Lee Butcher's injury-time penalty save helped 10-man Leyton Orient claim a vital victory against Notts County.

Orient took the lead as Stephen Dawson pounced on an error from Jeff Hughes and chipped goalkeeper Stuart Nelson.

Jonathan Tehoue made it 2-0 after another defensive mistake, this time from Mike Edwards, before Lee Hughes pulled a goal back with a neat finish.

Leon McSweeney was sent off for the O's when he brought down Jeff Hughes, who had his penalty saved by Butcher.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Notts County manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"We can't afford errors if we want to challenge and stay up where we are.

"The one error in the first half allowed them to have a one shot at our goal. That put them 1-0 up and that is hard.

"I thought the response from the players was fantastic, very passionate. We still tried to pass the ball and get it into the right area, and then an error has cost us dear again."

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"There have been times at the beginning of the season where we felt a little bit hard done by. Today it was a bit of a smash and grab.

"To be honest we didn't deserve all three points but we stayed in the game despite Notts County pressure.

"We had very few chances through out the game but we hung in there."

Lineup, Bookings (9) & Substitutions (5)

Notts County

  • 17 Nelson
  • 02 Kelly (Demontagnac - 77' )
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 04 Edwards
  • 18 Sodje Booked
  • 10 Bishop Booked
  • 11 J Hughes
  • 14 Judge
  • 31 Mahon (Allen - 17' )
  • 08 Hawley
  • 09 L Hughes Booked

Substitutes

  • 21 Mitchell
  • 26 Hollis
  • 06 Bencherif
  • 07 Demontagnac
  • 19 Allen

Leyton Orient

  • 12 Butcher Booked
  • 03 Craig
  • 05 Cuthbert
  • 06 Forbes
  • 08 Dawson Booked
  • 14 McSweeney Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 16 Spring Booked
  • 20 Smith
  • 21 Cook (Porter - 77' )
  • 09 Lisbie (Tehoue - 83' )
  • 10 Cureton (Mooney - 66' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 15 Porter
  • 17 Laird
  • 23 Lobjoit
  • 18 Tehoue
  • 39 Mooney
Ref: Haines
Att: 5,830

Match Stats

Shots

19 7

On target

10 2

Corners

5 1

Fouls

10 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:02 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +5:37

Shot on goal by George Porter from just inside the area goes over the target.

90:00 +3:06

Karl Hawley takes a shot. Save made by Lee Butcher.

90:00 +2:52 Penalty

Penalty taken by Jeff Hughes is saved by Lee Butcher. Notts County 1-2 Leyton Orient.

90:00 +2:04 Dismissal

Dismissal Leon McSweeney dismissed for professional foul.

90:00 +1:19

Foul by Leon McSweeney on Jeff Hughes, Penalty awarded.

89:47 Booking

Booking Neal Bishop receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

89:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neal Bishop on Stephen Dawson. Tony Craig takes the free kick.

89:08

Alan Sheehan sends in a cross, Tony Craig makes a clearance.

88:49

Ishmel Demontagnac takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Cuthbert.

87:42

Lee Hughes takes a shot. Save by Lee Butcher.

86:36

Alan Sheehan delivers the ball, save by Lee Butcher.

85:26

Assist by Jeff Hughes.

85:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Hughes - Notts Co 1 - 2 Leyton O Lee Hughes grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Notts County 1-2 Leyton Orient.

84:10

The assist for the goal came from David Mooney.

84:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Jonathan Tehoue - Notts Co 0 - 2 Leyton O Jonathan Tehoue finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Notts County 0-2 Leyton Orient.

82:31 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Lisbie goes off and Jonathan Tehoue comes on.

82:18

Shot from long distance by David Mooney goes wide of the left-hand post.

81:41 Booking

Booking Lee Butcher booked for unsporting behaviour.

81:04

Jeff Hughes produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

80:42 Booking

Booking The referee shows David Mooney a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

80:16

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Mooney. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.

79:24

Unfair challenge on David Mooney by Alan Sheehan results in a free kick. Stephen Dawson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Stuart Nelson makes a clearance.

78:43

Alan Sheehan produces a cross, Lee Hughes takes a shot. Save made by Lee Butcher.

78:24

Alan Judge decides to take a short corner.

76:40 Substitution

Substitution Ishmel Demontagnac joins the action as a substitute, replacing Julian Kelly.

76:15 Substitution

Substitution (Leyton Orient) makes a substitution, with George Porter coming on for Lee Cook.

73:45

Tony Craig sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Kevin Lisbie misses to the left of the goal.

73:38

Lee Cook crosses the ball, Alan Sheehan makes a clearance.

72:19

Effort from close in by Lee Hughes strikes the post.

71:46

Inswinging corner taken by Alan Judge, Headed chance falls to Sam Sodje,

71:30

Centre by Alan Judge, Matthew Spring makes a clearance.

71:04

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Alan Sheehan, Stephen Dawson manages to make a clearance.

70:51

The ball is sent over by Alan Sheehan, clearance by Scott Cuthbert.

70:37

Alan Sheehan crosses the ball, clearance by Scott Cuthbert.

