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Leyton Orient 1-1 Northampton Town

Leyton Orient and Northampton each finished with 10-men as a late penalty from Josh Wright sparked a mass brawl at the Breyer Group Stadium.

Wright's spot-kick cancelled out a first-half goal by Ryan Watson before ugly scenes marred the end of the match.

Scott Wharton was sent-off in the 88th minute together with Orient's James Dayton by referee Alan Young for violent conduct after a brawl involving at least 14 players followed the penalty.

The Cobblers deservedly went in front in the 43rd minute when the unmarked Watson collected a headed pass by Vadaine Oliver and drilled home a 20-yard shot.

The visitors should have taken the lead after nine minutes when keeper Sam Sargeant sent an intended clearance to Matthew Warburton but his left-footed shot struck the woodwork.

Orient stepped up a gear after the interval and defender Dan Happe was denied an equaliser when Charlie Goode blocked a goal-bound effort before David Cornell palmed away a Dayton shot.

The O's were finally rewarded on 83 minutes when Wharton handled a cross in the penalty area and Wright stepped forward to convert the spot-kick.

However, before play could restart, tempers became frayed leading to the 14-man brawl.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

Formation 3-5-2

  • 12Sargeant
  • 6CoulsonSubstituted forMaguire-Drewat 58'minutes
  • 5Ekpiteta
  • 15Happe
  • 21Marsh
  • 8Clay
  • 31CisséBooked at 45minsSubstituted forDaytonat 63'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 44Wright
  • 16Brophy
  • 9Wilkinson
  • 18HarroldSubstituted forSotiriouat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Maguire-Drew
  • 11Dayton
  • 14Judd
  • 20Sotiriou
  • 22Vigouroux
  • 26Kyprianou
  • 29Sweeney

Northampton

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1CornellBooked at 76mins
  • 5GoodeBooked at 35mins
  • 6Turnbull
  • 16WhartonBooked at 88mins
  • 23Harriman
  • 14Lines
  • 8Watson
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forHoskinsat 56'minutes
  • 44AndersonBooked at 59minsSubstituted forMartinat 71'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 20Warburton
  • 19OliverSubstituted forWilliamsat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hall-Johnson
  • 3Martin
  • 7Hoskins
  • 11Williams
  • 22Roberts
  • 25Arnold
  • 31Johnston
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
3,774

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leyton Orient 1, Northampton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 1, Northampton Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Happe (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Wright with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Chris Lines.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by David Cornell.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor Wilkinson (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by David Cornell.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Maguire-Drew (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Booking

    Joe Martin (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Ruel Sotiriou (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Joe Martin (Northampton Town).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Marvin Ekpiteta (Leyton Orient).

  13. Post update

    Andy Williams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Marvin Ekpiteta (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Andy Williams (Northampton Town).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Josh Wright (Leyton Orient).

  18. Post update

    Andy Williams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Dismissal

    James Dayton (Leyton Orient) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

  20. Dismissal

    Scott Wharton (Northampton Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon28165749311853
2Exeter27158438271153
3Crewe27146749331648
4Plymouth26145743271647
5Bradford281210635241146
6Northampton28137841311046
7Colchester281112538251345
8Cheltenham271111541221944
9Forest Green2812883325844
10Port Vale28101173533241
11Newport259972522336
12Walsall28106122837-936
13Salford2898113539-435
14Scunthorpe2888123740-332
15Crawley28711103639-332
16Cambridge2887133037-731
17Grimsby2679102530-530
18Oldham28611112742-1529
19Leyton Orient28610123445-1128
20Mansfield2869133745-827
21Carlisle2768132444-2026
22Macclesfield2761382630-425
23Stevenage28313121931-1222
24Morecambe2857162450-2622
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