FULL-TIME: Orient 1 Yeovil 5 - MacDonald’s hat-trick shatters Orient after Spring sees red early on

It’s a nightmare for Orient as they lose Spring and Dawson in the first half


9 mins - Yeovil take the lead against the run of play with a stunning strike. The home side half-clear a corner and the ball falls to Shaun MacDonald, who rifles the ball in from 30 yards via the left-hand upright. A stunning goal, but a blow for the O’s.

13 mins - Orient respond, but Dean Cox fires a free-kick out of the ground.

14 mins - A huge moment of controversy as referee Geoff Eltringham makes a massive call and decides Matt Spring’s challenge on Andrew Welsh is worthyy of a red card. It looks a harsh call and the O’s players surround the halpess official.

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18 mins - It’s all going wrong for Orient. Shaun MacDonald cuts in from the right and fires home a second goal for Yeovil - O’s may need to change the system.

20 mins - Jones makes a great save to deny Jonathan Obika.

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22 mins - O’s try and respond. Dean Cox sends in a cross that is saved by Stephen Henderson and then Jason Crowe fires over the bar.

26 mins - Elliott Omozusi makes a great double block to deny Oli Johnson.

32 mins - McGleish is booked by the inept Eltringham.

37 mins - Now skipper Stephen Dawson is injured it’s going from bad to worse for Orient.

41 mins - Another harsh decision by Eltringham as a MacDonald cross hits Stephen’s Dawson’s hand on the edge of the area and he points to the spot and MacDonald completes his hat-trick.

42 mins- Dawson limps off injured and is replaced by Smith.

42 mins - McGleish is elbowed by Paul Wotton it looks like a red card. The referee decides on a yellow.

43 mins - The crowd are in uproar and sing ‘3-0 to the referee’ - it was an abject first half display by referee Eltringham.

Halt-time: Orient 0 Yeovil 3 A MacDonald hat-trick has ended the game as a contest. With Spring sent off and Dawson injured it’s been an awful first half for Orient. Not helped by the dreadful Eltringham.

46 mins - Terrell Forbes is on for Tommy Carroll and O’s play three at the back.

47 mins - Everyhting is going wrong. Jonathan Obika’s shot hits Adam Barrett and loops to Andrew Welsh who slides home number four at the far post

47 mins - Welsh is booked for his celebrations.

52 mins Max Ehmer is booked for kicking the ball away.

54 mins - Jones makes a great save from Obika

65 mins - Crow is booked for a foul

66 mins - Jones makes a great save from Obika as the crowd sing ‘You’ve only got 12 men’

69 mins - Andrew Williams replaces Oli Johnson

70 mins - Orient grab a consolation as Jonathan Tehoue wins a header and finds Scott McGleish, who tees up Dean Cox to poke the ball into the corner from 14 yards.

72 mins - O’s throw Alex Revell into the action in place of Jonathan Tehoue.

86 mins - Alex Russell comes on for Paul Wotton.

87 mins - Dean Bowditch slides the ball into the net after Obika sets him up.

88 mins - Ed Upson replaces Bowditch.

90 mins - Adam Virgo is booked for foul on Alex Revell.

90 mins - Dean Cox becomes the seventh player to be booked for a foul

Full-time: Orient 1 Yeovil 5 - Orient’s play-off hopes take a knock - but they were always going to struggle after Matt Spring saw red as referee Eltringham had a nightmare.

Orient: Jones: Omozusi, Barrett, Chorley, Crowe; Spring, Carroll (Forbes 46 mins), Dawson, Cox; Tehoue (Revell 72 mins), McGleish. Subs: Butcher, Whing, Forbes, Chambers, Kane.

Sent-off: Spring 14 mins

Booked: McGleish 32 mins, Crowe 54 mins, Cox 90 mins.

Yeovil: Henderson, Alcock, Huntington, Bowditch (Upson 88 mins), Walsh, Johnson (Williams 69 mins), Ehmer, Virgo, Wotton (Russell 87 mins), MacDonald, Obika. Subs: Stewart, Jones, Russell, Upson, Gibson, Fitzsimons.

Booked: Wotton 42 mins, Walsh 47 mins, Ehmer 52 mins, Virgo 90 mins.

Referee: Geoff Eltringham

Attendance: 4,258 (inc 271 Yeovil fans).


Orient manager Russell Slade makes four changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Dagenham & Redbridge on Tuesday night.

Jason Crowe comes into the side in place of the injured Charlie Daniels, while Ben Chorley is back after injury.

Scott McGleish, who scored the last-gasp leveller against Daggers returns to the starting line-up, and there is also a recall for Tommy Carroll in midfield.

Andrew Whing, Adam Chambers and Harry Kane dropped to the bench.

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