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Leyton Orient 0-2 Scunthorpe United

Ross Embleton
Ross Embleton was back in caretaker charge after Carl Fletcher was sacked after just 29 days

Ross Embleton's third spell in caretaker charge of Leyton Orient got off to a poor start as his side lost to Scunthorpe at Brisbane Road.

Carl Fletcher was sacked after just 29 days in charge this week, with assistant Embleton stepping back in to take charge of O's.

He kept faith with nine of the players who started in the FA Cup humiliation by Maldon & Tiptree last weekend, but the hosts failed to react positively and were behind after just four minutes.

A corner by Kevin van Veen was not dealt with and the ball found its way to Alex Gilliead on the edge of the box, who steadied himself before firing home a right-footed rocket past a shell-shocked Dean Brill.

The Iron almost doubled their advantage just before the break, with Sam Ling producing a last-ditch tackle just before Abo Eisa could pull the trigger.

Orient showed lots of endeavour without having that cutting edge and Louis Dennis saw his close-range effort blocked by visiting goalkeeper Jake Eastwood midway through the second period.

Paul Hurst's men then wrapped up their first league away win of the season when Lee Novak latched onto Matty Lund's through ball before burying past Brill to send 612 travelling fans home happy.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 1Brill
  • 2LingBooked at 81mins
  • 5Ekpiteta
  • 6Coulson
  • 15HappeSubstituted forAngolat 65'minutes
  • 10Maguire-Drew
  • 44Wright
  • 8Clay
  • 16Brophy
  • 17DennisSubstituted forAlabiat 74'minutes
  • 18Harrold

Substitutes

  • 4Gorman
  • 12Sargeant
  • 19Angol
  • 21Marsh
  • 23Turley
  • 25Ogie
  • 27Alabi

Scunthorpe

  • 25Eastwood
  • 2Clarke
  • 26McGahey
  • 23McArdle
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 20GillieadBooked at 29mins
  • 14PerchBooked at 45mins
  • 4Lund
  • 30EisaSubstituted forButlerat 90+1'minutes
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forMcAteeat 79'minutes
  • 17Novak

Substitutes

  • 1Watson
  • 6Butler
  • 7Colclough
  • 12Dales
  • 32Bedeau
  • 33Proctor
  • 45McAtee
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
6,670

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Scunthorpe United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Scunthorpe United 2.

Attempt saved. James Alabi (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Ling with a headed pass.

James Brophy (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. James Alabi (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Maguire-Drew with a cross following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Andy Butler replaces Abobaker Eisa.

Lee Angol (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by John McAtee (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. James Alabi (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Angol.

Lee Angol (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. Abobaker Eisa (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Novak.

Attempt saved. Abobaker Eisa (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Lee Novak.

Foul by James Alabi (Leyton Orient).

James Perch (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Sam Ling (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Ling (Leyton Orient).

Abobaker Eisa (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 0, Scunthorpe United 2. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Matthew Lund.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. John McAtee replaces Kevin van Veen.

Offside, Leyton Orient. Matt Harrold tries a through ball, but James Alabi is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. James Alabi replaces Louis Dennis.

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

Lee Angol (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by James Brophy (Leyton Orient).

Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Lee Angol replaces Daniel Happe.

Attempt saved. Louis Dennis (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Brophy.

Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin van Veen with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by James Brophy.

Jordan Maguire-Drew (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United).

Louis Dennis (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Daniel Happe (Leyton Orient).

Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Louis Dennis (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

goal

As It Stood

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1Swindon1810353122933
2Forest Green179442011931
3Bradford169342415930
4Crewe179352722530
5Exeter188642320330
6Cheltenham1685327141329
7Northampton188462619728
8Port Vale187742423128
9Newport167631713427
10Colchester177552216626
11Plymouth177552520526
12Salford186662328-524
13Cambridge186572319423
14Mansfield185672625121
15Macclesfield175661720-321
16Crawley185672530-521
17Leyton Orient185582430-620
18Grimsby155462020019
19Scunthorpe184682325-218
20Carlisle1853101931-1218
21Walsall1853101426-1218
22Oldham173771826-816
23Morecambe1835101630-1414
24Stevenage172781221-913
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