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MATCHDAY LIVE: Leyton Orient v Swindon Town
Updated 4:59pm Saturday 22nd February 2014 in Sport
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- REPORTING BY SAM MORSHEAD
- HT: Orient 2 (James 42 pen, 52 pen) Town 0
- Reckord brings down Odubajo for O's penalty
- Robins dogged by selection problems
- L Thompson and Pritchard out, N'Guessan on bench
- Foderingham named in starting XI but replaced before kick-off
So ladies and gents, not a good afternoon to be a Town fan. Unfortunately there'll be no reaction on Matchday Live today due to the set-up here at Orient but a full reaction piece will be online later tonight.
We'll be back in action on Tuesday night when Crawley visit the County Ground. I hope you can join us then.
Try to enjoy the rest of your weekends.
I'm afraid we won't be able to provide reaction on the live blog this afternoon but pop back here later to hear from manager Mark Cooper.
Leyton Orient 2 (James 42, 52 both pens) Swindon Town 0
Well that was a painful second half of football to watch from a Swindon persuasion. Very little to speak positively about. Orient should really have won by much more but they will be happy enough with Lloyd James's two penalties.
Four minutes to be added to the game.
Reis goes in the book, 90
87 mins: Belford keeps out Cox's rasping drive from range.
LEYTON ORIENT SUBSTITUTION
Kevin Lisbie replaces David Mooney, 84
83 mins: Reis finds Barker in the box but he shoots a long way over the bar.
Cox is booked for diving. Looked harsh, 81
78 mins: Belford saves low to his right from Batt after the substitute ghosted straight through the middle of the Town defence.
77 mins: Cox's cross is headed wide by Mooney.
Reckord is booked for a clumsy challenge 25 yards out, 76
LEYTON ORIENT SUBSTITUTION
Shaun Batt replaces Chris Dagnall, 76
75 mins: Odubajo tees up Mooney, who curls wide from 15 yards.
Swindon seem to be coming up against an invisibly, psychological barrier around 20 yards from Orient's goal. There's just no getting through it.
69 mins: Orient have the ball in the net but it's disallowed for a push by Dagnall.
Dagnall goes in the book for dragging down Harley, 68
61 mins: Smith burrows through into the box and is poised to shoot but Reckord takes the ball off him and fires tamely at Jakupovic.
Attendance here is 5,091 (765 from Swindon).
56 mins: Harley's deflected shot is well saved by Eldin Jakupovic low to his right.
SWINDON DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION
Tijane Reis and George Barker replace Jacob Murphy and Ben Gladwin, 54
Archibald-Henville was booked for his part in the second penalty, 52
Leyton Orient 2 (James 52 pen) Swindon Town 0
James sends Belford the wrong way again.
Archibald-Henville tugged back Mooney as he cantered through but offence started several yards outside the area. Mooney does well to tumble in the box.
Penalty to Orient
49 mins: Mooney's header from Scott Cuthbert's cross is just high and wide.
And we're off again at Brisbane Road.
The two teams are back out for the second half.
LEAGUE ONE HALF-TIMES
Bradford 0 MK Dons 0; Brentford 0 Wolves 1; Carlisle 1 Rotherham 1; Colchester 0 Preston 1; Leyton Orient 1 Swindon 0; Notts County 2 Shrewsbury 1; Oldham 1 Gillingham 0; Port Vale 0 Crewe 1; Sheffield Utd 1 Bristol City 0; Stevenage 0 Peterborough 0; Tranmere 1 Coventry 0; Walsall 0 Crawley 1.
Foderingham is out on the pitch at half-time, tentatively kicking a ball about with the Town substitutes.
3:50pm Sat 22 Feb 14
The Jockster says
1-0 lovely jubbly. That'll do for the accy home banker!
3:48pm Sat 22 Feb 14
Come on Cooperman...tactics 0 - 1 Down send some forwards on.
3:46pm Sat 22 Feb 14
Send Reckord back.
Leyton Orient 1 (James 42 pen) Swindon Town 0
Orient thoroughly deserve their half-time lead. They have been dynamic and direct going forward, passing the ball at speed and running terrific channels off each other.
Town have stuck up for themselves well for the most part but don't look like threatening the O's goal in the slightest. You would expect changes at the break if Cooper wants to liven his side up as an attacking force.
One minute to be added to the first half.
