November 20, 2012
O's condemn Pompey to defeat
Leyton Orient saw off a brave second-half rally from Portsmouth to inflict the Blues' seventh straight loss with a 3-2 triumph at Fratton Park.
Pompey striker Izale McLeod had a penalty stopped by Orient goalkeeper Ryan Allsop, who felled Brian Howard, after 26 minutes.
The visitors took charge just six minutes later when Dean Cox brilliantly slotted in Kevin Lisbie, who coolly swept his shot beyond Mikkel Andersen.
Orient doubled their lead after 52 minutes when Moses Odubajo slipped into space in the Pompey box and lashed the ball home. McLeod atoned for his spot-kick failure four minutes later when Pompey's Paul Benson was felled by Nathan Clarke in the box.
But Orient regained their two-goal cushion when referee Graham Scott awarded them the game's third penalty after 61 minutes when Lisbie was brought down by the returning Ricardo Rocha. Lisbie stroked confidently past Andersen.
Pompey pulled another one back after 65 minutes when Scott Allan's shot was deflected beyond Allsop by Martin Rowlands. The home side launched a relentless assault on Orient in the closing stages, but could not snatch what would have been a well-deserved point.
|1 Mikkel Andersen||16 Ryan Allsopp|
|3 Jon Harley||15 Nathan Clarke|
|16 Gabor Gyepes||4 Ben Chorley|
|15 Carl Dickinson||3 Gary Sawyer|
|20 Lubomir Michalik||21 Lee Cook|
|19 Darel Russell||22 Martin Rowlands|
|8 Brian Howard||7 Dean Cox|
|26 Nathaniel Mendez-Laing||23 Lloyd James|
|23 Scott Allan||17 Moses Odubajo|
|9 Izale McLeod||9 Kevin Lisbie|
|14 Paul Benson||39 David Mooney|
|13 Simon Eastwood||Jamie Jones 1|
|33 Ricardo Rocha||Mathieu Baudry 6|
|22 Adam Webster||Anthony Griffith 8|
|18 Johannes Ertl||Jimmy Smith 11|
|6 Liam Walker||Leon McSweeney 2|
|21 Ashley Harrison||Michael Symes 10|
|11 Jack Compton||Ryan Brunt 26|
|Ricardo Rocha for Gabor Gyepes (35)||Mathieu Baudry for Nathan Clarke (72)|
|Johannes Ertl for Darel Russell (53)||Jimmy Smith for Dean Cox (77)|
|Anthony Griffith for Lee Cook (86)|
|Nathan Clarke (22)|
|Lee Cook (69)|
|Mathieu Baudry (87)|
|· Squads: Portsmouth | Leyton Orient|