Peterborough United 1-3 Leyton Orient

David Mooney (r) celebrates at London Road

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:

Russell Slade

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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:

Darren Ferguson

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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."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1512212438
2Wolves1411211935
3Peterborough1510231332
4Preston15762727
5Brentford15834327
6Bradford156541023
7Swindon15726923
8MK Dons15645422
9Walsall15645222
10Rotherham15564-121
11Coventry159331220
12Port Vale15627-320
13Crawley14545-219
14Colchester15384-517
15Shrewsbury15375-116
16Oldham15438-415
17Gillingham15438-615
18Carlisle14437-1215
19Stevenage15429-814
20Tranmere15348-1413
21Crewe15348-1913
22Sheff Utd15339-1012
23Bristol City14176-610
24Notts County153111-1210
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