Match ends, Aldershot Town 1, Leyton Orient 2.
Aldershot Town 1-2 Leyton Orient
Struggling Aldershot rattled leaders Leyton Orient at the Recreation Ground but still fell to a 2-1 defeat as Justin Edinburgh's side moved three points clear at the top.
Injury forced Orient into a fifth-minute change but James Brophy, who replaced Jordan Maguire-Drew, set up both first-half goals.
Two pinpoint corners by the midfielder were met by the head of Josh Coulson each time as he put Orient into a commanding half-time lead.
The Shots fashioned an unlikely lifeline when Scott Rendell was fouled in the area and got up himself to pull one back from the penalty spot.
The home side poured forward in the final stages and substitute Reece Grant sent a header against a post as Orient clung on.
Report supplied by Press Association
- 17BootySubstituted forMcClureat 85'minutes
- 22MenayeseBooked at 37mins
- 21Berkeley-AgyepongSubstituted forGrantat 79'minutes
- 21EkpitetaBooked at 72mins
- 10Maguire-DrewSubstituted forBrophyat 5'minutes
- 18HarroldSubstituted forDaytonat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
- Adrian Quelch
Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Leyton Orient 2.
James Dayton (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matt McClure replaces Regan Booty.
Substitution, Leyton Orient. James Dayton replaces Matt Harrold.
Substitution, Aldershot Town. Reece Grant replaces Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong.
Marvin Ekpiteta (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Leyton Orient 2. Scott Rendell (Aldershot Town) converts the penalty with a.
Second Half begins Aldershot Town 0, Leyton Orient 2.
First Half ends, Aldershot Town 0, Leyton Orient 2.
Goal! Aldershot Town 0, Leyton Orient 2. Josh Coulson (Leyton Orient).
Rollin Menayese (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Aldershot Town 0, Leyton Orient 1. Josh Coulson (Leyton Orient).
Substitution, Leyton Orient. James Brophy replaces Jordan Maguire-Drew.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.