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Stevenage 4-1 Leyton Orient

Stevenage produced a professional display to beat struggling Leyton Orient in League Two at a wet Broadhall Way.

The hosts dominated the opening exchanges and it was no surprise when an unmarked Ben Kennedy headed home Jobi McAnuff's cross in the 18th minute.

It was 2-0 four minutes later when Nicky Hunt dragged Luke Wilkinson down in the area and Matt Godden smashed the penalty into the top corner.

Orient responded almost instantly when Paul McCallum headed Michael Collins' expert free-kick into the corner.

Danny Webb's team pushed for an equaliser but it remained 2-1 at the break - although not for long.

Stevenage needed only three second-half minutes to extend their advantage when Wilkinson headed in McAnuff's cross.

Tom Pett made it 4-1 just past the hour mark after good play on the left despite Sam Sargeant getting a hand to his shot.

Although Orient pushed for a consolation, it was comfortable for Stevenage, who moved up to seventh in the table.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 16Day
  • 5Franks
  • 4King
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 20Ogilvie
  • 11PettSubstituted forCowansat 75'minutes
  • 18Tonge
  • 22Lee
  • 7McAnuffSubstituted forHindsat 83'minutes
  • 14Kennedy
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forLoftat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10McQuoid
  • 12Preston
  • 17Gorman
  • 23Cowans
  • 26Hinds
  • 33Ntlhe
  • 35Loft

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-4-2

  • 24Sargeant
  • 29Judd
  • 16HuntBooked at 22mins
  • 34Clark
  • 3Kennedy
  • 28Koroma
  • 14MooreSubstituted forMoncurat 60'minutes
  • 7Collins
  • 22SemedoSubstituted forAlzateat 62'minutes
  • 11MasseyBooked at 31mins
  • 10McCallumSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Grainger
  • 19Mezague
  • 23Moncur
  • 26Adeboyejo
  • 30Dalby
  • 31Alzate
  • 38Happe
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
2,908

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away11
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 4, Leyton Orient 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 4, Leyton Orient 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Koroma (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Ben Kennedy.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Henry Cowans.

  7. Post update

    Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ben Kennedy (Stevenage).

  9. Post update

    Josh Koroma (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

  11. Post update

    Josh Koroma (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Michael Tonge (Stevenage).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Loft (Stevenage).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Ryan Loft replaces Matt Godden.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Steven Alzate (Leyton Orient).

  18. Post update

    Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Henry Cowans (Stevenage).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster34208666422468
2Plymouth33195952361662
3Carlisle34151365649758
4Portsmouth33168949301956
5Luton331412749311854
6Exeter341661255381754
7Stevenage34164145651552
8Mansfield34131294338551
9Colchester34148125043750
10Grimsby34138134040047
11Wycombe34138134244-247
12Cambridge33137134340346
13Barnet341113104346-346
14Morecambe33137134248-646
15Blackpool331014949371244
16Crawley33126154152-1142
17Yeovil34913123340-740
18Cheltenham34911143846-838
19Notts County34107173858-2037
20Crewe34812143652-1636
21Accrington32811133646-1035
22Hartlepool34811154358-1535
23Leyton Orient3485213655-1929
24Newport33511173753-1626
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