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Notts County 3-1 Leyton Orient

Jon Stead struck his seventh goal of the season as 10-man Notts County defeated Leyton Orient 3-1 after a lively second half at Meadow Lane.

The Magpies edged a forgettable first half, with Stead denied twice in the box on 20 minutes, first by a block from Nicky Hunt and then by Alex Cisak's near-post save.

But the home side stepped up a level after the break, scoring twice in quick succession early in the half to take control of the game.

They went ahead when Jonathan Forte met a fine right-sided cross from Matt Tootle with a downward header which Cisak appeared to have saved, but the referee's assistant indicated that the ball had crossed the line before the Orient keeper had reached it.

The impressive Stead doubled the advantage moments later with an excellent 25-yard strike into the bottom corner.

Louis Laing's dismissal for a second booking on 69 minutes and Paul McCallum's close-range header four minutes from time set up a nervy finish.

But substitute Aaron Collins' superb counter-attacking goal in stoppage time put the result beyond doubt.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 14LaingBooked at 69mins
  • 5DuffyBooked at 45mins
  • 6Hollis
  • 2Tootle
  • 23Rodman
  • 8O'ConnorSubstituted forRichardsat 84'minutes
  • 12MilsomBooked at 72mins
  • 3Dickinson
  • 30SteadSubstituted forCollinsat 58'minutes
  • 11ForteSubstituted forOliverat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Oliver
  • 13Loach
  • 19Richards
  • 24Campbell
  • 26Burke
  • 33Opoku Aborah
  • 39Collins

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 16Hunt
  • 37Erichot
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Kennedy
  • 11MasseySubstituted forSemedoat 72'minutes
  • 4Kelly
  • 8Weir
  • 20CornickSubstituted forN'Nomoat 62'minutes
  • 27SimpsonSubstituted forBoweryat 72'minutes
  • 10McCallumBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 9Palmer
  • 15Atangana
  • 18N'Nomo
  • 21Bowery
  • 22Semedo
  • 24Sargeant
  • 46Janse
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
4,289

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 3, Leyton Orient 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 3, Leyton Orient 1.

Foul by Jordan Richards (Notts County).

Liam Kelly (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 3, Leyton Orient 1. Aaron Collins (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Tootle.

Robert Milsom (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Leyton Orient).

Robert Milsom (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient).

Attempt saved. Ulrich N'Nomo (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Matt Tootle (Notts County).

Ulrich N'Nomo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 2, Leyton Orient 1. Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Bowery.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Jordan Richards replaces Michael O'Connor because of an injury.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Attempt blocked. Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Vadaine Oliver (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yvan Erichot (Leyton Orient).

Attempt blocked. Liam Kelly (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Aaron Collins (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Richard Duffy (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient).

Hand ball by Vadaine Oliver (Notts County).

Attempt saved. Jordan Bowery (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Attempt blocked. Liam Kelly (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Vadaine Oliver (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yvan Erichot (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Vadaine Oliver replaces Jonathan Forte.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Sandro Semedo replaces Gavin Massey.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jordan Bowery replaces Jay Simpson.

Booking

Robert Milsom (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Robbie Weir (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Robert Milsom (Notts County).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Louis Laing (Notts County) for a bad foul.

Foul by Louis Laing (Notts County).

Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Robbie Weir (Leyton Orient).

Hand ball by Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth9612117419
2Portsmouth9522167917
3Luton95131810816
4Doncaster95131811716
5Crewe9441139416
6Carlisle9360129315
7Morecambe95041416-215
8Colchester94231513214
9Notts County94231514114
10Accrington94231312114
11Crawley94231112-114
12Grimsby94141614213
13Mansfield933378-112
14Leyton Orient93241212011
15Hartlepool92521317-411
16Blackpool92431210210
17Barnet8242810-210
18Stevenage93151417-310
19Yeovil93151014-410
20Exeter9306813-59
21Wycombe9225714-78
22Cheltenham91441114-37
23Newport81341014-46
24Cambridge9135714-76
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