Last-gasp goal rocks O’s again
Leyton Orient 0 Yeovil Town 1 FOR THE second successive home game, the O s conceded a goal deep into stoppage time, as their League One survival hopes took another blow. With five extra minutes played and the game drifting towards a scrappy draw, Andy Wel
Leyton Orient 0 Yeovil Town 1
FOR THE second successive home game, the O's conceded a goal deep into stoppage time, as their League One survival hopes took another blow.
With five extra minutes played and the game drifting towards a scrappy draw, Andy Welsh's left-wing corner was headed home by Yeovil sub Gavin Tomlin.
A victory would have kept O's out of the bottom four and lifted them to within a point of the Glovers.
You may also want to watch:
Instead, O's now trail Russell Slade's side by seven points and have slipped back into the drop zone.
Caretaker boss Kevin Nugent admitted afterwards: "It was a real shattering blow. We'd have taken a point, but we've switched off for a second and the ball's in the back of the net and we've got nothing.
- 1 Woman brightens up Barking and Dagenham with colourful crochet creations
- 2 'Strong, united community' hailed as plans for hotel in Barking withdrawn
- 3 Appeal for help as girl, 17, reported missing from Dagenham
- 4 Bobby Moore's daughter visits Upney buildings to be named after footballers
- 5 Three men found stabbed after alleged brawl in Dagenham
- 6 Walk-in Covid-19 jab events for all adults to be held in Barking
- 7 Exhibition launches to celebrate 100 years of Becontree Estate
- 8 Man found stabbed in Chadwell Heath
- 9 Met launches summer operation as teen killings surge
- 10 Entries open for Barking and Dagenham talent contest
"I don't know why we've had so much late drama recently. Possibly the players are a little naive and don't know how to pick up the points we need. But that's something they have got to learn quickly.
"It was a massive blow to lose so late on. It was a really scrappy game and 20 minutes in, you could see it was one of those games that was going to be decided by a set-piece. We said the same thing to the players at half time.
"It was windy, it was bobbly and that made things difficult. There was a lot of huffing and puffing, but no real quailty," added Nugent - and he was right.
Orient's only effort on target came from a Charlie Daniels free-kick midway through the first half, while Dean Morgan fired over from a tight angle just before the break - and that was all they had to offer.