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10:00 16 March 2015

Chris Dagnall celebrates scoring for Leyton Orient (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Chris Dagnall celebrates scoring for Leyton Orient (pic: Simon O'Connor)

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Check out our player ratings from Leyton Orient’s weekend win over Yeovil

Alex Cisak (6): The Australian keeper did not have a lot to do in the game, but when called upon he made a save, caught anything in his box from corners and crosses.

Luke O’Neill (7): Solid performance from the right back, read the game well going back and forth down the right side linking up with Hedges. Once Baudry went off injured, he stepped into the centre very well to help preserve the clean sheet.

Scott Cuthbert (7): Centre-half looked solid, not letting anything past him and was very dominant in the air, not giving Yeovil’s attack any room to go forward.

Mathieu Baudry (6.5): Linked up well at the back with Cuthbert, to not allow anything through. Won his headers and made important last-ditch tackles on a few occasions.

Andrea Dossena (7.5): Going forward the Italian was pure class, overlapping and linking up brilliantly with Jobi McAnuff to cause problems on the left side. Full-back was dangerous going forward the whole time and also pulled off two brilliant backheels to send team-mates through.

Ryan Hedges (7): The young winger had so many good runs down the right and flowed into the midfield for the majority of the game, with space being left open by Yeovil’s defence. Took his goal well with a composed finish, but tired early in the second half.

Marvin Bartley (7.5): The midfielder stepped in for Vincelot and made a real claim for that spot with his strong, commanding performance. Former Burnley man tackled brilliantly and was great at using his strength going forward, as his power held off Yeovil’s defence and created Orient’s second goal.

Josh Wright (7): Another great performance from the centre-midfielder, always calm on the ball, never gives up possession and always puts good balls out to the rest of the midfield. Was a key figure in the second half, blocking shots when Yeovil were trying to get back into the match.

Jobi McAnuff (7.5): Started very strong in the first half, causing the Yeovil defence a lot of trouble. Dagnall’s goal in the second minute was created by his strength and run down the left. The Jamaican and Dossena seem to be creating a real partnership which could be a handful for any team in the league. Was rewarded for his efforts when he netted the third.

Chris Dagnall (8): A man-of-the-match performance from the forward, with a perfect finish from him in the second minute. His work ethic was too much for the opposition to handle. On another day the striker could have had at least another goal or two. Linked up well with Henderson, winning the balls for him to run onto.

Darius Henderson (7): Good performance from the striker, who showed why he has played at a higher level, drawing the opposition to him, creating more space for the rest of his team. Had some great chances himself which he could quiet easily got a couple goals. Capped off a great performance with a perfect lay-off for McAnuff’s goal.


David Mooney (6): Set up a few good chances in the first few minutes he was on the pitch, the Irishman also came back well to defend the lead, other than giving away a free-kick just outside the box.

Bradley Pritchard (6): The midfielder came on to replace Bartley, but did not get too into the game before he was forced to step into the right-back role to help defend the lead after Baudry went off injured.

Jay Simpson (6): Former Arsenal striker came on and set up some chances with pin-point passes, but did not get too much chance to attack after side went down to 10 men. When he did break a few times, he was a real threat.

Unsued: Sawyer, Cox, Clarke, Woods.

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