Leyton Orient 2 Northampton Town 0 - the match report
JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY, AREA QUARTER FINAL
Tuesday November 11th, 7.45pm
LEYTON ORIENT 2
Jay Simpson 28
Marvin Bartley 90
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0
Attendance: 1,966 (228 Cobblers fans)
Leyton Orient: Adam Legzdins, Elliot Omozusi (sub Shaun Batt 69), Gary Sawyer, Dean Cox, Shane Lowry, Nathan Clarke, Josh Wright, Bradley Pritchard, Marvin Bartley, Chris Dagnall (sub Mathieu Baudry 90), Jay Simpson (sub Scott Kashket 52).
Subs not used: Gianvito Plasmati, Gary Woods.
Cobblers: Matt Duke, Daniel Alfei, Ryan Cresswell (sub Kelvin Langmead 57), Ben Tozer, Lee Collins, Ricky Ravenhill (sub Chris Hackett 56), John-Joe O’Toole, Darren Carter, Kaid Mohamed, Emile Sinclair (sub Marc Richards 56), Alex Nicholls
Subs not used: Dean Snedker, Joel Byrom
Referee: Mr D Phillips
Leyton Orient: none
Cobblers: Ben Tozer (36, 4th of the season), Darren Carter (54, 1st)
5 cautions on or before 30 November; 1 match suspension
10 cautions on or before 11 April; 2 match suspension
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension
Leyton Orient: none
Sendings off: 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.
With Tom Newey and Stewart Murdoch both cup-tied and Lawson D’Ath (ankle) added to the injury list, boss Chris Wilder was forced in to making a number of changes to the side for this Johnstone’s Paint Trophy area quarter-final tie. Alex Nicholls, Darren Carter, Ricky Ravenhill, Kaid Mohamed and John-Joe O’Toole all started, the fit again Marc Richards and Chris Hackett named on the bench.
Matt Duke made a good save to deny Chris Dagnall in the first sight at goal for either side. Jay Simpson fired over while Ben Tozer had the ball in the back of the net following a Cobblers free-kick only to be denied by the off-side flag.
It was Orient who drew first blood just before the half-hour mark, Jay Simpson, despite looking a yard or two offside, firing the ball home low after latching onto a long ball over the top.
The Cobblers felt they should have had a penalty when O’Toole was on the wrong end of a high-footed challenge inside the area (that saw him wearing a head bandage for the second half) but the referee disagreed and awarded a goal kick.
Chris Wilder made a triple change on 56 minutes, Marc Richards, Chris Hackett and Kelvin Langmead coming on for Emile Sinclair, Ricky Ravenhill and Ryan Cresswell.
The changes seem to invigorate Town and Kaid Mohamed went close with a header following an inch-perfect Hackett cross. Chris Dagnall then shot against the post for Orient as the game neared the final ten minutes.
Richards curled a free-kick just past the post before Marvin Bartley doubled Orient’s lead and effectively sealed the League One side’s progress in the competition.
LEYTON ORIENT MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (6) 8
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 9
CORNERS: (2) 4
FOULS: (5) 10
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (2) 3
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (1) 1
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (0) 5
CORNERS: (0) 3
FOULS: (6) 9
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 2
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by Opta