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Leyton Orient 1-3 Bristol City

Aaron Wilbraham
Aaron Wilbraham scored for the third concecutive game

Leaders Bristol City recovered from the shock of conceding an early goal to beat strugglers Leyton Orient, who remain 21st in the League One table.

The hosts took the lead when Mark Little gave the ball away to Dave Mooney, who slid the ball to Chris Dagnall to slot past Frank Fielding.

But Bristol City turned the game around with Luke Freeman's close-range finish and Aden Flint's bullet header.

Aaron Wilbraham tucked home Joe Bryan's cross for his 16th goal of the season.

The visitors have stretched their lead at the top to 10 points after MK Dons were beaten at home by Chesterfield.

After Dagnall had given the home side a fourth-minute advantage, the visitors scored twice in nine minutes to take a 2-1 half-time lead.

Joe Bryan set up Freeman in the 12th minute for 1-1 and the former Stevenage midfielder then turned provider as his free-kick was met by Flint from six yards.

Dagnall went close to grabbing his second before the break but his shot was diverted over, before Andrea Dossena's long-range drive was turned over by Fielding early in the second half.

Wilbraham wrapped the game up with a finish at the back post to help secure Bristol City a third straight victory.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Cotterill on Orient v Bristol City

"It was a pleasurable win. It was a tough game, I thought they were very, very direct and tried to put a lot of balls into our box.

"We ended up conceding a goal we were really disappointed with - we don't want to give teams a leg up into games.

"But such is their spirit and attitude towards each other, they dug him [Mark Little] out of a hole tonight, which he normally does week in, week out for them.

"We want to finish the season in good form and good style."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 40Cisak
  • 26O'Neill
  • 6BaudryBooked at 21mins
  • 12Lowry
  • 32Dossena
  • 34HedgesBooked at 28minsSubstituted forCoxat 67'minutes
  • 17WrightBooked at 64mins
  • 4Vincelot
  • 11McAnuffSubstituted forPlasmatiat 80'minutes
  • 10MooneySubstituted forSimpsonat 71'minutes
  • 23Dagnall

Substitutes

  • 5Cuthbert
  • 7Cox
  • 15Clarke
  • 20Bartley
  • 27Simpson
  • 30Plasmati
  • 33Woods

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 22AylingBooked at 83mins
  • 4Flint
  • 3Williams
  • 2Little
  • 7Smith
  • 21Pack
  • 15FreemanSubstituted forSavilleat 87'minutes
  • 23Bryan
  • 18WilbrahamBooked at 33minsSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 89'minutes
  • 19AgardSubstituted forWagstaffat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Elliott
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 12Saville
  • 13Richards
  • 17Cunningham
  • 24Tavernier
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
4,511

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leyton Orient 1, Bristol City 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 1, Bristol City 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gianvito Plasmati (Leyton Orient) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

  7. Post update

    Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient).

  10. Post update

    Derrick Williams (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Scott Wagstaff replaces Kieran Agard.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Aaron Wilbraham.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Frank Fielding.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gianvito Plasmati (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. George Saville replaces Luke Freeman.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Gianvito Plasmati (Leyton Orient).

  19. Post update

    Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City34227565313473
2Preston33189653302363
3MK Dons34188868353362
4Swindon34187959382161
5Sheff Utd33158104739853
6Doncaster341310114342149
7Chesterfield34139124945448
8Bradford33139114238448
9Peterborough34145154244-247
10Barnsley34145154448-447
11Oldham331210114248-646
12Gillingham34129134950-145
13Port Vale34136154246-445
14Fleetwood34129133438-445
15Rochdale321351456431344
16Walsall341111123436-244
17Scunthorpe33119134650-442
18Notts County33118143440-641
19Crewe34116173259-2739
20Coventry33812133445-1136
21Leyton Orient3398164451-735
22Colchester3497183956-1734
23Crawley34810163558-2334
24Yeovil3479182649-2330
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