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Wycombe Wanderers 0-2 Leyton Orient

Jay Simpson
Jay Simpson has scored 21 goals this season for Leyton Orient

Kevin Nolan made a winning start to management as two second-half goals helped Leyton Orient beat Wycombe.

After a turgid first half, Jay Simpson was left unmarked just eight yards out to fire home his 21st goal of the season and put Orient ahead.

Ollie Palmer then headed wide from Jobi McAnuff's free-kick before Calaum Jahraldo-Martin slid the ball past an on-rushing Alex Lynch on the break.

Wycombe failed to muster an effort on target in their third straight defeat.

The win moves Orient above the home side into eighth place in the League Two table.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I didn't think anyone was going to score first half against us. But in the second half, the goal changes everything, it was a poor defensive goal.

"We fell asleep, you can't give Jay Simpson time in the box, he's the top scorer in the country. Before that there was absolutely nothing in the game and it was heading for a 0-0.

"There were two shots on goal in the whole game. Both were from Leyton Orient and both went it.

"It's a disappointing game, especially after Tuesday's exit from the FA Cup. We've got a full week now to prepare for Plymouth and I want to get rid of any hangover from the FA Cup and especially against orient."

Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan told BBC Radio London:

"The lads responded to everything I've asked of them over the last 48 hours so I'm going home on that bus really pleased.

"I think what I've learned is that they can take things on board very quickly, which is very pleasing.

"They've got the result today which is pleasing so hopefully now they'll start believing in what I'm trying to do

"Bit-by-bit we'll start implementing things and hopefully start making this club strive forward and get into those play-off positions."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 21Lynch
  • 2JombatiBooked at 76mins
  • 5Stewart
  • 6Pierre
  • 3Jacobson
  • 19HarrimanSubstituted forUdumagaat 83'minutes
  • 22McCarthy
  • 20O'Nien
  • 11Wood
  • 7ThompsonSubstituted forUgwuat 71'minutes
  • 9HayesSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McGinn
  • 8Bean
  • 13Richardson
  • 17Kretzschmar
  • 23Ugwu
  • 24Cowan-Hall
  • 25Udumaga

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 2Clohessy
  • 4Essam
  • 6Baudry
  • 3Shaw
  • 30Jahraldo-MartinBooked at 89mins
  • 12Payne
  • 15AtanganaSubstituted forPritchardat 72'minutes
  • 11McAnuff
  • 9PalmerSubstituted forGnanduilletat 80'minutes
  • 27Simpson

Substitutes

  • 17Turgott
  • 18Pritchard
  • 19Kashket
  • 20Kpekawa
  • 21Grainger
  • 32Gnanduillet
  • 44Nolan
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
4,432

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home6
Away6
Shots on Target
Home0
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Leyton Orient 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Leyton Orient 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jason McCarthy.

  4. Booking

    Calaum Jahraldo-Martin (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 0, Leyton Orient 2. Calaum Jahraldo-Martin (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jay Simpson.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Jermaine Udumaga replaces Michael Harriman.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Sean Clohessy.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jack Payne (Leyton Orient).

  12. Post update

    Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Ollie Palmer.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gozie Ugwu (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient).

  16. Post update

    Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  18. Booking

    Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton27184549311858
2Plymouth28175643251856
3Oxford Utd27149442231951
4Bristol Rovers28145939281147
5Portsmouth261111444232144
6Accrington24126642291342
7Wimbledon2711974032842
8Leyton Orient27101074338540
9Wycombe2611783227540
10Carlisle2510964340339
11Mansfield2710893630638
12Cambridge28108104040038
13Exeter27107103740-337
14Morecambe26105114646035
15Luton2797114038234
16Crawley28104143447-1334
17Notts County2696113846-833
18Barnet2896133644-833
19Stevenage28610123750-1328
20Newport2659123041-1124
21Hartlepool2473142339-1624
22Yeovil2748152641-1520
23Dag & Red2748152949-2020
24York2638152749-2217
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