David Mooney scored a brace as Leyton Orient came from behind to win at promotion rivals Peterborough United.

Tommy Rowe touched in Grant McCann's low free-kick to give Posh the lead but Orient pulled level when Mooney's shot on the turn found the top corner.

The O's went ahead just after the break as Kevin Lisbie flicked on a long ball and Dean Cox lifted it neatly over advancing goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik.

Mooney secured the points with a low finish after being fed by Cox.

A victory for Peterborough would have moved them level on points with the League One leaders.

It was an even first half, with a volley from Mooney hitting the crossbar shortly before his equaliser and O's keeper Jamie Jones denying Rowe a second goal just before half-time.

But Orient looked much brighter after the break and could have won by a larger margin, with Olejnik saving from Cox and denying Mooney his hat-trick.

Russell Slade's side remain three points clear at the top of the table, while Peterborough are three points behind second-placed Wolves, having played a game more.

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Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

Post-match: Orient manager Slade

"It was obviously a very big test, a very big hurdle and obstacle for us to overcome. I thought we did that extremely well.

"David Mooney's form has been remarkable and his performance today was excellent, but it would be very difficult and unfair for me to pick out one player today.

"I thought as a team we looked very solid, very resilient and a threat going forward."

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

Peterborough boss Ferguson on Orient defeat

"Great credit to them, they're really going well at the moment. A team that has won that amount of games in 15 is not a fluke and we knew we're playing against a good team.

"You get days like today but no league is ever won in November so there's no panic.

"I've watched the goals back and they're awful goals to concede, you can't concede goals like that and that was disappointing.

"I would say that we haven't been playing up to the standard for four or five games now but we've been winning, not that that's ever papered over the cracks for me.

"I always analyse the performance as well as the results."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Peterborough United

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 31 Little
  • 03 Ntlhe (Mendez-Laing - 53' )
  • 08 Payne
  • 06 Bostwick
  • 05 Zakuani
  • 07 Swanson (Newell - 65' Booked )
  • 11 McCann
  • 23 Barnett Booked
  • 09 Assombalonga (Jeffers - 78' )
  • 14 Rowe

Substitutes

  • 02 Alcock
  • 04 Brisley
  • 13 Day
  • 17 Newell
  • 19 Mendez-Laing
  • 32 Conlon
  • 36 Jeffers

Leyton Orient

  • 01 Jones
  • 02 Omozusi
  • 03 Sawyer
  • 08 James
  • 15 Clarke
  • 05 Cuthbert
  • 11 Odubajo Booked (Bartley - 90' )
  • 04 Vincelot
  • 10 Mooney
  • 09 Lisbie
  • 07 Cox (Batt - 77' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 12 Larkins
  • 14 Batt
  • 19 Lasimant
  • 20 Gorman
  • 21 Bartley
  • 22 Stockley
  • 24 Sutherland
Ref: Mark Heywood
Att: 10,026

Match Stats

Shots

10 20

On target

3 9

Corners

6 9

Fouls

16 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Peterborough United 1, Leyton Orient 3.

90:00 +5:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Leyton Orient 3.

90:00 +4:17

Attempt blocked. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

90:00 +3:13

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Marvin Bartley.

90:00 +3:05

Attempt blocked. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:59 Booking

Booking Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +1:51

Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +1:51

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United).

90:00 +0:42

Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:42

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United).

89:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Marvin Bartley replaces Moses Odubajo.

88:07

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).

88:07

Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:49

Attempt missed. Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

85:21

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

83:51

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

83:43

Attempt blocked. Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

82:53

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United).

82:53

David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:21

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United).

81:21

Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:29

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

80:10 Booking

Booking Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

80:00

Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:50

Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

78:39

Attempt missed. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

77:51

Shaun Jeffers (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:51

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

77:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Shaun Jeffers replaces Britt Assombalonga.

76:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces Dean Cox.

76:17

Attempt missed. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

75:08

Attempt saved. Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

74:59 Booking

Booking Joe Newell (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

74:53

Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:53

Foul by Joe Newell (Peterborough United).

73:51

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

73:51

Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:54

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United).

72:54

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:40

Attempt saved. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

69:00

Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:59

Foul by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient).

67:53

Foul by Grant McCann (Peterborough United).

67:53

Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:33

Foul by Mark Little (Peterborough United).

66:33

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:46

Foul by Grant McCann (Peterborough United).

65:46

Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:29

Attempt saved. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

64:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Joe Newell replaces Danny Swanson.

62:21

Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:21

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient).

57:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 1, Leyton Orient 3. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dean Cox.

56:44

Foul by Mark Little (Peterborough United).

56:44

Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:47

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

53:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Kgosi Ntlhe.

50:34

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

50:18

Attempt saved. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

48:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 1, Leyton Orient 2. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner.

47:02

Attempt missed. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

46:21

Grant McCann (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:21

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).

45:00

Second Half begins Peterborough United 1, Leyton Orient 1.

45:00 +3:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Peterborough United 1, Leyton Orient 1.

45:00 +2:18

Attempt saved. Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

42:54

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Lloyd James.

42:29

Attempt blocked. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

42:01

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Elliot Omozusi.

41:07

Attempt saved. Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

40:39

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

39:33

Foul by David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

39:33

Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 1, Leyton Orient 1. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

37:14

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Kevin Lisbie.

36:57

Attempt blocked. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

36:08 Booking

Booking Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

36:00

Grant McCann (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:54

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).

34:16

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

34:06

Attempt blocked. Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

32:00

David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:58

Foul by Mark Little (Peterborough United).

30:13

Attempt saved. Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

30:03

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

29:54

Attempt blocked. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

29:29

David Mooney (Leyton Orient) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

25:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Peterborough United 1, Leyton Orient 0. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Grant McCann with a cross.

24:18

Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:18

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

23:15

Attempt missed. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

22:35

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Grant McCann.

22:27

Attempt blocked. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

22:15

Attempt blocked. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

21:15

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United).

21:15

David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:23

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United).

18:23

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:06

Attempt blocked. Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

13:41

Attempt blocked. Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

12:31

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

12:31

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:18

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United).

7:18

David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:40

Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

6:02

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

3:41

Attempt missed. Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

3:18

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Mark Little.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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