Match ends, Leyton Orient 2, Stevenage 0.
Leyton Orient re-entered the automatic promotion places with a comfortable victory over bottom club Stevenage.
Moses Odubajo and Chris Dagnall both scored as Orient ended a run of four league games without a win and leapfrogged Wolves on goal difference.
Orient started well and Odubajo reacted quickest to Dagnall's parried effort to score his ninth goal of the season.
And Dagnall soon doubled the lead when David Mooney pounced on an error and squared it for the striker to tap in.
The O's were dominant and both Odubajo and Dagnall could have added more but the former saw his shot well saved and the latter could only head over the bar.
Stevenage have struggled away from home this season, and this defeat made it one point in seven away games, but they had the better of the chances in the second half.
Substitute Darius Charles caused problems while Michael Doughty saw a last-minute effort stunningly saved by Eldin Jakupovic.
The result left Graham Westley's men bottom of the table six points adrift of safety but with two games in hand on Crewe in 20th.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:
"It was a good, solid performance - particularly in the first half where I thought we dominated and should have got ourselves up to a third goal.
"Stevenage came back and gave it a real go in the second half.
"We were positive, played with good energy, moved the ball quickly and created a lot of openings. They struggled to come to terms with that and changed their shape."
Stevenage boss Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"As the game wore on we got stronger and certainly it was a pretty even second half.
"The chances were there for us, we weren't as clinical as they were.
"When you've not been winning games, the confidence on the whole isn't there.
"Our destiny is going to be decided by games against teams in the bottom eight or 10.
"We've got to make sure that we're ready for these home fixtures and I think the lads are confident."
- 3SawyerBooked at 90mins
- 8JamesSubstituted forNessat 83'minutes
- 23DagnallSubstituted forBattat 76'minutes
- 8MousinhoSubstituted forCharlesat 63'minutes
- 7MoraisSubstituted forDeaconat 63'minutesBooked at 67minsSubstituted forDoughtyat 78'minutes
- Andy Davies
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 2, Stevenage 0.
Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Eldin Jakupovic.
Attempt saved. Michael Doughty (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.
Luke Freeman (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient).
Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Lucas Akins.
Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).
Attempt blocked. Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Foul by Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient).
Lucas Akins (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jamie Ness replaces Lloyd James.
Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Luke Freeman (Stevenage).
Substitution, Stevenage. Michael Doughty replaces Roarie Deacon.
Attempt missed. Francois Zoko (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces Chris Dagnall.