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Scunthorpe United 1-2 Leyton Orient

Jobi McAnuff
Jobi McAnuff scored his first goal for new club Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient won at Scunthorpe to ease the pressure on manager Russell Slade.

Still unbeaten on their travels, Orient made a flying start as Scott Cuthbert headed home from Dean Cox's corner.

Scunthorpe equalised moments after the break when Matt Sparrow fired low and hard into the bottom corner after being teed up by Paddy Madden.

But just minutes later poor defending from a left-wing cross allowed Jobi McAnuff to bundle in from close range and restore Orient's lead.

Scunthorpe slipped to 22nd in the League One table, while Leyton Orient climbed to 17th.

Scunthorpe United manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We shot ourselves in the foot. We spoke about getting on the front foot you know to back up Tuesday night's performance and within two minutes we're on to Plan B.

"We spoke about getting balls into our front two early - certainly for the first five minutes - and we didn't do that.

"All the momentum from Tuesday - the players' confidence, the supporters' belief - went out of the window."

Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"I thought we created ample opportunity, that was a positive thing, even though we left ourselves vulnerable before half-time.

"It's a really good week for the football club. There's still a lot of work to do between now and the end of the season, but there's no doubt this group can get in the top six.

"We've been magnificent away from home, our form is great, but at home now we really have to turn that round."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 26Olejnik
  • 30Williams
  • 24O'Neill
  • 6Canavan
  • 32LleraBooked at 90mins
  • 14HawkridgeSubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 74'minutes
  • 28McSheffreyBooked at 90mins
  • 4McAllisterSubstituted forKeeat 77'minutes
  • 7Sparrow
  • 9Madden
  • 19TaylorSubstituted forAdelakunat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dawson
  • 11Myrie-Williams
  • 16Adelakun
  • 21Weaver
  • 25Boyce
  • 27Kee
  • 31Sutton

Leyton Orient

  • 33Woods
  • 2Omozusi
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 12Lowry
  • 15Clarke
  • 8JamesBooked at 75mins
  • 7CoxSubstituted forBattat 82'minutes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 11McAnuffSubstituted forPetrassoat 72'minutes
  • 24Henderson
  • 23DagnallSubstituted forSimpsonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Baudry
  • 10Mooney
  • 14Batt
  • 17Petrasso
  • 18Pritchard
  • 21Grainger
  • 27Simpson
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
3,264

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home1
Away10
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Leyton Orient 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

    Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

  5. Post update

    Michael Petrasso (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  8. Booking

    Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Michael Petrasso (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Billy Kee (Scunthorpe United).

  12. Post update

    Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Darius Henderson (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces Dean Cox.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Billy Kee (Scunthorpe United).

  18. Post update

    Shane Lowry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Miguel Angel Llera.