Leyton Orient 4-1 Sutton United, League Two: report, ratings and verdict


Leyton Orient 3-4-1-2



Sutton United 4-4-2

Half Time: 1 - 1 Brisbane Road ( Attendance: 5,840 )
1 min

Leyton Orient continued their impressive home record with a 4-1 win over London neighbours Sutton United.

The visitors took an early lead when Isaac Olaofe pounced on a loose touch from Shad Ogie and raced in on goal before firing powerfully past Lawrence Vigouroux at his near post.

However, Orient equalised on the half-hour mark when Tom James’ long throw was flicked on by Harry Smith and tucked in from close range by Theo Archibald.

Both teams had chances to take the lead prior to the interval but the scores remained level going into the break.

Immediately after the restart the O’s took the lead through Smith as the forward nodded home after Sutton keeper Dean Bouzanis failed to deal with Archibald’s cross from deep.

And it was the home side who put the match to bed with just under ten to play – Smith rifling a sublime volley into the far corner for his second and Orient’s third of the game.

Orient then went on to get a fourth through wing-back Tom James deep into stoppage time to compound Sutton’s miserable second-half showing.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Theo Archibald’s first-half equaliser for Leyton Orient helped stem the away side’s tide.

Moan of the Match

Sutton will be disappointed they couldn’t build on an excellent opening 30 minutes, eventually going on to capitulate.

Talking Point

Can the O’s go on to build on this result with two tricky away fixtures on the horizon?

Man of the Match

Dan Kemp – Orient’s number ten put in a superb display as he linked the play between the lines and pressed well from the front.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Scott Oldham (Lancashire) – didn’t have to make too many major decisions and marshalled what was a fiercely contested derby well.


Good noise from both sets of fans, although the visitors were understandably quieter in the second-half.


Sutton looked much the better side in the opening stages but Kenny Jackett’s side did well to bounce back from going a goal behind and pick up a vital win.

Line Ups

Leyton Orient 3-4-1-2

Vigouroux; Mitchell, Beckles, Ogie; James, Kyprianou (Pratley, 82) Clay, Archibald; Kemp; Drinan (Smyth, 86), Smith

Subs not used:

Byrne, Wood, Happe, Thompson, Sotiriou



Sutton United 4-4-2

Bouzanis; Kizzi (Barden, 69), Goodliffe, John, Milsom; Ajiboye (Wilson, 85), Eastmond, A. Smith, Randall-Hurren; Olaofe, Bennett (Bugiel, 57)

Subs not used:

House, Wyatt, Davis, Korboa


Ajiboye, Eastmond

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