Thursday, October 6, 2022

Swindon Town 1-2 Leyton East

Swindon’s play-off hopes were handed a damaging blow as centre-back Omar Beckles scored either side of the break as 10-man Leyton Orient held on for victory.

On-loan Charlton striker Josh Davison pulled a goal back with a late strike but the visitors took maximum points.

A first half with few chances saw Beckles score against the run of play midway through, rising highest in the box to connect with Theo Archibald’s free-kick.

Hector Kyprianou hampered Orient’s bright start as he was shown a second yellow card by referee Sam Allison just minutes later for bringing down Louie Barry.

Tempers threatened to boil over 10 minutes before half-time with an on-pitch scuffle involving players and managers resulting in six yellow cards being shown, including one to form Swindon – now Orient – boss Richie Wellens.

The away side doubled their advantage at the start of the second half through Beckles as he stabbed the ball past Joe Wollacott to score his second of the afternoon.

Davison reduced the deficit with a close-range strike in the 77th minute but, despite their late aerial bombardment, Swindon lacked the required end product to take anything from the game.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Swindon

Training 4-3-3

  • 1Wollacott
  • 2OdimayoSubstituted forParsonsdid 59′minutes
  • 16O’BrienBooked at 38mins
  • 4Conroy
  • 23TomlinsonSubstituted forwilliamsdid 45′minutes
  • 10Payne
  • 25reed
  • 3Iandolo
  • 18EgboSubstituted forAguiardid 71′minutes
  • 9Davison
  • 19barryBooked at 37mins

Substitutes

  • 6Baudry
  • 7Gladwin
  • 12Ward
  • 20williams
  • 28Aguiar
  • 29Parsons
  • 32Cowmeadow

Leyton East

Training 4-3-3

  • 22Vigoroux
  • 14Khan
  • 19Beckles
  • 25OgieBooked at 37mins
  • 3Wood
  • 7SmithSubstituted forColemandid 27′minutes
  • 26KyprianouBooked at 24mins
  • 18PratleyBooked at 37mins
  • 11ArchibaldBooked at 38minsSubstituted forBrowndid 65′minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 16Drinan
  • 20SotiriouSubstituted forMitchelldid 78′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Sargeant
  • 15Mitchell
  • 21Young
  • 28Nkrumah
  • 32Brown
  • 34Coleman

Referee:
Sam Allison

Waiting:
10,264

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