Colchester boosted their survival chances with a vital win over Leyton Orient, who missed a late penalty.

The hosts went in front through Gavin Massey, who headed Bradley Garmston's cross past keeper Jamie Jones.

And they doubled their when Drey Wright finished another good attacking move with a low shot from inside the area.

Kevin Lisbie pulled one back after breaching the offside trap, but then saw his penalty saved after substitute Shaun Batt was tripped by Garmston.

The spot-kick save by Sam Walker, with 12 minutes remaining, secured the points and the victory put Colchester six points clear of the relegation places.

Orient are now four points adrift of the play-off zone, having played two more games than sixth-placed Swindon.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"The performance wasn't great, especially in the first half-an-hour, and when you have let in two goals in the first period it's not easy to chase the game.

"We were not at it, did not set a big enough tempo and were dominated in the middle of the park.

"When Shaun Batt came on he made the difference and we were on the front foot, but we looked better but we still had that mountain to climb."

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Saturday, 6 April 2013

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Colchester 2-1 Leyton Orient FT
(HT 2-1)
  • Massey 20
  • Wright 24
  • Lisbie 37

Colchester

  • 44 Walker
  • 02 Wright
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 20 Wilson yellow card
  • 25 White
  • 40 Thompson (Garmston 11 yellow card)
  • 41 Clifford (O'Toole 65)
  • 30 Wright
  • 09 Morrison (Smith 75)
  • 17 Ibehre
  • 21 Massey

Substitutes

  • 01 Cousins,
  • 03 Garmston,
  • 08 O'Toole,
  • 14 Bond,
  • 15 Bean,
  • 22 Smith,
  • 33 Compton

Leyton Orient

  • 01 Jones
  • 04 Vincelot
  • 15 Clarke
  • 02 McSweeney
  • 07 Cox
  • 11 Smith
  • 17 Odubajo
  • 22 Rowlands
  • 23 James (Batt 46)
  • 09 Lisbie
  • 14 MacDonald (Obafemi 84)

Substitutes

  • 03 Sawyer,
  • 25 Vanderhyde,
  • 24 Lee,
  • 20 Obafemi,
  • 28 Batt
Ref: ClarkAtt: 4,704
COLCHESTER
LEYTON ORIENT

