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Leyton Orient 5-2 Southport: Match Report

09 Nov 2013 18:01:37

Leyton Orient 5-2 Southport: Match Report

Leyton Orient 5-2 Southport: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.


O's too strong for Southport

Shaun Batt's double helped secure a comfortable 5-2 FA Cup first-round success for Leyton Orient as they disposed of non-league Southport.


David Mooney, Lloyd James and Dean Cox also got in the act for the League One leaders while Luke George and Matty Flynn registered for the visitors.


A dramatic opening 15 minutes left the home side with a two-goal lead and their opponents with two enforced substitutions.


Batt netted the opener after just three minutes and it was soon two-nil as Mooney netted his 12th goal of the season.


The Sandgrounders' problems mounted when goalkeeper Danny Hurst and Matthew Brown were injured in a collision and were both substituted.


But the visitors were given a boost when George touched the ball home from close range after a Jamie Milligan effort had been missed by debutant O's 'keeper Jake Larkins and rebounded off a post.


By half-time both teams had been forced into another substitution and on the stroke of half-time Orient replacement James sublimely turned a cross past David Stevenson to record his first goal for the club.


Batt added his second when netting from point-blank range after 56 minutes before being substituted on the hour.


Replacement Cox soon made a telling impression as he rifled home from 25 yards before Flynn reduced the deficit for Southport with a consolation goal late on.



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