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Orient's return to top of Sky Bet League 1 ruined by attack on keeper

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Police have arrested a man following an attack on Leyton Orient goalkeeper Jamie Jones during Saturday's game at Swindon. Wiltshire Police confirmed that a 26-year-old was in custody on suspicion of pitch invasion at the County Ground.

An investigation into the incident, which led to a lengthy delay in the second half of the game, is on-going.

"That was the worst scene I've seen as a manager," Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9.

The London club won the game 3-1, a result which saw them return to the top of the League One table as Wolves were held to a goalless draw by in form Brentford.

However, Slade said the incident overshadowed the match.

"It was a great win, but it was clouded by a fan running onto the pitch and throwing three punches at my goalkeeper," he said.

"It is unbelievable. He's okay, but that doesn't make it right. It's outrageous.

"He [the supporter] needs a ban for life. He should never go to another football match."

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