Leyton Orient grab their first win since the start of September with a 4-1 victory over high-flying Sutton United at The Matchroom Stadium.
Orient took an early first half lead from the spot, as Macauley Bonne struck home.
The O’s doubled their advantage early in the second half, after a Matt Harrold header.
Bonne got his brace later in the half with a fierce strike from close range, Tommy Wright scored Sutton’s consolation as James Dayton restored their advantage with a long range deflected strike.
Justin Edinburgh oversaw his first home game for the O’s and made one change to his side that lost 1-0 away at Solihull Moors, as Alex Lawless started ahead of Henry Ochieng.
Orient started brightly and four minutes in a corner by Jobi McAnuff came to Dan Happe at the far post but his shot was well-stopped on the line.
The O’s were given a gift just five minutes in, as Dayton raced into the box and was brought down by Simon Walton which gave the referee no option but to point to the spot. Bonne stepped up and despite Jamie Butlers attempt to put off Bonne fired the ball into the top corner.
Sutton had an opportunity to respond, as Ross Lafayette found room inside the box but his shot was palmed away by Dean Brill.
The away side again pressured the Orient defence, as a long ball up field was flicked on for Craig Dundas to guide on goal but Brill stopped the shot.
Bonne was given another chance for his second goal, as a high ball was not collected by Butler to spill in front of Bonne who lifted the ball goalwards but was cleared off the line.
A great move by the host almost doubled their lead, as Matt Harrold played the ball out to McAnuff who burst into the box clipped the ball across the six-yard box and Bonnes’ header went just wide of the target.
In the second half, Sutton pounced on a poor clearance and Craig Eastmond’s shot was held by Brill.
Orient grabbed their second of the afternoon, through McAnuff’s quality set piece delivery Harrold guided in.
The hosts grabbed their third with ten minutes remaining, as Dayton slipped in substitute David Mooney whose shot was blocked only for Bonne to fire in the follow-up from close range.
Sutton denied Orient’s clean sheet, as substitute Tommy Wright struck from inside the box for Sutton to beat Brill at his near post.
Dayton restored Orient’s three goal cushion shortly after, with a long-range strike which deflected into the far corner to claim all three points for the O’s.
Leyton Orient Lineup: 20 Dean Brill, 3 Joe Widdowson, 4 Alex Lawless, 7 Jobi McAnuff, 9 Macauley Bonne (94), 14 Myles Judd, 23 Craig Clay, 24 Matt Harrold (78), 25 Dan Happe, 27 James Dayton, 33 Bondz N’Gala
Substitutes: 1 Charlie Grainger, 10 David Mooney (78), 15 Aron Pollock, 19 Josh Koroma (94), 31 Zain Westbrooke
Sutton United Lineup: 26 Jamie Butler, 6 Jamie Collins,9 Ross Lafayette, 11 Kieran Cadogan, 14 Craig Dundas (69), 15 Craig Eastmond (65), 16 Nicky Bailey, 17 Dan Spence, 22 Simon Walton, 27 Simon Downer, 30 Tom Bolarinwa
Substitutes: 4 Dean Beckwith, 5 Louis John, 20 Tommy Wright (58), 23 Josh Taylor (65), 32 Ross Stearn (69)
Attendance: 4,180 (443)
10-man Leyton Orient grabbed a 2-2 draw at home to Chester after an eventful evening at the Matchroom Stadium.
The O’s took an early lead just moments into the match, as Macauley Bonne’s flicked on header sent the Orient fans into ecstasy.
Chester levelled shortly after, as James Akintunde’s delicate touch was deemed to have crossed the line. The visitors then went on to take the lead with a superb free-kick from Ross Hannah before the break.
Orient then found themselves down to 10-men, as Jamie Sendles-White was sent off as he brought down the Chester midfielder inside the box. Sam Sargeant came to the rescue and saved the resulting spot kick to end an eventful first half with Interim boss Ross Embleton also sent to the stands.
Jobi McAnuff got the equaliser in the second half with a brilliant strike to share the points, as Orient remain at arm’s length above the relegation zone.
