LEYTON ORIENT v Notts County

Leyton Orient v Notts County at The Matchroom Stadium Npower League One

Leyton Orient moved into the top 10 of the Npower League 1 table and ended Notts County 22 game unbeaten away run, after a 2-1 victory at the Matchroom stadium.

David Mooney put the hosts in front just after the hour mark after heading from close range, from winger Lee Cook’s sublime cross.

The O’s instantly doubled their lead, when Cook’s corner was cleared, straight to the feet of Frenchman Mathieu Baudry, who lashed home in the bottom right corner.

Keith Curle’s men persisted with constant pressure, and it was finally rewarded when Neal Bishop’s cross found Enoch Showumni. He saw Lee Hughes unmarked, who simply could not miss.

The win for Russell Slade’s men was certainly deserved, dominating possession and missing countless scoring chances.

Mooney could have put the East London side ahead much earlier in the game, when his fierce effort went narrowly wide of Bartosz Bialkowski goal.

Striker Charlie MacDonald’s full blooded challenge on goalkeeper Bialkowski left the goalkeeper unable to carry on and was replaced by Fabian Speiss, which resulted in a staggering 8 minutes added time in the first half. Leyton Orient failed to capitalise on the injury, and both teams went in at 0-0.

Long serving O’s shot stopper, Jamie Jones, was quick to deny County’s Showumni and winger Alan Judge with fine saves, with Hughes beating Jones, but missing the goal as his header went wide of the post.

With a further 7 minutes injury time in the second half, both teams still failed to take advantage, and the Brisbane Road outfit hung onto the 2-1 lead to gain a priceless 3 points.

Leyton Orient’s next game is a tough encounter with high flying Swindon Town, before a trip to mid table Stevenage awaits Russell Slade’s men.


Leyton Orient– Jamie Jones, Scott Cuthbert, Ben Chorley, Mathieu Baudry, Gary Sawyer, Moses Odubajo, Martin Rowlands, Lloyd James, Lee Cook, David Mooney, Charlie MacDonald.

Subs– Dean Cox, Antony Griffith, Michael Symes, Jimmy Smith, Charlie Grainger, Afolabi Obafemi, Elliot Omozusi


Leyton Orient 1 Notts County 0 (David Mooney 65)

Leyton Orient 2 Notts County 0 (Mathieu Baudry 68)

Leyton Orient 2 Notts County 1 (Jeff Hughes 78)

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