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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.

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."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Jones
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 3Sawyer
  • 8JamesBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBartleyat 75'minutes
  • 15Clarke
  • 6Baudry
  • 11Odubajo
  • 4Vincelot
  • 9LisbieBooked at 35mins
  • 14BattBooked at 53mins
  • 19LasimantSubstituted forSimpsonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

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

Crawley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Jones
  • 4ConnollyBooked at 68mins
  • 3Sadler
  • 15BulmanBooked at 70mins
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 84mins
  • 12Walsh
  • 16Adams
  • 10DruryBooked at 90mins
  • 9AlexanderBooked at 37mins
  • 7ClarkeBooked at 87mins
  • 21Jones

Substitutes

  • 2Hurst
  • 6Essam
  • 8Torres
  • 14Proctor
  • 23Smith
  • 24Malins
  • 25Maddison
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
4,855

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leyton Orient 2, Crawley Town 3.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Andy Drury (Crawley Town).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town).

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Billy Clarke (Crawley Town).

  11. 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.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

  15. Goal!

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

  16. Substitution

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

  19. Booking

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

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient21135345212444
2Wolves21135335161944
3Brentford21134433191443
4Peterborough21123632211139
5Preston2110833022838
6Rotherham219843627935
7Swindon21103837271033
8Walsall219662318533
9Bradford2179534241030
10Port Vale219393033-330
11MK Dons208483329428
12Crawley216872428-426
13Coventry2110564438625
14Gillingham2274112938-925
15Colchester215972330-724
16Carlisle216692335-1224
17Shrewsbury215882224-223
18Oldham2064102328-522
19Sheff Utd2156101827-921
20Tranmere2155112540-1520
21Stevenage2154122134-1319
22Notts County2253142635-918
23Crewe2146111843-2518
24Bristol City2121092835-716
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