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Matchroom Stadium (ATT 3,564) 21st August 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: S Rushton

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Akins strike seals Boro victory

Last Updated: 21/08/12 11:36pm

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Akins: Hit the winner for Stevenage

Akins: Hit the winner for Stevenage

Lucas Akins' strike settled a dour affair at Brisbane Road as Stevenage secured a 1-0 win at Leyton Orient in League One on Tuesday.

Akins 23-minute effort provided a rare moment of quality as he drilled the ball home from 20 yards through a crowded goalmouth, coming after the home side had failed to clear James Dunne's free-kick.

Visiting goalkeeper Chris Day spent most of the evening as an untroubled onlooker as the toothless home attack managed just one shot on target. O's best chance fell to unmarked striker Michael Symes in the opening period but he sent his header wide of the target from 12 yards.

The better of few second-half chances were created by Stevenage as a goal-bound shot from Dunne was blocked by centre-back Ben Chorley.

Marcus Haber should have put the game to bed just after the hour mark but he failed to connect with a cross from Darius Charles.

The defeat leaves the O's without a point from their opening two fixtures while Stevenage remain unbeaten following their opening draw at home to Carlisle.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24