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Matchroom Stadium (ATT 4,855) 21st December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Leyton Or Leyton Orient vs Crawley Town Crawley

Leyton Or 2

M Odubajo (14)
M Bartley (86)

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Crawley 3

G Alexander (36)
A Drury (45+1)
N Adams (76)

Crawley stun leaders Orient

Last Updated: 21/12/13 7:15pm

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Nicky Adams: Took the game away from the O's

Nicky Adams: Took the game away from the O's

Leaders Leyton Orient suffered a shock home defeat as Crawley collected their first win in 10 league games with a 3-2 victory.

Moses Odubajo put Orient in front but by half-time Gary Alexander and Andy Drury had given the visitors a lead before Nicky Adams made it 3-1, only for Orient to scramble an effort from Marvin Bartley to give themselves late hope.

Odubajo calmly slipped the ball past Crawley keeper Paul Jones after 14 minutes to open the scoring, but the visitors hit back with two goals in a seven-minute spell.

Alexander, who spent five years at Orient earlier in his career, met a cross from the right delivered by Mark Connolly to head the ball powerfully into the net from close range.

Controversy surrounded the visitors' second goal after Lloyd James had flung himself into the path of a shot only for referee Trevor Kettle to suggest a handball offence.

Alexander saw his spot kick saved on to the post, but the ball rebounded to Drury for him to score from close range.

With Orient pushing men forward after the interval, Adams capitalised on a mistake by Mathieu Baudry when lobbing the ball over advancing keeper Jamie Jones to give Crawley a two-goal cushion.

Substitute Bartley applied the finishing touch to a free-kick late in the game, but the visitors held on to give new manager John Gregory his first win.

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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