Southend set up Orient clash

  • Last Updated: January 8 2013, 22:42 GMT

A review of Tuesday night's action in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, including wins for Leyton Orient and Southend.

David Mooney: Hit a last-minute winner for O's
David Mooney: Hit a last-minute winner for O's

David Mooney's 90th-minute goal earned 10-man Leyton Orient a 1-0 win over Yeovil to book their place in the Southern Area final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

The O's then had to play out an added six minutes of time although they might have doubled their lead when Lee Cook struck the crossbar from 20 yards.

Anthony Griffith had been sent off after 76 minutes for receiving his second yellow card in the space of four minutes, the first for a foul followed by another for kicking the ball away.

But the Londoners battled away in an entertaining game and were rewarded when Mooney popped up to net his 10th goal of the season.

The better of the two sides in the second half, Orient notched the decisive goal when full-back Scott Cuthbert crossed from the right and Mooney stole in unmarked to glance the ball past keeper Marek Stech and into the corner of the net.

Yeovil's best chances came in the opening period but were foiled by O's shotstopper Jamie Jones, who was at full-stretch to turn a shot from Dominic Blizzard around the post before he was extended to collect a header from Jamie McAllister.

Orient then stepped up the tempo in the second period with Moses Odubajo twice going close before Mooney struck.

They will now meet Southend, who beat Oxford 5-3 in a penalty shoot-out at the Kassam Stadium.

Shrimpers boss Paul Sturrock brought on penalty-saving specialist Daniel Bentley just before the end of normal time after the tie had finished 3-3.

The gamble paid off as the sub keeper saved from Alfie Potter in the shoot-out before Elliot Benyon converted the winning kick.

Earlier, Barry Corr had bagged a double for the second time in four days. The striker followed up his brace against Brentford in the FA Cup on Saturday with two more superb efforts.

Corr put Sturrock's team in front after six minutes with a powerful header from Kevan Hurst's free-kick.

Tyrone Marsh equalised for the U's eight minutes later. Tom Craddock's header from Potter's cross was parried by keeper Paul Smith and the 19-year-old followed up with a close-range header for his first professional goal in only his second start.

Craddock then fired Oxford in front with a brilliant lob over the keeper from 20 yards following Simon Heslop's raking 50-yard pass in the 31st minute.

But Southend took the game by the scruff of the neck after the break.

They were gifted an equaliser as Luke O'Brien's poor header from Michael Timlin's crossfield pass fell invitingly for Sean Clohessy, who drilled home from 18 yards.

Just before the hour, Corr struck a classy first-time drive from 20 yards for his seventh goal of the season, only for Sean Rigg to force the penalty shoot-out by forcing in an 88th-minute corner.


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