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Leyton Orient 2-1 Hartlepool United

Leyton Orient kept their slim hopes of avoiding relegation from League Two alive by beating fellow strugglers Hartlepool at the Matchroom Stadium.

Goals from teenage duo Victor Adeboyejo and Tristan Abrahams, after Rhys Oates had opened the scoring for the visitors, leaves Orient seven points adrift of safety with three games remaining.

The match was played out to a background of protests against Orient owner Francesco Becchetti and, at the end of the game, supporters gathered on the pitch to vent their feelings against the Italian.

Oates had opened the scoring on eight minutes when a poor header by O's defender Teddy Mezague gifted a simple chance to the Hartlepool striker.

Orient levelled 10 minutes later when defender Michael Clark picked out 18-year-old Adeboyejo who stabbed the ball home at the near post.

Abrahams gave the home side a deserved lead on 34 minutes with a wonderful left-footed strike from 18 yards and it proved to be the winner.

Hartlepool, who remain above the relegation zone by just a point, saw Liam Donnelly sent off in added time after the defender picked up two quick bookings for dissent.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 24Sargeant
  • 25Pollock
  • 19Mezague
  • 34Clark
  • 32Ochieng
  • 4Kelly
  • 8Collins
  • 22SemedoBooked at 59mins
  • 35AbrahamsSubstituted forMoncurat 84'minutes
  • 26AdeboyejoSubstituted forKoromaat 76'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 31AlzateSubstituted forMcCallumat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10McCallum
  • 23Moncur
  • 28Koroma
  • 30Dalby
  • 38Happe
  • 39Janata
  • 46Janse

Hartlepool

  • 42Fryer
  • 2Magnay
  • 8WalkerBooked at 86mins
  • 26Harrison
  • 33DonnellyBooked at 90mins
  • 15Alessandra
  • 4FeatherstoneSubstituted forRooneyat 82'minutes
  • 17DeverdicsSubstituted forWoodsat 45'minutes
  • 11Oates
  • 9AmondSubstituted forRodneyat 72'minutes
  • 7Thomas

Substitutes

  • 6Bates
  • 14Woods
  • 18Hawkins
  • 27Blackford
  • 28Rooney
  • 31Dudzinski
  • 38Rodney
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
5,411

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 2, Hartlepool United 1.

Full Time

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

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

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United).

Booking

Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Teddy Mezague.

Booking

Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Josh Koroma (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

Foul by Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient).

Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Freddy Moncur replaces Tristan Abrahams.

Booking

Josh Koroma (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Koroma (Leyton Orient).

Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Louis Rooney replaces Nicky Featherstone.

Foul by Teddy Mezague (Leyton Orient).

Devante Rodney (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient).

Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Brad Walker.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Josh Koroma replaces Victor Adeboyejo.

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Foul by Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient).

Carl Magnay (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Collins (Leyton Orient).

Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Devante Rodney replaces Padraig Amond.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Paul McCallum replaces Steven Alzate.

Liam Kelly (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Woods (Hartlepool United).

Attempt missed. Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Victor Adeboyejo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

Foul by Liam Kelly (Leyton Orient).

Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Steven Alzate (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

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1Doncaster432510882483485
2Plymouth432571168442482
3Portsmouth432391170383278
4Luton431717961402168
5Stevenage43206176658866
6Exeter431981667511665
7Blackpool4316161163441964
8Carlisle431616116162-164
9Cambridge43189165547863
10Colchester431711156256662
11Accrington431614135551462
12Mansfield431614135147462
13Wycombe431711155451362
14Grimsby431610175357-458
15Notts County43158205172-2153
16Barnet431215165159-851
17Morecambe43149205066-1651
18Yeovil431116164657-1149
19Crewe431213185064-1449
20Crawley431310204864-1649
21Cheltenham431114184760-1347
22Hartlepool431013205271-1943
23Newport431012214770-2342
24Leyton Orient43106274578-3336
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