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)
Leyton Orient open their National League campaign with a disappointing 2-0 away defeat to Sutton United at Gander Green Lane.
Jamie Collins gave Sutton the lead from the spot, before Dean Beckwith slid in a second from close range, to give the hosts a dream start to the 2017/18 season.
Under new ownership and new man at the helm for the O’s Steve Davis, started ten of Orient’s 14 summer signings including club returns for both Jobi McAnuff and David Mooney ahead of their new campaign. With a further two newbies on the bench.
James Dayton had Orient’s first half chance in the opening ten minutes, as he was played through out wide and whipped a ball to the far post which had to be dealt with by Nicky Bailey for an O’s corner.
The O’s found themselves behind early on, as Joe Widdowson could not deal with a long ball over the top and clumsily brought down Craig Dundas. Which gave the referee no option but to point to the spot. Collins then stepped up and tucked it away as he sent Charlie Grainger the wrong way.
Orient reacted, as Captain Charlie Lee’s long throw was sent up high, Mooney challenged Jamie Butler but was penalised for a foul on the keeper as the ball nestled in the back of the net.
Sutton double their lead just after the half hour mark, after a great early cross from Ross Lafayette for Beckwith to tuck underneath Grainger and extend their advantage.
Just for the break the O’s had their first real opportunity, as McAnuff’s free-kick was met by George Elokobi but his header went over the bar.
In the second half, a diagonal set piece fell to Lafayette to strike for Sutton but fired wide of the target.
Orient pressed for a way back into the match, as substitute Romuald Boco delivered a ball in for centre back Josh Coulson but steered his header over the bar.
Boco again involved as his corner was flicked on by Coulson but Widdowson at the far post could not guide it on target and was penalised for a foul on the Sutton defender.
Sutton managed the game out to pick up the opening victory, as Orient move on to Tuesday for their first home game against Solihull Moors.
Sutton United Lineup: 26 Jamie Butler, 17 Dan Spence, 6 Jamie Collins, 4 Dean Beckwith, 3 Aswad Thomas, 16 Nicky Bailey (87), 8 Kenny Davis, 15 Craig Eastmond, 11 Kieran Cadogan, 14 Craig Dundas, 9 Ross Lafayette
Substitutes: 5 Louis John, 19 Jeffrey Monakana, 20 Tommy Wright (87), 21 Moses Emmanuel, 23 Josh Taylor
Leyton Orient Lineup: 1 Charlie Grainger, 2 Jake Caprice, 18 Josh Coulson, 5 George Elokobi, 3 Joe Widdowson, 4 Alex Lawless, 8 Charlie Lee (C) (80), 27 James Dayton (84), 7 Jobi McAnuff (69), 10 David Mooney, 9 Macauley Bonne
Substitutes: 12 Sam Sargeant, 16 Michael Clark, 23 Craig Clay (80), 11 Romuald Boco (84), 19 Josh Koroma (69)
Colchester took the lead midway through the half, as Tariq Fosu headed in from close range.
The O’s equalised early in the second half, with a superb individual strike from Sandro Semedo.
The visitors restored their advantage late in the match, as captain Chris Porter tapped in from close range and the game was wrapped up with a third minutes later through substitute Macauley Bonne.
The match was then stopped after Orient supporters invaded the pitch and the final minutes were finished behind closed doors.
Omer Riza made three changes to the O’s side that were relegated after a 3-0 away defeat to Crewe Alexandra last weekend, as Callum Kennedy, Paul McCallum and Jense Jans start ahead of Teddy Mezague, Henry Ochieng and Victor Adeboyejo who shift to the bench.
Colchester had the opening oppertunity, as George Elokobi’s cross field ball to Richard Brindley was cut back to Tom Eastman whose shot was blocked by Aron Pollock.
From the resulting corner, Sean Murray’s whipped in ball was met by Elokobi but his header was weak and straight into the hands of Sam Sargeant.
Orient made their first threat on goal, through Steven Alzate as he threaded the ball into Tristan Abrahams on the edge of the box and hit his shot on the turn which trickled wide of the target.
Colchester then had a dangerous free-kick 25 minutes in, as Brindley whipped in ball fizzed just over the Orient bar.
The visitors’ then grabbed the opener shortly after, as Eastman’s cross was met by Fosu at the far past who guided it past Sargeant.
Orient nearly responded, as Abrahams turned on the edge of the box and curled his shot which went just over the bar.
Just before the break Orient had their best chance of the half, as Kennedy’s early cross for McCallum was stopped by Sam Walker.
In the second half, Orient responded seven minutes into the half as Semedo burst forward and hit a rocket of a strike from Semedo for the equaliser.
