Crawley Town shocked League One leaders Leyton Orient and earned new boss John Gregory his first victory at the club.

The visitors went into the match having failed to win any of their previous nine league games and fell behind to Moses Odubajo's neat finish.

Mark Connolly's header made it 1-1 and Andy Drury put Crawley ahead after Gary Alexander's penalty was saved.

Nicky Adams lobbed Jamie Jones to make it 3-1 and they held on despite Marvin Bartley's scrambled late effort.

Wolves are level on points with Orient at the top, having come from 3-1 behind to draw 3-3 at Rotherham.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Crawley Town manager John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

"No one gave us a cat in hell's chance today. We had nothing to lose and I think the approach that we had in dressing room with the players was 'you come here and you're expected to lose, but you've got every chance'.

"We felt that we were in charge for the first 15 minutes and then they scored against the run of play with their first opportunity. We had to fight to get back into the game, which we did, and once we got back to 1-1 we took over.

"There were lots of good individual performances but also collectively as a group of players. I left all 11 players on that started the game because they were so fired up and we come away having beaten the league leaders."

Lineup, Bookings (9) & Substitutions (2)

Leyton Orient

  • 01 Jones
  • 05 Cuthbert
  • 03 Sawyer
  • 08 James Booked (Bartley - 75' )
  • 15 Clarke
  • 06 Baudry
  • 11 Odubajo
  • 04 Vincelot
  • 09 Lisbie Booked
  • 14 Batt Booked
  • 19 Lasimant (Simpson - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Larkins
  • 16 Lee
  • 20 Gorman
  • 21 Bartley
  • 25 Simpson
  • 26 Finney
  • 27 Ling

Crawley Town

  • 01 Jones
  • 04 Connolly Booked
  • 03 Sadler
  • 15 Bulman Booked
  • 05 McFadzean Booked
  • 12 Walsh
  • 16 Adams
  • 10 Drury Booked
  • 09 Alexander Booked
  • 07 Clarke Booked
  • 21 Jones

Substitutes

  • 02 Hurst
  • 06 Essam
  • 08 Torres
  • 14 Proctor
  • 23 Smith
  • 24 Malins
  • 25 Maddison
Ref: Trevor Kettle
Att: 4,855

Match Stats

Shots

8 5

On target

5 4

Corners

6 6

Fouls

8 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Leyton Orient 2, Crawley Town 3.

90:00 +5:38 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 2, Crawley Town 3.

90:00 +3:10 Booking

Booking Andy Drury (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +3:00

Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:52

Foul by Andy Drury (Crawley Town).

90:00 +1:29

Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:29

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town).

86:57 Booking

Booking Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

86:48

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

86:48

Foul by Billy Clarke (Crawley Town).

85:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leyton Orient 2, Crawley Town 3. Marvin Bartley (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

83:51

Robbie Simpson (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:51

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town).

79:04

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

75:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Crawley Town 3. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

74:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Marvin Bartley replaces Lloyd James because of an injury.

73:39

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

70:49

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

69:07 Booking

Booking Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

69:02

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

69:02

Foul by Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town).

67:24 Booking

Booking Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

67:00

Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:59

Foul by Michael Jones (Crawley Town).

65:17

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

63:35

Hand ball by Gary Alexander (Crawley Town).

62:43

Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

62:43

Foul by Michael Jones (Crawley Town).

58:04

Attempt saved. Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

57:52

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Billy Clarke.

52:55 Booking

Booking Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

52:04

Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52:04

Foul by Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town).

50:39

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

46:13

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

45:00

Second Half begins Leyton Orient 1, Crawley Town 2.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Robbie Simpson replaces Yohann Lasimant.

45:00 +3:18 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Leyton Orient 1, Crawley Town 2.

45:00 +3:09

Attempt missed. Yohann Lasimant (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

45:00 +0:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Crawley Town 2. Andy Drury (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

44:48

Penalty saved! Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

44:34 Booking

Booking Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

44:24

Penalty conceded by Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

40:23

Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

40:23

Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:49

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Moses Odubajo.

37:27

Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

37:27

Foul by Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town).

36:27 Booking

Booking Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

35:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Crawley Town 1. Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Jones.

34:25 Booking

Booking Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

30:28

Attempt missed. Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

30:03

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Mark Connolly.

27:20

Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

27:20

Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

22:36

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

22:36

Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

20:38

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient).

20:38

(Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:21

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Matthew Sadler.

19:42

Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:42

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

17:44

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

17:44

Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:43

Attempt saved. Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

14:25

Foul by Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient).

14:25

Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Crawley Town 0. Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin Lisbie.

12:01

Attempt saved. Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

11:15

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

10:09

Attempt missed. Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

9:40

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

7:15

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

3:41

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:41

Foul by Gary Alexander (Crawley Town).

3:10

Attempt saved. Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

2:00

Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:58

Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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