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Leyton Orient 2 - 0 Stevenage

Moses Adubajo

Leyton Orient re-entered the automatic promotion places with a comfortable victory over bottom club Stevenage.

Moses Odubajo and Chris Dagnall both scored as Orient ended a run of four league games without a win and leapfrogged Wolves on goal difference.

Orient started well and Odubajo reacted quickest to Dagnall's parried effort to score his ninth goal of the season.

And Dagnall soon doubled the lead when David Mooney pounced on an error and squared it for the striker to tap in.

The O's were dominant and both Odubajo and Dagnall could have added more but the former saw his shot well saved and the latter could only head over the bar.

Stevenage have struggled away from home this season, and this defeat made it one point in seven away games, but they had the better of the chances in the second half.

Substitute Darius Charles caused problems while Michael Doughty saw a last-minute effort stunningly saved by Eldin Jakupovic.

The result left Graham Westley's men bottom of the table six points adrift of safety but with two games in hand on Crewe in 20th.

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Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

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Post-match: Orient manager Slade

"It was a good, solid performance - particularly in the first half where I thought we dominated and should have got ourselves up to a third goal.

"Stevenage came back and gave it a real go in the second half.

"We were positive, played with good energy, moved the ball quickly and created a lot of openings. They struggled to come to terms with that and changed their shape."

Stevenage boss Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Post-match: Stevenage boss Graham Westley

"As the game wore on we got stronger and certainly it was a pretty even second half.

"The chances were there for us, we weren't as clinical as they were.

"When you've not been winning games, the confidence on the whole isn't there.

"Our destiny is going to be decided by games against teams in the bottom eight or 10.

"We've got to make sure that we're ready for these home fixtures and I think the lads are confident."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 30Jakupovic
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 3SawyerBooked at 90mins
  • 4Vincelot
  • 6Baudry
  • 15Clarke
  • 11Odubajo
  • 8JamesSubstituted forNessat 83'minutes
  • 23DagnallSubstituted forBattat 76'minutes
  • 10Mooney
  • 7Cox

Substitutes

  • 9Lisbie
  • 12Larkins
  • 14Batt
  • 19Lasimant
  • 21Bartley
  • 25Simpson
  • 29Ness

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 20Smith
  • 29Hartley
  • 13Parrett
  • 6Jones
  • 5Ashton
  • 11Akins
  • 8MousinhoSubstituted forCharlesat 63'minutes
  • 12Zoko
  • 7MoraisSubstituted forDeaconat 63'minutesBooked at 67minsSubstituted forDoughtyat 78'minutes
  • 15Freeman

Substitutes

  • 1Arnold
  • 9Charles
  • 10Burrow
  • 22Obeng
  • 24Doughty
  • 28N'Guessan
  • 34Deacon
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
4,171

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 2, Stevenage 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 2, Stevenage 0.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Eldin Jakupovic.

Attempt saved. Michael Doughty (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Luke Freeman (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient).

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Lucas Akins.

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

Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

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

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient).

Lucas Akins (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jamie Ness replaces Lloyd James.

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Freeman (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Michael Doughty replaces Roarie Deacon.

Attempt missed. Francois Zoko (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces Chris Dagnall.

Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Roarie Deacon (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

Attempt saved. Francois Zoko (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Roarie Deacon (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

Darius Charles (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Roarie Deacon (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Roarie Deacon (Stevenage).

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Freeman (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brentford30206454282666
2Leyton Orient32197664323264
3Wolves30197451203164
4Preston311512441291257
5Rotherham30159653391454
6Peterborough30154115041949
7Walsall31121183629747
8Swindon31136124941845
9MK Dons31127124643343
10Port Vale31134144346-343
11Bradford3181494238438
12Gillingham31115154253-1138
13Coventry3013895853537
14Carlisle31106153652-1636
15Colchester2881193536-135
16Oldham3197153544-934
17Bristol City32614124752-532
18Tranmere3188153554-1932
19Crawley2571082934-531
20Crewe3187163460-2631
21Notts County3293204052-1230
22Sheff Utd2878132838-1029
23Shrewsbury31610152841-1328
24Stevenage2974182849-2125
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