Colchester almost restored their lead as Matt Briggs’ hit on the half volley deflected off the Orient defender and looped just over the bar.
Fosu again caused the O’s problems, as he went passed three Orient defenders inside the box but his shot from close range was tame and straight at Sargeant.
Colchester then regained the lead from poor defending by Orient, as Pollock’s pass back was short to Sargeant and Fosu ran on to the loose ball went around Sargeant and cut it back for Porter to tap into an empty net.
The visitors then extended their advamtage, as substitue Bonne wrapped it up with a shot which found the far bottom corner.
The game was then stopped with less than ten minutes remaining after Orient supporters invaded the pitch.
the game restarted two hours after the invasion behind closed doors where the match peated out as Freddie Moncur replaced Micheal Collins.
Leyton Orient Lineup: 24 Sam Sargeant, 3 Callum Kennedy, 6 Tom Parkes, 7 Michael Collins (C), 10 Paul McCallum (67), 22 Sandro Semedo, 25 Aron Pollock, 31 Steven Alzate, 34 Michael Clark, 35 Tristan Abrahams, 46 Jens Janse (79)
Substitutes: 39 Arthur Janata, 18 Ulrich Nnomo, 19 Teddy Mezague, 23 Teddy Moncur, 26 Victor Adeboyejo (67), 28 Josh Koroma (79), 32 Henry Ochieng
Colchester United Lineup: 1 Sam Walker, 2 Richard Brindley, 3 Matt Briggs (70), 4 Tom Lapslie, 7 Drey Wirght, 9 Chris Porter (C), 14 Alex Wynter, 15 George Elokobi, 18 Tom Eastman, 23 Sean Murray (74), 31 Tariq Fosu
Substitutes: 29 Dean Brill, 8 Doug Loft (74), 12 Kane Vincent-Young, 19 Macauley Bonne (70), 27 Rekeil Pyke, 32 Tommy O’Sullivan, 33 Lewis Kinsella
Attendance: 6,854 (1,257)
Hartlepool grabbed the opener early in the first half, as Rhys Oates tucked home from close range to stun the O’s.
Orient responded through Victor Adeboyejo shortly after to tap home from inside the six-yard box.
The O’s then went infront before the break with a superb strike from Tristan Abrahams, as he made it two goals in two appearances to raise the roof at Brisbane road.
Omer Riza made one change to his side that drew 2-2 away at Luton Town on Good Firday, as goalscorer Tristan Abrahams was preferred to Sam Dalby who moved to the bench.
Orient had the first shot on goal, as the ball was laid off to captain Liam Kelly whose strike was blocked and collected by Joe Fryer.
The O’s then went more direct and were almost rewarded, as Adeboyejo ran on to the ball into the area and volleyed his shot from a tight angle which had to be palmed away by Fryer.
Hartlepool then took the lead through their first attack, which found Oates inside the area who rid a few challenges and tucked the ball past Sam Sargeant to stun the hosts.
Orient responded eleven minutes later, as Michael Clark burst forward and fizzed a low cross in for Adeboyejo to guide in from inside the six-yard box.
The away side nearly restored their lead, as Padraig Amond went beyond the Orient defence and cut the ball across goal for Lewis Alessandra who shot straight at Sargeant.
Steven Alzate then broke through the Hartlepool midfield and slotted Adeboyjo in on the right side of the box but dragged his shot wide.
Adeboyejo became creator this time for the O’s as he squared the ball across goal for Abrahams to shoot which was saved and cleared by Fryer, to deny Orient the lead.
The hosts took the lead ten minutes before the break, as Alzate wriggled through two Hartlepool defenders and poked the ball through to Abrahams who hammered it into the roof of the net.
In the second half, Orient almost grabbed a third as Michael Collins clipped a ball over the Hartlepool defence to Abrahams who waited for the ball to drop kindly for him to hit a fierce strike which was tipped over by Fryer.
Hartlepool very nearly got the equaliser, as a long ball into the box by Hartlepool fell to Oates whose poor touch was heading in until Aaron Pollock hacked the ball away to safety.
Liam Donnelly for Hartlepool was then given two yellows following dissent towards the referee and then squared up to the official and was sent off for his actions, to end a frustrating day for the visitors but jubilation for Orient who fight on.
