JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY, 3RD ROUND
Wednesday December 5th
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0
LEYTON ORIENT 3
David Mooney 56, 65
Michael Symes 73 pen
Attendance: 1,752 (162 away fans)
Cobblers: Lee Nicholls, Danny East, Kelvin Langmead, Ben Tozer, Joe Widdowson, Jake Robinson (sub Chris Hackett 69), Emyr Huws, Ben Harding, Ishmel Demontagnac (sub Henoc Mukendi 78), Clive Platt, Louis Moult (sub Adebayo Akinfenwa 69)
Subs not used: Dean Snedker, Lewis Hornby
Orient: Jamie Jones, Leon McSweeney, Gary Sawyer, Scott Cuthbert, Matthieu Baudry, Dean Cox, Anthony Griffith (sub Jimmy Smith 50), Moses Odubajo, Lloyd James (sub Alex Smith 83), Ryan Brunt, David Mooney (sub Michael Symes 66).
Subs not used: Ryan Allsop, Afolabi Obafemi
Referee: Mr M Haywood
Orient: Leon McSweeney (12), Anthony Griffith (47), Michael Symes (90)
5 cautions on or before 31 December; 1 match suspension
10 cautions on or before 11 April; 2 match suspension
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension
Sending offs: 2 cautions in one game; 1 match suspension but cautions do not count towards above totals. Other sendings off; 1 or 3 match suspension. Extra match ban for additional sendings off.
On a bitterly cold night at Sixfields, Joe Widdowson returned from suspension at left-back while Louis Moult partnered Clive Platt in attack.
Before the game there was a minute's silence in memory of former loanee midfielder Mitchell Cole who tragically passed away aged just 27.
Platt created an opening for Moult on 25 minutes but his shot was well blocked by the Leyton Orient centre-half Scott Cuthbert.
Jamie Jones made a good save to deny a Jake Robinson volley following a Ben Tozer long throw as the first half ended goalless.
David Mooney put Orient in front on 56 minutes, converting from close range after Lee Nicholls had done well to initially deny Moses Odubajo and another effort had been cleared off the line. The Cobblers felt hard done by though, as Emyr Huws did appear to be fouled in the build-up.
As the Cobblers responded to falling behind, Huws made a bursting run into the O’s penalty area before seeing his shot saved by the legs of Jones.
Orient doubled their lead soon after however, Mooney heading in a cross from Afolabi Obafemi.
Aidy Boothroyd then made a double change with Adebayo Akinfenwa and Chris Hackett replacing Louis Moult and Jake Robinson.
It was 3-0 on 73 minutes, Michael Symes scoring from the penalty spot after a handball decision against Joe Widdowson.
Jones then made a good save to deny Akinfenwa before Henoc Mukendi came on for Ishmel Demontagnac in the Cobblers final change.
With the temperature still dropping there were to be no more goals and Orient progressed through to the next round.
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (3) 9
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (4) 4
CORNERS: (1) 3
FOULS: (7) 11
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 1
ORIENT MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (1) 5
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 5
CORNERS: (1) 2
FOULS: (9) 15
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 1
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by the Press Association.