Embleton named an unchanged eleven after Orient’s 1-1 home draw against top of the league Dover Athletic at the weekend, as Sargeant kept his place in goal with Charlie Grainger out injured after the warm-up on Saturday.
The O’s asserted the early pressure with a succession of corners and almost grabbed the opener, as James Daytons’ corner was met by Joe Widdowson but headed just over the bar.
Orient grabbed a deserved lead six minutes in, after a McAnuff cross was delicately guided into the far post by Bonne to get the Brisbane Road rocking.
Chester got a bizarre equaliser nine minutes later, as a deflected shot bounced goalwards and Akintunde guided the ball on target for Sargeant to palm onto the post and away but the linesman deemed the ball to have crossed the line.
Orient went in search of their advantage again as the ball was slotted into Bonne, he teed up Dayton to strike a fierce shot on target but was well stopped by Alex Lynch.
The visitors went in front five minutes from the break, after Hannah’s free-kick was bent around the wall and beat Sargeant down low to his right.
Just on the stroke of half-time, there was a few minutes of madness as Sargeant flew out his box miss timed his headed clearance which let Nyal Bell in on goal he was then brought down by Sendles-White inside the box and the referee pointed to the spot. He then sent off Sendles-White with the O’s down to 10-men. Hannah then stepped up and his shot was superbly stopped by Sargeant to deny the away sides two goal cushion.
The evening got worse for the O’s as Embleton was sent to the stands in added time of the half with the Orient fans venting their frustration at the break.
In the second half, Orient looked comfortable down to 10-men and got their reward with an equaliser on the hour mark as McAnuff continued to surge forward and hit a shot from 25-yards into the bottom corner with Lynch rooted to the spot.
The hosts thought they had won it at the death, as Jake Caprices’ high cross into the box was challenged by substitutes Matt Harrold and then fell to David Mooney on the volley which he fired narrowly wide of the target as Orient settled for the point.
Leyton Orient Lineup: 12 Sam Sargeant, 2 Jake Caprice, 6 Jamie Sendles-White, 25 Dan Happe, 3 Joe Widdowson, 4 Alex Lawless (45), 23 Craig Clay (45), 27 James Dayton (82), 7 Jobi McAnuff, 26 James Brophy, 9 Macauley Bonne
Substitutes: 20 Dean Brill, 29 Mark Ellis, 31 Zain Westbrooke (45), 10 David Mooney (82), 24 Matt Harrold (45)
Chester Lineup: 1 Alex Lynch, 2 Andy Halls, 3 Lathaniel Rowe-Turner (77), 4 Kingsley James, 5 John McCombe C, 10 Ross Hannah, 15 Nyal Bell, 17 Lucas Dawson, 20 James Akintunde, 31 Jordan Gough, 33 Ryan Rainey (81)
Substitutes: 32 Nathan Vaughan, 18 James Jones, 26 Llyod Marsh-Hughes, 34 Jerome Slew (81), 35 Myles Anderson (77)
Attendance: 3,352 (173)
Leyton Orient grabbed a 1-1 draw in Ross Embleton first interim game in charge against the league leaders Dover Athletic at The Matchroom Stadium.
Dover took a first half lead through Nortei Nortey’s strike from close range to maintain their momentum at the top of the National League.
Orient got their deserved equaliser in the second half, as Craig Clays’ curling effort found the back of the net with Orient still three points off the relegation zone.
Ross Embleton took temporary charge of Orient after the departure of Steve Davis and made five changes to the side that lost 2-1 away to Ebbsfleet United.
Macauley Bonne returned for the O’s from International duty with Zimbabwe, as Jobi McAnuff captained the side after a return from a toe injury. Joe Widdowson reclaimed his place after he served his suspension and Craig Clay returned to the lineup. With David Mooney, Matt Harrold, Mark Ellis and Zain Westbrooke were all side-lined.
Charlie Grainger was injured in the warm up, which left Sam Sargeant to step up to the mark for his first game of the season.
Within the opening minute, James Alabi was slipped through one-on-one with just Sargeant to beat, after a mistake from Joe Widdowson but he superbly denied the visitors the lead.
