League One
Leyton OrientLeyton Orient2SwindonSwindon Town0
Lloyd James

Leyton Orient beat Swindon and went top of League One thanks to two Lloyd James penalties.

Chris Dagnall struck a post and Moses Odubajo blazed well wide as the home side looked the most likely to take an early lead.

James then put the hosts ahead from the spot after Jamie Reckord brought down Odubajo in the area.

And he doubled the lead after the break when David Mooney was brought down by Troy Archibald-Henville.

Orient are top of the table by virtue of goals scored after Wolves beat Brentford 3-0.

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"The important thing was to get the win and it was about getting the performance and wanting it more than the opposition.

"I thought we were well worth the three points. We were creating chances all afternoon and without the ball I felt we were excellent today.

"We have showed great character with two back-to-back wins after some iffy results recently. What we have to concentrate on is each and every performance.

"Before today there were 42 points to play for and now there are 39. We have to fight for every one if we want to get to where we want to be."

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"I didn't think there was too much danger in the first half and a ridiculous tackle gives them a penalty just before half-time.

"Second-half, first 20 minutes we were not very good and then when it's 2-0 and the game is over, we start to play a little bit.

"We didn't threaten their goal enough but we have a way that we want to play.

"You can't make two challenges like we did in the penalty area and give two penalties away and expect to win games of football."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 30Jakupovic
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 2Omozusi
  • 4Vincelot
  • 6Baudry
  • 15Clarke
  • 11Odubajo
  • 8James
  • 23DagnallBooked at 68minsSubstituted forBattat 76'minutes
  • 10MooneySubstituted forLisbieat 84'minutes
  • 7CoxBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 9Lisbie
  • 12Larkins
  • 14Batt
  • 21Bartley
  • 25Simpson
  • 29Ness

Swindon

  • 25Belford
  • 3Byrne
  • 34ReckordBooked at 76mins
  • 4Luongo
  • 22Ward
  • 41Archibald-HenvilleBooked at 51mins
  • 7Harley
  • 15Kasim
  • 28Smith
  • 40MurphySubstituted forBarkerat 55'minutes
  • 39GladwinSubstituted forReisat 55'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6Reis
  • 12N'Guessan
  • 21Smith
  • 23Barthram
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 33Barker
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
5,091

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leyton Orient 2, Swindon Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 2, Swindon Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by George Barker.

  4. Booking

    Tijane Reis (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tijane Reis (Swindon Town).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

  8. Post update

    Ryan Harley (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  10. Post update

    Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Harley (Swindon Town).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Kevin Lisbie replaces David Mooney.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Barker (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  14. Booking

    Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  18. Booking

    Jamie Reckord (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Reckord (Swindon Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient33207666323467
2Wolves31207454203467
3Brentford31206554312366
4Preston321612443301360
5Rotherham31169655401557
6Peterborough311641151411052
7Walsall32121193731647
8Swindon32136134943645
9MK Dons32127134644243
10Port Vale32134154449-543
11Bradford3291494338541
12Gillingham33115174255-1338
13Coventry31138105956337
14Oldham32107153644-837
15Carlisle32106163754-1736
16Colchester29811103638-235
17Sheff Utd3098133238-635
18Tranmere3298153855-1735
19Crawley2681083135-434
20Crewe3297163761-2434
21Bristol City33614134755-832
22Shrewsbury32710153143-1231
23Notts County3393214255-1330
24Stevenage3074192850-2225
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