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Crawley Crawley Town vs Leyton Orient Leyton Or

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Ajose strike seals Town victory

Last Updated: 01/09/12 8:03pm

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Ajose: On-loan striker hit the winner

Ajose: On-loan striker hit the winner

Live-wire striker Nicky Ajose struck the only goal as Crawley beat Leyton Orient 1-0 third win in four league games.

Ajose, on loan from Peterborough, scored in the 72nd minute with a well-placed, low shot after being set up by substitute Michael Jones.

Orient, who have now lost their opening three league matches, shaded the first half and Crawley goalkeeper Paul Jones was forced to parry a goal-bound shot from debutant Martin Rowlands in the first minute. Moses Odubajo then shot just wide of Jones's left-hand post following a penetrating run as the visitors enjoyed plenty of possession.

Skipper Gary Alexander shot wide on the turn for Crawley and Hope Akpan was narrowly off target from a David Hunt cross shortly before the break.

Orient keeper Ryan Allsop saved well to deny Nicky Adams after Billy Clarke's neat pass played in the Crawley winger.

Visiting striker Michael Symes, set up by Gary Sawyer, should have hit the target after 58 minutes when he shot wastefully wide from a good position. But Orient also had a let off when Ajose rounded Allsop only to roll the ball wide.

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1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19