League Two
Stevenage4Leyton Orient1

Stevenage 4-1 Leyton Orient

Stevenage produced a professional display to beat struggling Leyton Orient in League Two at a wet Broadhall Way.

The hosts dominated the opening exchanges and it was no surprise when an unmarked Ben Kennedy headed home Jobi McAnuff's cross in the 18th minute.

It was 2-0 four minutes later when Nicky Hunt dragged Luke Wilkinson down in the area and Matt Godden smashed the penalty into the top corner.

Orient responded almost instantly when Paul McCallum headed Michael Collins' expert free-kick into the corner.

Danny Webb's team pushed for an equaliser but it remained 2-1 at the break - although not for long.

Stevenage needed only three second-half minutes to extend their advantage when Wilkinson headed in McAnuff's cross.

Tom Pett made it 4-1 just past the hour mark after good play on the left despite Sam Sargeant getting a hand to his shot.

Although Orient pushed for a consolation, it was comfortable for Stevenage, who moved up to seventh in the table.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 5Franks
  • 4King
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 20Ogilvie
  • 11PettSubstituted forCowansat 75'minutes
  • 18Tonge
  • 22Lee
  • 7McAnuffSubstituted forHindsat 83'minutes
  • 14Kennedy
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forLoftat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10McQuoid
  • 12Preston
  • 17Gorman
  • 23Cowans
  • 26Hinds
  • 33Ntlhe
  • 35Loft

Leyton Orient

  • 24Sargeant
  • 29Judd
  • 16HuntBooked at 22mins
  • 34Clark
  • 3Kennedy
  • 28Koroma
  • 14MooreSubstituted forMoncurat 60'minutes
  • 7Collins
  • 22SemedoSubstituted forAlzateat 62'minutes
  • 11MasseyBooked at 31mins
  • 10McCallumSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Grainger
  • 19Mezague
  • 23Moncur
  • 26Adeboyejo
  • 30Dalby
  • 31Alzate
  • 38Happe
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
2,908

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away11
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 4, Leyton Orient 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 4, Leyton Orient 1.

Attempt missed. Josh Koroma (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Josh Koroma (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Ben Kennedy.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Henry Cowans.

Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Kennedy (Stevenage).

Josh Koroma (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

Josh Koroma (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Tonge (Stevenage).

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

Foul by Ryan Loft (Stevenage).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Ryan Loft replaces Matt Godden.

Foul by Steven Alzate (Leyton Orient).

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Henry Cowans (Stevenage).

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

Foul by Michael Tonge (Stevenage).

Foul by Victor Adeboyejo (Leyton Orient).

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Paul McCallum.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Kaylen Hinds replaces Jobi McAnuff.

Hand ball by Ben Kennedy (Stevenage).

Foul by Myles Judd (Leyton Orient).

Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Henry Cowans replaces Tom Pett.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Sam Sargeant.

Attempt blocked. Matt Godden (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Tom Pett (Stevenage).

Foul by Michael Collins (Leyton Orient).

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tom Pett (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

Foul by Josh Koroma (Leyton Orient).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster34208666422468
2Plymouth33195952361662
3Carlisle34151365649758
4Portsmouth33168949301956
5Luton331412749311854
6Exeter341661255381754
7Stevenage34164145651552
8Mansfield34131294338551
9Colchester34148125043750
10Grimsby34138134040047
11Wycombe34138134244-247
12Cambridge33137134340346
13Barnet341113104346-346
14Morecambe33137134248-646
15Blackpool331014949371244
16Crawley33126154152-1142
17Yeovil34913123340-740
18Cheltenham34911143846-838
19Notts County34107173858-2037
20Crewe34812143652-1636
21Accrington32811133646-1035
22Hartlepool34811154358-1535
23Leyton Orient3485213655-1929
24Newport33511173753-1626
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