Leyton Orient v Scunthorpe United, 12 September 2000

Score1-1
RefereeBill Jordan
CompetitionLeague Division 3
VenueMatchroom Stadium
Attendance3,581
Although still unbeaten in 2000/01, rejuvenated Leyton Orient had to settle for their third Division Three draw in a row as Scunthorpe bounced back from their weekend setback at York City. After a dreadful opening to last season, the Os are enjoying their best start since their 1969/70 old Third Division Championship success. 31 years later, it could have been even better but for a stout defensive display from the Lincolnshire visitors. Orient's early pressure was rewarded when Carl Griffiths dummied John Martin's pass; as the ball ran on to Richard Garcia, the West Ham United loanee was felled by the recovering Russ Wilcox's crude challenge. Matt Lockwood stepped up to strike his shot straight down the middle to convert his third spot kick of the term. Spirited Scunny's response also centred around the West Ham connection. Former Hammer Lee Hodges gained possession in the centre circle and, under minimal challenge, progressed to the edge of the 'D' before sending a right foot scorcher in to the top left corner. A lively encounter between two early frontrunners continued to flow from end to end, as tempers also began to fray. The Iron lost a player to a straight red card for the second consecutive game when skipper Steve Torpey was sent off for violent conduct following an incident with Dean Smith. Nathan Stanton continued to be the rock at the heart of a United defence to hold off the best efforts of Garcia and Ahmet Brkovic.

Goals:

Matt Lockwood penalty 13 P

Goals:

Lee Hodges 26 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 Tom Evans
Defender Ashley Fickling
Defender Nathan Stanton
Defender/Centre back Stuart Thom
Defender/Centre back Russ Wilcox
Defender/Left back Andy Dawson
Midfielder Wayne Graves
Midfielder Bjarni Larusson
Forward Lee Hodges
Forward Gareth Sheldon
Forward Steve Torpey

Substitutions:

Iyseden Christie for Johnny Martin 65

Substitutions:

Brian Quailey for Gareth Sheldon 65
Paul Harsley for Bjarni Larusson 74

Cards:

Andy Harris 53 Y
Dean Smith 70 Y

Cards:

Russ Wilcox 12 Y
Lee Hodges 47 Y
Nathan Stanton 59 Y
Steve Torpey 71 R

On the bench:

On the bench:

Defender/Midfielder Paul Harsley
Forward Brian Quailey

Comments:

This was the first draw in Leyton's last eight meetings with Scunthorpe. The most recent was a 0-0 at Brisbane Road on 8 April 1990. League Position: 4th

Comments:

This was Scunthorpe's first meeting with Orient since the 1999 Third Division Play-Off Final at Wembley. League Position: 7th