Match ends, Leyton Orient 2, Hartlepool United 1.
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.
- 22SemedoBooked at 59mins
- 35AbrahamsSubstituted forMoncurat 84'minutes
- 26AdeboyejoSubstituted forKoromaat 76'minutesBooked at 84mins
- 31AlzateSubstituted forMcCallumat 70'minutes
- 8WalkerBooked at 86mins
- 33DonnellyBooked at 90mins
- 4FeatherstoneSubstituted forRooneyat 82'minutes
- 17DeverdicsSubstituted forWoodsat 45'minutes
- 9AmondSubstituted forRodneyat 72'minutes
- Dean Whitestone
- Shots on Target
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.
Second yellow card to Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United).
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.
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, Leyton Orient. Freddy Moncur replaces Tristan Abrahams.
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, 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).