League Two
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Tom Nichols
Exeter striker Tom Nichols has scored three goals this season

Exeter City thumped early League Two leaders' Leyton Orient to end their winning start to the season.

Tom Nichols put Exeter ahead from the spot after he was fouled by Charlie Grainger, before Alex Nicholls fired in from long range to double their lead.

Orient almost found their way back into the game but Matt Oakley cleared Jay Simpson's header off the line.

Nichols scored his second penalty when David Wheeler was brought down by Alan Dunne, before Wheeler sealed the win.

Leyton Orient manager Ian Hendon told BBC London 94.9:

"The penalty early on unsettled us but the defeat was fair and square.

"They took their chances and we didn't. We had a lot of possession of the ball and didn't work their keeper nearly enough.

"Charlie [Grainger] was maybe a bit hyped up, came out early on and made a bad decision. But in the second half he made a few good saves.

"We lost 4-0 but in my opinion I don't think that is a fair reflection of what went on. The 'manager of the month curse' struck big-time today."

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Olejnik
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 26Tillson
  • 39Brown
  • 5McAllisterBooked at 24minsSubstituted forWoodmanat 80'minutes
  • 8Oakley
  • 7Harley
  • 14Nicholls
  • 4NobleSubstituted forOyelekeat 88'minutes
  • 20Nichols
  • 22WheelerSubstituted forMcCreadyat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Butterfield
  • 3Woodman
  • 13Morrison
  • 18Reid
  • 19Oyeleke
  • 23McCready
  • 30Pym

Leyton Orient

  • 21Grainger
  • 2Clohessy
  • 4Essam
  • 6Baudry
  • 5DunneBooked at 46minsSubstituted forKashketat 68'minutes
  • 18PritchardBooked at 87mins
  • 14MooreSubstituted forTurgottat 58'minutes
  • 8James
  • 7Cox
  • 10McCallumBooked at 48minsSubstituted forPalmerat 75'minutes
  • 27Simpson

Substitutes

  • 3Shaw
  • 9Palmer
  • 12Payne
  • 17Turgott
  • 19Kashket
  • 20Maguire
  • 29Sargeant
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
3,648

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 4, Leyton Orient 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Exeter City 4, Leyton Orient 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient).

  4. Post update

    Troy Brown (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Blair Turgott (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Manny Oyeleke replaces David Noble.

  7. Booking

    Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient).

  9. Post update

    Tom McCready (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Scott Kashket (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Tom McCready replaces David Wheeler.

  12. Post update

    Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Harley (Exeter City).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Craig Woodman replaces Jamie McAllister.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Troy Brown.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Scott Kashket (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Exeter City 4, Leyton Orient 0. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Harley (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Ollie Palmer replaces Paul McCallum.

  20. Post update

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

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