Leyton Orient Lineup: 1 Sam Sargeant, 4 Liam Kelly (C), 7 Michael Collins, 19 Teddy Mezague, 22 Sandro Semedo, 25 Aaron Pollock, 26 Victor Adeboyejo (76), 31 Steven Alzate (70), 32 Henry Ochieng, 34 Michael Clark, 35 Tristan Abrahams (84)
Substitutes: 39 Arthur Janata, 10 Paul McCallum (70), 23 Freddy Moncur (84), 28 Josh Koroma (76), 30 Sam Dalby, 38 Dan Happe, 46 Jens Janse
Hartlepool Lineup: 42 Joe Fryer, 2 Carl Magnay, 4 Nicky Featherstone (C) (82), 7 Nathan Thomas, 8 Brad Walker, 9 Padraig Amond (72), 11 Rhys Oates, 15 Lewis Alessandra, 17 Nicky Deverdics, 26 Scott Harrison, 33 Liam Donnelly,
Substitutes: 6 Matthew Bates, 14 Michael Woods (45), 18 Lewis Hawkins, 27 Jack Blackford, 28 Louis Rooney (82), 31 Ben Dudzinski, 38 Devante Rodney (72)
Attendence: 5,411 (351)
League leaders Doncaster took the lead near the end of the first half with a superb low strike from Tommy Rowe.
The O’s equalised just before the break through an unlikely source, as Tom Parkes slotted home to level the match up.
Former O’s striker John Marquis regained the advantage for the visitors with another clinical low strike, after an Orient mistake.
He grabbed his second late on to slot in from close range. Another former Orient player also got on the scoresheet Mathieu Baudry completed the rout shortly after with a great volley to secure all three points.
Danny Webb made five changes to his side they were defeated 5-0 away to Accrington Stanley on Tuesday, as Alex Cisak returns to the side between the sticks ahead of Charlie Grainger. Along with Liam Kelly, Aron Pollock, Nigel Atangana and Michael Clark who replaced the injured Nicky Hunt (Knee) and Callum Kennedy (Groin), with Freddy Moncur and Sam Dalby dropping to the bench repectivly.
Orient were the first to have a threat on goal, as Sandro Semedo’s corner was not totally cleared by Doncaster and Clark header from the clearance went just over the bar from inside the box.
Doncaster nearly took the lead 22 minutes in, when a looping cross into the box found John Marquis to head goalwards which was palmed away by Cisak at full stretch.
The visitors started to assert their pressure on Orient, as full-back Matty Blair whipped in the ball for Rowe to meet but was straight at Cisak.
Doncaster broke the deadlock nine minutes before the break, as Orient did not clear their lines properly and Rowe picked the ball up on the edge of the box and struck his shot low into the bottom corner beyond Cisak.
Orient equalised on the stroke of half-time, as Parkes carried on his run from his own box laid it off to Gavin Massey who fended off his man went passed another Doncaster defender and slotted in the unmarked Parkes who coolly tucked it passed Ian Lawlor – to go in at the break level.
In the second half, Doncaster almost regained the lead as the ball found its way into the six-yard box to Marquis who looked certain to hit the target but for a superb block by Parkes.
The away side did retake the lead, after a bad pass from Pollock straight into the path of Marquis whose shot went in off the post – out of the reach of Cisak.
Doncaster missed a great chance for their third, as Judd’s half clearance fell to Alfie May inside the box but he dragged his shot well wide of the target.
The away side spared another glorious chance, as they broke from an Orient corner and substitute Andy Williams was played in on goal but hit his shot well over.
Williams again was played through Orient’s own wrong doing and burst to the edge of the box but blazed his shot well over.
Doncaster grabbed their third with eight minutes to play, as Williams again broke free of the defence this time he squared the ball across goal for Marquis to fire past Cisak.
The away side got their fourth with four minutes remaining, as the cross came in and Baudry’s first time fierce volley flew into the bottom corner – to see off the O’s and take all three points.
Leyton Orient Lineup: 1 Alex Cisak, 4 Liam Kelly (C), 6 Tom Parkes, 7 Michael Collins, 11 Gavin Massey, 15 Nigel Atangana (88), 22 Sandro Semedo, 25 Aaron Pollock, 28 Josh Koroma (77), 29 Myles Judd, 34 Michael Clark,
Substitutes: 24 Sam Sargeant, 19 Teddy Mezague, 20 Rowan Liburd, 23 Freddy Moncur, 30 Sam Dalby (77), 31 Steven Alzate (88), 38 Dan Happe
Doncaster Lineup: 38 Ian Lawlor (45), 2 Craig Alcock, 5 Mathiey Baudry, 6 Andy Butler, 9 John Marquis, 10 Tommy Rowe, 17 Matty Blair, 24 Niall Mason, 25 Conor Grant, 26 James Coppinger (78), 39 Alfie May (72)
Substitutes: 13 Marko Marosi (45), 7 Gary McSheffrey (78), 11 Andy Williams (72), 12 Mitchell Lund, 14 Harry Middleton, 19 Liam Mandwville, 27 Cedric Evina
Attendance: 4,791 (816)