Hartlepool grabbed the opener early in the first half, as Rhys Oates tucked home from close range to stun the O’s.
Orient responded through Victor Adeboyejo shortly after to tap home from inside the six-yard box.
The O’s then went infront before the break with a superb strike from Tristan Abrahams, as he made it two goals in two appearances to raise the roof at Brisbane road.
Omer Riza made one change to his side that drew 2-2 away at Luton Town on Good Firday, as goalscorer Tristan Abrahams was preferred to Sam Dalby who moved to the bench.
Orient had the first shot on goal, as the ball was laid off to captain Liam Kelly whose strike was blocked and collected by Joe Fryer.
The O’s then went more direct and were almost rewarded, as Adeboyejo ran on to the ball into the area and volleyed his shot from a tight angle which had to be palmed away by Fryer.
Hartlepool then took the lead through their first attack, which found Oates inside the area who rid a few challenges and tucked the ball past Sam Sargeant to stun the hosts.
Orient responded eleven minutes later, as Michael Clark burst forward and fizzed a low cross in for Adeboyejo to guide in from inside the six-yard box.
The away side nearly restored their lead, as Padraig Amond went beyond the Orient defence and cut the ball across goal for Lewis Alessandra who shot straight at Sargeant.
Steven Alzate then broke through the Hartlepool midfield and slotted Adeboyjo in on the right side of the box but dragged his shot wide.
Adeboyejo became creator this time for the O’s as he squared the ball across goal for Abrahams to shoot which was saved and cleared by Fryer, to deny Orient the lead.
The hosts took the lead ten minutes before the break, as Alzate wriggled through two Hartlepool defenders and poked the ball through to Abrahams who hammered it into the roof of the net.
In the second half, Orient almost grabbed a third as Michael Collins clipped a ball over the Hartlepool defence to Abrahams who waited for the ball to drop kindly for him to hit a fierce strike which was tipped over by Fryer.
Hartlepool very nearly got the equaliser, as a long ball into the box by Hartlepool fell to Oates whose poor touch was heading in until Aaron Pollock hacked the ball away to safety.
Liam Donnelly for Hartlepool was then given two yellows following dissent towards the referee and then squared up to the official and was sent off for his actions, to end a frustrating day for the visitors but jubilation for Orient who fight on.
Leyton Orient Lineup: 1 Sam Sargeant, 4 Liam Kelly (C), 7 Michael Collins, 19 Teddy Mezague, 22 Sandro Semedo, 25 Aaron Pollock, 26 Victor Adeboyejo (76), 31 Steven Alzate (70), 32 Henry Ochieng, 34 Michael Clark, 35 Tristan Abrahams (84)
Substitutes: 39 Arthur Janata, 10 Paul McCallum (70), 23 Freddy Moncur (84), 28 Josh Koroma (76), 30 Sam Dalby, 38 Dan Happe, 46 Jens Janse
Hartlepool Lineup: 42 Joe Fryer, 2 Carl Magnay, 4 Nicky Featherstone (C) (82), 7 Nathan Thomas, 8 Brad Walker, 9 Padraig Amond (72), 11 Rhys Oates, 15 Lewis Alessandra, 17 Nicky Deverdics, 26 Scott Harrison, 33 Liam Donnelly,
Substitutes: 6 Matthew Bates, 14 Michael Woods (45), 18 Lewis Hawkins, 27 Jack Blackford, 28 Louis Rooney (82), 31 Ben Dudzinski, 38 Devante Rodney (72)
Attendence: 5,411 (351)
League leaders Doncaster took the lead near the end of the first half with a superb low strike from Tommy Rowe.
The O’s equalised just before the break through an unlikely source, as Tom Parkes slotted home to level the match up.
Former O’s striker John Marquis regained the advantage for the visitors with another clinical low strike, after an Orient mistake.
He grabbed his second late on to slot in from close range. Another former Orient player also got on the scoresheet Mathieu Baudry completed the rout shortly after with a great volley to secure all three points.
