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Matchroom Stadium (ATT 7,544) 31st October 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Linington

Leyton Or Leyton Orient vs Southampton So'ton

Leyton Or 2

T Mkandawire (2)
N Trotman (og 56)

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So'ton 2

R Lambert (74, 84)

Lambert brace stuns Orient

Saints comeback in dying minutes

By Hayley Paterson.   Last Updated: 31/10/09 7:35pm

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Lambert: Bagged two

Lambert: Bagged two

Rickie Lambert was Southampton's hero as his late brace snatched a deserved 2-2 draw with Leyton Orient.

The home side were in front after two minutes when centre back Tamika Mkandawire rose to head home JJ Melligan's cross, although he picked up a facial injury in the process and was replaced by Luke Ashworth shortly afterwards.

Saints placed Orient under sustained pressure but had little to show for their efforts in the first half, with Lambert miscuing their best opportunity after good work by Papa Waigo.

Orient doubled their advantage against the run of play 10 minutes after half time when Southampton midfielder Paul Watton diverted a fierce cross from Andros Townsend into his own net.

But Lambert had the final say, first applying the finishing touch to a nice move featuring substitute Michael Antonio and Adam Lallana in the 74th minute, before pouncing on a loose ball to fire into the top corner six minutes from time.

The win also extended Southampton's unbeaten run to six matches in League One.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 22 45
2 Milton Keynes Dons 21 44
3 Swindon Town 22 44
4 Preston North End 22 44
5 Bradford City 22 33
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Rochdale 22 31
8 Notts County 21 31
9 Chesterfield 22 31
10 Peterborough United 22 30
11 Oldham Athletic 22 30
12 Port Vale 22 29
13 Doncaster Rovers 21 29
14 Fleetwood Town 22 27
15 Walsall 22 27
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Scunthorpe United 21 26
18 Gillingham 22 25
19 Coventry City 22 25
20 Leyton Orient 22 22
21 Crawley Town 22 22
22 Crewe Alexandra 22 22
23 Colchester United 22 20
24 Yeovil Town 22 20

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