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Leyton Orient 3-1 Walsall

Leyton Orient came from behind to record their first league win at home since the opening day of the season as they ran out 3-1 winners over Walsall.

The visitors went ahead after 21 minutes when Zak Jules crossed from the left but O's keeper Dean Brill could only parry the ball and Stuart Sinclair seized the opportunity to scramble the ball across the line.

Orient were back on level terms after 48 minutes when full-back Joe Widdowson drilled a 20-yard shot into the net to claim only the second league goal of his career.

Then on the hour, Craig Clay won the ball and set-up Matt Harrold who converted the simplest of chances to put the Londoners in front from close range.

Conor Wilkinson made it 3-1 after 75 minutes when he steered the ball into the corner of the net after collecting a pass from James Brophy.

However Wilkinson's afternoon turned sour five minutes later when he was red-carded for violent conduct after an altercation with Walsall's Dan Scarr, who saw yellow.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 1Brill
  • 14Judd
  • 6Coulson
  • 15HappeBooked at 59mins
  • 3Widdowson
  • 8Clay
  • 44Wright
  • 4GormanSubstituted forMarshat 68'minutes
  • 16BrophySubstituted forDaytonat 90+3'minutes
  • 18HarroldBooked at 33minsSubstituted forAlabiat 83'minutes
  • 9WilkinsonBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 10Maguire-Drew
  • 11Dayton
  • 12Sargeant
  • 17Dennis
  • 21Marsh
  • 25Ogie
  • 27Alabi

Walsall

  • 1Roberts
  • 26Liddle
  • 6ScarrBooked at 80mins
  • 5J Clarke
  • 33JulesBooked at 15mins
  • 8Kinsella
  • 16GuthrieSubstituted forNormanat 64'minutes
  • 15HoldenSubstituted forAdebayoat 69'minutes
  • 7Sinclair
  • 25McDonaldSubstituted forGordonat 68'minutes
  • 30Gaffney

Substitutes

  • 2Norman
  • 4Sadler
  • 10Gordon
  • 11Adebayo
  • 13Rose
  • 17Hardy
  • 20Bates
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
6,951

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 3, Walsall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 3, Walsall 1.

Attempt missed. Josh Gordon (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Elijah Adebayo (Walsall) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Rory Gaffney with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Joe Widdowson.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. James Dayton replaces James Brophy.

James Clarke (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Alabi (Leyton Orient).

Attempt blocked. Rory Gaffney (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Liddle.

Foul by James Clarke (Walsall).

Joe Widdowson (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by George Marsh.

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Walsall).

Craig Clay (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

James Clarke (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Wright (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. James Alabi replaces Matt Harrold.

Offside, Walsall. Dan Scarr tries a through ball, but Josh Gordon is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Dan Scarr (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Cameron Norman following a set piece situation.

Elijah Adebayo (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Myles Judd (Leyton Orient).

Booking

Dan Scarr (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dismissal

Conor Wilkinson (Leyton Orient) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Dan Scarr (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. Gary Liddle (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Rory Gaffney.

Josh Gordon (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Leyton Orient).

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 3, Walsall 1. Conor Wilkinson (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Brophy.

Offside, Walsall. Stuart Sinclair tries a through ball, but Elijah Adebayo is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Stuart Sinclair (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Myles Judd.

Stuart Sinclair (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Clay (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. Josh Wright (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Conor Wilkinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Elijah Adebayo replaces Rory Holden.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Josh Gordon replaces Wesley McDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. George Marsh replaces Dale Gorman.

Offside, Leyton Orient. Craig Clay tries a through ball, but Myles Judd is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Josh Wright (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe138232316726
2Exeter137511811726
3Bradford137331912724
4Forest Green13733147724
5Newport12651126623
6Cheltenham1264221111022
7Swindon136342016421
8Colchester135441612419
9Crawley135442120119
10Grimsby135352016418
11Plymouth134541816217
12Macclesfield134541515017
13Port Vale134541820-217
14Salford134541620-417
15Mansfield134451917216
16Cambridge134451614216
17Leyton Orient134451922-316
18Northampton134361416-215
19Walsall13436917-815
20Carlisle134271523-814
21Oldham132561423-911
22Scunthorpe132471621-510
23Stevenage131571019-98
24Morecambe131481326-137
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