Orient 0 Fleetwood 1

Graham Alexander
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Fleetwood Town are unchanged as they travel to Leyton Orient in Sky Bet League One.

Town dominated the opening exchanges but, for all their fight around the Os box couldn’t create any real chances.

The first real opportunity fell to Stephen Dobbie, a neat ball from Gareth Evans falling to the on-loan Crystal Palace striker at the back post.

HIs effort to drill the ball into the bottom corner went badly awry but almost produced an opener, the volley pinging off his toe and onto the bar with Gary Woods nowhere to be seen.

The chance was a wake up call for Orient who began to launch their own missions into Fleetwood territory, taking advantage of the space left as the visitors pressed.

Chris Dagnall forced a save from Chris Maxwell after a rampage down the left by Dean Cox.

At the other end Antoni Sarcevic played Jamie Proctor in on goal but his poor touch, combined with quick reactions from Woods, keeping the scores level.

Town weren’t able to take advantage of their chances before the break but were ahead within seconds of the restart.

A long punt downfield was flicked on by Proctor, Gareth Evans racing onto the ball, applying a cool finish to side foot past Wood.

Town were ahead but not comfortable, Orient putting on an extra attacker in a bid to level.

Kevin Lisbie was that man and he could have pulled off an equaliser, stealing into the back post and picking up Andrea Dossena’s cross.

Falling backwards he somehow couldn’t find the target, somehow blazing over the bar.

Lanky italian Gianvito Plasmati nearly did pull it back, a glancing header flashing over the bar.

The home side thought they had a penalty in the final minute, Stephen Crainey’s challenge on Plasmati looking for the world inside the box, Fred Graham denying Orient the spot kick.