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Leyton Orient 2-1 Colchester United

Moses Odubajo

Leyton Orient lost their place at the top of League One despite edging to a narrow win over battling Colchester.

Jabo Ibehre and Freddie Sears went close for the U's before David Mooney fired his 18th goal of the season high into the net from inside the box.

Sears and Ibehre were again denied by O's goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic before substitute Marcus Bean's header deservedly levelled for the U's.

But Moses Odubajo drilled home Shaun Batt's pass to win it on 82 minutes.

It was Orient's third straight victory, but Wolves' 3-0 win over Port Vale lifted them back above the O's on goal difference.

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

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Post-match: Orient boss Slade

"For the neutral it was a cracking second half and fair play to Colchester. They massively played their part.

"Our keeper had to make some wonderful saves to keep us in the game. But we were a threat on the counter and we scored a wonderful goal to win it.

"We were worth a 1-0 lead at half time and then they put us under pressure for 20 minutes in the second half. Perhaps we needed to show more composure on the turnover of the ball."

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

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Post-match: Colchester boss Dunne

"I felt the better team lost. I think we at least deserved a draw. We did all the attacking, I think we've probably out-shot them.

"Our goalkeeper hasn't had to work, and two switch-off moments have cost us. I suppose that's what you get when you are top of the league, and that's what happens when you are bottom.

"Overall, I'm very pleased with our performances of late. It's got to turn. We can't keep playing the way we are at the moment, and not pick up points or wins.

"Our league position is false at the moment, but results are not. We have to keep believing in ourselves and believe it will turn because eventually it will."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 30Jakupovic
  • 2Omozusi
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4Vincelot
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 15Clarke
  • 11Odubajo
  • 8JamesSubstituted forBartleyat 74'minutes
  • 10MooneySubstituted forBattat 68'minutes
  • 9LisbieSubstituted forDagnallat 88'minutes
  • 7Cox

Substitutes

  • 12Larkins
  • 14Batt
  • 19Lasimant
  • 21Bartley
  • 23Dagnall
  • 25Simpson
  • 29Ness

Colchester

  • 44Walker
  • 20Wilson
  • 3Dickson
  • 6EastmondBooked at 36minsSubstituted forBeanat 60'minutes
  • 4Okuonghae
  • 18Eastman
  • 2WrightSubstituted forSandersonat 84'minutes
  • 11Sears
  • 17Ibehre
  • 25VoseSubstituted forBonneat 67'minutes
  • 21Massey

Substitutes

  • 1Cousins
  • 9Morrison
  • 12Sanderson
  • 15Bean
  • 23Olufemi
  • 39Sesay
  • 41Bonne
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
6,323

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 2, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 2, Colchester United 1.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

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

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Freddie Sears (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Chris Dagnall replaces Kevin Lisbie.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Jordan Sanderson replaces David Wright.

Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

Ryan Dickson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 2, Colchester United 1. Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Shaun Batt.

Attempt missed. Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by David Wright.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Colchester United 1. Marcus Bean (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Dickson.

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).

Ryan Dickson (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Marvyn Bartley replaces Lloyd James.

Attempt missed. Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Attempt saved. Jabo Ibehre (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces David Mooney because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Dominic Vose.

Attempt saved. Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Freddie Sears (Colchester United).

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

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient).

Dominic Vose (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Marcus Bean replaces Craig Eastmond.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by David Mooney.

Foul by Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient).

Ryan Dickson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Ryan Dickson (Colchester United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves32217457203770
2Leyton Orient34217668333570
3Brentford32207554312367
4Preston341713448341464
5Rotherham331710664432161
6Peterborough32164125142952
7Swindon34138135145647
8Walsall331211103833547
9MK Dons34137144846246
10Port Vale33134164452-843
11Bradford33914104541441
12Sheff Utd32118133438-441
13Crawley2891183336-338
14Oldham34108163948-938
15Gillingham34115184357-1438
16Coventry31138105956337
17Carlisle33107163754-1737
18Tranmere3399154057-1736
19Colchester31811123741-435
20Bristol City34714134956-735
21Crewe3498173863-2535
22Shrewsbury32710153143-1231
23Stevenage3294193252-2031
24Notts County3493224261-1930
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