Leyton Orient 1-0 Charlton- Match Report
Report of match 31st December 2011
Leyton Orient 1-0 Charlton- Match Report.
Orient Spring a surprise
Matt Spring scored the only goal of the game against his former employers as Leyton Orient inflicted only a second defeat of the season on League One leaders Charlton at Brisbane Road.
Midfielder Spring shrugged off two tackles midway through the first half before striking a 20-yard effort - which appeared to take a deflection off Matt Taylor - over the head of replacement goalkeeper John Sullivan.
Sullivan had been on the pitch since the game's defining moment in the sixth minute when first-choice stopper Ben Hamer was sent off having raced out of his area and handled a David Mooney lob as the striker raced on to a pass from Lee Cook.
Referee Dean Whitestone had no hesitation in dismissing Hamer, with Scott Wagstaff the unfortunate player to be sacrificed for Sullivan's introduction.
The O's might have doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time but Jimmy Smith's header was contentiously ruled out for offside.
Mooney had three good chances to extend the home side's advantage in the second half before he was substituted, but it was the visitors who finished the stronger of the two sides with Orient `keeper Lee Butcher punching clear from Yann Kermorgant.
Centre-back Ben Chorley then protected his side's slender lead when he cleared a shot off the line from Rhoys Wiggins with seven minutes remaining, ending a nine-match unbeaten run for Chris Powell's side.
|Competition: npower League One Kick Off: 17:20 Venue: Brisbane Road Attendance: 5,097|
|1 - 0||Charlton Ath.
|-||Match ends, Leyton Orient 1, Charlton Athletic 0.|
|90+2||Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 1, Charlton Athletic 0.|
|90+2||Corner, Leyton Orient.|
|81||Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Paul Hayes replaces Johnnie Jackson.|
|81||Substitution, Leyton Orient. Dean Cox replaces Lee Cook.|
|78||Corner, Leyton Orient.|
|75||Corner, Leyton Orient.|
|75||Corner, Leyton Orient.|
|72||Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jonathan Kahne Tehoue replaces David Mooney.|
|68||Corner, Leyton Orient.|
|63||Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Bradley Pritchard replaces Bradley Wright-Phillips.|
|60||Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|59||Corner, Charlton Athletic.|
|52||Corner, Leyton Orient.|
|49||Corner, Leyton Orient.|
|-||Second Half begins Leyton Orient 1, Charlton Athletic 0.|
|45+4||First Half ends, Leyton Orient 1, Charlton Athletic 0.|
|38||Corner, Charlton Athletic.|
|36||Corner, Leyton Orient.|
|35||Corner, Leyton Orient.|
|34||Corner, Leyton Orient.|
|25||Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Charlton Athletic 0. Matthew Spring (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Terrell Forbes.|
|20||Corner, Leyton Orient.|
|14||Corner, Charlton Athletic.|
|7||Substitution, Charlton Athletic. John Sullivan replaces Scott Wagstaff.|
|6||Ben Hamer (Charlton Athletic) is shown the red card for hand ball.|
|-||First Half begins.|
|-||Lineups are announced and players are warming up.|