September 22, 2012
Matt finish checks Orient express
Matt Tootle netted only his second career goal but Crewe had to share the honours for their fourth game running as Martin Rowlands earned Leyton Orient a 1-1 draw.
Tootle got Crewe off to a flying start as he drove Brendan Daniels' cross into the top corner after only a minute of play.
Max Clayton should have extended the Railwaymen's lead in the seventh minute, but the teenage striker was slow to react on the edge of the box, allowing Os goalkeeper Ryan Allsop to get off his line to make a block.
Veteran midfielder Rowlands levelled when he smashed a right-footed shot into the bottom corner in the 19th minute.
Ajay Leitch-Smith, slipped clear by Tootle, went close to restoring Crewe's lead six minutes before the interval, but the striker's well-hit drive flew back off the post.
Orient had the better of the second-half, but failed to make the most of long periods camped in the home half before the Os had Anthony Griffithdismissed in stoppage time after a late lunge on Luke Murhphy earned him a second booking.
|Crewe Alexandra||Leyton Orient|
|13 Alan Martin||16 Ryan Allsopp|
|15 Gregor Robertson||15 Nathan Clarke|
|5 Mark Ellis||4 Ben Chorley|
|2 Matt Tootle||3 Gary Sawyer|
|3 Harry Davis||21 Lee Cook|
|19 Abdul Osman||22 Martin Rowlands|
|8 Luke Murphy||8 Anthony Griffith|
|14 Kelvin Mellor||7 Dean Cox|
|18 Brendon Daniels||2 Leon McSweeney|
|10 Ajay Leitch-Smith||9 Kevin Lisbie|
|7 Max Clayton||26 Ryan Brunt|
|21 Ben Garratt||Charlie Grainger 19|
|12 Oliver Turton||Mathieu Baudry 6|
|17 George Ray||Jimmy Smith 11|
|16 Jon Guthrie||Marc Laird 14|
|27 Ryan Colclough||Moses Odubajo 17|
|22 Harry Clayton||Michael Symes 10|
|David Mooney 39|
|Oliver Turton for Abdul Osman (56)||Jimmy Smith for Martin Rowlands (46)|
|Ryan Colclough for Brendon Daniels (77)||Michael Symes for Ryan Brunt (65)|
|Moses Odubajo for Lee Cook (83)|
|Anthony Griffith (53)|
|Ben Chorley (71)|
|Anthony Griffith (90)|
|· Squads: Crewe Alexandra | Leyton Orient|