December 29, 2012
Odubajo has the final word
Moses Odubajo struck four minutes from time to clinch Leyton Orient a 2-1 win after Walsall's Sam Mantom had cancelled out David Mooney's first-half opener.
The home side had been indebted to a series of saves from goalkeeper Jamie Jones before the break that kept them on level terms before Mooney scored.
Jones pulled off five outstanding saves to keep his side in the game, twice denying Jamie Paterson plus two efforts from Febian Brandy that included a point-blank save before a goalbound from Will Grigg also found Jones in top form.
Orient went ahead against the run of play after 43 minutes when, with his back to goal, Mooney collected a header from Lloyd James, turned and shrugged off a tackle and despite slipping on the greasy surface, recovered to slide the ball between the legs of Saddlers goalkeeper Aaron McCarey.
A stunning 30-yard strike by Mantom after 78 minutes brought the Saddlers back on level terms. The midfielder drilled the ball into the top right-hand corner, but teenager Odubajo was to have the last word.
Dean Cox crossed from the left, Mooney headed the ball on and Odubajo arrived at the far post to steer the ball into the net.
|1 Jamie Jones||32 Aaron McCarey|
|4 Ben Chorley||4 Andy Butler|
|6 Mathieu Baudry||14 Ben Purkiss|
|21 Lee Cook||26 Andy Taylor|
|22 Martin Rowlands||22 Paul Downing|
|7 Dean Cox||7 Adam Chambers|
|23 Lloyd James||27 Sam Mantom|
|2 Leon McSweeney||10 Jamie Paterson|
|17 Moses Odubajo||29 Craig Westcarr|
|9 Kevin Lisbie||12 Febian Brandy|
|39 David Mooney||9 William Grigg|
|16 Ryan Allsopp||David Grof 1|
|5 Scott Cuthbert||James Chambers 25|
|27 Alex Smith||Malvind Benning 20|
|8 Anthony Griffith||Ashley Hemmings 11|
|10 Michael Symes||Florent Cuvelier 8|
|26 Ryan Brunt||James Baxendale 24|
|20 Afolabi Obafemi||George Bowerman 17|
|Anthony Griffith for Lee Cook (75)||Florent Cuvelier for Febian Brandy (66)|
|Ryan Brunt for Kevin Lisbie (83)||George Bowerman for William Grigg (73)|
|Scott Cuthbert for Lloyd James (90)||Ashley Hemmings for Jamie Paterson (90)|
|David Mooney (65)||Febian Brandy (61)|
|Martin Rowlands (89)||Ben Purkiss (63)|
|Anthony Griffith (90)|
|· Rosters: Leyton Orient | Walsall|