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Leyton Orient 0-1 Exeter City

Ollie Watkins' priceless goal allowed Exeter to collect a 1-0 win at Leyton Orient.

The beleaguered O's paid the price for some abject defending when Watkins found himself unmarked and able to slip the ball past keeper Alex Cisak from close range after a cross from the impressive Liam McAlinden eluded the home defence.

The Grecians should have doubled their advantage on 39 minutes when McAlinden again tormented the opposition and delivered a cross that striker Reuben Reid headed over the bar from six yards with the goal at his mercy.

Reid though was unlucky when a shot four minutes later was blocked by an Orient defender as the visitors dictated affairs.

The home supporters vented their feelings with a chorus of boos ringing around Brisbane Road before the half-time whistle as the Londoners produced a display with precious little lustre.

The introduction of Sandro Semedo raised Orient's tempo but despite a series of crosses by the young winger, the O's were unable to capitalise against a solid Grecians defence superbly marshalled by skipper Jordan Moore-Taylor.

Pierce Sweeney saved the day for his side on 66 minutes when he blocked a Jay Simpson shot that appeared goalbound but the visitors, who created the better chances, were good value for their sixth league success on the road this season.

Orient left the field at the final whistle to jeers from their fans whilst City lifted themselves out of the bottom two as the Londoners suffered their eighth successive home league defeat.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 29Judd
  • 16HuntBooked at 71mins
  • 6Parkes
  • 3KennedySubstituted forDunneat 45'minutes
  • 8WeirSubstituted forSemedoat 45'minutes
  • 11MasseyBooked at 39mins
  • 15AtanganaBooked at 42mins
  • 7CollinsBooked at 65mins
  • 27Simpson
  • 10McCallumBooked at 58minsSubstituted forPalmerat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Dunne
  • 9Palmer
  • 22Semedo
  • 24Sargeant
  • 25Pollock
  • 30Dalby
  • 32Ochieng

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 31Sweeney
  • 29Croll
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3WoodmanBooked at 63mins
  • 4James
  • 11WheelerBooked at 13minsSubstituted forStaceyat 66'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 14WatkinsBooked at 85minsSubstituted forSimpsonat 88'minutes
  • 19McAlindenSubstituted forOakleyat 65'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 33Reid

Substitutes

  • 1Olejnik
  • 8Simpson
  • 12Grant
  • 16Oakley
  • 20Jay
  • 28Stacey
  • 39Brown
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
2,926

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Exeter City 1.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient).

Luke Croll (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

Hand ball by Robbie Simpson (Exeter City).

Booking

Matt Oakley (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Michael Collins (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Robbie Simpson replaces Ollie Watkins.

Tom Parkes (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Nigel Atangana (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Myles Judd (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ollie Watkins (Exeter City).

Attempt blocked. Michael Collins (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

Foul by Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient).

Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Nicky Hunt (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nicky Hunt (Leyton Orient).

Reuben Reid (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Christy Pym.

Attempt saved. Nigel Atangana (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jack Stacey replaces David Wheeler.

Booking

Michael Collins (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Oakley replaces Liam McAlinden.

Nicky Hunt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Exeter City).

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

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

Booking

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth1812242819938
2Carlisle1898132211135
3Doncaster17103435241133
4Portsmouth1894531181331
5Luton1886428181030
6Grimsby187562522326
7Crewe186842221126
8Wycombe187472122-125
9Mansfield186751920-125
10Blackpool186662921824
11Barnet185942425-124
12Yeovil177371822-424
13Hartlepool185762830-222
14Cambridge186481822-422
15Notts County186482229-722
16Stevenage166372324-121
17Colchester185582326-320
18Accrington185581924-520
19Crawley175571825-720
20Morecambe1862102135-1420
21Exeter1861112025-519
22Leyton Orient1853102023-318
23Cheltenham183961925-618
24Newport174582123-217
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