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LEYTON ORIENT 2 SWINDON TOWN 0: Full-time report

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Town lost 2-0 at Leyton Orient this afternoon Swindon Town lost 2-0 at Leyton Orient this afternoon

DEPLETED Swindon Town were thoroughly outplayed as they were beaten 2-0 by high-flying Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road this afternoon.

The Robins were seen off thanks to two Lloyd James penalties in a 10-minute spell either side of half-time and were ran ragged by an excellent Orient outfit, who also saw Chris Dagnall hit the post and have a goal disallowed.

At the other end, O’s keeper Eldin Jakupovic was only forced into two saves by a Town team which often looked bereft of ideas with ball at feet and spent much of the match chasing their hosts’ shadows.

Swindon manager Mark Cooper initially made four changes to his starting line-up at Brisbane Road. Raphael Rossi Branco dropped to the bench in favour of Jamie Reckord, with Nathan Byrne moving to right-back, while Ryan Harley replaced the injured Louis Thompson in the middle of midfield.

Up front, Michael Smith returned to action after being cup-tied against Peterborough to fill the boots of Nile Ranger, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season, and Ben Gladwin came in for Dany N’Guessan – whose groin injury meant he was only fit enough for a place among the substitutes.

The Town boss was forced into a fifth in the moments before kick-off, however, when Wes Foderingham pulled up injured in the warm-up and had to be replaced by Tyrell Belford in goal.

Orient enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges and almost went in front in the 20th minute when Dagnall latched onto James’s delicious chipped pass and prodded the ball against Belford’s left-hand post.

The O’s went on to dominate much of the first half and deservedly took the lead from the penalty spot three minutes before the break.

Reckord slid in unnecessarily on Moses Odubajo when the Orient winger was running out of room near the touchline and referee Gavin Ward had an easy decision to make. James sent Belford the wrong way from 12 yards and Swindon had another hill to climb on their travels.

That hill turned into a mountain within seven minutes of the second half, as Orient were awarded their second penalty of the match.

David Mooney cantered in behind Troy Archibald-Henville and the Town centre-back pulled back on the O’s striker’s shirt. The offence appeared to start several yards outside the box but, when Mooney tumbled over in the area, referee Ward had no hesitation pointing to the spot. Again, James sent Belford the wrong way.

Chris Dagnall thought he had added a third in the 69th minute when he nodded beyond Belford but the strike was chalked off by Ward, who spotted an infringement in the build-up.

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5:10pm Sat 22 Feb 14

House with no name says...

Conference here we come alternatively get a manager who can manage at this level.
Conference here we come alternatively get a manager who can manage at this level. House with no name
  • Score: -15

5:46pm Sat 22 Feb 14

igiwigi says...

surely If out tactics of forever passing backwards does not work --ATTACK!!!

how many more mistakes at the back have we got to make before we decide to get In the other opponents half.

If we kept up the attack on peterborough we would have wacked them
Swindon go up a goal and get nervous.That Is our problem.
You have got to keep up the pressure and that Is what other clubs do.
other clubs can easily contain us as we pass back all of the time and then they come In our faces pulling and tugging at our shirts and get awa with It,only because they are more crafty.
surely If out tactics of forever passing backwards does not work --ATTACK!!! how many more mistakes at the back have we got to make before we decide to get In the other opponents half. If we kept up the attack on peterborough we would have wacked them Swindon go up a goal and get nervous.That Is our problem. You have got to keep up the pressure and that Is what other clubs do. other clubs can easily contain us as we pass back all of the time and then they come In our faces pulling and tugging at our shirts and get awa with It,only because they are more crafty. igiwigi
  • Score: 6

9:32pm Sat 22 Feb 14

harley red says...

COOPER OUT walk away now before we are drawn into the bottom end of the league , your tactics stink we do not have the players to play this way , Go now .
COOPER OUT walk away now before we are drawn into the bottom end of the league , your tactics stink we do not have the players to play this way , Go now . harley red
  • Score: -10

10:19pm Sat 22 Feb 14

melnursesear. says...

Eey up..! The wrist slashers are happy..Did they all get off the settee to travel..like myself..I live in East Mids Further than Swindon..Cwap Yes ..but I will get over it..Not many Wetherspoons near ground ..Never mind..!
Eey up..! The wrist slashers are happy..Did they all get off the settee to travel..like myself..I live in East Mids Further than Swindon..Cwap Yes ..but I will get over it..Not many Wetherspoons near ground ..Never mind..! melnursesear.
  • Score: 0

5:00am Sun 23 Feb 14

STFC Boyo says...

House with no name wrote:
Conference here we come alternatively get a manager who can manage at this level.
My god what a load of rubbish u talk.
[quote][p][bold]House with no name[/bold] wrote: Conference here we come alternatively get a manager who can manage at this level.[/p][/quote]My god what a load of rubbish u talk. STFC Boyo
  • Score: 4

8:48am Sun 23 Feb 14

LionelHutz says...

We take a reserve team to the side who are second in the league, lose, and some people call for the manager's head. I really do despair of some of our 'supporters' sometimes.
We take a reserve team to the side who are second in the league, lose, and some people call for the manager's head. I really do despair of some of our 'supporters' sometimes. LionelHutz
  • Score: 3

9:03am Sun 23 Feb 14

umpcah says...

LionelHutz wrote:
We take a reserve team to the side who are second in the league, lose, and some people call for the manager's head. I really do despair of some of our 'supporters' sometimes.
I have to share some of your despair ! How different it would probably have been if all the squad had been fit enough to play yesterday ! However in his inexperience Coops is often outwitted by other managers with use of Option B and cunning substitutions . Unlike matches of yesteryear it`s no longer a matter of just persevering with starting elevens and setpieces . Hoodwinking referees is now a larger part of the game and many players show that they have had plenty of training in that connection too ! Watch us go next season ! Haha !
[quote][p][bold]LionelHutz[/bold] wrote: We take a reserve team to the side who are second in the league, lose, and some people call for the manager's head. I really do despair of some of our 'supporters' sometimes.[/p][/quote]I have to share some of your despair ! How different it would probably have been if all the squad had been fit enough to play yesterday ! However in his inexperience Coops is often outwitted by other managers with use of Option B and cunning substitutions . Unlike matches of yesteryear it`s no longer a matter of just persevering with starting elevens and setpieces . Hoodwinking referees is now a larger part of the game and many players show that they have had plenty of training in that connection too ! Watch us go next season ! Haha ! umpcah
  • Score: 1

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