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Matchroom Stadium (ATT 3,865) 29th December 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Ward

Leyton Or Leyton Orient vs Walsall Walsall

Leyton Or 2

D Mooney (43)
M Odubajo (87)

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Walsall 1

S Mantom (79)

Odubajo late show earns O's win

Last Updated: 29/12/12 6:34pm

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David Mooney: Netted Orient's first goal

David Mooney: Netted Orient's first goal

Moses Odubajo struck four minutes from time to earn Leyton Orient a 2-1 win over Walsall at the Matchroom Stadium.

Odubajo hit the winner after Walsall's Sam Mantom had cancelled out David Mooney's first-half opener.

The home side had been indebted to a series of saves from goalkeeper Jamie Jones before the break that kept them on level terms before Mooney scored.

Jones pulled off five outstanding saves to keep his side in the game, twice denying Jamie Paterson plus two efforts from Febian Brandy that included a point-blank save before a goalbound from Will Grigg also found Jones in top form.

Orient went ahead against the run of play after 43 minutes when, with his back to goal, Mooney collected a header from Lloyd James, turned and shrugged off a tackle and despite slipping on the greasy surface, recovered to slide the ball between the legs of Saddlers goalkeeper Aaron McCarey.

A stunning 30-yard strike by Mantom after 78 minutes brought the Saddlers back on level terms. The midfielder drilled the ball into the top right-hand corner, but teenager Odubajo was to have the last word.

Dean Cox crossed from the left, Mooney headed the ball on and Odubajo arrived at the far post to steer the ball into the net.

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1 Bristol City 23 48
2 Swindon Town 23 47
3 Preston North End 23 45
4 Milton Keynes Dons 22 44
5 Bradford City 23 36
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Chesterfield 23 32
8 Rochdale 23 31
9 Notts County 22 31
10 Peterborough United 23 31
11 Fleetwood Town 23 30
12 Walsall 23 30
13 Oldham Athletic 22 30
14 Doncaster Rovers 22 30
15 Port Vale 23 29
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Coventry City 23 26
18 Scunthorpe United 21 26
19 Gillingham 23 25
20 Crawley Town 23 23
21 Crewe Alexandra 23 23
22 Leyton Orient 22 22
23 Colchester United 23 21
24 Yeovil Town 22 20