November 14, 2012
Orient leave it late to progress
Late goals from David Mooney and Dean Cox booked Leyton Orient's safe passage into the second round of the FA Cup as they secured a 2-0 win over non-league Gloucester.
Orient will travel to Blue Square Bet Premier club Alfreton in the next round after finally breaking the Tigers' resistance - as they held out until the 87th minute before capitulating.
Blue Square Bet North club Gloucester made the brighter start and after a corner from Lewis Hogg in the second minute, Darren Edwards saw an effort hacked off the line by Jimmy Smith.
Npower League One side Orient grew in stature as the half wore on and only some fine goalkeeping from Mike Green kept them out.
He first denied Cox with a smart reaction stop in the 41st minute and Ryan Brunt then saw a miscued header bounce back off the frame of the goal before the goalkeeper saved well from Mooney two minutes before the break.
Orient always looked the most likely winners in the second half as Gloucester began to tire and Green was finally beaten with three minutes to go as Mooney nodded home Cox's cross.
And Cox himself capitalised on a mistake from Matt Coupe straight from the restart to spare Orient's blushes.
|3 Chris Holland||16 Ryan Allsopp|
|4 Matthew Coupe||15 Nathan Clarke|
|2 Mike Green||3 Gary Sawyer|
|5 Tom Hamblin||6 Mathieu Baudry|
|11 Jack Harris||17 Moses Odubajo|
|7 Lewis Hogg||8 Anthony Griffith|
|6 Tom Webb||7 Dean Cox|
|8 Jordan Goddard||11 Jimmy Smith|
|9 Darren Edwards||23 Lloyd James|
|10 Mitch Harding||39 David Mooney|
|26 Ryan Brunt|
|14 Jordan Tillson|
|19 Neil Mustoe||Jamie Jones 1|
|16 Matt Liddiard||Ben Chorley 4|
|17 Sam Rawlings||Lee Cook 21|
|18 Adam Mann||Martin Rowlands 22|
|15 Steve Davies||Leon McSweeney 2|
|12 Will Morford||Kevin Lisbie 9|
|Michael Symes 10|
|Will Morford for Mitch Harding (54)||Leon McSweeney for Moses Odubajo (57)|
|Steve Davies for Jordan Goddard (59)||Kevin Lisbie for Ryan Brunt (60)|
|Jordan Tillson for Jack Harris (89)||Martin Rowlands for Jimmy Smith (86)|
|Lewis Hogg (48)|
|· Squads: Gloucester | Leyton Orient|