Orient then surged straight up the other end on the counter attack and from the resulting corner Dayton’s whipped in ball was just headed over by Bonne.
The hosts had their first real opportunity, as Dan Happe surged forward played a lovely ball to Bonne who laid the ball to Clay to slide in James Brophy who cut it back for Clay but could not guide the ball on target.
Alabi again the threat for Dover, as the ball was lifted over the defence and he was in a footrace with Widdowson but blazed his shot over from inside the box.
Dover then broke the deadlock 23 minutes in, as the ball was cut back to Nortey who fired first time into the far corner to take an early advantage.
A long stoppage halted the match, as Dover’s Josh Passley crashed into the advertising hoardings, recovered but then went down in the next phase of play and had to be substituted for Lou Fazakerley.
In the second half, Dover had the first opportunity of the half as Connor Essam rose for the cross but miss-timed his header.
Orient somehow could not get the ball over the line, as Bonne with the first header was palmed away by Mitch Walker and then Happe’s header was cleared off the line as Dover scrambled the ball clear eventually.
The hosts then grabbed that elusive equaliser 13 minutes from time, after great work from Clay to create the chance laid it to Dayton who returned the pass cut back inside and curled his shot into the far corner.
Orient thought they had won it with five minutes to go, as Dayton’s ball to the far post was met by Bonne who thought the ball had crossed the line but was clawed away by Walker, as Orient settled for a point.
Leyton Orient Lineup: 1 Charlie Grainger, 2 Jake Caprice, 6 Jamie Sendles-White, 25 Dan Happe, 3 Joe Widdowson, 4 Alex Lawless (65), 23 Craig Clay, 27 James Dayton, 7 Jobi McAnuff (C), 26 James Brophy, 9 Macauley Bonne
Substitutes: 12 Sam Sargeant, 29 Mark Ellis, 31 Zain Westbrooke, 10 David Mooney, 24 Matt Harrold (65)
Dover Athletic Lineup: 1 Mitch Walker, 2 Josh Passley (45), 3 Femi Ilesanmi, 4 Giancarlo Galliifuoco, 5 Manny Parry, 6 Connor Essam, 8 Mitch Brundle (C), 11 Mitchell Pinnock, 17 Ryan Bird (76), 18 Nortei Nortey, 19 James Alabi
Substitutes: 7 Kane Richards, 12 Lou Fazakerley (45), 16 Ejiro Okosieme, 23 Kadell Daniel (76), 25 Anthony Jeffrey
Attendance: 4,548 (537
Leyton Orient fell to a further 2-0 home defeat to Gateshead at the Matchroom Stadium.
A Jordan Burrow’s brace with a goal in each half was enough to see off Orient who now lie just four points off the relegation zone.
Steve Davis made two changes to his side that were beaten 1-0 at home on Saturday to Macclesfield Town. With James Dayton and Romauld Boco switching to the bench, as James Brophy and Jobi McAnuff get the nod to start.
Leyton Orient found themselves behind just eight minutes in, as Luke Hannant was given the ball to deliver his first time cross for Burrow to guide in – which left Charlie Grainger stationary.
Orient responded, as David Mooney played a delightful ball into Jake Caprice who cut in on goal to shoot which was blocked by Dan Hanford in the Gateshead goal.
Joe Widdowson flashed a cross into the box after he beat the Gateshead defender but the pass was just to heavy for Caprice at the far post.
Gateshead nearly doubled their lead, as JJ O’Donnell burst through the Orient midfield and let fly just outside the box but for a superb block by Mark Ellis.
Orient had a half chance, as Caprice slotted the ball into Macauley Bonne who held it up gave it back to Caprice to strike but his shot was tame.
The visitors almost doubled their lead, as O’Donnell beat Myles Judd down the left and played an early ball across the box for Jordan Preston to strike his shot just wide.
In the second half, Orient made a offensive change as Widdowson was replaced by James Dayton. The visitors also followed suit, as Theo Vassell came on in place of Callum Williams.
Dayton was straight into the action, as he whipped a ball in which Hanford parried away from Bonne’s head.
