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Grimsby Town 0-4 Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient swept aside Grimsby in front of the watching Carl Fletcher - their new manager in waiting.

Goals from Daniel Happe, Josh Coulson, James Alabi and a Josh Wright penalty at Blundell Park saw interim head coach Ross Embleton sign off from duty in style.

Orient struck first when Happe fired home at the second attempt, taking advantage of the time and space afforded to him in the Grimsby area.

A little more than 10 minutes later, it was 2-0 as the visitors once again made their mark, uncontested from a set-piece.

It was Coulson who got his name on the scoresheet this time, chesting the ball down and volleying it past James McKeown.

After the break, Grimsby piled players forward in an attempt to claw their way back into the game, but they were undone on the counter when Alabi grabbed a third.

There was still time for Wright to make his mark from the penalty spot, sending McKeown the wrong way from 12 yards.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2HendrieBooked at 25mins
  • 6Waterfall
  • 5Öhman
  • 3Gibson
  • 22HewittBooked at 56minsSubstituted forWhitehouseat 59'minutes
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 15CliftonSubstituted forOgbuat 45'minutes
  • 18VernamSubstituted forGreenat 45'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 14Rose

Substitutes

  • 4Davis
  • 7Green
  • 10Whitehouse
  • 11Cook
  • 20Ogbu
  • 23Russell
  • 25Pollock

Leyton Orient

  • 1Brill
  • 5EkpitetaBooked at 37mins
  • 6Coulson
  • 15Happe
  • 3Widdowson
  • 11DaytonBooked at 37minsSubstituted forDennisat 57'minutes
  • 44Wright
  • 8Clay
  • 16Brophy
  • 4GormanSubstituted forMarshat 74'minutes
  • 18HarroldBooked at 28minsSubstituted forAlabiat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Maguire-Drew
  • 12Sargeant
  • 14Judd
  • 17Dennis
  • 21Marsh
  • 25Ogie
  • 27Alabi
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
4,132

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Leyton Orient 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Leyton Orient 4.

Jake Hessenthaler (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Brophy (Leyton Orient).

Offside, Grimsby Town. James McKeown tries a through ball, but Matt Green is caught offside.

Foul by Liam Gibson (Grimsby Town).

Craig Clay (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0, Leyton Orient 4. Josh Wright (Leyton Orient) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Leyton Orient. James Alabi draws a foul in the penalty area.

Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Marsh (Leyton Orient).

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0, Leyton Orient 3. James Alabi (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a fast break.

Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marvin Ekpiteta (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. Marvin Ekpiteta (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Josh Wright with a cross.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Liam Gibson.

Attempt blocked. Josh Coulson (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Clay with a headed pass.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Liam Gibson.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. George Marsh replaces Dale Gorman.

Offside, Grimsby Town. Matt Green tries a through ball, but Ahkeem Rose is caught offside.

Foul by Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town).

James Alabi (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Elliott Whitehouse (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Hendrie.

Elliott Whitehouse (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Louis Dennis (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. James Alabi replaces Matt Harrold.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Luke Hendrie with a cross.

Attempt missed. Daniel Happe (Leyton Orient) header from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high. Assisted by Dale Gorman following a corner.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by James McKeown.

Attempt saved. Craig Clay (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Dale Gorman.

Attempt missed. Louis Dennis (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by James Brophy.

Attempt blocked. Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Hessenthaler with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Elliott Whitehouse replaces Elliott Hewitt.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Dale Gorman.

Attempt missed. Ahkeem Rose (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Gibson following a set piece situation.

Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marvin Ekpiteta (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Louis Dennis replaces James Dayton.

Booking

Elliott Hewitt (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

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2Bradford148332113827
3Newport13751147726
4Exeter147521815326
5Cheltenham1374223121125
6Forest Green14743169725
7Swindon146352119221
8Plymouth145542016420
9Macclesfield145541615120
10Cambridge145452014619
11Colchester145451613319
12Leyton Orient145452322119
13Crawley145452222019
14Grimsby145362020018
15Northampton145361616018
16Port Vale144641921-218
17Mansfield144552119217
18Salford144551622-617
19Walsall144371019-915
20Carlisle144281525-1014
21Oldham142571424-1011
22Scunthorpe142481723-610
23Morecambe142481426-1210
24Stevenage141671120-99
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