Two goals on his debut from substitute Chris Dagnall sent Leyton Orient top of League One as they came from behind to win at Crewe.

After a goalless first half, the Alex went ahead when Byron Moore poked in from close range after Chuks Aneke's shot was blocked.

Former Barnsley striker Dagnall, a free transfer signing, levelled with a fierce finish from the edge of the box.

Dagnall then grabbed the winner when he tucked home Mathieu Baudry's cross.

The win was the O's fourth in their last five league games as Crewe lost for the first time at home since November.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"It was a hard-earned performance in terms of getting a result and Crewe were excellent. They put us under pressure and we had to come from behind again.

"In the last five minutes the fans counted for us. They were right behind us."

On debutant Chris Dagnall: "Two inspired finishes. That's what he is about.

"He is lively and can get behind people and link up with others and he will prove to be a great acquisition to the club.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Crewe Alexandra

  • 21 Garratt
  • 02 Tootle
  • 14 Inman
  • 03 Mellor Booked
  • 42 Grant
  • 26 Aneke Booked
  • 08 Osman (Evans - 86' )
  • 04 Davis
  • 11 Moore (Pogba - 84' )
  • 10 Leitch-Smith (Ikpeazu - 74' )
  • 05 Ellis

Substitutes

  • 09 Pogba
  • 12 Ray
  • 13 Martin
  • 16 Guthrie
  • 22 Evans
  • 28 Waters
  • 30 Ikpeazu

Leyton Orient

  • 31 Jakupovic
  • 15 Clarke
  • 06 Baudry
  • 11 Odubajo
  • 02 Omozusi
  • 05 Cuthbert Booked
  • 29 Ness (Vincelot - 61' Booked )
  • 08 James
  • 09 Lisbie
  • 25 Simpson (Dagnall - 45' Booked )
  • 07 Cox

Substitutes

  • 03 Sawyer
  • 04 Vincelot
  • 12 Larkins
  • 19 Lasimant
  • 22 Loza
  • 23 Dagnall
  • 30 Coulthirst
Ref: Andy Woolmer
Att: 4,830

Match Stats

Shots

6 8

On target

3 5

Corners

4 3

Fouls

14 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Leyton Orient 2.

90:00 +4:26 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Leyton Orient 2.

90:00 +3:14

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

89:57

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Eldin Jakupovic.

89:41

Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

89:00 Booking

Booking Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

88:56

Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:56

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient).

87:51

Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:51

Foul by Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient).

87:06

Attempt saved. Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

85:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Evans replaces Abdul Osman.

85:22

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).

85:22

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:33

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

83:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Mathias Pogba replaces Byron Moore.

81:46 Booking

Booking Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

81:39

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient).

81:39

Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:41

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

79:41

Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:41

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:41

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

77:06

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:06

Foul by Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra).

76:28

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient).

76:28

Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:03

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

74:26

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

74:26

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).

73:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Uche Ikpeazu replaces Ajay Leitch-Smith.

72:29

Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:29

Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra).

69:50

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:47

Foul by Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra).

68:59 Booking

Booking Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

68:46

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient).

68:46

Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:19

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:19

Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

67:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Leyton Orient 2. Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mathieu Baudry with a cross.

65:20

Foul by Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra).

65:20

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

64:12

Hand ball by Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient).

61:21 Booking

Booking Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

61:00

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:59

Foul by Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra).

60:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Romain Vincelot replaces Jamie Ness.

59:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Leyton Orient 1. Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

57:46

Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:46

Foul by Jamie Ness (Leyton Orient).

55:58

Attempt missed. Ajay Leitch-Smith (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

52:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Leyton Orient 0. Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

52:24

Attempt saved. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

49:16

Foul by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient).

49:16

Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:00

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

48:00

Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra).

46:52

Attempt missed. Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

46:42

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Bradden Inman.

45:52

Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:52

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra).

45:00

Second Half begins Crewe Alexandra 0, Leyton Orient 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Chris Dagnall replaces Robbie Simpson.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Leyton Orient 0.

44:25

Foul by Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra).

44:25

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

41:44

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

41:35

Attempt blocked. Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

39:57

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

39:57

Ajay Leitch-Smith (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:53

Attempt missed. Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

35:01

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).

35:01

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:42

Attempt saved. Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

29:26

Attempt blocked. Robbie Simpson (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

20:06

Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

20:06

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Leyton Orient).

18:47

Attempt saved. Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

17:37

Attempt missed. Ajay Leitch-Smith (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

16:23

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Leyton Orient).

16:23

Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:06

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

13:10

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:10

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Leyton Orient).

12:49

Attempt saved. Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

8:33 Booking

Booking Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

8:00

Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

7:53

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra).

6:05

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

6:05

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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