Ten-man O’s make their point

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Crawley Town 0-0 Leyton Orient

Resolute Leyton Orient held firm for more than an hour to earn a share of the Sky Bet League Two spoils at Crawley Town.

Hector Kyprianou was shown a straight red card after half an hour following a crude challenge on Jake Hessenthaler. However, the O’s had already ridden their luck as early as the third minute when Tom Nichols smashed a spot-kick against the bar after Jack Powell had been felled by Craig Clay.

But that aside, Orient looked the more likely side with their former keeper, Glenn Morris, denying Connor Wilkinson, Clay and Nick Freeman.

Leyton Orient returns to Sky Bet League Two action on Saturday, February 6 when Colchester United visit the Breyer Group Stadium (3pm). 

Crawley Town: Morris, Francomb, Dallison (Davies 54’), Powell, Nadesan, Nichols, Tunnicliffe (McNerney 63’), Matthews (Tilley 54’), Craig, Hessenthaler (Rodari 80’), J. Wright Subs not used: Galach, M.Wright, Nelson

Leyton Orient: Vigouroux, Ling (Widdowson 87’), Akinola, Thompson, Brophy, Kyprianou, Clay, Freeman, Wilkinson, Sotiriou (Abrahams 41’), Kemp (McAnuff 80’) Subs not used: Sargeant, Cisse, Dayton, Turley

Brian Jeeves

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