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Leyton Orient 0-1 Notts County

Balint Bajner
Balint Bajner signed a two-year contract with Ipswich in July 2014

Balint Bajner scored his first goal for Notts County as the Magpies beat League One's bottom club Leyton Orient.

The striker, on loan from Ipswich, played a one-two with Curtis Thompson, before firing past debutant Alex Cisak.

Notts' travelling support was boosted by around 100 supporters from Hungary, who have been interested in the club since they signed Bajner in January.

Mathieu Baudry and Shane Lowry went close for Orient, while Notts keeper Roy Carroll saved well from Dean Cox.

The Magpies had the game's first chance but Garry Thompson fired wide when clean through, before Baudry had a backheel cleared off the line as Orient pressed.

Bajner's first goal in English football put Notts ahead when he turned and shot past Cisak after linking up well with Thompson.

Balint Bajner
Balint Bajner takes a selfie in front of 100 fans who had come to support him from Hungary

Lowry was then involved in three good chances for the hosts as his free header clipped the top of the bar and his shot was cleared off the line by Mike Edwards, while he also set up Chris Dagnall who put his header wide.

Orient substitute Cox went close after the break but saw his low shot saved by Carroll.

Notts move up to 14th in League One with their first win in five matches and are now four points off the play-offs, while Orient remain bottom and six points adrift of safety.

Leyton Orient manager Fabio Liverani told BBC London 94.9:

"It is not my intention to always find someone to blame.

"It was a game where we conceded a couple of chances at the beginning of the game - one they missed and one they scored.

"Those are the little things we didn't do right as the rest of the game we tried to attack and created many chance. Unfortunately the ball didn't go in.

"I am the manager and the responsibility is mine."

Notts County manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham (on goalscorer Balint Bajner):

"I think it was fate with the big man scoring. He has all of his family and friends down here supporting him.

"It's a fantastic night for the club, it's so better to be winning a game, I can't stand losing.

"It has been difficult recently, so the response tonight was fantastic. I hope this is a platform to start building, I hope this is a pivotal night in our season."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 40Cisak
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 6Baudry
  • 12Lowry
  • 3Sawyer
  • 18PritchardSubstituted forCoxat 63'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 4Vincelot
  • 17WrightBooked at 85mins
  • 23DagnallSubstituted forBattat 58'minutes
  • 9Lisbie
  • 10MooneySubstituted forHedgesat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cox
  • 11McAnuff
  • 14Batt
  • 15Clarke
  • 20Bartley
  • 33Woods
  • 34Hedges

Notts County

  • 1Carroll
  • 2Dumbuya
  • 5Mullins
  • 28Edwards
  • 3Adams
  • 11Thompson
  • 13Jones
  • 15Thompson
  • 16Noble
  • 7Hayhurst
  • 27BajnerSubstituted forThomasat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Hollis
  • 12Thomas
  • 17White
  • 20Daniels
  • 24Woolery
  • 31Harrad
  • 35Pilkington
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
3,534

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Notts County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Notts County 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Hedges (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Hayden Mullins (Notts County).

  6. Post update

    Ryan Hedges (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by William Hayhurst (Notts County).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Ryan Hedges replaces David Mooney.

  9. Booking

    Josh Wright (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Josh Wright (Leyton Orient).

  11. Post update

    William Hayhurst (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by David Mooney.

  13. Post update

    Foul by David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

  14. Post update

    Curtis Thompson (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by William Hayhurst (Notts County).

  18. Booking

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient).

  20. Post update

    Blair Adams (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City28187353233061
2Swindon29176655292657
3MK Dons29168560273356
4Preston29158644281653
5Oldham29111084140143
6Sheff Utd2712693631542
7Chesterfield2911994238442
8Bradford2811893733441
9Fleetwood30118113030041
10Walsall29101093231140
11Doncaster2810993333039
12Rochdale271151149381138
13Peterborough29115133637-138
14Notts County29108113135-438
15Gillingham30108124045-538
16Port Vale30106143745-836
17Barnsley29105143843-535
18Crewe29105142951-2235
19Scunthorpe2797113843-534
20Coventry30711123041-1132
21Colchester2977153550-1528
22Yeovil3077162342-1928
23Crawley3069152754-2727
24Leyton Orient2868143544-926
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