National League
Leyton Orient1Wrexham0

Leyton Orient 1-0 Wrexham

Marvin Ekpiteta
Marvin Ekpiteta's goal was his fifth of the season in the National League for Leyton Orient

Marvin Ekpiteta's second-half goal was enough to see Leyton Orient replace Wrexham at the top of the National League.

Justin Edinburgh's side had the better chances and Ekpiteta fired home from the edge of the box with 18 minutes remaining.

The O's are a point ahead of Wrexham and have a game in hand over Bryan Hughes' team.

Hughes suffered his first defeat since taking over at the Racecourse.

Wrexham manager Bryan Hughes said: "It was a close, tight game that could have gone either way a little bit Chesterfield last weekend I felt.

"I was waiting for a little bit of quality to see who would win it but it never came at our end. I can't be too disappointed with our performance - I thought we worked hard

"Everyone will portray it as a setback because of the position that we're in. Now it's about us bouncing back."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 1Brill
  • 2LingSubstituted forBrophyat 58'minutes
  • 3Widdowson
  • 21EkpitetaBooked at 7mins
  • 23Turley
  • 15HappeBooked at 90mins
  • 7McAnuff
  • 8Clay
  • 10Maguire-DrewSubstituted forCoulsonat 89'minutes
  • 9Bonne
  • 30SimpsonSubstituted forHarroldat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Coulson
  • 16Brophy
  • 17Gorman
  • 18Harrold
  • 24Sargeant

Wrexham

  • 18Lainton
  • 16WalkerSubstituted forGrantat 6'minutes
  • 3JenningsBooked at 63mins
  • 20Wright
  • 6Kennedy
  • 14Rutherford
  • 5Pearson
  • 8Young
  • 23BeavonSubstituted forOswellat 71'minutes
  • 29TollittSubstituted forStocktonat 82'minutes
  • 30Lawlor

Substitutes

  • 1Dibble
  • 2Roberts
  • 12Oswell
  • 31Stockton
  • 32Grant
Referee:
James Oldham
Attendance:
6,643

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 1, Wrexham 0.

Booking

Daniel Happe (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 1, Wrexham 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Josh Coulson replaces Jordan Maguire-Drew.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Matt Harrold replaces Jay Simpson.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Cole Stockton replaces Ben Tollitt.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Wrexham 0. Marvin Ekpiteta (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Jason Oswell replaces Stuart Beavon.

Booking

James Jennings (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. James Brophy replaces Sam Ling.

Second Half

Second Half begins Leyton Orient 0, Wrexham 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Wrexham 0.

Booking

Marvin Ekpiteta (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Bobby Grant replaces Brad Walker.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient362010659273270
2Wrexham37209845261969
3Solihull Moors36207959332667
4Salford37199963382566
5Fylde361713659302964
6Harrogate36189968452363
7Gateshead371881148341462
8Eastleigh36187114745261
9Sutton United371512104441357
10Ebbsfleet3614101247351252
11Barrow371310143942-349
12Hartlepool371212134549-448
13Dag & Red37138164444047
14Bromley37138164853-547
15Halifax361016103132-146
16Maidenhead United37135193958-1944
17Boreham Wood361013133745-843
18Chesterfield37915133843-542
19Barnet33117153243-1140
20Dover37109184257-1539
21Havant & Waterlooville37811184966-1735
22Aldershot3688202858-3032
23Maidstone United3685233062-3229
24Braintree3767243368-3525
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