Hartlepool 2-1 Leyton Orient- Report
Report of match 28th April 2012
Hartlepool 2-1 Leyton Orient- Report.
Orient safe despite defeat
Leyton Orient's npower League One future is secure, despite going down 2-1 at Hartlepool.
Defeat at Victoria Park has left Orient four points above Wycombe, who dramatically lost 4-3 at home to Notts County, and a place above the drop zone with one game, at home against Rochdale to come.
Pools goalkeeper Scott Flinders made a stunning stop to deny Kevin Lisbie, five minutes before Pools took the lead when Andy Monkhouse headed down in the penalty area and Antony Sweeney lashed in his ninth goal of the season from close range.
But the visitors equalised in the 34th minute. Pools lost possession and Jamal Campbell-Ryce broke away to clip a deft finish across Flinders.
Flinders again saved well from Lisbie when the striker was clean through. But Pools went ahead when Ryan Noble glanced home Evan Horwood's deep cross from eight yards.
Orient had two strong penalty shouts rejected by referee Steve Rushton as they scrapped for a leveller, the first of which looked a cast-iron spot kick for a handball offence against Monkhouse.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Saturday, 28th April 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Victoria Park|
|2 - 1||Leyton Orient
|30||Darren Holden (James 60)|
|20||Paul Murray (Poole 61)|
|33||Luke James (Holden 60)|
|8||James Poole (Murray 61)|
|2||Syam Ben Youssef|
|20||Jimmy Smith (Mooney 87)|
|7||Dean Cox (Porter 76)|
|39||David Mooney (Smith 87)|
|15||George Porter (Cox 76)|
|Hartlepool U. cards shown|
|Leyton Orient cards shown|
|56 mins||Dean Cox||Unsporting behaviour|