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Leyton Orient 0-1 Portsmouth

Alberto Cavasin
Alberto Cavasin's last coaching job was with Sampdoria in 2011

New Leyton Orient manager Alberto Cavasin saw his side beaten by a Christian Burgess goal as Portsmouth took the points at Brisbane Road.

Italian Cavasin became the eighth man to take on the manager's role since president, and fellow countryman, Francesco Becchetti took over the East London club in July 2014.

But he could not arrest a worrying sequence that has seen Orient win just once in eight matches in League Two.

Defender Burgess stole up unmarked to powerfully head home a corner from Carl Baker on 57 minutes to settle the contest.

The opening half was a period of half-chances, although Pompey did have the ball in the net when Conor Chaplin's first-time flick into the net was ruled out for offside.

The visitors were given an excellent opportunity to break the deadlock when O's keeper Alex Cisak attempted to send a short pass to a defender, but only succeeded in picking out Chaplin.

The Orient shot-stopper saved his blushes by saving the striker's effort.

Orient felt they should have had a penalty when Paul McCallum went to ground after 12 minutes but referee Christopher Sarginson waved away their frantic appeals.

Having fallen behind, Orient were unable to break down a well-organised Portsmouth side who almost doubled their lead when O's full-back Nicky Hunt headed a cross against his own post before the ball was scrambled clear.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cisak
  • 16Hunt
  • 37Erichot
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Kennedy
  • 18N'NomoSubstituted forPalmerat 82'minutes
  • 46Janse
  • 4KellySubstituted forSemedoat 9'minutes
  • 11Massey
  • 10McCallumSubstituted forDunneat 45'minutes
  • 27Simpson

Substitutes

  • 5Dunne
  • 9Palmer
  • 21Bowery
  • 22Semedo
  • 24Sargeant
  • 25Pollock
  • 33Benedicic

Portsmouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Forde
  • 26Evans
  • 6Burgess
  • 5Clarke
  • 3StevensBooked at 34mins
  • 24LinganziSubstituted forRoseat 66'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 7Baker
  • 11Roberts
  • 23BennettBooked at 30minsSubstituted forLalkovicat 81'minutes
  • 19ChaplinSubstituted forMainat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Davies
  • 4Rose
  • 9Smith
  • 10Lalkovic
  • 13O'Brien
  • 14Main
  • 22Naismith
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
6,078

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home7
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Portsmouth 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Portsmouth 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Yvan Erichot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Milan Lalkovic (Portsmouth).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Parkes (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Parkes (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Ollie Palmer replaces Ulrich N'Nomo.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Milan Lalkovic replaces Kyle Bennett.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Callum Kennedy.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Curtis Main (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth129121991028
2Doncaster127232516923
3Carlisle125701911822
4Portsmouth126241912720
5Luton125432113819
6Crawley125431414019
7Crewe124621616018
8Notts County115241817117
9Mansfield124531211117
10Grimsby125251717017
11Accrington124441616016
12Colchester124441616016
13Hartlepool123721819-116
14Morecambe115151621-516
15Blackpool123541613314
16Wycombe124261316-314
17Cambridge123451116-513
18Yeovil124171219-713
19Barnet112631215-312
20Leyton Orient123361215-312
21Stevenage113261519-411
22Cheltenham121741316-310
23Exeter12318816-810
24Newport101451015-57
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