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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.

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Rotherham United manager Steve Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Rotherham United manager Steve Evans

"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:

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Post-match: Orient boss Slade

"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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Rotherham United 2, Leyton Orient 1.

Full Time

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

Goal!

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

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

Foul by Joe Skarz (Rotherham United).

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

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

Booking

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

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jamar Loza replaces Chris Dagnall.

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

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Joe Skarz.

Foul by Joe Skarz (Rotherham United).

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

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

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

Booking

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

Hand ball by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

Foul by Ben Pringle (Rotherham United).

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

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Marvyn Bartley.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 1, Leyton Orient 1. Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Dagnall with a cross.

Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Marvyn Bartley replaces Lloyd James.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Lee Frecklington.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Romain Vincelot.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Joe Skarz replaces Claude Davis.

Attempt missed. Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

Attempt saved. Tom Hitchcock (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Mark Bradley (Rotherham United).

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brentford29196451272463
2Wolves29187449202961
3Leyton Orient28186459263360
4Preston281410438271152
5Rotherham29149651381351
6Walsall291210736261046
7Peterborough28143114840845
8Swindon29125124639741
9Port Vale27123123942-339
10MK Dons28106124142-136
11Gillingham29105143949-1035
12Coventry2712875547834
13Bradford2871383834434
14Colchester2681083534134
15Oldham2996143341-833
16Crawley2571082934-531
17Tranmere2987143250-1831
18Carlisle2886143249-1730
19Crewe2986153054-2430
20Bristol City28512114046-627
21Shrewsbury2969142839-1127
22Notts County3083193750-1327
23Sheff Utd2768132638-1226
24Stevenage2664162444-2022
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