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Cheltenham Town 2-1 Leyton Orient

Reuben Reid's late header secured play-off chasing Cheltenham a home win over Leyton Orient in League Two.

Conor Wilkinson broke the deadlock for Orient, but Alfie May and Reid struck to leave Town fifth in the table, seven points off the top three with a game in hand.

The O's had taken the lead in bizarre circumstances in the 17th minute when Wilkinson charged down a low clearance from goalkeeper Owen Evans and it flew into the empty net.

But within a minute May had levelled after good work from strike partner Luke Varney, making it five goals in eight starts for the forward since joining from Doncaster last month.

May had a big chance to make it 2-1 in the 24th minute after a defensive error, but Lawrence Vigouroux made a good block and Varney's follow-up effort was just wide.

Danny Johnson shot wide for Orient in the 29th minute and May curled one just off target for Cheltenham after cutting in from the left.

Cheltenham had the strong wind behind them in the second half and they did most of the pressing with Chris Clements' shot saved and Ryan Broom's effort cleared off the line by Ousseynou Cisse.

With time running out, Jake Doyle-Hayes found Broom on the right and his cross was nodded in by Reid from close range to secure the points in the 88th minute.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 33Evans
  • 5Raglan
  • 4Tozer
  • 15Boyle
  • 2LongSubstituted forClementsat 64'minutes
  • 11BroomBooked at 32mins
  • 14SheafSubstituted forNicholsat 73'minutes
  • 21Doyle-Hayes
  • 3Hussey
  • 32VarneySubstituted forReidat 73'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 29May

Substitutes

  • 8Clements
  • 9Reid
  • 17Debayo
  • 22Lovett
  • 23Ince
  • 26Greaves
  • 34Nichols

Leyton Orient

  • 22Vigouroux
  • 21Marsh
  • 6Coulson
  • 15Happe
  • 16Brophy
  • 11DaytonSubstituted forWiddowsonat 60'minutes
  • 31Cissé
  • 8Clay
  • 39Johnson
  • 19AngolSubstituted forMaguire-Drewat 60'minutes
  • 9WilkinsonBooked at 67minsSubstituted forWrightat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Widdowson
  • 10Maguire-Drew
  • 12Sargeant
  • 14Judd
  • 26Kyprianou
  • 29Sweeney
  • 44Wright
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
3,527

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home21
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Leyton Orient 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Leyton Orient 1.

Offside, Leyton Orient. George Marsh tries a through ball, but Danny Johnson is caught offside.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Reuben Reid tries a through ball, but Alfie May is caught offside.

Jordan Maguire-Drew (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town).

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Leyton Orient 1. Reuben Reid (Cheltenham Town) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Broom with a cross.

Hand ball by Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Chris Hussey.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Josh Wright replaces Conor Wilkinson.

Attempt missed. Alfie May (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

Booking

Reuben Reid (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Daniel Happe (Leyton Orient).

Reuben Reid (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by George Marsh.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Conor Wilkinson.

Attempt blocked. Alfie May (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Alfie May (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Tom Nichols (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Alfie May (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross.

Foul by Danny Johnson (Leyton Orient).

Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Tom Nichols replaces Max Sheaf.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Reuben Reid replaces Luke Varney.

Attempt missed. Alfie May (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Chris Hussey.

Booking

Conor Wilkinson (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Leyton Orient).

Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Hussey.

Foul by George Marsh (Leyton Orient).

Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Chris Clements replaces Sean Long.

George Marsh (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt blocked. Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Hussey.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Joe Widdowson replaces James Dayton.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jordan Maguire-Drew replaces Lee Angol.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Hussey.

James Brophy (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon33196857362163
2Exeter33189650361463
3Crewe33187860402061
4Plymouth32186853361760
5Cheltenham321412647262154
6Port Vale34141284640654
7Colchester341313847341352
8Northampton331571147361152
9Bradford34131294135651
10Forest Green341210124139246
11Salford341111124444044
12Cambridge34128143844-644
13Walsall34127153546-1143
14Crawley34914114546-141
15Grimsby321011113840-241
16Newport311010112727040
17Leyton Orient34911144352-938
18Oldham34813133752-1537
19Scunthorpe3399154150-936
20Mansfield34811154653-735
21Carlisle33811143350-1735
22Morecambe3479183256-2430
23Macclesfield33714123139-829
24Stevenage34313182345-2222
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