Search

Late Cox strike seals vital win for Leyton Orient at Chesterfield

18:07 14 February 2015

O

O's David Mooney celebrates one of his goals at Chesterfield. Pic: Simon O'Connor

Simon O"Connor/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way Braintree Essex

League One: Chesterfield 2 Leyton Orient 3

Dean Cox’s goal deep into stoppage time saw Orient pick up a vital 3-2 win over Chesterfield.

O’s fell behind to Jay O’Shea’s penalty before the Irishman levelled things up at the break with a simple tap in.

But they found themselves chasing again when Elliot Omozusi put the ball into his own net.

However, Mooney’s low effort with 20 minutes left saw the O’s level, before Cox netted after home goalkeeper Tommy Lee spilt a cross into the path of the diminutive winger he slotted home.

The O’s made three changes for the match with Nathan Clarke returning to skipper the side, while Elliot Omozusi and Dean Cox also came in for the injured Scott Cuthbert, Mathieu Baudry and Kevin Lisbie respectively.

The visitors got off to a bright start with David Mooney and Cox linking up well on a couple of occasions, but chances were few and far between for both side in the opening 10 minutes.

However the hosts went in front on 18 minutes when referee Tim Robinson awarded them a penalty having adjudged Clarke to have upended Caolan Lavery in the box.

Jay O’Shea made no mistake from the spot to fire the Spireites in front.

The goalscorer then forced a good save from Cisak, before the visitors enjoyed a solid spell of possession.

The hosts were not switched on at the back though on a couple of occasions leading to chances for Dagnall and Mooney for the O’s.

Dagnall was unable to get a clean connection on his effort before Mooney shot straight at Lee.

Chances continued to come their way and the O’s were level on 35 minutes when a good run from Cox, saw the diminutive winger slot the ball across for Mooney to tap into an unguarded net.

Orient ended the half on top as well, forcing a late corner which came to nothing but the O’s were deservedly level.

But the hosts started the second half the better of the two sides and though Clucas saw an effort well saved by Cisak, they took the lead on 55 minutes when Omozusi converted a dangerous cross past his own goalkeeper.

Orient kept going though and they pulled level once again through that man Mooney when he got on the end of a long ball over the top and fired low past Lee.

The O’s survived a late goalmouth scramble, and had a late chance to get a priceless winner when Cox’s corner was met by the head of Clarke, however, Lee got up to put it behind for another corner.

Eight minutes stoppage time were awarded, and that was extended when home skipper Ian Evatt was forced to limp off through injury.

And as time ticked away the O’s picked up a precious victory as Lee flapped at a delivery and Cox was there to convert.

Chesterfield: Lee, Darikwa, Morsy, Ryan (Humphreys 78), Gnanduillet (Harrison 82), O’Shea, Clucas, Lavery, Duffy (Jones 75), Raglan, Evatt.

Unused substitutes: Chapman, Carter, Banks, Dieseruvwe.

Leyton Orient: Cisak, Omozusi, Clarke, Lowry, Sawyer, Pritchard (Hedges 68), Vincelot, Wright (Bartley 58), Cox, Mooney (Batt 84), Dagnall

Unused substitutes: Baudry, Lisbie, McAnuff, Batt, Woods.

Attendance: 6,524 (285 Leyton Orient fans)

6,524 (285 Leyton Orient fans)

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Newham Sports News

West Ham United's Winston Reid is brought down by Astra Giurgiu's Florin Lovin (right) during the UEFA Europa League - Play Off match at the London Stadium, London.

The Hammers were second best against Astra Giurgiu as they lost to them for the second year running

Yesterday, 15:30
Robert Mear of Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Purfleet club head to Coventry for crucial Elite League clash

Poland
Yesterday, 13:02
Action from Clapton's FA Cup preliminary round clash with Sporting Bengal United (pic: Tim Edwards)

Tons assistant steps up to take temporary charge

Michael Walther
Yesterday, 11:00
South Woodford under-13s celebrate their Peter Coe Cup success

South Woodford’s Harry Neicho is writing a blog during the 2016

BMW

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Read more
Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now