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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Scunthorpe United 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United).

  6. Post update

    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.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Andy Butler replaces Abobaker Eisa.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by John McAtee (Scunthorpe United).

  10. Post update

    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.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

  13. Post update

    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.

  14. Post update

    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.

  15. Post update

    Foul by James Alabi (Leyton Orient).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Booking

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Sam Ling (Leyton Orient).

  19. Post update

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

  20. 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.