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Swindon Town 2-2 Leyton Orient

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Leyton Orient have gone down, a year after losing in the League One play-off final

Leyton Orient's final-day efforts were all in vain as a point was not enough to keep them in League One.

Lloyd James's 20th-minute penalty was saved by Cameron Belford, after his brother Tyrell, who started in goal for Town, had been sent off for the foul.

But Dean Cox lifted them out of the relegation zone when he put them ahead.

Chris Dagnall doubled the lead but Anton Rodgers pulled one back and Andy Williams earned a point for Swindon with a late penalty.

Leyton Orient were nearly promoted to the Championship last season when they missed out on automatic promotion and then lost the play-off final to Rotherham in a penalty shoot-out.

But they are now back in League Two for the first time since 2006.

The missed penalty did not put off the visitors, who went ahead shortly afterwards when Cox robbed Raphael Rossi Branco to give them hope.

Lloyd James's penalty is saved by Cameron Belford
Lloyd James's penalty is saved by Cameron Belford

That lead increased when Dagnall doubled the lead with a neat finish soon after the break.

But a much-changed Swindon, who face Sheffield United in the League One play-offs, did rally and were back in the match when Rodgers, son of Liverpool manager Brendan, scored.

And Williams' 86th-minute penalty, after a foul on Sam Ricketts, completed their comeback.

It mattered little, as even a win would not have been enough to save Leyton Orient after Colchester's home win over Preston.

Line-ups

Swindon

Formation 3-5-2

  • 25BelfordBooked at 20mins
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 36Ricketts
  • 6TurnbullSubstituted forStephensat 45'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 23Barthram
  • 30AgombarSubstituted forMarshallat 63'minutes
  • 26Rodgers
  • 14Swift
  • 31Randall-Hurran
  • 10WilliamsBooked at 68mins
  • 38CookeSubstituted forBelfordat 22'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Stephens
  • 9Smith
  • 18Barker
  • 21Jones
  • 28Smith
  • 32Marshall
  • 37Belford

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-4-2

  • 40Cisak
  • 26O'Neill
  • 15Clarke
  • 6BaudryBooked at 60mins
  • 2OmozusiSubstituted forLowryat 55'minutes
  • 8James
  • 17Wright
  • 20Bartley
  • 7CoxSubstituted forCuthbertat 81'minutes
  • 23Dagnall
  • 27SimpsonSubstituted forMcAnuffat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Cuthbert
  • 10Mooney
  • 11McAnuff
  • 12Lowry
  • 14Batt
  • 33Woods
  • 34Hedges
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
8,609

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away9
Fouls
Home5
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 2, Leyton Orient 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Sam Ricketts.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  5. Post update

    Andy Williams (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Wright (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jack Barthram.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Wright (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jack Barthram.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jack Barthram.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Swindon Town 2, Leyton Orient 2. Andy Williams (Swindon Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  13. Post update

    Penalty Swindon Town. Sam Ricketts draws a foul in the penalty area.

  14. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Luke O'Neill (Leyton Orient) after a foul in the penalty area.

  15. Post update

    Will Randall-Hurran (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Luke O'Neill (Leyton Orient).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Scott Cuthbert replaces Dean Cox.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Swift (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  20. Post update

    Andy Williams (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City462912596385899
2MK Dons4627109101445791
3Preston462514779403989
4Swindon4623101376571979
5Sheff Utd4619141366531371
6Chesterfield4619121568551369
7Bradford461714155555065
8Rochdale46196217266663
9Peterborough46189195356-363
10Fleetwood461712174952-363
11Barnsley461711186261162
12Gillingham461614166566-162
13Doncaster461613175862-461
14Walsall461417155054-459
15Oldham461415175467-1357
16Scunthorpe461414186275-1356
17Coventry461316174960-1155
18Port Vale46159225565-1054
19Colchester461410225877-1952
20Crewe461410224375-3252
21Notts County461214204563-1850
22Crawley461311225379-2650
23Leyton Orient461213215969-1049
24Yeovil461010263675-3940
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