National League: Leyton Orient 2 Maidstone United 0

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Leyton Orient made it back-to-back home victories after a 2-0 win against Maidstone United, at The Matchroom Stadium.

 

A David Mooney header grabbed the O’s lead early in the second half and his second for the season.

 

Orient then secured the points in injury-time through substitute Romauld Boco for his first of the season, as Orient move up to fourth.

 

Steve Davis named an unchanged lineup after their 3-1 home victory midweek over Solihull Moors. Whereas the visitors made two changes one forced as Stuart Lewis serves his three match ban for Tuesdays red card and Alex Finney are replaced by Jack Paxman and Alex Wynter.

 

Orient had a lively start and threatened just four minutes in, as Joe Widdowson was played in at the by-line by Jobi McAnuff, Widdowson’s low ball across goal could not be steered goalwards by Macauley Bonne.

 

Delano Sam-Yorke had the ball in the back of the net for Maidstone, as the ball was hung up to the far post for him to guide in but he impeded O’s keeper Charlie Grainger in the process and Orient breathed a sign of relief.

 

Bonne picked the pocket of the Maidstone defender and went to strike just outside the box but mistimed his shot and was collected by Captain Lee Worgan.

 

Maidstone nearly took the lead, as Sam-Yorke’s clever ball over the Orient defence found Joe Pigott whose shot through on goal was smartly saved by Grainger and Tom Wraight fired the rebound over.

 

Orient again looked threatening but just missing the final ball, as David Mooney slotted a ball for James Dayton to chase who could not quite get there ahead of Worgan.

 

McAnuff worked an opportunity just before the break on the edge of the box and hit his shot which was well stopped down low to Worgan’s right.

 

In the second half, Bonne burst Orient forward from his own half and went to strike but dragged his shot wide of the target.

 

Maidstone had a half chance, through the right back who clipped the ball to the far post for Wraight who guided his header well off target.

 

Orient took the lead on the hour mark, as Jake Caprice cut the ball back for Dayton who whipped the ball in for Mooney to guide into the bottom corner.

 

The hosts’ almost doubled their lead, as Caprice’s low ball across the goalmouth was just beyond Bonne’s stretched leg and could not guide the ball into the net.

 

Maidstone thought they had equalised, as Pigott’s snap shot was well-saved by Grainger and fired in on the follow-up by Sam-Yorke but the linesman raised his flag to Orient’s rescue.

 

The O’s then broke, through Charlie Lee in injury time who slotted in substitute Boco to slide his shot passed Worgan to double their lead and secure the points.

 

Leyton Orient Lineup: 1 Charlie Grainger, 2 Jake Caprice, 18 Josh Coulson, 5 George Elokobi, 3 Joe Widdowson, 4 Alex Lawless, 8 Charlie Lee (C), 27 James Dayton (86), 7 Jobi McAnuff (79), 10 David Mooney (79), 9 Macauley Bonne

 

Substitutes: 12 Sam Sargeant, 16 Michael Clark, 23 Craig Clay (79), 11 Romauld Boco (86), 19 Josh Koroma (79)

 

Maidstone United Lineup: 1 Lee Worgan (C), 2 Josh Hare, 4 Reece Prestedge (74), 5 Alex Wynter, 9 Delano Sam-Yorke, 10 Jack Paxman, 11 Tom Wraight (80), 13 Joe Anderson, 14 Jai Reason, 16 Seth Nana Twumasi, 32 Joe Pigott

 

Substitutes: 20 Tommy Taylor, 6 Magnus Okuonghae, 17 Harley Willard (74), 21 Harry Phipps, 23 Jack Richards (80)

 

Attendance: 5,085 (595)

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