Leyton Orient 2-0 Morecambe, League Two: report, ratings and verdict


Leyton Orient 4-3-3



Morecambe 4-2-3-1

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

Leyton Orient moved back into Play-Off places as they beat fellow League Two promotion rivals Morecambe 2-0 at Brisbane Road.

It was the visitors who had the first opportunity of the game when a long-range Adam Phillips effort was parried around the post by Lawrence Vigouroux 11 minutes in.

However, the O’s began to take charge of proceedings with Craig Clay having a trio of chances in quick succession – first firing a half-volley just over before forcing two excellent saves from Morecambe keeper Mark Halstead.

Vigouroux was then forced into action at the end of the opening period, denying Carlos Mendes Gomes’ dinked effort following a defence-splitting Morecambe pass.

Orient continued to dominate after the interval, although it was the Shrimps who had the better chances.

Aaron Wildig headed wide from close range and Yann Songo’o wasted a great opportunity with his effort comfortably saved by Vigouroux as the game headed towards a draw.

That was until Tunji Akinola’s cross was turned into his own net by Morecambe’s Nathaniel Knight-Percival two minutes from time before Jobi McAnuff teed up Lee Angol for the O’s second in injury time and a priceless victory.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Nathaniel Knight-Percival’s own goal gave Orient a crucial lead at the death and knocked the stuffing out of Morecambe.

Moan of the Match

Morecambe sitting deep limited their options in attack as they tried to catch Orient on the counter – a more open game would have made for a more entertaining one.

Talking Point

Orient controlled the ball but struggled to create too many clear cut chances until the visitors pushed forward after going behind – who can step up to break down future low blocks they may come up against?

Man of the Match

Lawrence Vigouroux – made a couple of good saves and commanded his area and defence well.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Brett Huxtable (Devon) – no major decisions to make and generally consistent.


A match between two Play-Off contenders would’ve made for a good atmosphere, particularly given the half-time argument between the two management teams.


Orient may have struggled to unlock a stubborn Morecambe defence but nevertheless they still found a way which was particularly pleasing considering they were without top scorer Danny Johnson.

Line Ups

Leyton Orient 4-3-3

Vigouroux; Ling, Akinola, Happe, Brophy; McAnuff, Cisse (Kyprianou, 57), Clay; Wilkinson, Angol, Sotiriou (Kemp, 63)

Subs not used:

Sargeant, Widdowson, Coulson, Dayton, Dennis


Sotiriou, Angol

Morecambe 4-2-3-1

Halstead; Cooney, Lavelle, Knight-Percival, Hendrie; Wildig, Songo’o; O’Sullivan (Lyons, 73), Phillips (Slew, 90+1), Mendes Gomes (McAlinden, 90+1); Stockton (Diagouraga, 78)

Subs not used:

Da Silva Mendes, Mellor, Kenyon



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