Match ends, Port Vale 3, Leyton Orient 0.
Port Vale maintained their recent upturn in form with a comfortable home victory over 10-man Leyton Orient.
The O's faced an uphill battle when Darius Henderson was sent off for an elbow on Richard Duffy on 30 minutes.
They held on until the second half before conceding, but Adam Yates powered a shot into the top right-hand corner to put Vale ahead before Ben Williamson drilled in a second.
Nathan Clarke then deflected Michael O'Connor's free-kick into his own net.
Orient slipped to 18th in the table, while Vale, without injured top scorer Tom Pope, move up to 16th, having now lost just twice in seven games under interim boss Rob Page.
Port Vale interim manager Rob Page told BBC Radio Stoke:
"We knew we had to be at our very best to get something out of the game. We had to be patient in the build-up as, away from home, they're a difficult side. They've shown that in the last four results they've picked up.
"Some of the crowd were getting frustrated in the second half when we were 2-0 up and keeping the ball, but that is a good trait to have. And some of our play was exceptional.
"The clean sheet is really pleasing. I wanted that clean sheet desperately. We defended really well. From front to back we were well organised. Not only have we scored three goals but we've kept a clean sheet as well."
Leyton Orient caretaker manager Kevin Nugent told BBC London 94.9:
"We didn't start the game particularly well with 11 players, and when you get a man sent off that early it made it difficult for us.
'Whether you have 10 or 11 men, if you do not win the tackles you cannot win the points.
'Our away form has gone today, we will dust ourselves down after today and hopefully be OK at home next week."
- 3DickinsonBooked at 42minsSubstituted forStreeteat 45'minutes
- 7BirchallBooked at 82mins
- 20MarshallSubstituted forDoddsat 86'minutes
- 25SlewSubstituted forN'Guessanat 45'minutes
- 11McAnuffSubstituted forPritchardat 65'minutes
- 15ClarkeBooked at 90mins
- 20BartleyBooked at 47mins
- 23DagnallSubstituted forBattat 76'minutes
- 24HendersonBooked at 31mins
- 27SimpsonSubstituted forCoxat 64'minutes
- Lee Collins
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Port Vale 3, Leyton Orient 0.
Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.
Ben Williamson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).
Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Chris Lines.
Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Mark Marshall.
Attempt missed. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Foul by Michael O'Connor (Port Vale).
Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Chris Birchall (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Chris Birchall (Port Vale).
Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Own Goal by Nathan Clarke, Leyton Orient. Port Vale 3, Leyton Orient 0.
Mark Marshall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient).
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces Chris Dagnall.
Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Port Vale).
Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Adam Yates (Port Vale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.