September 29, 2012
Rovers halt Orient Express
Iain Hume and David Cotterill struck first-half goals to secure Doncaster a 2-0 win and halt Leyton Orient's four-match unbeaten run.
In front of the O's best home attendance of the season, 4,401, the visitors turned in a professional performance throughout.
Rovers took the lead in the 12th minute when Chris Brown pulled the ball back to the edge of the penalty area for Hume to shoot low into the bottom corner.
Doncaster doubled their lead nine minutes later after Orient had failed to clear a corner. Midfielder David Syers sent his shot into a crowded goalmouth where Cotterill applied a deft final touch from six yards.
Despite the greater corner count of six to one in the opening period, visiting goalkeeper Gary Woods was never tested although he was called into early action after the break.
Orient striker Kevin Lisbie twice forced saves from the goalkeeper, but the visitors; defence, superbly marshalled by giant centre-backs Rob Jones and Jamie McCombe, rarely offered their opponents hope.
|Leyton Orient||Doncaster Rovers|
|16 Ryan Allsopp||33 Gary Woods|
|15 Nathan Clarke||5 Robert Jones|
|4 Ben Chorley||16 Jamie McCombe|
|3 Gary Sawyer||14 Tommy Spurr|
|6 Mathieu Baudry||3 James Husband|
|21 Lee Cook||20 James Harper|
|7 Dean Cox||11 David Cotterill|
|11 Jimmy Smith||6 Dave Syers|
|2 Leon McSweeney||17 Iain Hume|
|9 Kevin Lisbie||9 Chris Brown|
|26 Ryan Brunt||23 Kyle Bennett|
|14 Marc Laird||Neil Sullivan 1|
|23 Lloyd James||Paul Quinn 2|
|17 Moses Odubajo||Shelton Martis 4|
|20 Afolabi Obafemi||Martin Woods 7|
|10 Michael Symes||Paul Keegan 30|
|39 David Mooney||Robbie Blake 10|
|Billy Paynter 8|
|Marc Laird for Mathieu Baudry (60)||Martin Woods for Kyle Bennett (79)|
|David Mooney for Ryan Brunt (67)||Paul Quinn for David Cotterill (84)|
|Moses Odubajo for Lee Cook (68)||Billy Paynter for Iain Hume (86)|
|Ben Chorley (32)||Kyle Bennett (66)|
|Gary Sawyer (85)||Chris Brown (74)|
|David Cotterill (79)|
|Billy Paynter (90)|
|· Squads: Leyton Orient | Doncaster Rovers|