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Matchroom Stadium (ATT 1,457) 6th October 2009 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: G Hegley

Leyton Or Leyton Orient vs Brighton and Hove Albion Brighton

Leyton Or 1

A Patulea (89)


Patulea downs Seagulls

Last-gasp winner steers Orient through

Last Updated: 06/10/09 10:34pm

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Patulea: Orient hero

Patulea: Orient hero

Leyton Orient edged past Brighton into the second round of the JPT as Adrian Patulea was the hero.

Leyton Orient edged past Brighton 1-0 in the second round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy with an 88th minute goal from striker Adrian Patulea.

The Romanian frontman latched on to a knock-on from substitute James Scowcroft to fire past Brighton keeper Graeme Smith.

Orient posed the more frequent threats on goal during an even first half, with midfielder Loick Pires seeing a cross land on Brighton's bar and soon afterwards let loose a left-foot drive which went over.

Seagulls defender Tommy Elphick was not far away with a header at a set piece and visiting midfielder Dean Cox and striker Glenn Murray both had shots comfortably held by home goalkeeper Jamie Jones.

Orient midfielder Jason Demetriou and Patulea both saw ambitious second-half runs come to nothing and keeper Smith crucially smothered the ball at the feet of Pires.

The outstanding Cox weaved his way towards Orient's goal and had his shot blocked.

This rebounded to striker Gary Hart who fired wide. Patulea in turn saw his shot scrambled off the line and also headed against the bar before claiming the winner.

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