Orient grab much-needed victory

Sean Thornton bagged a late winner as Leyton Orient moved out of the drop zone with a 2-1 victory over fellow strugglers Brighton on Saturday.

Last Updated: 07/03/09 at 18:45 Post Comment

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New Albion boss Russell Slade took charge for the first time and his side included five debutants, with one of them playing a key role at both ends.

Matt Heath scrambled the ball home in the 17th minute after goalkeeper Jamie Jones had failed to deal with a free-kick conceded by centre-back Jordan Spence.

But Orient equalised from the penalty spot through striker Scott McGleish in first-half added time after Heath had upended striker Simon Church.

McGleish hit the framework and midfielder Thornton had a goal disallowed for offside during early second-half Orient pressure.

Just when a draw looked likely, Thornton weaved his way in from the left and found the top corner with a fine right-footed shot.

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Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Barnsley 0 0 0
2 Bradford 0 0 0
3 Bristol C 0 0 0
4 Chesterfld 0 0 0
5 Colchester 0 0 0
6 Coventry 0 0 0
7 Crawley 0 0 0
8 Crewe 0 0 0
9 Doncaster 0 0 0
10 Fleetwood 0 0 0
11 Gillingham 0 0 0
12 Leyton Or 0 0 0
13 MK Dons 0 0 0
14 Notts Co 0 0 0
15 Oldham 0 0 0
16 Peterboro 0 0 0
17 Port Vale 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0
19 Rochdale 0 0 0
20 Scunthorpe 0 0 0
21 Sheff Utd 0 0 0
22 Swindon 0 0 0
23 Walsall 0 0 0
24 Yeovil 0 0 0

Updated Wed, 09 Jul 2014

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