Search

Leyton Orient’s horror home run continues with League Two defeat to Crewe Alexandra

PUBLISHED: 17:01 29 October 2016 | UPDATED: 17:01 29 October 2016

Alberto Cavasin looks on from the touchline (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Alberto Cavasin looks on from the touchline (pic: Simon O'Connor).

07958 573219 simon.oconnor@virgin.net

Sky Bet League Two: Leyton Orient 0 Crewe Alexandra 2

Poor defending cost Leyton Orient again as they suffered yet another League Two defeat at Brisbane Road this time to Crewe Alexandra.

The Railwaymen opened the scoring against the run of play in the 33rd minute, but were so comfortable afterwards.

Alberto Cavasin’s team struggled to create chances throughout and the home fans chanted ‘Becchetti out!’ numerous times.

The O’s were unchanged from the team which started and won 3-1 at Hartlepool United last weekend.

Jay Simpson was back fit again and on the bench alongside new signing Michael Collins at Brisbane Road.

Crewe handed a started to former Orient striker Chris Dagnall, who spent 18 months with the east Londoners.

Cavasin’s team made an excellent start and won a corner inside the opening 60 seconds, but it came to nothing.

There was an air of confidence about the O’s starting XI and they produced a number of eye catching moves early on.

Sandro Semedo was looking bright and all of the Orient squad were looking more comfortable in possession.

Callum Kennedy tested Ben Garrett in the Railwaymen goal after six minutes before Ollie Palmer had a couple of efforts off target.

Crewe threatened for the first time in the 17th minute when a ball into the box picked out Dagnall.

The ex-O’s forward let fly from a tight angle and forced Alex Cisak to get down low and save well.

Orient continued to look confident and there was much more assurance about the way they were passing.

But the visitors sensed they could get at the hosts back four and Alex Kiwomya showed Jens Janse a clean set of heels in the 23rd minute.

Fortunately for O’s the winger knocked the ball out of play, but it showed what they were potentially capable of.

With half an hour played Orient had clearly been the better side though they had failed to test Garrett enough.

And three minutes later the Railwaymen took the lead against the run of play through George Cooper.

Zoumana Bakayogo’s cross was cut out by Nicky Hunt and Janse tried to clear, but got no distance.

Kiwomya controlled inside the area and his pass found Cooper, who curled past Cisak and into the corner.

It was harsh on Orient after dominating the first half, but they nearly trailed by two in the 35th minute.

Cooper delivered a beautiful low cross into the area and Cisak looked to intercept, but couldn’t get near the ball.

With the Australian leaving his goal unoccupied, Kiwomya tried to find the net, but Tom Parkes made a brilliant clearance.

But three minutes before half time Crewe did find the net again to make it look an uphill battle for O’s.

Kiwomya’s ball into the area was brought down by Harry Davis and he scuffed past Cisak and into the net.

It was another poor piece of defending allowing the Railwaymen skipper to be unmarked in the area.

Two minutes of stoppage time were added on and it went by without note as Orient were booed off at the break.

Collins was introduced for his debut at half time and replaced Jordan Bowery with Cavasin switching to a 4-3-3 formation.

Palmer did his best to try and reduce the arrears in the 52nd minute when he turned well and tested Garrett.

Kennedy’s resulting corner was headed wide by Parkes as two decent opportunities were wasted by O’s.

After those two chances Orient struggled to create anything of note and the frustration of the crowd soon boiled over.

With 21 minutes remaining the South Stand started chanting ‘Becchetti out’ before the West Stand shouted ‘this is embarrassing.’

Cavasin then finally made a double substitution with Ulrich Nnomo and Simpson introduced in the 73rd minute.

Gavin Massey and Nigel Atangana were replaced with the decision to take off the latter greeted with huge boos.

The South Stand began to chant ‘Nigel’ and a large chunk of the crowd sung ‘you don’t know what your doing’ towards the O’s boss.

Nnomo did try to have an impact and showed his pace down the left before crossing into the box.

His centre was cleared out to Robbie Weir, although he could only curl over the crossbar from range.

With the game drawing to a dull close, the majority of Orient supporters again chanted ‘Becchetti out!’ while Nnomo received some medical attention.

The French youngster left the pitch on a stretcher in the 89th minute and needed oxygen meaning Cavasin’s team finished the game with 10 men.

Seven minutes of stoppage time were added on, which made a terrible afternoon for O’s that little bit longer and Billy Bingham should have made it 3-0, but was brilliantly denied by Cisak.

When the full time whistle finally sounded, the defeat coupled with results elsewhere meant Orient dropped into the bottom two.

After 15 league fixtures, the east Londoners have just 15 points to their name and are 23rd in the table.

Leyton Orient: Cisak; Janse, Hunt, Parkes, Kennedy; Massey (Nnomo 73), Atangana (Simpson 73), Weir, Semedo, Bowery (Collins 46), Palmer.

Unused substitutes: Sargeant, Dunne, Adeboyejo, Benedicic.

Crewe Alexandra: Garrett; Turton, Davis, Guthrie; Cooper (Lowery 87), Jones, Hollands, Kiwomya (Ng 89), Lowe (Bingham 78), Dagnall.

Unused substitutes: Richards, Nugent, Udoh, Ng, Ainley.

Attendance: 4,366 (299 Crewe Alexandra supporters).


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 17:04

League Two: Stevenage 0 Leyton Orient 2

Premier League: West Ham United 1 Manchester City 1

Fri, 10:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has revealed he spoke with former O’s striker and now Stevenage boss Alex Revell frequently during the original Covid-19 lockdown as they now go head-to-head this weekend.

Wed, 14:00

Sporting Bengal United manager Imrul Gazi is feeling confident after two big wins to correct their slow start to the new Essex Senior League season.

Wed, 12:00

Wapping men secured a 4-2 victory over Bromley and Beckenham to make it three consecutive wins in the Conference East League.

Wed, 09:27

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton was ‘pleased’ for his squad to bounce back to winning ways as they put in a much-better team performance.

Tue, 22:36

League Two: Tranmere Rovers 0 Leyton Orient 1

Tue, 15:00

West Ham United fan and budding journalist Kwame Boakye gives his views on the club’s comeback away to rivals Tottenham and believes Fulham is the next big test with Manchester City and Liverpool on the horizon.

PROMOTED CONTENT

With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start for the small and medium-sized companies. Let’s get businesses ready to take advantage of new opportunities...

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Latest from the East London Advertiser