Leyton Orient 1 (James 42 pen) Swindon Town 0
James makes no mistake from the spot, sending Belford the wrong way. Town will rue a needless sliding tackle from Reckord. Seemed to be a cast-iron penalty.
A needless tackle from Reckord on Odubajo, sliding from behind the box with the O's winger nearing the touchline, gives Orient the chance to go ahead from the spot.
Penalty to Leyton Orient
40 mins: Luongo picks up the ball from Harley 25 yards out, turns and fires over the crossbar.
37 mins: Yaser Kasim is bundled off the ball by Dagnall in midfield but when the forward feeds Moses Odubajo in the box the O's winger can only lash wide
32 mins: Darren Ward and Belford collide in the box but Dagnall can't get the ball across an empty area thanks to Jamie Reckord's tackle.
29 mins: David Mooney's daisy-cutter from range is easy for Belford to claim.
Swindon certainly have the ability to pass the ball around the Orient side but too often they choose to slow the game down, cut back onto the blind side or turn and go backwards.
Orient, by contrast, are quick and direction and therefore a real handful.
20 mins: Dagnall hits the post with a dainty dink from Lloyd James's delicious chipped pass.
Town are struggling to deal with the pace and clinical first touch of Orient's front four players. Could be a difficult afternoon if that continues.
15 mins: Cox's shot is blocked by Archibald-Henville.
Eight mins: Dean Cox flashes a shot over the crossbar from 30 yards.
Eight mins: Good save from point blank range by Tyrell Belford to keep out Dagnall's volley after Town fail to properly clear the corner.
Seven mins: Superb back-tracking by Nathan Byrne to force a corner after Chris Dagnall eases past Troy Archibald-Henville and bears down on goal.
Six mins: Jacob Murphy has a shot from the top corner of the box. It goes out for a throw-in. Odd.
There is terrific traveling support at Brisbane Road this afternoon. Is that the London Reds out in force?
And we're off at Brisbane Road. Town in black and blue looking to cause an upset here this afternoon.
We're still awaiting official word on what has happened to Foderingham. I imagine that will come post-match.
Wes Foderingham has been replaced in the Swindon Town starting line-up by Tyrell Belford.
The teams are out at Brisbane Road. Kick-off is just moments away.
2:50pm Sat 22 Feb 14
Can we kidnap Russell Slade and bring back with us :-)
Bit concerned about the legalities of that, to be honest.
No word on whether there was anything in the activity around Foderingham. I guess we'll have to wait until the two teams emerge.
@SamMorshead_SA #stfcadver Good opportunity for the fringe players, more important that one or two emerge than the result of this game.— @GreenPumice 22 February 2014
Hope Swindon can raise their game. They got 2 days off . I don't expect a lot but go on surprise us stfc. Win v Orient. #stfc #stfcadver— @itslove1956 22 February 2014
2:47pm Sat 22 Feb 14
Since 1950 says
Can't see us getting anything from this game tbh. I think our season ended on St. Valentines Day. Still keeping my fingers crossed.
Cooper made a gesture as if to say a substitution was needed. Perhaps Foderingham is injured.
Looks like there might be a problem with Wes Foderingham here. Conversations ongoing between Mark Cooper, Tyrell Belford and Luke Williams.
@SamMorshead_SA #STFC #STFCADVER Unforunately its 3-1 to Orient for me . Our lot wont be able to raise their game.— @itslove1956 22 February 2014
I'm going for an away win... 1-0 #stfcadver— @girlfootball 22 February 2014
Today is the first of 15 games Michael Smith has to prove himself an able replacement for the injured Nile Ranger.
ADVER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: "I had a very vivid dream last night that Town were beaten 4-0 by Orient today and, at the final whistle, the pitch was overrun by giant spiders.
"Let's hope none of that prophecy comes true this afternoon."
2:27pm Sat 22 Feb 14
Swindon Town 4 - Orient 1.....
This is the beginning of an amazing turnaround for Towns season :-))
People seem to be getting the hang of this optimism thing.
Back in November, when Orient visited the County Ground, Andrew Bowles ran onto the pitch and attempted to attack O's keeper Jamie Jones.
Bowles was also told to fulfil his unpaid work requirement within 12 months, pay £100 in compensation for common assault, a £60 victim surcharge and £85 in Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) costs.
