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Alfreton Town 2-4 Leyton Orient: Report

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02 Dec 2012 17:31:27

Alfreton Town 2-4 Leyton Orient: Report

Alfreton Town 2-4 Leyton Orient: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.


Orient duo at the double

David Mooney and Dean Cox proved the FA Cup heroes again for Leyton Orient as their doubles killed off Alfreton in a thrilling 4-2 victory.

Blue Square Bet Premier side Alfreton took the lead early on and laid siege to Orient's goal having pulled it back to 3-2 - striking woodwork four times in total - but the npower League One side clung on.

The hosts flew out of the blocks and were ahead on four minutes when top-scorer Paul Clayton fired under Ryan Allsop from 12 yards.

Ben Tomlinson then struck a post and Josh Law's deflected free-kick hit Allsop's bar as the non-league side dominated but Dean Cox levelled for Orient against the run of play on 25 minutes.

And on the half-hour mark the visitors were ahead when Lee Cook's corner was flicked on and Mooney - who scored the goal that broke Gloucester's resistance in the previous round - volleyed home.

Alfreton were shell-shocked and Mooney had his second just six minutes later, heading home Cook's left-wing cross.

On 52 minutes Alfreton pulled a goal back as Tomlinson scrambled home from close range and while the hosts peppered Allsop's goal - Law hitting the bar with another free-kick and Tomlinson from open play - Cox grabbed another late on.


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