Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Torquay United 1.
Leyton Orient 0-1 Torquay United
Torquay claimed a vital three points in their National League relegation battle with victory against Leyton Orient.
The Gulls had lost their past three matches but Elliott Romain's strike left them just six points from safety.
Orient had the first chance of the game in the fifth minute as George Elokobi rose to meet a free-kick but his header was comfortably saved by Vincent Dorel.
Brett Williams and Romain were looking the biggest threat for the visitors and Orient were given a scare when the latter hit the post but the flag was up for offside.
It was the attacking duo who combined to put United ahead, Williams doing well to lose his man in the box and crossing for Romain to head home.
Elokobi came close to an equaliser after the break when he rose to meet Lamar Reynolds' corner but his effort was saved by Dorel.
Substitute Matt Harrold headed wide for the O's as they applied some pressure in the second half, with David Mooney hitting the post in stoppage-time.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 2CapriceSubstituted forWiddowsonat 58'minutes
- 23ClaySubstituted forKoromaat 68'minutes
- 31AdamsBooked at 49mins
- 34ReynoldsSubstituted forHarroldat 57'minutes
- 14SokolikBooked at 20mins
- 21BarnesBooked at 70mins
- 6GowlingSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 36'minutes
- 3DavisBooked at 73mins
- 39WilliamsSubstituted forPittmanat 78'minutes
- 29Lemonheigh-EvansBooked at 71mins
- 22RomainBooked at 49minsSubstituted forReidat 76'minutes
- Alan Dale
Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Torquay United 1.
Substitution, Torquay United. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Brett Williams.
Substitution, Torquay United. Jamie Reid replaces Elliott Romain.
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Josh Koroma replaces Craig Clay.
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Joe Widdowson replaces Jake Caprice.
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Matt Harrold replaces Lamar Reynolds.
Ebou Adams (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.
Elliott Romain (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins Leyton Orient 0, Torquay United 1.
First Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Torquay United 1.
Goal! Leyton Orient 0, Torquay United 1. Elliott Romain (Torquay United).
Substitution, Torquay United. Tommy O'Sullivan replaces Josh Gowling.
Jakub Sokolik (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.