Danny Webb made five changes to his side they were defeated 5-0 away to Accrington Stanley on Tuesday, as Alex Cisak returns to the side between the sticks ahead of Charlie Grainger. Along with Liam Kelly, Aron Pollock, Nigel Atangana and Michael Clark who replaced the injured Nicky Hunt (Knee) and Callum Kennedy (Groin), with Freddy Moncur and Sam Dalby dropping to the bench repectivly.
Orient were the first to have a threat on goal, as Sandro Semedo’s corner was not totally cleared by Doncaster and Clark header from the clearance went just over the bar from inside the box.
Doncaster nearly took the lead 22 minutes in, when a looping cross into the box found John Marquis to head goalwards which was palmed away by Cisak at full stretch.
The visitors started to assert their pressure on Orient, as full-back Matty Blair whipped in the ball for Rowe to meet but was straight at Cisak.
Doncaster broke the deadlock nine minutes before the break, as Orient did not clear their lines properly and Rowe picked the ball up on the edge of the box and struck his shot low into the bottom corner beyond Cisak.
Orient equalised on the stroke of half-time, as Parkes carried on his run from his own box laid it off to Gavin Massey who fended off his man went passed another Doncaster defender and slotted in the unmarked Parkes who coolly tucked it passed Ian Lawlor – to go in at the break level.
In the second half, Doncaster almost regained the lead as the ball found its way into the six-yard box to Marquis who looked certain to hit the target but for a superb block by Parkes.
The away side did retake the lead, after a bad pass from Pollock straight into the path of Marquis whose shot went in off the post – out of the reach of Cisak.
Doncaster missed a great chance for their third, as Judd’s half clearance fell to Alfie May inside the box but he dragged his shot well wide of the target.
The away side spared another glorious chance, as they broke from an Orient corner and substitute Andy Williams was played in on goal but hit his shot well over.
Williams again was played through Orient’s own wrong doing and burst to the edge of the box but blazed his shot well over.
Doncaster grabbed their third with eight minutes to play, as Williams again broke free of the defence this time he squared the ball across goal for Marquis to fire past Cisak.
The away side got their fourth with four minutes remaining, as the cross came in and Baudry’s first time fierce volley flew into the bottom corner – to see off the O’s and take all three points.
Leyton Orient Lineup: 1 Alex Cisak, 4 Liam Kelly (C), 6 Tom Parkes, 7 Michael Collins, 11 Gavin Massey, 15 Nigel Atangana (88), 22 Sandro Semedo, 25 Aaron Pollock, 28 Josh Koroma (77), 29 Myles Judd, 34 Michael Clark,
Substitutes: 24 Sam Sargeant, 19 Teddy Mezague, 20 Rowan Liburd, 23 Freddy Moncur, 30 Sam Dalby (77), 31 Steven Alzate (88), 38 Dan Happe
Doncaster Lineup: 38 Ian Lawlor (45), 2 Craig Alcock, 5 Mathiey Baudry, 6 Andy Butler, 9 John Marquis, 10 Tommy Rowe, 17 Matty Blair, 24 Niall Mason, 25 Conor Grant, 26 James Coppinger (78), 39 Alfie May (72)
Substitutes: 13 Marko Marosi (45), 7 Gary McSheffrey (78), 11 Andy Williams (72), 12 Mitchell Lund, 14 Harry Middleton, 19 Liam Mandwville, 27 Cedric Evina
Attendance: 4,791 (816)
Grimsby took an early lead through Sam Jones’ header to shock the hosts.
The away side then doubled their lead in the second half, through an own goal by Callum Kennedy and capped off the three points with a third through substitute Scott Vernon.
Leyton Orient nearly conceded in the opening minute, as Charlie Grainger was charged down by Callum Dyson but the block was eventually pounced on by Charlie Grainger.
Danny Webb named an unchanged eleven after their enthatic 4-0 away victory at bottom of the table Newport County last week. Although Michael Clark, Nigel Atangana and Rowan Liburd returned to the bench, as Paul McCallum and Sammy Moore were out with knee injuries.
The visitors took the lead to stun the O’s just six minutes in, as Danny Andrew’s was allowed to whip a ball in for Jones to head in at the far post.
Michael Collins’ almost threaded a great ball through for Josh Koroma but his run was just too early, as he was given offside.
