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Leyton Orient 3-0 Stevenage

Jay Simpson
Jay Simpson has two goals in four games this season

Leyton Orient maintained their winning start to the League Two season with a comfortable victory over Stevenage.

It took until the 74th minute for the hosts to go in front when Jay Simpson headed in Dean Cox's cross.

Blair Turgott added a second from 18 yards for his first Orient goal, before another summer arrival, Ollie Palmer, also grabbed his first goal.

Brett Williams and Dipo Akinyemi hit the post for Stevenage in the first half, as Orient went top of the league.

Stevenage manager Teddy Sheringham told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It's not about doing stuff for 45 or 50 minutes. It's a 90-minute game. You've got to be clued in. You can't do it for 55 and think you'll get away with it.

"We've had chances to get ourselves in front and that's the disappointing thing. You've got to be resilient all over the pitch, it's not just about half-chances. When you're in good positions you've got to dominate teams.

"We need to get accustomed to what it takes to win football matches and get ruthless with each other. Perhaps no more of the 'Mr Nice Guy' and enjoying the surroundings."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 2Clohessy
  • 4Essam
  • 6Baudry
  • 3Shaw
  • 8JamesSubstituted forTurgottat 60'minutes
  • 18Pritchard
  • 14Moore
  • 7CoxSubstituted forDunneat 82'minutes
  • 10McCallumSubstituted forPalmerat 76'minutes
  • 27SimpsonBooked at 60mins

Substitutes

  • 5Dunne
  • 9Palmer
  • 17Turgott
  • 19Kashket
  • 21Grainger
  • 23Moncur
  • 25Ling

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 5FranksBooked at 80mins
  • 6Hughes
  • 19Wells
  • 23OkimoBooked at 88mins
  • 8SchumacherBooked at 73mins
  • 11PettSubstituted forStorerat 79'minutes
  • 18Parrett
  • 22LeeSubstituted forConlonat 65'minutes
  • 20Akinyemi
  • 9WilliamsBooked at 41minsSubstituted forHitchcockat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Kettings
  • 15Hitchcock
  • 26Casey
  • 30Ogilvie
  • 32Conlon
  • 34Gorman
  • 38Storer
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
4,949

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away13
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leyton Orient 3, Stevenage 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 3, Stevenage 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Hughes (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Connor Essam.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Sean Clohessy.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Leyton Orient 3, Stevenage 0. Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient).

  8. Post update

    Jerome Okimo (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jerome Okimo.

  10. Booking

    Jerome Okimo (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Blair Turgott (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jerome Okimo (Stevenage).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Blair Turgott (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Leyton Orient 2, Stevenage 0. Blair Turgott (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Sean Clohessy.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Sean Clohessy.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Sean Clohessy.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Alan Dunne replaces Dean Cox.

  20. Booking

    Fraser Franks (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.