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Leyton OrientLeyton Orient3HarrogateHarrogate Town0

Leyton Orient 3-0 Harrogate Town

Danny Johnson scores for Leyton Orient
Danny Johnson completes his hat-trick for Leyton Orient with a header

A hat-trick from Danny Johnson gave Leyton Orient a comprehensive 3-0 win over Harrogate Town at Brisbane Road.

Johnson opened his account after 18 minutes when Conor Wilkinson sent him clear to drive the ball low into the net.

Johnson doubled the advantage on the half-hour when he collected a pass from Josh Coulson and rifled a left-footed powerful drive into the top corner from 20 yards.

James Brophy should have extended the advantage eight minutes later when Johnson turned provider but the wide player screwed the ball wide with only keeper James Belshaw to beat.

The Sulphurites changed from a 3-4-3 system to 4-3-3 after the break and went close when a header by Aaron Martin was grabbed on the line by O's goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux before Johnson was gifted a goal on 73 minutes.

Jobi McAnuff sent in a corner from the left that eluded the clutches of Belshaw and Johnson, totally unmarked at the back post, had the simplest of chances to head the ball home for his 12th goal of the season.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 22Vigouroux
  • 2Ling
  • 6CoulsonBooked at 26mins
  • 5Happe
  • 3WiddowsonBooked at 70mins
  • 7McAnuffSubstituted forDaytonat 78'minutes
  • 4Cissé
  • 26KyprianouSubstituted forWrightat 87'minutes
  • 9WilkinsonSubstituted forMaguire-Drewat 82'minutes
  • 39Johnson
  • 16BrophySubstituted forDennisat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Sargeant
  • 10Maguire-Drew
  • 11Dayton
  • 12Thomas
  • 17Dennis
  • 18Akinola
  • 44Wright

Harrogate

  • 1Belshaw
  • 2Fallowfield
  • 12LawlorSubstituted forBurrellat 45'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 20Hall
  • 3JonesBooked at 80mins
  • 7Thomson
  • 4Falkingham
  • 17KerrySubstituted forKirbyat 60'minutes
  • 14KiernanSubstituted forWalkerat 85'minutes
  • 10MartinSubstituted forSteadat 60'minutes
  • 18Muldoon

Substitutes

  • 6Burrell
  • 13Cracknell
  • 15Kirby
  • 16Stead
  • 23Walker
  • 26Lokko
Referee:
Neil Hair

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamHarrogate
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leyton Orient 3, Harrogate Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 3, Harrogate Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Warren Burrell.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Danny Johnson (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Louis Dennis.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Falkingham (Harrogate Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Louis Dennis (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Wright.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Harrogate Town. Conceded by Lawrence Vigouroux.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Walker (Harrogate Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Dan Jones.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Muldoon (Harrogate Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Dan Jones with a cross.

  10. Post update

    Josh Falkingham (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Louis Dennis (Leyton Orient).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Josh Wright replaces Hector Kyprianou.

  13. Post update

    Hand ball by Sam Ling (Leyton Orient).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Harrogate Town. Tom Walker replaces Brendan Kiernan.

  15. Post update

    Connor Kirby (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by James Dayton (Leyton Orient).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Louis Dennis replaces James Brophy.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jordan Maguire-Drew replaces Conor Wilkinson.

  19. Booking

    Dan Jones (Harrogate Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Dan Jones (Harrogate Town).