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Crawley Town 3-0 Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient's fading hopes of avoiding relegation from League Two took another heavy blow with a convincing defeat at Crawley.

Three first-half goals in the space of 10 minutes sentenced the O's to a fourth successive defeat as Crawley tasted victory for the first time in seven matches.

Orient edged the opening exchanges but lost defender Tom Parkes through injury before Steven Alzate was denied on the edge of the area by keeper Glenn Morris.

Crawley had failed to score in their previous three home games but leading marksman James Collins swooped to give them the lead with his 20th goal of the season midway through the half.

The former Shrewsbury striker struck by heading in a free-kick from Josh Payne and, although keeper Sam Sargeant got a hand to the ball, it flew into the corner of the net.

Crawley took a firm grip of the game by scoring twice in the space of four minutes before the interval.

Defender Joe McNerney rose unchallenged to head home a Payne free-kick from 12 yards on 29 minutes and then, from an Andre Blackman set-piece, Dutch midfielder Enzio Boldewijn forced the ball home.

Crawley, who had won only two of their previous 13 games, threatened again when a header from skipper Jimmy Smith was saved by Sargeant shortly after the break.

Boldewijn, after earlier firing wide from 25 yards, should have increased the lead when putting the ball wastefully wide from a pass by Collins.

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Line-ups

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 2Young
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 22McNerney
  • 14BlackmanSubstituted forLelanat 73'minutes
  • 7BoldewijnSubstituted forCoxat 80'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 4Payne
  • 24DjalóSubstituted forB Cliffordat 57'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 39Murphy
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 9Harrold
  • 13Mersin
  • 17Bawling
  • 18B Clifford
  • 25Lelan
  • 28Cox
  • 44Henderson

Leyton Orient

  • 24Sargeant
  • 29Judd
  • 6ParkesSubstituted forMezagueat 12'minutes
  • 16Hunt
  • 3Kennedy
  • 4KellyBooked at 28mins
  • 15AtanganaSubstituted forOchiengat 81'minutes
  • 28KoromaSubstituted forLiburdat 62'minutes
  • 31Alzate
  • 22Semedo
  • 11Massey

Substitutes

  • 12Grainger
  • 19Mezague
  • 20Liburd
  • 23Moncur
  • 32Ochieng
  • 34Clark
  • 35Abrahams
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
2,918

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home9
Away3
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 3, Leyton Orient 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 3, Leyton Orient 0.

James Collins (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) because of an injury.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Lewis Young.

Foul by Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town).

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

Foul by Billy Clifford (Crawley Town).

Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town).

Callum Kennedy (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Henry Ochieng replaces Nigel Atangana.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Dean Cox replaces Enzio Boldewijn.

Attempt missed. Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. James Collins (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Josh Lelan replaces Andre Blackman because of an injury.

Delay in match Andre Blackman (Crawley Town) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Joe McNerney.

Foul by Josh Payne (Crawley Town).

Liam Kelly (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Lewis Young.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Rowan Liburd replaces Josh Koroma.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Billy Clifford replaces Kaby because of an injury.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Myles Judd.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Hand ball by Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient).

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Crawley Town 3, Leyton Orient 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Crawley Town 3, Leyton Orient 0.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Josh Yorwerth.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster38239675443178
2Plymouth382261058401872
3Portsmouth392081161352668
4Stevenage391951564521262
5Blackpool391515961402160
6Luton391515956371960
7Exeter391781463471659
8Carlisle391514105658-259
9Mansfield391513114843558
10Colchester39169145551457
11Wycombe391510144747055
12Cambridge38159144842654
13Grimsby391410154648-252
14Barnet391215125053-351
15Accrington381213134849-149
16Crewe391212154554-948
17Crawley39139174760-1348
18Yeovil391016134251-946
19Morecambe39137194661-1546
20Notts County39137194365-2246
21Hartlepool391011184965-1641
22Cheltenham39912183955-1639
23Newport39712204364-2133
24Leyton Orient3995254170-2932
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