Full time: Leyton Orient 3 Swindon Town 0
Orient’s impressive run continues as three first-half goals stun sinking Robins
FULL TIME: Leyton Orient 3 Swindon Town 0
The second half was one to forget, but Orient fans won’t mind as they’ve moved up to 11th in League One with victory against Swindon Town.
All the goals came in the first half and Russell Slade’s side were comfortable defending it after the break.
Captain Stephen Dawson gave a star turn in midfield, while most of the home side’s chances were created down the left flank through the duo of Charlie Daniels and Dean Cox.
Log on to the site tomorrow morning for full reaction to the impressive result.
DOUBLE SUB - Swindon Town
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Town boss Danny WIlson makes two separate changes at the start of the second half (see team sheet below). Bizarre that he didn’t just makes the switches at half time. Tottenham Hotspur loanee Jon Obika is now leading the line for the Robins.
HALF TIME: Leyton Orient 3 Swindon Town 0
The O’s are in dreamland as they lead Swindon Town, last year’s beaten play-off finalists, by three goals at the break.
There has been little between the sides in terms of possession or even chances created, but Orient have played with a confident swagger so far and given their visitors a masterclass in the importance of clinical finishing.
It could have been more had Revell connected properly with a header to make it 4-0, while Matt Ritchie was inches away from equalizing at 1-0 when his shot bounced off the post.
Togolese international Thomas Dossevi almost pulled one back before the break, but his close-range effort was deflected over the bar.
Michael Rose then produced a stunning free kick from 25 yards which appeared destined for the top corner, but Jamie Jones produced a fine save to tip it over the bar before the break.
Stay tuned for more updates from the second half as Orient look to climb into the top half of the table.
GOAL - Leyton Orient 3 Swindon Town 0
Two goals in as many minutes for the O’s! Charlie Daniels plays the ball across to Stephen Dawson, who easily sidesteps his marker and blasts the ball past Smith from just outside the area. Super strike from the skipper, while Town boss Danny Wilson takes out his frustrations on a water bottle on the sidelines.
GOAL - Leyton Orient 2 Swindon Town 0
After good work from Dean Cox to win a corner, the ball is floated in and Scott McGleish forces a good save from Phil Smith with a header. Unluckily for the visitors though, Alex Revell gets above Andy Frampton for the rebound, somewhat contentiously, and heads into the empty net on 30 minutes.
INJURY - Leyton Orient
Matt Spring makes way Jason Crowe, who replaces him like for like at the base of the midfield, after the former Luton Town man went off clutching his thigh.
GOAL - Leyton Orient 1 Swindon Town 0
Dean Cox has put Orient ahead on 1 minutes with a 20-yard free kick. Kevin Amankwaah was penalised for a foul on McGleish and the former Brighton man drilled his shot low, past the static wall and the outstretched hand of Phil Smith.
Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade makes four changes to the side which picked up a point at Bournemouth on Saturday.
Back come Ben Chorley, Matthew Spring, Scott McGleish and fellow striker Alex Revell as the O’s revert to near full strength.
Leyton Orient: Jones, Whing, Chorley, Forbes, Cox, Dawson, McGleish (Kane, 76 mins), Revell (Tehoue, 58 mins), Daniels, Spring (Crowe, 24 mins), Smith.
Subs: Omozusi, Butcher, Jarvis, Carroll.
Swindon Town: Smith, Rose, Douglas, Frampton, Caddis, Timlin (McGovern, 64 mins), Amankwaah, Flint, Lescinel (Prutton, 47 mins), Dossevi (Obika, 50 mins), Ritchie.
Subs: Lucas, Cuthbert, McGovern, Ferry, Sheehan.
Referee: Mr David Phillips.