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Crawley Town 1-0 Leyton Orient

Izale McLeod
Izale McLeod hit his 18th goal of the season for Crawley Town

Crawley moved out of the League One relegation places after beating fellow strugglers Leyton Orient.

Captain Izale McLeod converted a first-half penalty after he was brought down in the area by Luke O'Neill.

Anthony Wordsworth almost doubled the lead shortly before the break but Alex Cisak parried his fierce shot.

Crawley keeper Brian Jensen made good saves to deny Marvin Bartley, ex-Liverpool defender Andrea Dossena, David Mooney and Ryan Hedges.

Crawley's win, coupled with defeats for Crewe and Notts County, move them a point clear of the drop zone.

Orient stay third-from-bottom, three points from safety, but with a superior goal difference to any of their rivals.

Crawley Town boss Dean Saunders told BBC Surrey:

"It was a big win for us, but it also caused a lot of damage and that sort of result for them can damage their morale.

"It's a great result for us nine points in a week, the players have done magnificently. I kept the same team again, so the same eleven players have done it apart from Brian Jensen who came on and plays his part.

"We're not out of trouble yet and on we go to Gillingham and we have to do it again. We are setting out to attack at times and someone has been telling me that we are on course goals-wise.

On the possibility of Richard Wood possibility extending his loan: "He wants to stay and I want him to stay. He's done really well for us, he's been a good character for us and to have around the club.

"Sonny (Bradley), Richard and Darren Ward I thought did really well today because they got bombarded at times, Chris Dagnall and Darius Henderson are as good as any in this league."

Leyton Orient defender Scott Cuthbert told BBC London 94.9:

"It's a massive result in terms of the league positioning and our standings, and it's massively gutting to not have at least a point.

"We started on top but the wind was terrible, it was really hard to get to grips with, but I thought we dominated.

"There was a little lapse in concentration for the penalty and that gives them something to hold onto.

"The frustrating thing is that we had the ball a lot, they sat back and we gave them something to hold onto and they held onto it well, but we're massively disappointed that we didn't test the goalkeeper a few more times.



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 30PriceSubstituted forJensenat 45'minutes
  • 14Young
  • 25Ward
  • 29Wood
  • 6Bradley
  • 16Fowler
  • 26WordsworthBooked at 44mins
  • 21TomlinSubstituted forOyebanjoat 90+3'minutes
  • 28PogbaSubstituted forElliottat 61'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 3DicksonBooked at 90mins
  • 9McLeod


  • 1Jensen
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 7Edwards
  • 8Smith
  • 10Morgan
  • 20Bawling
  • 33Elliott

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-4-2

  • 40Cisak
  • 26O'NeillBooked at 32mins
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 15ClarkeBooked at 81mins
  • 32Dossena
  • 34HedgesBooked at 85mins
  • 20BartleyBooked at 44minsSubstituted forMooneyat 66'minutes
  • 17Wright
  • 7CoxSubstituted forMcAnuffat 70'minutes
  • 23Dagnall
  • 24HendersonSubstituted forSimpsonat 70'minutes


  • 3Sawyer
  • 6Baudry
  • 10Mooney
  • 11McAnuff
  • 18Pritchard
  • 27Simpson
  • 33Woods
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Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamLeyton Orient
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Leyton Orient 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Leyton Orient 0.

  3. Post update

    Ryan Hedges (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

  5. Post update

    Foul by David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

  6. Post update

    Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Lanre Oyebanjo replaces Gavin Tomlin.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrea Dossena (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Hedges (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Booking

    Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Hedges (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Booking

    Ryan Hedges (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Hedges (Leyton Orient).

  16. Post update

    Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient).

  20. Post update

    Darren Ward (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

1Bristol City38258573324183
4MK Dons38209976403669
5Sheff Utd371610115143858
15Port Vale38146184753-648
20Notts County37119173750-1342
22Leyton Orient37109184753-639
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