blackpool321013947351243
16Crawley32126144050-1042
17Yeovil33912123340-739
18Crewe33812133648-1236
19Cheltenham33811143746-935
20Accrington31810133444-1034
21Notts County3397173758-2134
22Hartlepool33711153958-1932
23Leyton Orient3385203551-1629
24Newport33511173753-1626
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