Ten-man Walsall spoiled League One leaders Leyton Orient's 100% winning record with a hard-earned point.

  • Walsall boss Dean Smith had two spells at Brisbane Road, scoring 32 goals in 239 league games from 1997 to 2003, before returning there when his playing days ended as assistant to Martin Ling until January 2009

Walsall had skipper Andy Butler red-carded on 17 minutes when his studs caught Orient's Romain Vincelot, then later himself sent off in injury time.

Striker David Mooney fired Orient ahead on 38 minutes after keeper Richard O'Donnell failed to deal with a cross.

But that was cancelled out by unmarked Craig Westcarr's 71st-minute header - the Saddlers' first shot on target.

Vincelot was given his marching orders in injury time for a second bookable offence, as Orient had their lead at the top reduced to three points.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"We can't win them all. But we've come mighty close to making it nine wins in a row, you have to say.

"Their keeper was the best player on the pitch. He's made two terrific saves, we've hit the woodwork and unfortunately they scored. They had one opportunity all afternoon and that's football sometimes. You just have to take that on the chin.

"It's two yellow cards for Romain. I'll have to have a look obviously. We can't do anything about it when it's two yellows anyway, but it looks like they could be bookable - I'll have to have a look."

Walsall manager Dean Smith told BBC WM:

"It just shows the spirit we've got in the camp, having gone down to 10 men.

"The lads never dropped their heads, even when we made a mistake to concede the goal. Richard O'Donnell apologised for the goal but he made some good saves second half and kept us in it.

"We'll be appealing Andy Butler's red card. It never helps when it's right in front of the dug-out and arms can go up and stuff like that, But I don't know what the ref has seen. All I've seen is a fair tackle."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Leyton Orient

  • 01 Jones
  • 02 Omozusi
  • 05 Cuthbert (Batt - 74' Booked )
  • 06 Baudry
  • 15 Clarke
  • 04 Vincelot Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 07 Cox
  • 08 James
  • 11 Odubajo
  • 09 Lisbie (Stockley - 85' )
  • 10 Mooney

Substitutes

  • 12 Larkins
  • 03 Sawyer
  • 14 Batt
  • 20 Gorman
  • 21 Bartley
  • 19 Lasimant
  • 22 Stockley

Walsall

  • 01 O'Donnell
  • 03 Taylor
  • 04 Butler Dismissed
  • 12 Downing
  • 15 J Chambers (Benning - 88' )
  • 06 Featherstone (Purkiss - 22' )
  • 07 A Chambers Booked
  • 08 Mantom
  • 09 Lalkovic (Baxendale - 68' )
  • 10 Westcarr
  • 24 Hewitt

Substitutes

  • 22 Roberts
  • 14 Benning
  • 02 Purkiss
  • 16 Baxendale
  • 25 Sawyers
  • 26 McQuilkin
  • 11 Hemmings
Ref: Scott
Att: 5,429

Match Stats

Shots

15 4

On target

9 2

Corners

12 5

Fouls

9 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +7:02 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +6:55

James Baxendale manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +6:41

Booking for Shaun Batt.

90:00 +6:41 Booking

Booking

90:00 +6:25

Free kick taken by Lloyd James.

90:00 +6:11

Adam Chambers receives a caution.

90:00 +6:11 Booking

Booking

90:00 +5:50

Adam Chambers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Batt.

90:00 +5:38

Paul Downing restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +5:16

The referee sends off Romain Vincelot for second bookable offence.

90:00 +5:16 Dismissal

Dismissal

90:00 +5:01

Unfair challenge on Ben Purkiss by Romain Vincelot results in a free kick.

90:00 +2:46

Shaun Batt sends in a cross.

90:00 +2:07

Sam Mantom takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jamie Jones safely holds on.

90:00 +1:55

Sam Mantom takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:34

Adam Chambers fouled by Romain Vincelot, the ref awards a free kick.

89:29

Paul Downing manages to make a clearance.

89:03

Mathieu Baudry takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Richard O'Donnell parries the ball away.

88:44

Corner taken by Lloyd James.

87:28 Substitution

Substitution Malvind Benning on for James Chambers.

85:23

Header at goal by Shaun Batt goes over the frame of the goal.

84:43 Substitution

Substitution Jayden Stockley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kevin Lisbie.

81:30

Shot by Mathieu Baudry went wide right of the target.

80:37

Headed chance falls to David Mooney. Richard O'Donnell catches the ball.

80:33

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lloyd James.

80:23

Clearance by James Chambers.

80:09

Corner taken by Lloyd James from the left by-line.

78:17

Jamie Jones manages to make a clearance.

77:42

Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Westcarr.

76:59

Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

76:47

Unfair challenge on Paul Downing by Shaun Batt results in a free kick.

75:01

Nathan Clarke makes a clearance.

74:52

The ball is delivered by Troy Hewitt.

74:24

David Mooney is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

73:44

Corner taken by Lloyd James.

73:36 Substitution

Substitution Scott Cuthbert leaves the field to be replaced by Shaun Batt.

73:11

Kevin Lisbie takes a shot. A parry by Richard O'Donnell prevents the goal.

70:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Westcarr - Leyton O 1 - 1 Walsall Craig Westcarr scores with a header. Leyton Orient 1-1 Walsall.

68:21

Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

68:12

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Lisbie.

67:53

The assistant referee flags for offside against Adam Chambers.

67:23 Substitution

Substitution Milan Lalkovic leaves the field to be replaced by James Baxendale.

66:12

Shot by David Mooney.

65:46

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lloyd James.

61:47

Free kick taken by Nathan Clarke.

61:41

The assistant referee signals for offside against Troy Hewitt.

60:41

Clearance by Mathieu Baudry.

60:37

Milan Lalkovic produces a cross.

56:04

Free kick taken by Nathan Clarke.

55:57

Unfair challenge on Nathan Clarke by Troy Hewitt results in a free kick.

55:35

Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

55:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Lisbie on James Chambers.

55:18

Corner taken by Lloyd James.

54:56

Kevin Lisbie takes a shot. Parried by Richard O'Donnell back into danger.

52:56

Corner taken by Lloyd James.

52:40

Dean Cox takes a shot. Richard O'Donnell parries the ball but the danger is not over.

51:48

Andy Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

51:43

Kevin Lisbie is ruled offside.

50:19

Nathan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

50:12

Adam Chambers challenges Lloyd James unfairly and gives away a free kick.

49:52

Kevin Lisbie takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

49:33

The ball is crossed by Milan Lalkovic.

48:51

Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

48:30

Mathieu Baudry challenges Ben Purkiss unfairly and gives away a free kick.

48:18

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lloyd James.

46:49

Centre by Scott Cuthbert.

46:25

Mathieu Baudry restarts play with the free kick.

46:18

Foul by Adam Chambers on Moses Odubajo, free kick awarded.

45:45

Free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

45:39

David Mooney is penalised for a handball.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +3:07 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +2:01

Centre by Lloyd James.

45:00 +0:56

James Chambers takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

44:45

Scott Cuthbert manages to make a clearance.

44:36

Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Westcarr.

44:21

Clearance made by David Mooney.

43:58

Corner taken by Milan Lalkovic from the left by-line.

43:47

Nathan Clarke manages to make a clearance.

43:26

Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Westcarr.

41:27

Shot by Kevin Lisbie. A parry by Richard O'Donnell prevents the goal.

38:40

Mathieu Baudry manages to make a clearance.

38:37

The ball is crossed by Andy Taylor.

37:47 Goal scored

Goal! - David Mooney - Leyton O 1 - 0 Walsall David Mooney scores with a right foot finish. Leyton Orient 1-0 Walsall.

35:48

David Mooney has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

34:34

Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

34:22

Foul by Mathieu Baudry on Sam Mantom, free kick awarded.

32:54

Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

30:26

Troy Hewitt is caught offside.

30:18

Lloyd James produces a cross.

29:46

Corner taken by Lloyd James from the right by-line.

28:01

James Chambers makes a clearance.

27:57

Moses Odubajo crosses the ball.

27:02

Shot by Moses Odubajo.

26:24

Elliot Omozusi manages to make a clearance.

26:17

A cross is delivered by Craig Westcarr.

26:11

Ben Purkiss crosses the ball.

25:38

Free kick taken by Paul Downing.

25:30

Moses Odubajo challenges Milan Lalkovic unfairly and gives away a free kick.

23:21

Nathan Clarke makes a clearance.

23:06

Andy Taylor crosses the ball in from the free kick.

22:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Westcarr by Elliot Omozusi.

21:16 Substitution

Substitution Ben Purkiss on for Nicky Featherstone.

19:30

Free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

18:46

Romain Vincelot is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

18:46 Booking

Booking

18:29

Craig Westcarr fouled by Romain Vincelot, the ref awards a free kick.

18:23

Andy Taylor manages to make a clearance.

17:49

Lloyd James crosses the ball in from the free kick.

17:09

Andy Butler is sent off.

17:09 Dismissal

Dismissal

17:04

Andy Butler concedes a free kick for a foul on Romain Vincelot.

16:25

Milan Lalkovic produces a cross.

16:10

Free kick taken by Scott Cuthbert.

15:54

Andy Taylor challenges Elliot Omozusi unfairly and gives away a free kick.

15:10

Clearance made by Andy Butler.

15:02

The ball is crossed by Romain Vincelot.

14:53

Corner taken by Dean Cox.

14:30

Nathan Clarke gets a header at goal. Parried by Richard O'Donnell back into danger.

14:22

The ball is crossed by Moses Odubajo.

9:59

Andy Butler takes the free kick.

9:42

Kevin Lisbie is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

8:28

Shot by Dean Cox went over.

6:19

Header at goal by Andy Butler to the left of the net.

6:07

Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Westcarr.

5:50

Mathieu Baudry manages to make a clearance.

5:46

Centre by Andy Taylor.

4:01

Andy Taylor delivers the ball.

3:14

Andy Butler manages to make a clearance.

3:09

Corner taken by Lloyd James from the left by-line.

2:47

Clearance made by Paul Downing.

2:36

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lloyd James.

2:23

Adam Chambers makes a clearance.

2:08

Free kick crossed by Lloyd James.

1:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Cox by Milan Lalkovic.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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