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Penalty Heartbreak For Orient

Leyton Orient
2 - 2
Rotherham United (won 4-3 on pens)

Wembley Stadium

Sunday 25th May 2014. 15:00

Attendance: 43,401

Referee:

Leyton Orient will remain in League One next season following their penalty defeat to Rotherham on Sunday.

Moses Odubajo put the O's ahead on the 35th minute with a sweetly hit volley before turning provider for Dean Cox to tap home a second four minutes later.

Orient took their two-goal lead into halftime but Rotherham responded well after the break and former Orient striker Alex Revell pulled one back ten minutes into the second half before scoring the equaliser with a stunning effort from 30 yards on the hour, giving O's keeper Jamie Jones no chance.

Both sides were unable to find a winner as the match went to extra time before ending with a penalty shoot-out.

Jamie Jones guessed correctly to keep out Lee Frecklington's spot-kick but it was not to be Orient's day as Rotherham keeper Adam Collin denied both Mathieu Baudry and Chris Dagnall to send the Millers into the Championship.

Losing on penalties was a cruel way to end such a fantastic season, in which Orient have broke numerous club records along the way, but all of the players, staff and fans of Leyton Orient deserve massive praise for their efforts this season as they have all done the club proud.

Let's hope we can go one better next season and put this disappointment behind us.


Writer:Vital O
Date:Monday May 26 2014
Time: 11:17AM

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