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Leyton Orient 3-2 Portsmouth

Leyton Orient moved up to ninth in the League Two table with victory over fourth-placed Portsmouth.

Pompey went ahead from Gareth Evans' close-range finish, before Adam Webster was sent off for fouling Jobi McAnuff and Jay Simpson levelled from the spot.

Ollie Palmer nodded the hosts ahead at half-time but Mathieu Baudry saw red for lashing out at Kyle Bennett.

Palmer headed in his second for Orient, before Evans ran through the home side's defence to score a consolation.

Leyton Orient assistant manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio London:

"It was a terrific performance from the boys, they had to dig in very deep against a fantastic side.

"Fair play to the players, they dug in, showed a lot of character and we got a result in the end.

"I'm really pleased for Ollie Palmer because he works very hard on the training ground day in, day out and hopefully this is the start for him because for all the work he does he just couldn't hit the back of the net."

Portsmouth manager Paul Cook speaks to BBC Radio Solent:

"It was very poor. If we give goals away like we do, how we can end up with 10 men like we do and how we can end up chasing the game like we do? The lads need to learn.

"We carry a bit of a pedigree in this division and rightly so, the travel and support we get is amazing and we have a duty to do the right things properly.

"Whether it is a red card or not, we're not going to change it. You know you can't get involved in stuff like that, but we've got to be better than that. We haven't got that ruthless streak in us yet.

"At Northampton we got a late goal and everyone's happy, but we were wobbling at the time. Today we have wobbled a little bit and we've given someone a flash of light. You can't do that.

"When we get beat, we will always get beat having a go. You know we will be involved in entertaining games, I certainly felt it was an entertaining game."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 6BaudryBooked at 51mins
  • 4EssamBooked at 10mins
  • 15Mvoto
  • 20Kpekawa
  • 2Clohessy
  • 12Payne
  • 11McAnuffSubstituted forTurgottat 87'minutes
  • 18PritchardBooked at 89mins
  • 9PalmerBooked at 53minsSubstituted forMarquisat 81'minutes
  • 27SimpsonSubstituted forShawat 73'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Shaw
  • 5Dunne
  • 17Turgott
  • 19Kashket
  • 21Grainger
  • 23Moncur
  • 32Marquis

Portsmouth

  • 24Murphy
  • 2DaviesBooked at 32mins
  • 20Clarke
  • 4WebsterBooked at 22mins
  • 3Stevens
  • 29HollandsSubstituted forRobertsat 86'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 26Evans
  • 10McNultySubstituted forBartonat 25'minutes
  • 23BennettSubstituted forChaplinat 87'minutes
  • 13Lavery

Substitutes

  • 7McGurk
  • 11Roberts
  • 15Barton
  • 18Tollitt
  • 19Chaplin
  • 33Close
  • 35Bass
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
5,848

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leyton Orient 3, Portsmouth 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 3, Portsmouth 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jack Payne.

  4. Booking

    Frazer Shaw (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Brian Murphy.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Marquis (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  8. Post update

    John Marquis (Leyton Orient) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  9. Post update

    Frazer Shaw (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Gareth Evans (Portsmouth).

  11. Booking

    Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Davies (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Blair Turgott replaces Jobi McAnuff.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Kyle Bennett.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Gary Roberts replaces Danny Hollands.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient).

  17. Post update

    Enda Stevens (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Sean Clohessy.

  19. Post update

    Cole Kpekawa (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Gareth Evans (Portsmouth).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth23144534191546
2Oxford Utd23128336191744
3Northampton22134538281043
4Portsmouth231010341221940
5Bristol Rovers2311483224837
6Wycombe2210753022837
7Carlisle2210754237537
8Accrington20106435231236
9Leyton Orient239953731636
10Mansfield2297630201034
11Cambridge239683633333
12Crawley2394103239-731
13Wimbledon237972930-130
14Exeter228683033-330
15Luton2385103836229
16Notts County228593338-529
17Barnet2384113439-528
18Morecambe2183103839-127
19Stevenage236893140-926
20Newport2348112637-1120
21Hartlepool2162132035-1520
22York2236132545-2015
23Yeovil2327142238-1613
24Dag & Red2327142143-2213
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