69:58

Unfair challenge on Kevin Lisbie by Neal Bishop results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Leon McSweeney from right wing, Sam Sodje makes a clearance.

69:15

Charlie Allen sends in a cross, Terrell Forbes makes a clearance.

68:07

The ball is swung over by Alan Sheehan.

66:11 Booking

Booking Matthew Spring is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

65:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neal Bishop by Matthew Spring. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.

65:02 Substitution

Substitution David Mooney is brought on as a substitute for Jamie Cureton.

63:58 Booking

Booking The referee books Lee Hughes for unsporting behaviour.

63:47

Leon McSweeney fouled by Lee Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Butcher takes the free kick.

62:42

Alan Judge produces a cross, save by Lee Butcher.

62:15

The ball is sent over by Alan Sheehan, blocked by Jimmy Smith.

59:39

Lee Hughes takes a shot. Save by Lee Butcher.

59:10

The offside flag is raised against Jimmy Smith. Stuart Nelson takes the direct free kick.

57:45

Tony Craig takes the direct free kick.

57:45 Booking

Booking Sam Sodje is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

57:00

Unfair challenge on Jimmy Smith by Sam Sodje results in a free kick.

55:34

Alan Judge produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

54:46

Lee Hughes takes a shot. Lee Butcher makes a save.

54:38

Julian Kelly delivers the ball, clearance made by Terrell Forbes.

53:35

The assistant referee flags for offside against Karl Hawley. Lee Butcher takes the free kick.

53:06

Shot by Jimmy Smith from just outside the area goes over the net.

52:03

Effort on goal by Karl Hawley from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

51:41

A cross is delivered by Alan Judge, save made by Lee Butcher.

51:27

The ball is delivered by Charlie Allen, clearance made by Tony Craig.

50:07

Jamie Cureton crosses the ball, save made by Stuart Nelson.

49:34

Alan Sheehan delivers the ball, clearance by Scott Cuthbert.

47:32

Handball by Stephen Dawson. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Alan Judge from left wing, Lee Butcher makes a save.

46:49

Stephen Dawson concedes a free kick for a foul on Neal Bishop. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +3:59 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:23

Leon McSweeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Judge. Alan Sheehan delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Lee Butcher makes a save.

45:00 +1:17

Alan Judge delivers the ball, Scott Cuthbert manages to make a clearance.

44:40

Karl Hawley handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Lee Butcher restarts play with the free kick.

43:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Stephen Dawson - Notts Co 0 - 1 Leyton O Stephen Dawson gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Notts County 0-1 Leyton Orient.

39:22 Booking

Booking Leon McSweeney is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

39:10

Leon McSweeney concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Sheehan. Direct free kick taken by Alan Sheehan.

39:01

A cross is delivered by Lee Cook, Sam Sodje manages to make a clearance.

37:49

The ball is crossed by Julian Kelly, Leon McSweeney makes a clearance.

33:28

Alan Sheehan delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Lee Hughes misses to the right of the target.

32:22

Stephen Dawson fouled by Neal Bishop, the ref awards a free kick. Tony Craig takes the direct free kick.

29:58 Booking

Booking Stephen Dawson is cautioned.

28:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Dawson on Neal Bishop. Alan Sheehan takes the direct free kick.

28:11

A cross is delivered by Jeff Hughes, save by Lee Butcher.

24:34

Unfair challenge on Kevin Lisbie by Sam Sodje results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Lee Cook from left channel, Alan Sheehan manages to make a clearance.

24:15

A cross is delivered by Alan Judge, Terrell Forbes manages to make a clearance.

23:34

The official flags Lee Hughes offside. Lee Butcher takes the free kick.

23:27

The ball is swung over by Julian Kelly.

21:25

Alan Judge challenges Stephen Dawson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony Craig.

15:38 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Allen joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gavin Mahon.

15:38

Gavin Mahon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Cook. Direct free kick taken by Scott Cuthbert.

15:07

Jeff Hughes takes a shot. Save by Lee Butcher.

14:21

Karl Hawley produces a cross, clearance by Tony Craig.

13:44

Corner taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan from the left by-line, Jeff Hughes takes a shot. Lee Butcher makes a save.

13:27

The ball is crossed by Alan Judge, blocked by Scott Cuthbert.

12:19

Outswinging corner taken by Lee Cook from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Scott Cuthbert misses to the right of the target.

11:25

Foul by Gavin Mahon on Kevin Lisbie, free kick awarded. Lee Cook crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance made by Julian Kelly.

9:20

Alan Judge takes a shot.

8:41

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamie Cureton. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

7:33

The referee blows for offside against Kevin Lisbie. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.

5:45

Karl Hawley fouled by Matthew Spring, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is crossed by Alan Sheehan, Header on goal by Neal Bishop from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

5:06

Shot by Karl Hawley from outside the box goes high over the target.

2:26

Corner taken by Alan Sheehan from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Sam Sodje misses to the left of the goal.

2:20

Jeff Hughes sends in a cross, blocked by Scott Cuthbert.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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