Gateshead were again given a glorious opportunity, as the ball got put into Burrow’s on the edge of the box and lashed his shot straight at Grainger.
Orient had the best chance of the match, as Caprice’s ball in bounced off Bonne and fell into the path of Mooney six-yards out but his shot was straight at Hanford.
The O’s tried to find the breakthrough, with neat play around the box as Bonne held the ball and laid it to Craig Clay to drag his shot well wide.
The sucker punch then came for Orient with eight minutes remaining. After an mistake at the back through Ellis’ bad headed pass went past Grainger and Burrow’s scored into an empty net, to heap more pressure on Orient.
Leyton Orient Lineup: 1 Charlie Grainger, 2 Jake Caprice, 29 Mark Ellis 25 Dan Happe, 3 Joe Widdowson, 14 Myles Judd, 23 Craig Clay, 7 Jobi McAnuff, 26 James Brophy, 10 David Mooney ©, 9 Macauley Bonne
Substitutes: 12 Sam Sargeant, 31 Zain Westbrooke, 11 Romauld Boco, 27 James Dayton, 28 Ruel Sotiriou
Gateshead Lineup: 21 Dan Hanford, 3 Scott Barrow, 5 Neill Byrne ©, 4 Fraser Kerr, 24 Callum Williams, 14 JJ O’Donnell, 13 Patrick McLaughlin, 16 Russell Penn, 19 Luke Hannant, 11 Jordan Preston, 10 Jordan Burrow
Substitutes: 2 Theo Vassell, 7 Wesley York, 8 Richard Peniket, 9 Danny Johnson, 15 Luke Maxwell
Attendance: 3,468 (63)
Leyton Orient fell to their third home defeat of the season, as they lost 2-1 to 10-man AFC Fylde at the Matchroom Stadium.
Danny Rowe grabbed a brilliant brace with two long range strikes one in each half to give the visitors a two-goal cushion.
Jobi McAnuff got a goal back for Orient with 15 minutes to go but could not go on and get that elusive leveller even with the dismissal of Lewis Montrose late on.
Steve Davis made three changes to his side that came from behind to get a draw away to Aldershot last weekend. New loan signing Mark Ellis was handed his debut, as David Mooney and Dan Happe both slotted back into the first eleven for Joe Widdowson (Thigh injury), Josh Coulson (Groin Injury) and Jamie Sendles-White who moved to the bench.
The visitors poached first, as Clay was intercepted and Rowe found space for a shot from outside the box but went just wide of the target.
Orient then reacted and has an opportunity for themselves, as McAnuff cut the ball into Dayton who clipped the ball across the box which Jay Lynch had to spread himself to stop.
AFC Fylde took the lead just 15 minutes in, as debutant Mark Ellis brought down Jonny Smith on the edge of the box. Rowe stepped up and fired the ball which took a slight deflection through the wall to fly into the net.
Orient started to press down the left for the equaliser and were almost rewarded as McAnuff cut the ball into Clay to find a yard and let rip which was well-stopped at the feet of Lynch.
McAnuff became creator again with a whipped in ball across the box which could not be turned in, as Lynch dived to collect to stop the cross creeping in at the far post.
The O’s again found joy down the left, as McAnuff’s cross looked to be on a plate for Macauley Bonne but his miss-timed his header went wide of the target.
In the second half, AFC Fylde doubled their lead just two minutes in as Rowe let fly after not being closed from 25-yards out and his strike crept into the top corner.
Orient had a great chance to get a foot hold back in the game, as McAnuff’s free-kick was put into a dangerous area for Ellis to head unmarked over the bar.
The hosts again pressed, as Jake Caprice played a one-two with McAnuff and whipped the ball in for Bonne who just could not keep his header down.
The O’s went even closer, as another McAnuff free-kick was met by Bonne which came back off the far post.
Orient grabbed their chance to get back into the game a minute later, as Dayton went to the by-line and clipped a cross which was headed away only for McAnuff to head in at the far post.
The O’s thought they had their equaliser, as Dayton’s ball found substitute Matt Harold to head on target by was stopped on the line by Lynch.
