Alfreton Town 2 - 4 Leyton Orient

Match info: FA Cup - 2nd Rnd at The Impact Arena

Date: 02/12/2012 KO: 15:15 Ref: R Madley Att: 1,104

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Alfreton T

Paul Clayton 4
Ben Tomlinson 52


Leyton Or

Dean Cox 25,86
Dave Mooney 30,36

FT (ht: 1-3)

  • Last Updated: December 2 2012, 20:31 GMT

David Mooney and Dean Cox proved the FA Cup heroes again for Leyton Orient with two goals apiece in a thrilling 4-2 victory at Alfreton.

Mooney: Tackled by Alfreton's Streete
Mooney: Tackled by Alfreton's Streete

Blue Square Bet Premier side Alfreton took the lead early on and laid siege to Orient's goal having pulled it back to 3-2 - striking woodwork four times in total - but the League One side clung on.

The hosts flew out of the blocks in Sunday's second-round tie and were ahead on four minutes when top-scorer Paul Clayton fired under Ryan Allsop from 12 yards.

Ben Tomlinson then struck a post and Josh Law's deflected free-kick hit Allsop's bar as the non-league side dominated but Dean Cox levelled for Orient against the run of play on 25 minutes.

And on the half-hour mark, the visitors were ahead when Lee Cook's corner was flicked on and Mooney - who scored the goal that broke Gloucester's resistance in the previous round - volleyed home.

Alfreton were shell-shocked and Mooney had his second just six minutes later, heading home Cook's left-wing cross.

On 52 minutes Alfreton pulled a goal back as Tomlinson scrambled home from close range and while the hosts peppered Allsop's goal - Law hitting the bar with another free-kick and Tomlinson from open play - Cox grabbed another late on as Orient booked a third-round trip to Hull City.