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Matchroom Stadium (ATT 4,384) 1st October 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Madley

Leyton Or Leyton Orient vs Preston North End Preston

Leyton Or 2

D Cox (36, 45+1)

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Preston 1

P Coutts (2)

O's upset high-flying North End

Last Updated: 01/10/11 7:44pm

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Cox: At the double for Orient

Cox: At the double for Orient

Dean Cox's brace earned bottom club Leyton Orient their first league win of the season as they shocked Preston 2-1.

North End went into the clash at Brisbane Road just two points off top spot in League One, unbeaten away from home this season and having won their last seven matches. And the status quo looked like being maintained after just two minutes as Jamie Proctor raced down the left flank and crossed for the unmarked Paul Coutts to score from close range.

Orient took some time to recover their composure but levelled after 36 minutes when Kevin Lisbie jinked his way past a defender and picked out Cox, whose header rolled past Andreas Arestidou before nestling into the corner of the net.

The goal galvanised the O's and the hosts went in front in first-half injury time when Cox surprised Arestidou with a perfectly-placed drive from 25 yards.

The second half was just three minutes old when Scott Cuthbert conceded a penalty for a push on Neil Mellor but Lee Butcher dived to save Graham Alexander's spot-kick.

The visitors were out of luck when Iain Hume thumped a free-kick against an upright, and the home side defended doggedly to earn all three points for the first time this term.

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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