In injury time of the first half Dominic Vose, went for goal from a dangerous free-kick on the edge of the box which bounced up infront of Grainger who pushed it passed the post.
In the second half, Grimsby again looked threatening when inside the Orient half. This time a cross was half cleared to Jones who went for an audacious overhead kick which went wide of the target.
Grimbsy burst through the vacant Orient defence, as Jones attacked the box cut inside Myles Judd but Hunt’s last minute challenge denied the away side an almost certain second goal.
The vistors nearly extended their advantage, as Andrew was slotted into the box but he fired over.
Grimsby doubled their lead shortly after, as Jones close range shot from inside the six-yard box was superbly saved initially by Grainger but rebounded back off Kennedy into the net.
Orient nearly got themselves back into the game, as Koroma found some space on the edge of the box and hit a snap shot which went just over the bar.
Koroma again went on his own when he picked the ball up outside the box and wriggled around the defence but his shot hit the side netting.
Grimsby then rounded off the match with two minutes of time, as the ball was lifted over the O’s defence for substitute Vernon to guide his volley into the top corner and seal the three points for the away side.
Kennedy almost got a late consolation in injury time for the O’s, as his strike on the break rattled the post – as the O’s remain second from bottom.
Leyton Orient Lineup: 12 Charlie Grainger, 29 Myles Judd, 16 Nicky Hunt (C), 6 Tom Parkes, 3 Callum Kennedy, 23 Freddy Moncur, 7 Michael Collins, 31 Steven Alzate, 28 Josh Koroma, 22 Sandro Semedo, 30 Sam Dalby (70)
Substitutes: 24 Sam Sargeant, 34 Michael Clark, 19 Teddy Mezague, 32 Henry Ochieng, 15 Nigel Atangana, 35 Tristan Abrahams (70), 20 Rowan Liburd
Grimsby Lineup: 1 James McKeown, 5 Shaun Pearson, 22 Danny Collins, 3 Danny Andrew, 12 Zac Mills, 18 Tom Bolarinwa (56), 8 Craig Disley, 26 Brandon Comley, 10 Dominic Vose, 35 Sam Jones (82), 29 Callum Dyson (65)
Substitutes: 2 Ben Davies, 20 Andrew Boyce, 21 Scott Vernon (82), 27 Adi Yussuf, 32 Jamie Osbourne (56), 33 Akwasi Asante (65), 34 Luke Maxwell
Attendance: 5,688 (1,086)
Leyton Orient held on to their 3-0 lead to claim back-to-back home victories for the first time this season, as they won 3-2 against Crawley Town at the Matchroom Stadium.
Sam Dalby grabbed the early goal for Orient for his first senior goal for the club with a shot from close range.
Paul McCallum double the O’s advantage shortly after, with another effort from inside the box – found the back of the net and just before the break converted from the spot this time for his brace.
Andy Edwards made four changes to his side that were defeated 1-0 away at Wycombe Wanderers last weekend. With a debut for 17 year old defender Teddy Mezague who replaced the injured Callum Kennedy. Dalby, Sandro Semedo and Michael Collins all return to the side as Robbie Weir, Jordan Bowery and Jay Simpson all shuffle to the bench.
Before the match both sides respectfully had a minutes silence for those that were lost throughout the year from both clubs.
Orient took the lead just five minutes in, as Nigel Atangana intercepted the Crawley defender slotted it into Gavin Massey who burst out wide into space gave it back to Atanagana to square it across goal for Dalby’s first senior goal for the club.
Massey was threatening again from the right flank, as his deep cross was met by McCallum who headed it back across goal but went just wide.
The O’s doubled their lead within 12 minutes, as a quick free-kick from Orient by Collins to Massey and his low cross found Paul McCallum sliding in to turn it under Glenn Morris.
Crawley had their first shot on goal just after the half hour mark, as James Collins rifled a shot that was straight at Alex Cisak.
In added time of the first half, the O’s got their third. Myles Judd worked hard down the right to feed Massey into the box who was brought down by Jordan Roberts and the referee did not hesitate to point to the spot. McCallum stepped up and sent Morris the wrong way to get his second of the day.
