O’s give Stevenage woes

Leyton Orient's Gavin Massey fires home against Stevenage (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Leyton Orient's Gavin Massey fires home against Stevenage (pic: Simon O'Connor) - Credit: Archant

Gavin Massey’s brace helped condemn Stevenage to a 3-0 defeat at Leyton Orient on Tuesday - the same scoreline as last year’s match between the two sides at Brisbane Road.

Stevenage went into the game having played very well at Notts County on Saturday where they picked up a point, and they went close to opening the lead against Orient in the opening minutes.

Firstly Jobi McAnuff’s initial effort was stopped by Alex Cisak before Ben Kennedy fired over, and a minute later Orient defender Tom Parkes was left to hook Matt Godden’s lobbed shot off the line.

Orient rode the initial wave of pressure, and they then struck twice to go into the break ahead.

First, Massey fired in after Jamie Jones had saved from Jay Simpson and Harry Cornick’s follow up had hit the post.

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Then, eight minutes before the break Dean Cox headed home off the post.

Massey then added his second 15 minutes from time when he scored from close range following substitute Jordan Bowery’s cross.

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The result leaves Boro second bottom with one point from three matches.

Next up for Stevenage is a home match against Luton Town on Saturday followed by the EFL Cup second round clash at home to Stoke City the following Tuesday.

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