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Notts County 3-1 Leyton Orient

Jon Stead struck his seventh goal of the season as 10-man Notts County defeated Leyton Orient 3-1 after a lively second half at Meadow Lane.

The Magpies edged a forgettable first half, with Stead denied twice in the box on 20 minutes, first by a block from Nicky Hunt and then by Alex Cisak's near-post save.

But the home side stepped up a level after the break, scoring twice in quick succession early in the half to take control of the game.

They went ahead when Jonathan Forte met a fine right-sided cross from Matt Tootle with a downward header which Cisak appeared to have saved, but the referee's assistant indicated that the ball had crossed the line before the Orient keeper had reached it.

The impressive Stead doubled the advantage moments later with an excellent 25-yard strike into the bottom corner.

Louis Laing's dismissal for a second booking on 69 minutes and Paul McCallum's close-range header four minutes from time set up a nervy finish.

But substitute Aaron Collins' superb counter-attacking goal in stoppage time put the result beyond doubt.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Collin
  • 14LaingBooked at 69mins
  • 5DuffyBooked at 45mins
  • 6Hollis
  • 2Tootle
  • 23Rodman
  • 8O'ConnorSubstituted forRichardsat 84'minutes
  • 12MilsomBooked at 72mins
  • 3Dickinson
  • 30SteadSubstituted forCollinsat 58'minutes
  • 11ForteSubstituted forOliverat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Oliver
  • 13Loach
  • 19Richards
  • 24Campbell
  • 26Burke
  • 33Opoku Aborah
  • 39Collins

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cisak
  • 16Hunt
  • 37Erichot
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Kennedy
  • 11MasseySubstituted forSemedoat 72'minutes
  • 4Kelly
  • 8Weir
  • 20CornickSubstituted forN'Nomoat 62'minutes
  • 27SimpsonSubstituted forBoweryat 72'minutes
  • 10McCallumBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 9Palmer
  • 15Atangana
  • 18N'Nomo
  • 21Bowery
  • 22Semedo
  • 24Sargeant
  • 46Janse
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
4,289

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Notts County 3, Leyton Orient 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Notts County 3, Leyton Orient 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Richards (Notts County).

  4. Post update

    Liam Kelly (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Notts County 3, Leyton Orient 1. Aaron Collins (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Tootle.

  6. Post update

    Robert Milsom (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Liam Kelly (Leyton Orient).

  8. Post update

    Robert Milsom (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient).

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ulrich N'Nomo (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Matt Tootle (Notts County).

  12. Post update

    Ulrich N'Nomo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Notts County 2, Leyton Orient 1. Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Bowery.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Jordan Richards replaces Michael O'Connor because of an injury.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Vadaine Oliver (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Yvan Erichot (Leyton Orient).

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Kelly (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Collins (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth9612117419
2Portsmouth9522167917
3Luton95131810816
4Doncaster95131811716
5Crewe9441139416
6Carlisle9360129315
7Morecambe95041416-215
8Colchester94231513214
9Notts County94231514114
10Accrington94231312114
11Crawley94231112-114
12Grimsby94141614213
13Mansfield933378-112
14Leyton Orient93241212011
15Hartlepool92521317-411
16Blackpool92431210210
17Barnet8242810-210
18Stevenage93151417-310
19Yeovil93151014-410
20Exeter9306813-59
21Wycombe9225714-78
22Cheltenham91441114-37
23Newport81341014-46
24Cambridge9135714-76
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