Jarvis snatches last-gasp win: Match Review

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A dramatic last-gasp strike from Ryan Jarvis earned Leyton Orient a 2-1 win which keeps their play-off hopes alive and leaves Peterborough still seeking the three points they need to guarantee a top-six finish.

Striker Jarvis has only made three starts this season but was called into action with 10 minutes remaining and a draw looking inevitable, but the former Norwich player had other ideas.

It was deep into five minutes of injury-time when he met a cross from fellow substitute Jason Crowe to send a sublime header past Peterborough goalkeeper Joe Lewis to seal the points for the home side.

Orient, with on-loan defender Adam Barrett making his 500th League start, had gone ahead after 67 minutes when their former defender Gaby Zakuani stabbed a Stephen Dawson cross past his own keeper from eight yards.

However, Peterborough substitute Nathaniel Mendez-Laing equalised just four minutes after coming on. His first involvement was to rise highest to meet a Grant McCann corner from the right and head the ball into the roof of the net from 12 yards.

With 10 minutes remaining, Posh striker George Boyd squandered a wonderful chance to give his side all three points when he stabbed the ball wide from six yards with the goal at his mercy, allowing Jarvis to steal the headlines.

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Peterborough United
League One
Jason Crowe
George Boyd
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing
Joe Lewis
Ryan Jarvis
Grant McCann
Leyton Orient
Adam Barrett
Stephen Dawson

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