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Priestfield Stadium (ATT 8,613) 26th December 2013 - Kick off 13:30

Gillingham Gillingham vs Leyton Orient Leyton Or

Gillingham 1

A Akinfenwa (4)

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Leyton Or 2

M Bartley (70)
Y Lasimant (90+1)

Lasimant leaves it late for O's

Last Updated: 26/12/13 4:24pm

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Yohann Lasimant: Match-winning goal

Yohann Lasimant: Match-winning goal

Super-sub Yohann Lasimant struck in injury time to fire League One leaders to a last-gasp 2-1 win at Gillingham on Boxing Day.

Lasimant, who only came off the bench in the 86th minute, headed home from close range to sink the Gills, who had taken a fourth-minute lead through Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Akinfenwa looped a header past Jake Larkins for his third goal in two matches but on-loan midfielder Marvin Bartley levelled 20 minutes from time for Orient with a header of his own.

Cody McDonald had hit a post in the opening 90 seconds for the hosts, while Larkins - on his league debut - made good saves to prevent the Gills striker and Jake Hessenthaler from extending the Kent side's lead.

Former O's goalkeeper Stuart Nelson saved Elliot Omozusi's low penalty after 31 minutes following Leon Legge's foul on Kevin Lisbie.

After the break Nelson then made a brilliant save to deny Dean Cox from 20 yards and Legge cleared Lasimant's 85th-minute volley off the goal-line.

Orient had temporarily been knocked off top spot with Brentford's early victory over Swindon but Lasimant's second goal of the season ensured they were not away for long.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Chesterfield 39 57
7 Rochdale 38 56
8 Barnsley 39 56
9 Peterborough United 39 56
10 Bradford City 38 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 40 46
18 Leyton Orient 39 45
19 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
20 Scunthorpe United 38 44
21 Notts County 38 43
22 Crawley Town 39 43
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33