In the second half, Crawley got a goal back just eight minutes in as a dangerous ball across goal was headed beyond Cisak at the far post by Mezague.
McCallum was in search of his hat-trick, as Massey’s cross was headed wide by McCallum to deny him the match ball.
Orient then broke on the counter-attack, as substitute Jordan Bowery cut the ball to Massey who went down inside the box but the referee was unmoved.
The vistors found themsleves back in game with their second, as Boldewijn broke through the defence went round Cisak and neatly tucked it in from a tight angle.
Josh Payne for Crawley had a shot from a freekick but Cisak tipped it over the bar to deny the away side.
Orient held on in injury time to claim a vital three points points and move up to 19th.
Substitutes: 24 Sam Sargeant, 8 Robbie Weir, 9 Ollie Palmer, 21 Jordan Bowery (58), 27 Jay Simpson, Josh Koroma, 37 Yvan Erichot
Crawley Town Lineup: 12 Glenn Mrris, 2 Lewis Young, 4 Josh Payne, 6 Mark Connolly, 8 Jimmy Smith (C), 11 Jordan Roberts (74), 14 Andre Blackman (45), 15 Josh Jorwerth, 18 Billy Clifford, 19 James Collins
Substitutes: 13 Yusuf Mersin, 17 Bobson Bawling (73), 20 Aryan Tajbakhsh, 22 Joe McNerney (45), 24 Kaby Djalo, 33 Sanchez Watt, 44 Connor Henderson
Leyton Orient suffer their fourth successive home defeat, after they lost 2-1 to Luton Town at The Matchroom Stadium.
Luton Town’s Cameron McGeehan grabbed their opener midway through the first half as he tucked in from close range.
Danny Hylton doubled the away sides lead with a fierce strike, but Orient then struck back as Ollie Palmer slotted home from close range which was not enough as Orient now sit third from bottom.
Alberto Cavasin made three changes to his side that lost 1-0 at home to Portsmouth last week, as Nigel Atangana returned from injury, in midfield with Sandro Semedo and Ollie Palmer returned up top alongside Jay Simpson.
Orient lost their last six league games prior to this one and had only scored one goal in their last four home games.
Within the second minute, Luton had a shot from Hylton but his long range effort went over the bar.
Semedo’s over hit cross almost found the back of the net, as his out-swinging ball had to be parried-out by Christian Walton 11 minutes in.
Orient should have taken the lead with their first real threat on goal, as Captain Nicky Hunt’s early cross was flicked on by Gavin Massey to Palmer at the far post but his diving header went wide – from 12 yards out.
Alex Gilliead caused Callum Kennedy havoc down the right flank, as his cross to the far post had Alex Cisak at full stretch and looked to be heading in but fell just over the crossbar.
Luton then played a well drilled free-kick, as Jordan Cook pulled a low pass just inside the box to McGeeham to strike which was stopped by Cisak.
Orient found themselves behind on the half hour mark, as Luton intercepted Jay Simpson in his own half and Jack Marriott got his shot off inside the box which was saved by Cisak – only into the path of McGeehan to tap into the empty net.
The visitors almost extended their advantage, as Cook found some space out wide and ran all the way into the Orient box and his shot was blocked by Tom Parkes – to deny Luton their second.
In the second half, the away side nearly grabbed a second, as Cisak made a great double save as he originally palmed Marriott’s shot onto the post and then clawed the ball away from being tucked in by Cook facing goal – to keep the O’s in the game.
Hunt nearly got Orient their searching equaliser, as his shot got deflected and trickled just around the near post for a corner.
Orient were again after the leveller, as substitute Paul McCallum dispossessed the Luton defender in their half and gave Palmer some space, his rifled strike from outside the box was palmed away by Walton.
Luton extended their lead shortly after, as the ball was squared inside the box and Hylton fired in with Cisak given no chance.
Orient responded straight back, as McCallum got the ball out wide and pulled it back inside the box for Palmer whose shot went in off the post.
Luton looked to put the game to bed, as Hylton wriggled free of Yvan Erichot and Hunt but his strike was again stopped by Cisak – which was enough to claim all three points for the away side who move up to fourth.