AFC Fylde found themselves down to 10 men in injury-time, as Lewis Montrose got a second yellow for a deliberate trip on Caprice.
Orient could not find that searching equaliser to get them a late point, as they drop further down the table to 15th.
Leyton Orient Lineup: 1 Charlie Grainger, 2 Jake Caprice, 29 Mark Ellis, 25 Dan Happe, 26 James Brophy, 4 Alex Lawless (71), 23 Craig Clay, 27 James Dayton, 7 Jobi McAnuff, 10 David Mooney © (54), Macauley Bonne
Substitutes: 12 Sam Sargeant, 6 Jamie Sendles-White, 17 Henry Ochieng, 11 Romauld Boco (71), 24 Matt Harrold (54)
AFC Fylde Lineup: 13 Jay Lynch, 2 Lewis Montrose, 3 Zaine Francis-Angol, 5 Jordan Tunnicliffe, 6 Andy Bond ©, 7 James Hardy (45), 9 Danny Rowe, 14 Tom McGready (69), 15 Simon Grand, 18 Jonny Smith (45), 22 Luke Burke
Substitutes: 11 Jack Muldoon (45), 16 Jordan Richards (45), 17 Matt Blinkhorn, 20 Serhat Tasdemir, 27 Henry Jones (69)
Leyton Orient remain unbeaten at home this season, after a convincing 4-1 home win against Guiseley at The Matchroom Stadium.
Guiseley took a shock lead, after Kayode Odejayi tucked in from close range to silence the O’s fans.
But a Macauley Bonne double from the spot gave the O’s the advantage at the break.
The O’s continued to go forward and were rewarded, as new signing Matt Harrold got his debut goal and Bonne capped off the afternoon to complete his hat-trick and seventh of the season.
Steve Davis made three changes from his side that won 1-0 away at Maidenhead United on Bank Holiday Monday. One forced changes, as Alex Lawless was out injured with a hip injury as Henry Ochieng got his first start alongside Craig Clay.
David Mooney and Jobi McAnuff both regained there starting spots, as Josh Koroma moved to the bench and Romauld Boco was left out of the squad.
Orient’s new signing Matt Harrold was named on the bench along with young Myles Judd for the first time this season.
The hosts’ nearly took the lead just five minutes in, as McAnuff was played through on goal he decided not to give it an open Bonne who was free and his strike was well-stopped by Joseph Green.
The O’s were offered a great chance 16 minutes in, as Green did not clear his lines Bonne closed him down got the block and the ball went trickling across the goal line and Bonne could not chase the rebound to poke it in.
Just after the half hour mark, Guiseley were given an opening, as Elokobi gave the ball away to Lee Molyneux to strike but was parried by Charlie Grainger.
Orient found themselves behind nine minutes before the break, as Kevan Hurst fired a ball across the box and Odejayi was there to tuck in unmarked.
The O’s then went more direct, as Ochieng ball up to Mooney was flicked on for Josh Coulson to strike but was straight at Green.
Mooney then got round the back of the defence, whipped a ball in which clearly hit the arm of the Guiseley defender and the referee pointed straight to the spot.
Bonne stepped up and confidently despatched the strike into the bottom left corner to level the match up.
In added time, Alex Purver bundled into Mooney just inside the box and the linesman gave the foul – for Orient’s second from the spot in three minutes.
Bonne stepped up for the O’s to put the ball in the same corner, depite Green diving the correct way could not get a hand to his strike.
In the second half, just after the hour mark Orient grabbed their third as Joe Widdowson’s cross was met by substitute and new signing Matt Harrold to head home.
Orient got their fourth with seven minutes remaining, as Harrold’s flick on sent Bonne through he beat both chasing defenders and slotted his shot underneath Green – to secure the three points.