Possession

  • Colchester 43%
  • Leyton Orient 57%

Attempts on target

  • Colchester 3
  • Leyton Orient 6

Attempts off target

  • Colchester 8
  • Leyton Orient 2

Corners

  • Colchester 2
  • Leyton Orient 8

Fouls

  • Colchester 12
  • Leyton Orient 9
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:17 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+1:30 Shaun Batt challenges Gavin Massey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Walker takes the free kick.
  • 87:46 The offside flag is raised against Leon McSweeney. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Walker.
  • 86:27 Corner taken right-footed by Dean Cox from the right by-line, Afolabi Obafemi takes a shot. Save by Sam Walker.
  • 85:09 Corner taken by Dean Cox.
  • 83:14 Substitution Afolabi Obafemi comes on in place of Charlie MacDonald.
  • 82:22 Dean Cox takes the direct free kick.
  • 82:22 Booking Booking for Brian Wilson for unsporting behaviour.
  • 80:45 John-Joe O'Toole fouled by Shaun Batt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Walker. Brian Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Cox.
  • 78:57 Close range headed effort by Kevin Lisbie misses to the right of the goal.
  • 78:42 Short corner taken by Dean Cox from the left by-line.
  • 77:45 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Cox, save by Sam Walker.
  • 77:35 A save by Sam Walker from penalty by Kevin Lisbie. Colchester 2-1 Leyton Orient.
  • 76:42 Unfair challenge on Shaun Batt by Bradley Garmston results in a Penalty.
  • 74:33 Brian Wilson takes the direct free kick.
  • 74:33 Substitution Michael Smith comes on in place of Clinton Morrison.
  • 74:33 Leon McSweeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Drey Wright.
  • 73:17 Kevin Lisbie is ruled offside. Sam Walker takes the free kick.
  • 71:24 Corner taken by Dean Cox from the left by-line, Jabo Ibehre manages to make a clearance.
  • 70:35 Charlie MacDonald fouled by Magnus Okuonghae, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Cox produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 68:38 Jabo Ibehre produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
  • 67:49 The referee blows for offside. Sam Walker takes the indirect free kick.
  • 66:05 Clinton Morrison challenges Romain Vincelot unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Jones takes the free kick.
  • 64:40 Substitution John-Joe O'Toole is brought on as a substitute for Billy Clifford.
  • 62:50 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Billy Clifford, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Magnus Okuonghae goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 61:11 Dean Cox takes a short corner.
  • 60:37 Corner from the left by-line taken by Dean Cox, Jabo Ibehre makes a clearance.
  • 58:36 Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Rowlands on Gavin Massey. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.
  • 57:53 Dean Cox takes a shot. Blocked by Brian Wilson.
  • 57:17 Shot by Jabo Ibehre from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 55:50 Drey Wright fouled by Leon McSweeney, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.
  • 54:44 The offside flag is raised against Kevin Lisbie. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.
  • 53:00 Kevin Lisbie is penalised for a handball. Sam Walker takes the free kick.
  • 47:26 Effort from deep inside the area by David Wright misses to the left of the target.
  • 46:15 Jabo Ibehre concedes a free kick for a foul on Romain Vincelot. Jamie Jones takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • 45:01 Substitution Shaun Batt replaces Lloyd James.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:05 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 43:52 Charlie MacDonald is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.
  • 42:56 Moses Odubajo fouled by Gavin Massey, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Jones takes the direct free kick.
  • 41:00 Kevin Lisbie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bradley Garmston. Magnus Okuonghae takes the free kick.
  • 40:24 Dean Cox fouled by Brian Wilson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Cox.
  • 39:17 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Cox.
  • 38:02 Effort from deep inside the area by Leon McSweeney misses to the right of the goal.
  • 36:20 Assist by Dean Cox.
  • 36:20 GOAL - Kevin LisbieColchester 2 - 1 Leyton Orient Kevin Lisbie finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Colchester 2-1 Leyton Orient.
  • 35:06 The ball is swung over by Dean Cox, Romain Vincelot takes a shot. Save made by Sam Walker.
  • 35:06 Booking Booking for Bradley Garmston.
  • 34:36 Bradley Garmston concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie MacDonald.
  • 29:22 Clinton Morrison takes a shot. Blocked by Nathan Clarke.
  • 28:09 David Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Lisbie. Direct free kick taken by Dean Cox.
  • 25:57 The referee blows for offside against Kevin Lisbie. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Walker.
  • 25:22 David Wright has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
  • 23:25 The assist for the goal came from Clinton Morrison.
  • 23:25 GOAL - Drey WrightColchester 2 - 0 Leyton Orient Drey Wright gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Colchester 2-0 Leyton Orient.
  • 22:12 Romain Vincelot fouled by Jabo Ibehre, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Jones.
  • 19:31 Assist on the goal came from Bradley Garmston.
  • 19:31 GOAL - Gavin MasseyColchester 1 - 0 Leyton Orient Gavin Massey finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Colchester 1-0 Leyton Orient.
  • 17:30 Lloyd James takes a shot. Save made by Sam Walker.
  • 14:24 Magnus Okuonghae concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Lisbie. Direct free kick taken by Dean Cox.
  • 13:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Rowlands on Clinton Morrison. Bradley Garmston takes the free kick.
  • 11:03 Substitution (Colchester) makes a substitution, with Bradley Garmston coming on for Josh Thompson.
  • Correction - 10:58 Substitution Bradley Garmston replaces Josh Thompson.
  • 7:38 Gavin Massey takes a shot. Blocked by Moses Odubajo.
  • 6:57 Clinton Morrison takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Jones.
  • Correction - 6:18 Clinton Morrison produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar. Corner taken right-footed by Billy Clifford.
  • 6:18 Clinton Morrison takes a shot. Blocked by Romain Vincelot. Corner from left by-line taken by Billy Clifford.
  • 4:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jimmy Smith on Billy Clifford. Brian Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 1:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Thompson by Charlie MacDonald. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 1:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jabo Ibehre on Romain Vincelot. Jamie Jones takes the free kick.
  • 1:18 Unfair challenge on Romain Vincelot by Jabo Ibehre results in a free kick. Jamie Jones takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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