Leyton Orient Lineup: 1 Alex Cisak, 16 Nicky Hunt ©, 37 Yvan Erichot, 6 Tom Parkes, 3 Callum Kennedy, 11 Gavin Massey, 15 Nigel Atangana (76), 46 Jens Jense, 22 Sandro Semedo, 9 Ollie Palmer, 27 Jay Simpson (68)
Substitutes: 24 Sam Sargeant, 25 Aaron Pollock, 5 Alan Dunne (76), 33 Zan Benedicic, 18 Ulrich Nnomo, 21 Jordan Bowery, 10 Paul McCallum (68)
Luton Town Lineup: 1 Christian Walton, 36 James Justin, 6 Scott Cuthbert ©, 44 Alan Sheenan, 3 Dan Potts, 16 Glen Rea, 8 Cameron McGeehan (83), 10 Jordan Cook (89), 15 Alex Gilliead (92), 9 Danny Hylton, 14 Jack Marriott
Substitutes: 31 Craig King, 2 Stephen O’Donnell, 4 J Smith (83), 5 J Mullins (89), 7 J Gray (92), 17 Pelly Ruddock, 20 Isaac Vassell
A resilient 9-man Leyton Orient were beaten 2-0 at home to top of the table Plymouth Argyle, at The Matchroom Stadium.
Orient were reduced to 10-men in the opening minute, as Captain Robbie Weir was given a straight red for a late challenge.
The away side took the lead early on, as Jimmy Spencer slotted in for the visitors with Orient reduced to ten.
The evening then got even more difficult for the ‘O’s, as Jens Janse was sent off for a mistimed tackle on Jake Jervis as the last man.
Plymouth then grabbed their second late in the second half, as substitute Ryan Donaldson’s strike extended their unbeaten run to eight games.
Caretaker manager Andy Edwards first game in charge saw two changes to his side that were defeated 3-1 away at Notts County. Sandro Semedo and Jens Janse made his debut for the club ahead of Harry Cornick and Yvan Erichot who both moved to the bench.
Orient looked to overturn their back-to-back defeats against top of the table Plymouth who were on a seven game unbeaten run.
Within the first 30 seconds of the match Captain Weir was given a straight red deemed by referee Charles Breakspear for a late tackle on the Plymouth midfielder.
Orient then found themselves behind 13 minutes in, from the first real attack of the game as Spencer was played through inside the box and tucked it past Alex Cisak.
The home side were forced into a change, as Liam Kelly came off with an injury for Nigel Atangana.
Shortly after the restart, Orient went down to nine men as debutant Janse made a miss timed challenge on Jake Jervis out on the left hand side. The referee also sent him off due to him being the last man, as well to leave Orient with an uphill struggle.
Plymouth’s David Goodwillie made an off the ball challenge on defender Tom Parkes, as Cisak collected but the referee just gave the forward a talking too.
Goodwillie missed an unchallenged header inside the box for Plymouth to double their lead, who were enjoying the majority of possession.
In the second half, substitute Atangana was also forced off injured and had to be replaced by Harry Cornick.
Plymouth put the ball into the net for a second time but Goodwillie’s goal was disallowed for offside.
Cisak kept Orient in the match with some superb stops, to give the home fans some hope with time running out.
Although Plymouth secured the three points with six minutes to go, as substitute Donaldson slotted in from a cut back inside the box to put the nail in Orient’s coffin.
Leyton Orient Lineup: 1 Alex Cisak, 3 Callum Kennedy, 4 Liam Kelly, 6 Tom Parkes, 8 Robbie Weir ©, 10 Paul McCallum (82), 11 Gavin Massey, 16 Nicky Hunt, 22 Sandro Semedo, 27 Jay Simpson, 46 Jens Janse.
