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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 17 36
2 Swindon Town 17 32
3 Preston North End 17 31
4 Notts County 16 29
5 Sheffield United 16 29
6 Milton Keynes Dons 14 27
7 Peterborough United 17 27
8 Rochdale 16 26
9 Oldham Athletic 17 26
10 Fleetwood Town 17 25
11 Barnsley 16 22
12 Port Vale 17 22
13 Bradford City 17 22
14 Chesterfield 17 21
15 Crawley Town 17 20
16 Walsall 17 19
17 Doncaster Rovers 15 18
18 Colchester United 17 17
19 Gillingham 17 17
20 Coventry City 17 17
21 Leyton Orient 17 16
22 Scunthorpe United 16 15
23 Crewe Alexandra 17 15
24 Yeovil Town 17 14

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