Leyton Orient Lineup: 1 Charlie Grainger, 2 Jake Caprice, 3 Joe Widdowson, 5 George Elokobi, 7 Jobi McAnuff, 9 Macauley Bonne (84), 10 David Mooney (C) (62), 17 Henry Ochieng (80), 18 Josh Coulson, 27 James Dayton
Substitutes: 12 Sam Sargeant, 6 Jamie Sendles-White (8), 14 Myles Judd, 19 Josh Koroma (84), 24 Matt Harrold (62)
Guiseley Lineup: 1 Joseph Green, 3 Daniel Lowe (C), 5 Ashley Palmer, 7 Kevan Hurst, 8 Will Hatfield, 10 John Rooney (68), 11 Lee Molyneux, 17 Alex Purver, 19 Kayode Odejayi (66), 20 Marcus Williams, 23 Daniel East
Substitutes: 9 Reece Thompson (68), 18 Frnak Mulhern (66)
Attendance: 4,323 (76)
Leyton Orient grabbed a last gasp equaliser to deny Eastleigh the victory with a 1-1 draw at The Matchroom Stadium.
The O’s missed the opportunity to take the advantage, as David Mooney missed from the spot.
Eastleigh took their chance from the spot, as Ayo Obileye tucked his spot kick in to lead at the break.
Orient got the equaliser late into injury-time through Craig Clay to strike and send the O’s fans into jubilation.
Steve Davis made one change to the eleven that won 2-0 away at Woking last weekend, as Craig Clay starts ahead of club Captain Charlie Lee who sustained a knee injury in training.
Orient had the first half chance of the game, as Alex Lawless had a shot from range but pulled his attempt wide.
The O’s again applied the early pressure, as Macauley Bonne slid a ball into Mooney whose shot from a tight angle was well-stopped by Graham Stack.
After a poor clearance from Charlie Grainger, James Constable had a shot from range and his bending effort from 30 yards just went wide with Grainger out of position.
Just after the half hour mark, James Dayton wriggled through the defence and was hacked down inside the box by the Eastleigh defender which gave the referee no option but to point to the spot.
Mooney stepped up for the O’s, sent Stack the wrong way but put his shot wide of the goal.
The tables then turned, as Eastleigh threatened from a set piece through Obileye went up for the loose ball inside the box but put his header wide from inside the six-yard box.
Lawless whipped in a quick ball back into the box from the breakdown for Mooney to attack but he could not guide the ball goalwards.
The visitors were then given an opening in added time of the first half, as Lawless brought down Mark Yeates inside the area. Obileye then outfoxed Grainger, waited for him to commit and slotted his strike straight down the middle.
In the second half, the visitors started the brighter as Yeates free-kick was met by Obileye which came back off the post and was finally cleared by Orient.
Yeates fired a shot on goal for Eastleigh, which stung the hands of Grainger but the O’s managed to scramble the ball clear.
Both Orient substitutes linked up well, as Josh Koroma teed-up Romauld Boco but fired his shot over the bar.
Orient put the ball in the back of the net in injury time, as Jake Caprice’s high cross was cut back by Boco and tucked in but for the linesman to give offside.
The O’s then grabbed their long-awaited equaliser with seconds of the game, as the Eastleigh defence cleared a Boco header the ball off the line which fell to Clay to strike and crept over the line to share the points.
Leyton Orient Lineup: 1 Charlie Grainger, 2 Jake Caprice, 18 Josh Coulson, 5 George Elokobi, 3 Widdowson, 4 Alex Lawless, 23 Craig Clay, 27 James Dayton, 7 Jobi McAnuff (69), 10 David Mooney (69) ©, 9 Macauley Bonne
Substitutes: 12 Sam Sargant, 6 Jamie Sendles-White, 17 Henry Ochieng, 11 Romauld Boco (69), 19 Josh Koroma (69)
Eastleigh Lineup: 1 Graham Stack, 4 Sam Togwell ©, 7 Sam Wood (61), 8 James Constable, 10 Mark Yeates, 11 Chris Zebroski (71), 15 Ayo Obileye, 19 Danny Hollands, 22 Andrew Boyce, 25 Ben Wiiliamson (76), 27 Callum Howe
Substitutes: 13 Ross Flitney, 3 Michael Green (61), 18 Craig McCallister (71), 24 Cavaghn Miley, 26 Sam Matthews (76)