Leyton Orient 2-3 Crawley Town

John Gregory

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.

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Crawley Town manager John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

John Gregory

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Post-match: Crawley manager Gregory

"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."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient2113532444
2Wolves2113531944
3Brentford2113441443
4Peterborough2112361139
5Preston211083838
6Rotherham21984935
7Swindon2110381033
8Walsall21966533
9Bradford217951030
10Port Vale21939-330
11MK Dons20848428
12Crawley21687-426
13Coventry211056625
14Gillingham227411-925
15Colchester21597-724
16Carlisle21669-1224
17Shrewsbury21588-223
18Oldham206410-522
19Sheff Utd215610-921
20Tranmere215511-1520
21Stevenage215412-1319
22Notts County225314-918
23Crewe214611-2518
24Bristol City212109-716
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