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League One: Leyton Orient 2 Peterborough United 1

13 May 2014 23:11

Leyton Orient booked their spot in the League One play-off final with a 2-1 second-leg win over Peterborough United on Tuesday.

Russell Slade's side will now face either Preston North End or Rotherham United at Wembley later this month, with a place in the Championship up for grabs, after they secured a 3-2 aggregate win.

Orient took momentum into the match after securing a 1-1 draw in Saturday's first leg, courtesy of Moses Odubajo's second-half equaliser.

And after a goalless first half, Dean Cox gave the victors the lead in stunning fashion on the hour.

Cox reacted quickly after his free-kick was blocked by Peterborough defender Jack Baldwin, thrashing a volley beyond goalkeeper Robert Olejnik to delight the Matchroom Stadium crowd.

Peterborough pressed for an equaliser, but were found wanting at the back when Shaun Batt charged to the byline and cut back for Chris Dagnall.

And the substitute finished coolly with just one minute of normal time remaining to put Orient on the verge of reaching the final.

Orient did have to suffer a nervy finish, though, after a clever Conor Washington strike in the 92nd minute gave Peterborough a lifeline.

And a 96th-minute corner went over a sea of bodies and fell invitingly for defender Craig Alcock, who agonisingly saw the ball strike his knee and sail over the bar.

Orient did hold on for victory, though, as they moved a step closer to being part of English football's second tier for the first time since 1982.

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Competition
League One
Date
13 May 2014
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
2 - 1
On aggregate
3 - 2
Venue
Matchroom Stadium (London)
Attendance
8545

Goals

D. Cox 60'  
1 - 0
C. Dagnall 89'  
2 - 0
2 - 1

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
14
23 89'
3
12
21
24
25
# Player Bookings
24 90+2'
37
11
3
4
13
36

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League One table

# Team MP D P
1 8 +11 20
2 8 +5 16
3 7 +5 14
4 7 +5 13
5 8 +2 13
6 7 +2 13
7 7 +4 12
8 8 +2 12
9 8 +1 12
10 8 -1 11
11 8 +6 10
12 7 +3 10
13 8 +0 10
14 8 -6 10
15 7 +1 9
16 7 +1 9
17 8 -3 9
18 7 -3 8
19 7 -1 7
20 8 -4 7
21 8 -11 7
22 8 -4 5
23 8 -7 5
24 7 -8 4

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