Leyton Orient 4-0 Bolton Wanderers, League Two: report, ratings and verdict


Leyton Orient 4-3-3



Bolton Wanderers 3-4-1-2

Half Time: 3 - 0 Brisbane Road ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

Leyton Orient swept aside Bolton Wanderers to produce a stunning 4-0 win at the Breyer Group Stadium. 

The O’s should have been ahead within the first minute only for Danny Johnson to miss from the penalty spot after being brought down by Bolton keeper Billy Crellin. 

However, they quickly made up for it seven minutes later when Johnson tapped in James Brophy’s cross at the near post. 

Jobi McAnuff punished the visitors further when he placed a free-kick over Bolton’s wall into the top left corner in the 41st minute before Conor Wilkinson made it 3-0 before half-time with a near-identical free-kick three minutes later.

Although Bolton improved in the second-half with Antoni Sarcevic going close, Leyton Orient were relentless with Craig Clay making it four just before the hour mark.

McAnuff then nearly had his second, and Leyton Orient’s fifth but the midfielder’s 72nd minute effort was ruled out for offside.

Bolton came close to a consolation late on but a diving Lawrence Vigouroux save maintained the clean sheet in an excellent Leyton Orient performance.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Conor Wilkinson’s free-kick to make it 3-0 just before half-time buried any chance of a Bolton comeback.

Moan of the Match

Bolton’s rough and ill-disciplined defending gave away several key chances, set-pieces and ultimately cost them the game.

Talking Point

Despite coming in for criticism over the past few weeks, the O’s defence were excellent – can they use this as a defensive platform to build on?

Man of the Match

James Brophy – the O’s forward may not have got on the scoresheet himself but he provided two excellent assists and was a threat throughout.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Brett Huxtable (Devon) – no complaints for awarding the two free-kicks which led to Leyton Orient’s first-half goals in an assured all-round performance.


The sounds of cheers from the balconies of the adjoining flats could just about be heard over Bolton boss Ian Evatt’s constant swearing.


A ruthless Leyton Orient display, capitalising on key chances while remaining resolute at the back.

Line Ups

Leyton Orient 4-3-3

Vigouroux; Akinola, Coulson, Happe, Widdowson; McAnuff (Wright, 69), Cisse, Clay; Wilkinson (Maguire-Drew, 84), Johnson, Brophy (Dennis, 76)

Subs not used:

Sargeant, Turley, Kyprianou, Dayton



Bolton Wanderers 3-4-1-2

Crellin; Baptiste (Gordon, 46), Ricardo Santos, Delaney; Kioso, Sarcevic, Tutte (White, 46), Brockbank; Crawford; Gnahoua, Delfouneso (Darcy, 19)

Subs not used:

Comley, Hickman, Mascoll, Greenidge


Ricardo Santos, Sarcevic, White

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