May 3, 2015 at 12.15pm UK at ​The County Ground
SwindonSwindon Town
Leyton Orient
Rodgers (61'), Williams (86' pen.)
Stephens (65'), Williams (68')
Belford (20')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Cox (40'), Dagnall (47')
Baudry (60')

Result: Leyton Orient relegated to League Two after draw at Swindon Town

Result: Leyton Orient relegated to League Two
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Leyton Orient are relegated to League Two after a 2-2 draw away at Swindon Town in their League One clash at the County Ground.

Leyton Orient have been relegated to League Two after a 2-2 draw away at Swindon Town in their League One clash at the County Ground.

The visitors were quickest out of the starting blocks and had a penalty appeal turned down just three minutes in when Robbie Simpson was brought down in the Swindon box.

Both sides continued to plug away, but Orient were given a great chance to take the lead when Lloyd James beat the offside trap and was brought down by Tyrell Belford in the area.

The referee pointed to the spot and showed the Robins goalkeeper a red card, but James's penalty was saved by substitute stopper Cameron Belford.

Orient, taking on a much-changed Swindon side, continued to push forward and were rewarded when Dean Cox dispossessed Raphael Rossi-Branco and fired past the replacement keeper.

The visitors went on to double their lead just after the restart as Simpson's saved shot was bundled home by Chris Dagnall.

Swindon found themselves under siege as Andy Williams and Josh Wright weighed in with more shots not long after conceding their second.

Nevertheless, the hosts rallied round and pulled a goal back just after the hour when Anton Rodgers's free kick found the back of the net.

Williams was a constant threat for the Robins and came close to bringing his side level on two occasions midway through the second half, but one effort was saved by Alex Cisak and the other flew inches wide.

Orient were then undone in the final five minutes of the game when Swindon were given a penalty, which Williams converted to level the scores.

Combined with Colchester United's 1-0 win at Preston North End, the result saw the Brisbane Road outfit end the season third from bottom. Swindon were assured of a playoff berth before the game.

Lloyd James of Leyton Orient during the Sky Bet League One match between Leyton Orient and MK Dons at The Matchroom Stadium on October 12, 2013
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