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Rotherham United 2-1 Leyton Orient

Alex Revell

Alex Revell scored a stunning late winner against his former club as Rotherham defeated Leyton Orient.

Moses Odubajo blasted high into the net for Orient to cancel out Wes Thomas's first goal for Rotherham, a glanced header from Ben Pringle's cross.

The game looked to be heading for a draw before Revell netted from long range for his third goal in two games.

With leaders Brentford drawing, the O's lost ground at the top of League One, although they do have a game in hand.

Steve Evans' Rotherham, meanwhile, are fifth and have strengthened their position in the play-off places.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rotherham United manager Steve Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It was a fantastic result. In games like this, it's always going to take something special to win.

"It was two good teams. but we should have been comfortably in front in the first half.

"We have had a real bit of focus in the group and it's a good win for us."

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"It was a difficult game for both teams, with the conditions and the swirling wind. They started well and deserved the lead but we plugged away and got back into it deservedly.

"I don't think we managed the game well in the final few seconds, and you have to do that if you want to get promotion and be successful.

"It was an eagerness to get down the other end and win. It's cost us dearly."

Line-ups

Rotherham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Collin
  • 14Bradley
  • 27Tavernier
  • 36SmallwoodBooked at 90mins
  • 5DavisBooked at 54minsSubstituted forSkarzat 60'minutes
  • 4Arnason
  • 22Agard
  • 8Frecklington
  • 26ThomasSubstituted forHitchcockat 45'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 18Pringle

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Brindley
  • 3Skarz
  • 10O'Connor
  • 25Addison
  • 28Vuckic
  • 35Hitchcock

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-4-2

  • 31Alnwick
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 2Omozusi
  • 4Vincelot
  • 15Clarke
  • 6Baudry
  • 11Odubajo
  • 8JamesSubstituted forBartleyat 69'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 25SimpsonSubstituted forMooneyat 57'minutes
  • 23DagnallSubstituted forLozaat 89'minutes
  • 7Cox

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 10Mooney
  • 12Larkins
  • 19Lasimant
  • 21Bartley
  • 22Loza
  • 29Ness
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
8,604

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home18
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rotherham United 2, Leyton Orient 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rotherham United 2, Leyton Orient 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Rotherham United 2, Leyton Orient 1. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Joe Skarz (Rotherham United).

  6. Post update

    Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  8. Booking

    Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

  10. Post update

    Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jamar Loza replaces Chris Dagnall.

  12. Post update

    Mark Bradley (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Joe Skarz.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Joe Skarz (Rotherham United).

  16. Post update

    David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Tom Hitchcock (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

  19. Booking

    Marvyn Bartley (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).