FT: Leyton Orient 3 Plymouth Argyle 2
Fantastic second half comeback by Orient although Plymouth had a couple of chances at the start of the 2nd half to make it 3-0. Kelland Watts smashed a shot over the bar and Dom Telford dribbled into the area but shot narrowly wide of the far post from a tight angle. Plymouth should have been out of sight. Josh Coulson then went off injured and was replaced by James Brophy. Joe Widdowson moved to centre half and Brophy played at left back. Orient then took over the game. Jobi McAnuff was interviewed on Orient TV after the game and he said the plan was to push higher up the pitch and stop Plymouth playing through them. Ruel Sotiriou (20) was very dangerous on the right and he dribbled into the area and had a couple of shots saved. Mal Benning and Ryan Sweeney will need to watch him closely on Saturday. Jordan Maguire Drew then crossed to the far post and Louis Dennis volleyed home to get Orient back in the game.
James Dayton came on for Louis Dennis and it was then all Orient. Sotiriou had another shot saved and 19 year old right back Jordan Thomas played a ball over the top to 38 year old Jobi McAnuff running through on goal who chipped the advancing keeper. 2-2 McAnuff had had a fairly quiet game until then. Dan Johnson replaced Lee Angol on 75 minutes and both sides went for it to the final whistle. Jordan Maguire Drew had a shot saved in the 90th minute before Scott Wootton made a complete hash of trying to clear the ball on the right in the 93rd minute and allowed Dan Johnson to run through on goal and score in his 6th consecutive game. Orient will play Tottenham Hotspur at home in the next round
A very entertaining open game. Plymouth will be kicking themselves as they could easily have been 3 or 4-0 up. Orient will be full of confidence for the game against the Stags on Saturday.
MOM: Ruel Sotiriou and Danny Mayor (1st Half)/Mike Cooper
Leyton Orient (4-3-3)
Jordan Thomas, Jamie Turley, Josh Coulson (James Brophy), Joe Widdowson
Josh Wright, Jobi McAnuff, Louis Dennis (James Dayton)
Ruel Sotiriou, Jordan Maguire Drew, Lee Angol (Dan Johnson)
Plymouth Argyle (3-5-2)
Will Aimson, Scott Wootton, Kelland Watts
Byron Moore, Danny Mayor, Lewis MacLeod (Conor Grant), Panutche Camara, George Cooper (Joe Edwards)
Ryan Hardie, Dom Telford (Frank Nouble)https://www.skysports.com/football/live-blog/32461/12071737/carabao-cup-second-round-live