Vital Football

Latest LOFC News

AFC Bournemouth 2-0 Leyton Orient

AFC Bournemouth 2-0 Leyton Orient

Two goals in two minutes was enough for The Cherries to win their first home game of the season against a very poor Orient side. The Cherries had numerous chances to win the game against an Orient side that offered no fightback.

With Scott Wagstaff taking his place in the starting XI after his loan move from Charlton Athletic was confirmed on Friday. Wagstaff was returning to Dean Court having had a similar loan at The Cherries. The Charlton loanee wasn't the only man facing his old side as Michael Symes and Mathieu Baudry were involved in the Orient side whilst Charlie Daniels and Lee Barnard were in the Bournemouth side with Dennis Rofe, another ex-O, in charge of his final game for Bournemouth.

After deciding against travelling to the South Coast to watch Russell Slade's side park the bus I was reduced to watching a subdued Soccer Saturday and refreshing the clubs twitter feed to find out the latest action from Dean Court.

Just over 10 minutes into the game and the official Orient Twitter account had tweeted 'Bournemouth have dominated possession so far.' A tweet that I'm told could have been tweeted during any of the 90 or so minutes.

Another tweet ten or son minutes later had confirmed my thoughts that we had entered Dorset to park the bus in front of Ryan Allsop's goal was that of 'With Bournemouth still in the ascendancy, Orient have bolstered their midfield, dropping Wagstaff into the right with Cox drifting inside.' Slade had gone back to his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation with Dean Cox in the hole behind the lone striker, which was the immobile Michael Symes.

Minutes before half time saw the home side heap more pressure on Slade's men when it was tweeted that the home side had three corners in quick succession with only Nathan Clarke and Ben Chorley keeping the home side at bay and keep the score level at half time.

After the break there was another interesting tweet, this time 'Similar pattern at the start of the second half, Bournemouth seeing all of the ball and Orient content to let them play in front of them.'

The home side finally broke Orient down on 65 minutes through Lewis Grabban. Simon Francis' corner took a deflection from Grabban and past Allsop in the Orient goal.

Two minutes later and it was two, this time from Marc Pugh. Ryan Allsop rolled the ball out to Nathan Clarke, who then slipped and Pugh capitalised. Slade vented his fury after the game slating both Allsop and Clarke saying that he told both not to roll the ball out.

At this point, at 2-0 down and having offered nothing up to the 67th minute, Slade then made his first changes of the day. Ryan Brunt and Moses Odubajo came on to attempt to change the game.

Considering Orient had been as prolific in goal as James Scowcroft in an Orient shirt, there was no chance of any sort of comeback and that was confirmed by the Soccer Saturday staff at Dean Court as she said there had been no sign of any sort of Oriet comeback.

The stats after the game were astonishing. Bournemouth dominated in possession and had 16 shots, compared with Orient's two and 7 of those were on target compared with Orient's 1. The home side won 17 corners compared to Orient's one.

Matt Porter after the game brushed off the performance and result by saying that we had Tuesday night to make up for the humiliating loss.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:OrientFan
Date:Monday October 15 2012
Time: 10:27AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leyton Orient Articles

Video - Leyton Orient 2-3 Notts County

Battling back from two down Leyton Orient looked to have gained a point against Notts County. However, there was a late sting in the tail with Magpies winning this thriller 3-2.

Vital View - League 2, 18th February 2017

Doncaster's winless run went on but they remain three points ahead of Plymouth. Carlisle are a further two points back. Leyton Orient and Newport hold the unwanted relegation places.

Stats: Leyton Orient v Notts County

All the stats from Leyton Orient (2) vs (3) Notts County, Brisbane Road, 18/2/17 Att: 5,585

Orient v Notts County - Follow Live On Twitter

Leyton Orient are at Brisbane Road with Notts County the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Archived Vital O's Articles

Vital O's articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital O's
Write For Vital O's
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Notts County MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sargeant0%
Judd0%
Mezague60%
Parkes0%
Kennedy0%
Koroma0%
Atangana0%
Collins0%
Semedo0%
Massey40%
McCallum0%
Sub - Dalby0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 32 19 7 6 64 23
2 Plymouth 31 19 4 8 61 17
3 Carlisle 32 15 13 4 58 11
4 Luton 32 14 11 7 53 18
5 Portsmouth 31 15 7 9 52 16
6 Exeter 32 15 5 12 50 16
7 Mansfield 32 12 11 9 47 4
8 Stevenage 32 14 4 14 46 1
9 Wycombe 31 13 7 11 46 0
10 Barnet 32 11 12 9 45 -2
11 Colchester 31 12 8 11 44 6
12 Grimsby 32 12 8 12 44 0
13 Cambridge 31 12 7 12 43 3
14 Blackpool 31 10 12 9 42 12
15 Morecambe 30 12 5 13 41 -7
16 Crawley 31 11 6 14 39 -11
17 Yeovil 32 9 11 12 38 -7
18 Crewe 32 8 12 12 36 -11
19 Accrington 30 8 9 13 33 -10
20 Notts County 32 9 6 17 33 -21
21 Cheltenham 32 7 11 14 32 -10
22 Hartlepool 32 7 11 14 32 -18
23 Leyton Orient 32 8 5 19 29 -15
24 Newport 31 5 10 16 25 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Leyton Orient Results (view all)

Leyton Orient Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Cheltenham Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Stevenage (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Newport County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Grimsby Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 14 2017 7:45PM : Accrington Stanley (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Doncaster Rovers (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Vital Football Comment