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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 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40

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