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Newport County 0-4 Leyton Orient

By Michael PearlmanBBC Wales Sport at Rodney Parade
Newport manager Graham Westley
Graham Westley trudges off at half-time with his team trailing 3-0

Leyton Orient dealt Newport County's survival hopes a potentially fatal blow with a 4-0 hammering at Rodney Parade.

Orient took the lead on eight minutes when Steven Alzate tapped home in his first start from Josh Koroma's cross and they never looked back after that.

Sam Dalby's pass then split Newport's defence as Koroma scored his maiden O's goal, before the same duo combined for the third just before the interval.

Koroma sealed the win, and his hat-trick, with a penalty on 64 minutes.

The Exiles remain bottom of League Two, now a daunting 11 points adrift of safety, while Orient are 21st, five points behind Notts County who slipped to 20th.

It was a day to forget for Newport boss Graham Westley on his 49th birthday, with the boss dealing with more boos and jeers from the home fans a week after he was abused by supporters at Mansfield.

However, goalkeeper Charlie Grainger will remember his day fondly as he made just a second appearance in the Football League.

The 20-year old denied Ryan Bird's header acrobatically with the score still level and also repelled an effort by Marlon Jackson by tipping over his curling shot.

Newport were defensively shambolic, with the high line they fielded in the first period being exposed time and again, with Day exposed and helpless to stop the Londoners as the broke at speed.

Teenagers Alzate and Koroma where a constant menace with their speed and three composed finishes before the break effectively won the contest, with Dalby also producing an eye-catching display in midfield, not letting the terrible playing surface dull his range of passing.

The Exiles barely registered an effort on target in the second period, with a stirring comeback never seeming a remote possibility, especially once Mark O'Brien dragged back Alzate and Orient fired home their fourth just after the hour.

Victory provides a huge fillip for Orient, in a week that saw them issued with a winding up petition.

For Newport, the season only looks likely to end in one way now.

Newport County manager Graham Westley told BBC Radio Wales Sport: "It is a devastating defeat, not just the result, but we were low in a lot of commodities.

"We had a lot of the game and a lot of the play, but they were very clinical.

"There was always a lot of work to do. But we need to look at ourselves."

Leyton Orient manager Danny Webb told BBC Radio London: "We are happy, most importantly with an impressive performance.

"Obviously the result is massive. We were clinical on the counter attack and our teenagers played like it was a game in the park."

Line-ups

Newport

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Day
  • 17Bennett
  • 28Demetriou
  • 4JonesSubstituted forLabadieat 45'minutesBooked at 60mins
  • 3Butler
  • 15Samuel
  • 25O'BrienBooked at 30mins
  • 19NelsonSubstituted forRiggat 45'minutes
  • 38Rose
  • 40Bird
  • 13JacksonSubstituted forWilliamsat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Labadie
  • 9Reid
  • 14Bignot
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 27Rigg
  • 30Bittner
  • 41Williams

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Grainger
  • 29Judd
  • 16Hunt
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Kennedy
  • 28KoromaBooked at 49minsSubstituted forAbrahamsat 68'minutes
  • 7Collins
  • 23MoncurSubstituted forMezagueat 87'minutes
  • 22Semedo
  • 30DalbySubstituted forAdeboyejoat 84'minutes
  • 31Alzate

Substitutes

  • 14Moore
  • 19Mezague
  • 24Sargeant
  • 26Adeboyejo
  • 32Ochieng
  • 35Abrahams
  • 38Happe
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
3,378

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home15
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 0, Leyton Orient 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 0, Leyton Orient 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sean Rigg (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Victor Adeboyejo (Leyton Orient).

  5. Post update

    Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joss Labadie (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joss Labadie (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Nicky Hunt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Bird (Newport County).

  10. Post update

    Teddy Mezague (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Mitch Rose (Newport County).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Teddy Mezague replaces Freddy Moncur.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Sam Dalby.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark O'Brien (Newport County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Myles Judd (Leyton Orient).

  16. Post update

    Mitch Rose (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Freddy Moncur.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Myles Judd.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Samuel (Newport County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster35209666422469
2Plymouth34205954361865
3Carlisle35151375651558
4Luton341512753312257
5Portsmouth341681049311856
6Stevenage35174145951855
7Exeter351661356411554
8Mansfield35131394338552
9Colchester35149125144751
10Wycombe35148134445-150
11Blackpool341114952381447
12Cambridge34138134441347
13Grimsby35138144142-147
14Barnet351113114347-446
15Morecambe34137144351-846
16Crawley34127154152-1143
17Yeovil35913133344-1140
18Cheltenham35912143846-839
19Crewe35912143752-1539
20Accrington33911133746-938
21Hartlepool35911154659-1338
22Notts County35107183861-2337
23Leyton Orient3595214055-1532
24Newport34511183757-2026
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