Substitutes: 24 Sam Sargeant, 9 Ollie Palmer, 15 Nigel Atangana (13) (48), 18 Ulrich Nnomo, 20 Harry Cornick (48), 21 Jordan Bowery (82), 25 Aron Pollock
Plymouth Argyle: 23 Luke McCormick ©, 2 Gary Miller, 4 Yann Songo’s (57), 5 Nauris Bulvitis, 6 Connor Smith (77), 7 David Goodwillie, 9 Jimmy Spencer, 10 Graham Carey, 14 Jake Jarvis, 15 Sonny Bradley, 16 Ben Purrington
Substitutes: 8 Jordan Slew, 11 Ryan Donaldson (77), 18 Oscar Threlkeld, 21 Vicent Dorel, 22 David Ijaha, 24 David Fox (57), 27 Craig Tanner (74)
Leyton Orient go top of the Checkatrade Trophy Southern Group G, after a 3-1 victory over 10-man Stevenage at The Matchroom Stadium.
Stevenage’s Dean Wells saw red early on for Stevenage after a high elbow which aided to Paul McCallum’s brace with one in each half and a Sandro Semedo volley.
The away sides second half goal was only a consolation shortly after the O’s doubled their lead, as Fraser Franks scored with his head.
Andy Hessenthaler made six changes to his side that lost 2-1 at home to Mansfield at the weekend.
The visitors had the first chance of the match, as the O’s defence called for an offside that was not given on Jake Hyde – who on the turn fired a shot which was straight at Sam Sargeant.
The home side then had their first shot on target, as Semedo burst forward and his shot from range stung the hands of Jamie Jones.
Stevenage were reduced to 10-men only 13 minutes in, as Dean Wells was given his marching orders after an elbow to the face of Paul McCallum.
Orient again looked threatening as Harry Cornick stretched the Stevenage defence, he whipped a ball to the far post for Semedo to cut inside and test Jones once again who was equal to it.
Jordan Bowery was then played through on goal but he placed his shot straight at the rushing Jones who denied the striker.
Bowery again was stopped by the fingertips of Jones this time, as the ball was slipped into him inside the area and his low drilled shot was parried by a strong right hand from Jones.
On the half hour mark, Orient nearly took their deserved lead as a cross field ball from Callum Kennedy found Cornick and his strike from a tight angle hit the near post.
Orient took the lead shortly after, as Cornick again caused Stevenage problems as his cross was cleared only to McCallum in the centre of the box to volley into the top corner.
Cornick almost scored from a wonderful solo run with five minutes before the break, as he took on and beat two players but his shot from a tight angle went narrowly wide of the far upright.
McCallum was inches away from a superb goal, as his audacious overhead kick attempt from Nicky Hunt’s cross went just over the bar.
Cornick nearly capped off a superb first half performance with a goal, as the ball came to him just outside the box and his strike was kept out by another great stop from Jones.
In the second half, Orient doubled their lead just eight minutes into the second half. Just two passes undone the Stevenage backline, as Kennedy’s cross field ball to Cornick was clipped to the far post for Semedo to volley in.
Stevenage grabbed a goal back just five minutes later, as a free-kick was whipped in by Andrew Fox and met by Franks with Sargeant in no man’s land.
Orient got their third and McCallum’s second, as Cornick beat his man and squared the ball across goal for McCallum to tuck in from close range – to claim all three points.
Leyton Orient Lineup: 24 Sam Sargeant. 3 Callum Kennedy, 6 Tom Parkes, 8 Robbie Weir ©, 10 Paul McCallum, 15 Nigel Atangana (45), 16 Nicky Hunt, 20 Harry Cornick, 21 Jordan Bowery (74), 22 Sandro Semedo, 25 Aron Pollock
Substitutes: 1 Alex Cisak, 4 Liam Kelly (45), 9 Ollie Palmer, 23 Freddy Moncur, 28 Josh Koroma, 30 Sam Dalby (74), 31 Steven Alzate
Stevenage Lineup: 1 Jamie Jones, 3 Andrew Fox, 4 Jack King, 5 Fraser Franks, 11 Tom Pett, 15 Jake Hyde (59), 19 Dean Wells, 22 Charlie Lee, 23 Harry Cowans, 25 Ronnie Henry ©, 24 Matt Godden
Substitutes: 16 Chris Day, 8 Steven Schumacher, 9 Rowan Liburd, 18 Michael Tonge, 20 Connor Hunte (59), 28 Nathan Kerr, 30 Mark McKee
Attendance: 876 (47)