Match Details: 14/03/2015
Leyton Orient 3-0 Yeovil Town
Skybet League One
Yeovil Line-Up: 3. Nathan Smith, 4. Joe Edwards, 11. Sam Foley, 17. Joel Grant, 21. Scott Loach, 25. Gozie Ugwu, 27. Byron Webster, 30. Josh Sheehan, 31. Adam Morgan, 32. Liam Shephard, 35. Stephen Kingsley
Subs: 8. James Berrett, 9. James Hayter, 10. AJ Leitch-Smith, 12. Artur Krysiak, 13. Kieffer Moore, 15. Seth Nana Omuri-Twumasi, 24. Craig Eastmond,
Substitutes Used: James Hayter for Adam Morgan (31 mins), James Berrett for Josh Sheehan (56 mins), AJ Leitch-Smith for Joel Grant (72 mins)
Bookings: Stephen Kingsley (Foul, 85)
Yeovil Town caved in this afternoon as they were easily beaten by Leyton Orient in a relegation six-pointer at Brisbane Road today. The Glovers were on the back foot as early as the second minute as man of the match Chris Dagnell found the back of the net via a Jobi McAnuff run and pass. Orient were 2-0 up with just seven minutes played after Andrea Dossena's cross allowed Ryan Hedges the chance to fire home with the Glovers defence all at see. Orient struck the post twice during the first half, whilst Yeovil were indebted to some excellent goalkeeping from Scott Loach, but in a slightly less one-sided second period, the Londoners deservedly extended their lead as McAnuff steered home a Darius Henderson cross - Yeovil deserved nothing, in a result that leaves them seven points short of safety with nine games remaining.
The Glovers went into the match making two changes to the midweek side that lost against Bristol City, with both incoming players having recovered from injury. Joe Edwards returned as captain after six games out with an ankle injury, whilst Stephen Kingsley took to the field with a touch of the 'phantom of the opera' about him as a face mask protected his cheekbone injury. Kingsley's inclusion meant that Stephen Arthurworrey dropped entirely out of the squad under the matchday loan rules, whilst Kieffer Moore sat on the bench, as an extra midfielder was used in a 4-5-1 formation.
Right from the start, Orient made clear their intention, as the Glovers defence was exposed time and time again across the opening half hour period. Jobi McAnuff's hard work just outside the box wasn't closed down by the Yeovil defence and when he released the ball to Chris Dagnall the winger fired home with a low shot that didn't give Scott Loach much hope. 104 seconds and a goal down.
Worse came just seven minutes into a dominant Orient opening as Marvin Bartley's run down the left flank went untracked and he released the ball to left-back Andrea Dossena, whose cross fell perfectly for Ryan Hedges to fire home and double Orient's lead.
The home side could have set up a cricket score by half time. Jobi McAnuff forced Scott Loach into a strong save, whilst Loach tipped a Darius Henderson effort onto the goalpost midway through the half, when the striker should surely have scored from around the penalty spot. Then Chris Dagnall hit the same goalpost, after Loach parried McAnuff's shot and the only positive thing was that there was only a two goal margin.
With Yeovil's right flank badly exposed, particularly by Chris Dagnall, Terry Skiverton made a change half an hour in, as Adam Morgan was replaced, seeing Sam Foley take his position on the right-flank and James Hayter go up front in a 4-4-2. But despite that, Dagnall still managed to provide some trickery, with his backheel undoing both Foley and Liam Shephard but the eventual cross saw Ryan Hedges put over the bar when he probably should have been extending Orient's lead.
Yeovil's chances were few and far between, with a Josh Sheehan effort going wide, and they were thankful to get to the break only two goals adrift. There was a marginal improvement after the break in a more even contest but that was only relatively speaking. By the hour mark, Orient were further ahead as Darius Henderson received a throw-in in free space, and his pass found Jobi McAnuff who fired home from inside the box. Game over, as if it hadn't already been long before that.
The Glovers managed some degree of attempt to get a consolation goal, with Joel Grant one of the few effective front players in the green and white, but never really looked at the races. Orient even allowed Yeovil a man advantage during the final ten minutes as an injury to Mathieu Baudry saw them play out the game with ten men - in reality you would never have known they were a man short. Outplayed, both in terms of skill and in terms of attitude, the Glovers were barely in the game from the first minute to the last, and with a seven point gap having opened up between themselves and safety, things are looking grim indeed.
Final Score: Leyton Orient 3 Yeovil Town 0.
Scorers: Chris Dagnall (1-0, 2 mins), Ryan Hedges (2-0, 7 mins), Jobi McAnuff (3-0, 59 mins)
40. Alex Cisak
26. Luke O'Neill 5. Scott Cuthbert 6. Mathieu Baudry 32. Andrea Dossena
17. Josh Wright 20. Marvin Bartley 11. Jobi McAnuff 23. Chris Dagnall
24. Darius Henderson 34. Ryan Hedges
7. Dean Cox 10. Dave Mooney (59 mins for Darius Henderson) 15. Nathan Clarke 18. Bradley Pritchard (70 mins for Marvin Bartley) 33. Gary Woods 3. Gary Sawyer 27. Jay Simpson (75 mins for Ryan Hedges)
21. Scott Loach
32. Liam Shephard 27. Byron Webster 3. Nathan Smith 35. Stephen Kingsley
31. Adam Morgan 11. Sam Foley 4. Joe Edwards (Captain) 30. Josh Sheehan 17. Joel Grant
25. Gozie Ugwu
12. Artur Krysiak 8. James Berrett (56 mins for Josh Sheehan) 9. James Hayter (31 mins for Adam Morgan) 10. AJ Leitch-Smith (72 mins for Joel Grant) 13. Kieffer Moore 15. Seth Nana Twumasi 24. Craig Eastmond
Yeovil Bookings: Stephen Kingsley (85 mins, foul)
Leyton Orient Bookings: Jobi McAnuff (42 mins, foul), Ryan Hedges (55 mins, foul), David Mooney (89 mins, foul)
Leyton Orient Match Statistics: Possession: 58%; Shots: 10; Shots On Target: 5; Corners: 6; Fouls: 13.
Yeovil Match Statistics: Possession: 42%; Shots: 7; Shots On Target: 1; Corners: 4; Fouls: 6.
Referee: Andy D'Urso (Essex). Assistant Referees: Michael George (Norfolk) and Graham Kane (East Sussex). Fourth Official: Craig Hicks (Surrey).
Attendance: 5,117 (with 493 Yeovil Town supporters).