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Bescot Stadium (ATT 3,281) 2nd October 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Bond

Walsall Walsall vs Leyton Orient Leyton Or

Walsall 1

W Grigg (pen 58)

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Leyton Or 2

L Cook (11)
D Cox (29)

Battling Orient sink Saddlers

Last Updated: 02/10/12 10:51pm

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Cox: Long-range stunner

Cox: Long-range stunner

Leyton Orient put the brakes on Walsall's climb into the play-off zone with a hard-earned 2-1 win at the Banks's Stadium on Tuesday.

They had to withstand terrific second-half pressure from the Saddlers but hung on for their second away victory in League One.

Orient scored two cracking goals in the first half, starting in the 11th minute when tricky winger Lee Cook latched onto Kevin Lisbie's header and smashed a tremendous left-foot drive over home keeper Karl Darlow.

The Saddlers could make little headway going forward against the visitors' solid defence, and the Londoners rocked them with another spectacular effort after 29 minutes.

With Lisbie lying injured in the centre circle, Dean Cox decided to hammer the ball from near the halfway line and his effort screamed over Darlow, who was off his line and not expecting the strike.

Walsall got back into the game in the 58th minute when Gary Sawyer brought down Ben Purkiss and Will Grigg scored his first of the season from the penalty spot, but although home skipper Andy Butler hit a post late on, Orient held on.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 43 96
2 Brentford 43 90
3 Leyton Orient 43 80
4 Rotherham United 43 79
5 Preston North End 43 79
6 Peterborough United 43 67
7 Swindon Town 43 63
8 Port Vale 43 60
9 Sheffield United 42 59
10 Milton Keynes Dons 43 58
11 Walsall 43 57
12 Crawley Town 42 55
13 Bradford City 43 53
14 Bristol City 43 53
15 Gillingham 43 51
16 Oldham Athletic 42 50
17 Coventry City 43 49
18 Colchester United 43 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 43 46
20 Crewe Alexandra 43 46
21 Carlisle United 42 44
22 Notts County 43 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 43 41
24 Stevenage 43 39