Both sets of players are out on the Brisbane Road pitch for their respective warm-ups. Town will be in their changed black and blue strip this afternoon.
2:22pm Sat 22 Feb 14
STFC Boyo says
Look come people.We can still make the play-offs.Just have 2 believe in Swindon Town.That's the team u all still pay 2 c.As always there's some think going on at Swindon Town every season & that's y we LOVE them so much.COME ON SWINDON TOWN.
That's more like it.
Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade has been heaping praise on Swindon Town in his programme notes.
He wrote: "Let's give a warm welcome to our visitors, especially their manager Mark Cooper, who is doing a really good job at the County Ground and Swindon remain on course for a play-off spot.
"Mark's squad has a good blend. There is a mixture of experience and that's laced with some talented young players and we anticipate another tough game this afternoon."
Swindon Town will be looking to avenge their home defeat to Orient earlier in the season, when this happened (apologies for those who'd rather have forgotten the whole event)...
ADVER CHIEF SPORTS WRITER SAM MORSHEAD: "So Dany N'Guessan is not fit enough to start, as predicted, but Town have still managed to field a starting XI that should at least be able to compete with Orient.
"It's a big day for Reckord, Harley and Gladwin in particular, who will be keen to show why they deserve a place in the side. Barthram will continue to wonder what on earth he's got to do to get a shot."
BREAKING TEAM NEWS
LEYTON ORIENT v Swindon Town: Jakupovic; Cuthbert, Clarke, Baudry, Omozusi; Cox, James, Vincelot, Odubajo; Mooney, Dagnall
Substitutes: Sawyer, Larkins, Batt, Bartley, Simpson, Ness, Lisbie
BREAKING TEAM NEWS
Leyton Orient v SWINDON TOWN: Foderingham; Byrne, Archibald-Henville, Ward, Reckord; Kasim, Luongo, Harley; Gladwin, M Smith, Murphy
Substitutes: Belford, Barthram, Branco, A Smith, N'Guessan, Barker, Reis
1:57pm Sat 22 Feb 14
Storey could of had his chance today to shine.....but Cooperman sent him out on loan.
And what a joke the season ticket pricing is . Over £300 quid to watch this shower . You are avin a laugh guys . #stfc #stfcadver— @itslove1956 22 February 2014
Town's season ticket prices for 2014/15 were revealed this week, with small increases across the board for adaults, while matchday fees will vary game on game.
Would did you make of the announcement? Are the prices fair? Have your say by commenting below or tweeting using the hashtag #stfcadver.
The Swindon Town players have arrived at Brisbane Road and are having a look at the slightly sandy playing surface. It's a lot better than it has been in previous years at Orient, though, that's for sure.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
This afternoon's referee is Gavin Ward and he very rarely oversees a Swindon Town defeat.
Town have gained at least a point from each of the previous five matches Ward has taken charge of involving the Robins, with their last loss under his stewardship a 2-1 upset at Southend in October 2008.
Ward was the whistleblower for the victory over Coventry City in December, was the referee for Paolo Di Canio's final game at the County Ground helm last year and watched on as Simon Cox scored a famous hat-trick at Northampton Town in March 2009.
Whats the point of going to watch a hopeless team ? Role on next season ours is finished . #stfc #stfcadver— @itslove1956 22 February 2014
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We're no expecting anything official until 2pm but here's a quick rundown of how Town's squad is shaping up ahead of kick-off this afternoon.
The Robins were dealt a blow in the week when it was announced that Alex Pritchard faces two weeks on the sidelines with a medial ligament sprain, while Louis Thompson is not fit to feature due to ankle bone bruising.
INJURED: ALEX PRITCHARD
Dany N'Guessan is unlikely to play a part after straining his groin, Ryan Mason is not fully fit following a side strain and Jay McEveley and Nathan Thompson are both suspended.
Grant Hall is a long-term casualty with a calf injury, while Nile Ranger has been ruled out for the season.
Stick with me throughout the afternoon for all the best build-up to the action, followed by in-play updates and reaction.
Buckle up and enjoy!
However, with a raft of players out through injury and suspension, manager Mark Cooper and his side have it all to do in north east London.
After the miserable Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat to Peterborough United on penalties on Monday night, all eyes will be on the Robins to see if they can bounce back in style against an O's team chasing automatic promotion.
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and welcome to Brisbane Road for Swindon Town's trip to Leyton Orient.