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Leyton Orient 1-0 Accrington Stanley

Jay Simpson's goal gave Leyton Orient victory over 10-man Accrington in a game marred by crowd trouble.

Orient had not won a home league match since August 16th but Simpson's third goal of the campaign ended that wretched run of eight successive defeats on their own soil.

Stanley skipper Sean McConville was red-carded after denying Gavin Massey a goalscoring opportunity when he pulled back the O's midfielder just outside the penalty box.

Referee Darren Drysdale spent some time in consultation with one of his assistants before dismissing the visiting player and then also booked John O'Sullivan for dissent, while fans clashed behind the goal at the Accrington end.

Massey was the most impressive player for the Os on a rain-soaked pitch before setting up a number of decent chances for his colleagues that were wasted.

The visitors almost snatched the lead on 20 minutes when a shot by Jordan Clark on the greasy surface was spilled by keeper Alex Cisak, who recovered the ball to avert any damage.

Orient eventually broke down their resolute opponents in the 65th minute when full-back Myles Judd sent in a cross that Simpson forced over the line from six yards to give new manager Andy Edwards his first win in his second match in charge.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 3Kennedy
  • 6Parkes
  • 29JuddSubstituted forMezagueat 79'minutes
  • 16Hunt
  • 11Massey
  • 15Atangana
  • 8Weir
  • 22SemedoSubstituted forCollinsat 86'minutes
  • 21BowerySubstituted forMcCallumat 58'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 27Simpson

Substitutes

  • 7Collins
  • 9Palmer
  • 10McCallum
  • 18N'Nomo
  • 19Mezague
  • 24Sargeant
  • 30Dalby

Accrington

  • 20Chapman
  • 2Pearson
  • 3Hughes
  • 5Beckles
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 24mins
  • 17Lacey
  • 4DaviesSubstituted forBocoat 69'minutes
  • 8BrownBooked at 24mins
  • 7Clark
  • 27O'Sullivan
  • 9GornellSubstituted forMcCartanat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Vyner
  • 10McCartan
  • 13Little
  • 14Boco
  • 15Taylor-Fletcher
  • 18Hewitt
  • 28Conneely
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
3,964

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

Attempt missed. Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Leyton Orient).

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Michael Collins replaces Sandro Semedo.

Foul by Robbie Weir (Leyton Orient).

Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Robbie Weir (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Teddy Mezague replaces Myles Judd because of an injury.

Delay in match Myles Judd (Leyton Orient) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Terry Gornell.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Romuald Boco replaces Arron Davies.

Attempt saved. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Paddy Lacey (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Accrington Stanley 0. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt blocked. Nigel Atangana (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Matty Pearson.

Attempt saved. Nigel Atangana (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Arron Davies (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Paul McCallum replaces Jordan Bowery.

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

goal

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