• FT

    Bournemouth

    2

    Portsmouth

    0

  • FT

    Brentford

    2

    Bury

    2

  • FT

    Carlisle

    2

    Stevenage

    1

  • FT

    Colchester

    1

    Preston

    0

  • FT

    Coventry

    0

    Yeovil

    1

  • FT

    Doncaster

    1

    Walsall

    2

  • FT

    L Orient

    2

    Tranmere

    1

  • FT

    Notts County

    1

    Crewe

    1

  • FT

    Oldham

    3

    MK Dons

    1

  • FT

    Scunthorpe

    2

    Crawley Town

    1

  • FT

    Shrewsbury

    1

    Sheff Utd

    2

  • FT

    Swindon

    1

    Hartlepool

    1

ENGLISH LEAGUE ONE

Matchroom Stadium, England

Referee: T Kettle | Attendance: 4351

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Leyton Orient

  • Charlie MacDonald 9'
  • Martin Rowlands 67'

2 - 1

FT

Tranmere Rovers

  • Michael O'Halloran 75'

O's on song to sink leaders

Goals from Charlie MacDonald and Martin Rowlands saw Leyton Orient beat npower League One leaders Tranmere 2-1 at Brisbane Road.

Having signed for Orient a month ago from MK Dons, MacDonald opened his account for the east Londoners at the seven attempt with a typical predatory striker's goal.

Dean Cox sent in a free-kick from the left and MacDonald's header from point-blank range was parried by goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams but the 31-year-old nodded the rebound into the net.

Rowlands had the chance to double the lead six minutes later but saw his 15th-minute penalty well-struck saved after Cox had been fouled by Ash Taylor.

However, the midfielder made amends after 67 minutes. He pounced on a clearance 25 yards from goal and struck a dipping, left-foot volley to the left of Williams that gave the keeper no chance.

Tranmere gave themselves a lifeline when substitute Michael O'Halloran arrived at the far post after 75 minutes to sweep in a cross from Danny Holmes but the home side were good value for their victory.

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Scoring Summary

  • Leyton Orient
  • Tranmere Rovers

Match Stats

  • Leyton Orient
  • Tranmere Rovers
11(4) Shots (on goal) 8(4)
13 Fouls 6
7 Corner kicks 5
3 Offsides 2
55% Time of Possession 45%
1 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
8 Saves 7

Teams

  • Leyton Orient
  • Tranmere Rovers
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Jimmy Smith (90 + 2')