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Leyton OrientLeyton Orient2CoventryCoventry City0

Leyton Orient 2-0 Coventry City

Dean Cox

Dean Cox and David Mooney earned Leyton Orient a deserved victory against Coventry to further boost their automatic promotion prospects.

Kevin Lisbie saw his penalty saved by Coventry keeper Joe Murphy following Andy Webster's foul on Chris Dagnall.

But Cox soon made it 1-0 with a shot on the turn from 12 yards after Coventry failed to clear a long throw in.

Mooney sealed it when his shot from 20 yards was spilled by Murphy, who watched the ball roll into the net.

Coventry's 18-goal top scorer Leon Clarke, who has been the subject of two bids from League One rivals Wolves, missed the game with a foot injury sustained in Friday night's FA Cup fourth round defeat at Arsenal.

With Clarke's strike partner Callum Wilson still sidelined through injury, that allowed a debut for 16-year-old Sky Blues striker George Thomas.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sky Blues manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"Young George Thomas acquitted himself very well. Make no mistake, he will be a star for this club in the future. But we're asking a lot of a boy of his age.

"Because of the Callum Wilson injury and the Leon Clarke situation, and his failure to support this group just now, we find ourselves with no real strikers in the building.

"We kept going, created some good chances and their keeper made a number of saves. But, when we haven't got Callum's pace we lose the ability to stretch teams.

"And credit to Leyton Orient. They're a really hard-working side and I hope for Russell Slade they are one of the sides that go up. They are an example to everybody about how to build a football club."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 31Jakupovic
  • 5CuthbertSubstituted forSawyerat 89'minutes
  • 2Omozusi
  • 8James
  • 15Clarke
  • 6Baudry
  • 7CoxSubstituted forNessat 75'minutes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 23Dagnall
  • 9LisbieSubstituted forMooneyat 77'minutes
  • 11Odubajo

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 10Mooney
  • 12Larkins
  • 21Bartley
  • 22Loza
  • 25Simpson
  • 29Ness

Coventry

  • 1Murphy
  • 2Christie
  • 3Adams
  • 6Thomas
  • 4Webster
  • 15Seaborne
  • 8BakerBooked at 21mins
  • 7Fleck
  • 37ThomasSubstituted forClarkeat 45'minutes
  • 17DanielsSubstituted forSlagerat 62'minutes
  • 14MoussaSubstituted forBartonat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Slager
  • 13Burge
  • 16Barton
  • 18Phillips
  • 19Willis
  • 24Clarke
  • 31Haynes
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
5,077

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leyton Orient 2, Coventry City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 2, Coventry City 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Adam Barton (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Gary Sawyer replaces Scott Cuthbert.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Adam Barton replaces Franck Moussa.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Blair Adams.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Leyton Orient 2, Coventry City 0. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

  12. Post update

    Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. David Mooney replaces Kevin Lisbie.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Elliot Omozusi.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jamie Ness replaces Dean Cox.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Eldin Jakupovic.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Carl Baker (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Eldin Jakupovic.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brentford28195450262462
2Leyton Orient27186358243460
3Wolves28177447202758
4Preston27131043627949
5Rotherham28139649371248
6Walsall291210736261046
7Peterborough28143114840845
8Swindon28125114638841
9Port Vale26123113739-239
10MK Dons27106114141036
11Coventry2712875547834
12Bradford2771373832634
13Colchester2681083534134
14Gillingham2895143647-1132
15Crawley2571082934-531
16Oldham2886143241-930
17Carlisle2786133147-1630
18Tranmere2877143150-1928
19Notts County2983183748-1127
20Crewe2876152754-2727
21Sheff Utd2668122635-926
22Shrewsbury2868142738-1126
23Bristol City27412113845-724
24Stevenage2664162444-2022
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