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)