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Exeter City 4-0 Leyton Orient

Ryan Harley scored twice to help Exeter thrash Leyton Orient 4-0 at St James Park.

Exeter made an excellent start by taking the lead inside four minutes as recalled striker Reuben Reid provided the assist for David Wheeler to score his fourth goal in five matches with a deft close-range finish.

Ollie Watkins, fresh from a hat-trick the day after his 21st birthday at Newport last time out, missed several chances to increase Exeter's lead, with one of those a fierce shot that smashed against the post.

Any fears Exeter may have had of paying the price for those missed chances were dispelled five minutes after the break when Wheeler turned provider for Harley, making his first start since September, to finish at the back-post.

Harley then made it 3-0 on 65 minutes when he converted from the penalty spot after the dangerous Watkins had been fouled by Tom Parkes.

Liam McAlinden finished the scoring on 82 minutes when he was played-in by fellow substitute Robbie Simpson and coolly slipped the ball past Alex Cisak to complete the rout.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 28Stacey
  • 39Brown
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3WoodmanSubstituted forArchibald-Henvilleat 83'minutes
  • 11Wheeler
  • 4James
  • 6Tillson
  • 7HarleySubstituted forSimpsonat 74'minutes
  • 33ReidSubstituted forMcAlindenat 62'minutes
  • 14Watkins

Substitutes

  • 1Olejnik
  • 5Archibald-Henville
  • 8Simpson
  • 19McAlinden
  • 25Taylor
  • 26Ampadu
  • 31Sweeney

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 29Judd
  • 37Erichot
  • 6Parkes
  • 16Hunt
  • 11Massey
  • 7Collins
  • 15Atangana
  • 3KennedySubstituted forKoromaat 59'minutes
  • 9PalmerSubstituted forWeirat 73'minutesSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 87'minutes
  • 10McCallum

Substitutes

  • 8Weir
  • 21Bowery
  • 24Sargeant
  • 25Pollock
  • 26Adeboyejo
  • 28Koroma
  • 32Ochieng
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
4,537

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home3
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 4, Leyton Orient 0.

Full Time

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

Jack Stacey (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Koroma (Leyton Orient).

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

Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Robbie Weir because of an injury.

Delay in match (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Troy Archibald-Henville replaces Craig Woodman.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 4, Leyton Orient 0. Liam McAlinden (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Josh Koroma (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Myles Judd (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Robbie Simpson replaces Ryan Harley.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Robbie Weir replaces Ollie Palmer.

Attempt saved. Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Lloyd James (Exeter City).

Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Troy Brown.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 3, Leyton Orient 0. Ryan Harley (Exeter City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Exeter City. Ollie Watkins draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Tom Parkes (Leyton Orient) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Liam McAlinden replaces Reuben Reid.

Attempt missed. Yvan Erichot (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Josh Koroma replaces Callum Kennedy.

Lloyd James (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient).

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 2, Leyton Orient 0. Ryan Harley (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Wheeler with a cross.

Second Half

Second Half begins Exeter City 1, Leyton Orient 0.

Half Time

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

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Yvan Erichot.

Attempt blocked. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Harley (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yvan Erichot (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster24154546311549
2Plymouth24153637251248
3Carlisle241210245311446
4Portsmouth24126637221542
5Wycombe2412573226641
6Luton24108634221238
7Cambridge2411583526938
8Colchester2410683629736
9Barnet249963333036
10Blackpool2497836251134
11Exeter24103113327633
12Grimsby249693228433
13Crawley2495103038-832
14Yeovil2486102528-330
15Stevenage2493123539-430
16Mansfield247982329-630
17Crewe2461082431-728
18Hartlepool246993342-927
19Morecambe2383122741-1427
20Leyton Orient2474132634-825
21Accrington2467112331-825
22Notts County2464142744-1722
23Cheltenham2449112437-1321
24Newport2345142741-1417
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