April 13, 2013
O's keep in touch with top six
Second-half goals by Gary Sawyer and Kevin Lisbie earned Leyton Orient a deserved 2-0 win over MK Dons at Brisbane Road to keep alive their hopes of reaching the play-offs.
Orient had edged a goalless but entertaining opening 45 minutes with Moses Odubajo, Jimmy Smith and Sawyer all denied by good saves by the visitors' Ian MacLoughlin, who was the busier of the two goalkeepers.
However, it was Dons defender Shaun Williams who came closest to breaking the deadlock when his curled free-kick from 20 yards three minutes before the break fully extended Orient goalkeeper Jamie Jones, who tipped the ball round the post.
The O's moved in front after 81 minutes when full-back Sawyer chose the moment to record his first goal for the club.
Martin Rowlands returned the ball into penalty box after a corner had been cleared and Sawyer collected the pass, turned and drilled a volley low into the corner of the net.
As the visitors pushed forward in search of an equaliser, Dean Cox and Lisbie exploited the gaps at the back, combining neatly for the latter to slip the ball past MacLoughlin and secure the points for Orient, who registered their first home victory over MK Dons.
|Leyton Orient||Milton Keynes Dons|
|1 Jamie Jones||16 Ian McLoughlin|
|15 Nathan Clarke||4 Mathias Doumbe|
|3 Gary Sawyer||2 Jon Otsemobor|
|2 Leon McSweeney||3 Dean Lewington|
|4 Roman Vincelot||6 Shaun Williams|
|22 Martin Rowlands||8 Darren Potter|
|7 Dean Cox||23 Chris Lines|
|11 Jimmy Smith||14 Ryan Lowe|
|17 Moses Odubajo||9 Dean Bowditch|
|9 Kevin Lisbie||12 Adam Chicksen|
|14 Charlie MacDonald||33 Patrick Bamford|
|12 Lee Butcher||Antony Kay 24|
|21 Lee Cook||Alan Smith 11|
|23 Lloyd James||Luke Chadwick 26|
|24 Harry Lee||Daniel Powell 17|
|25 De-Reece Vanderhyde||George Baldock 18|
|20 Afolabi Obafemi||Izale McLeod 13|
|Lee Cook for Charlie MacDonald (69)||Luke Chadwick for Ryan Lowe (61)|
|Daniel Powell for Adam Chicksen (62)|
|Izale McLeod for Jon Otsemobor (83)|
|Roman Vincelot (66)|
|Kevin Lisbie (79)|
|· Squads: Leyton Orient | Milton Keynes Dons|