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Crawley Town 0-1 Leyton Orient

Tom James hit his second goal in successive games as Leyton Orient made it two league wins out of two with a 1-0 victory at Crawley.

The hosts, beaten by the same scoreline at Carlisle in their opening game, again struggled for fluency and rarely threatened to get on terms.

Crawley welcomed a bumper crowd of nearly 4,000 after the new owners reduced season ticket prices, and new boss Kevin Betsy promised "real positivity" in his first home game in charge.

The Reds threatened in the 19th minute when debutant Teddy Jenks set up James Tilley but he drilled a low shot wide of the post from 12 yards.

Crawley defender George Francomb blocked a shot by George Moncur before a low drive from Theo Archibald was saved by Corey Addai, who was making his first EFL start.

Orient took the lead in tremendous style only five minutes after the break when Crawley only half cleared a corner and full-back James unleashed an unstoppable shot from the edge of the area to record his second goal in two games in front of the O's fans.

Crawley later had a let off when substitute Paul Smyth got clean through but dragged his shot wide.

Substitute Kwesi Appiah forced Lawrence Vigouroux to save in stoppage time, but the O's held on comfortably.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Crawley

Formation 3-5-2

  • 34Addai
  • 4Francomb
  • 3Conroy
  • 16OmoleSubstituted forOgungboat 54'minutes
  • 23Johnson
  • 28Jenks
  • 39HessenthalerSubstituted forNadesanat 64'minutes
  • 20Balagizi
  • 7Tilley
  • 19Telford
  • 9NicholsSubstituted forAppiahat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Powell
  • 10Nadesan
  • 15Francillette
  • 21Appiah
  • 40Greensall
  • 44Ogungbo

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-3-3

  • 22Vigouroux
  • 2James
  • 19Beckles
  • 5Happe
  • 32Hunt
  • 18Pratley
  • 14Moncur
  • 8Clay
  • 11ArchibaldSubstituted forOgieat 79'minutes
  • 23KelmanSubstituted forSmithat 64'minutes
  • 10SotiriouSubstituted forSmythat 52'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Sargeant
  • 4Ogie
  • 6Thompson
  • 7Smyth
  • 9Smith
  • 20Georgiou
  • 24Sweeney
Referee:
Sam Purkiss
Attendance:
3,851

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home3
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Leyton Orient 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Leyton Orient 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kwesi Appiah (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by James Tilley.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Smyth (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

  5. Post update

    Foul by James Tilley (Crawley Town).

  6. Post update

    Harry Smith (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    James Balagizi (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by George Moncur (Leyton Orient).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Paul Smyth.

  10. Post update

    Travis Johnson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Shadrach Ogie (Leyton Orient).

  12. Post update

    Kwesi Appiah (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Harry Smith (Leyton Orient).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Nadesan (Crawley Town).

  15. Post update

    Paul Smyth (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Crawley Town. George Francomb tries a through ball, but Kwesi Appiah is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Crawley Town. Mazeed Ogungbo tries a through ball, but Ashley Nadesan is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shadrach Ogie replaces Theo Archibald.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Harry Smith.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Daniel Happe.

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