Leyton Orient v Exeter City, 28 August 2000

Score2-1 to Leyton Orient
CompetitionLeague Division 3
VenueMatchroom Stadium
Attendance4,098
Leyton Orient maintained their unbeaten start to 2000/01 to join Chesterfield at the summit of the Third Division on ten points after four games. It's a different story for Exeter whose team was completely revamped during the summer but is still searching for the winning formula. City got off to a great start in East London though when Alex Inglethorpe - who ended five years Os service in July - chased on to Steve Flack's flick from Arjan Van Heuden's clearance to put his old colleagues in arrears. The balance of power changed when home boss Tommy Taylor made a double substitution, and Orient were level on the hour with defender David McGhee's second goal for the Londoners. He directed Matt Lockwood's free-kick into the roof of the net with a forceful header from ten yards. Exeter - in their all purple change strip - were left marooned when Andy Roscoe sent Carl Griffiths tumbling in the area. Lockwood arrowed his spot kick to Van Heusden's right as Leyton went on to bag the points and receive a standing ovation from their fans.

Goals:

David McGhee 59 G
Matt Lockwood penalty 59 P

Goals:

Alex Inglethorpe 2 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ashley Bayes
Defender/Right back Matt Joseph
Defender/Centre back Dean Smith
Defender/Midfielder Andy Harris
Defender/Midfielder David McGhee
Defender/Left back Matt Lockwood
Midfielder Ahmet Brkovic
Midfielder Richard Garcia
Midfielder Johnny Martin
Midfielder Wim Walschaerts
Forward Carl Griffiths

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Arjan Van Heusden
Defender Mark Burrows
Defender Jamie Campbell
Defender Chris Curran
Defender/Centre back Neil Whitworth
Midfielder Kwame Ampadu
Midfielder Alex Inglethorpe
Midfielder Andy Roscoe
Midfielder Lee Zabek
Forward Steve Flack

Substitutions:

Steve Watts for Ahmet Brkovic 57
Iyseden Christie for Johnny Martin 57

Substitutions:

Christian Roberts for Graeme Tomlinson 70
Darren Roberts for Alex Inglethorpe 79
Jon Ashton for Steve Flack 88

Cards:

Ahmet Brkovic 51 Y
Steve Watts 90 Y

Cards:

Kwame Ampadu 77 Y

On the bench:

Forward Steve Watts

On the bench:

Defender/Right back Jon Ashton
Forward Darren Roberts

Comments:

Leyton did the double over Exeter last season. Their 4-1 win at Brisbane Road in February was their biggest home win of the 1999/2000 campaign. League Position: 2nd

Comments:

Exeter have not beaten Orient in any of their past eight meetings. League position: 23rd