Jay Simpson brace helps Orient to victory
Jay Simpson bagged a brace as Leyton Orient moved out of the Sky Bet League Two relegation zone with a 3-0 win at Colchester United.
Orient made a great start when they took an 11th-minute lead.
After Colchester had failed to clear their lines, Glen Kamara's stray pass inadvertently found Simpson who fired in low and hard past U's goalkeeper Sam Walker.
Simpson almost scored again two minutes later when he was denied by Walker before Kurtis Guthrie fired over for Colchester.
Orient doubled their lead less than a minute after the restart.
Nicky Hunt picked up possession on the right and curled a low shot past Walker and in off his far post.
Guthrie side-footed wide from 12 yards for Colchester and Alex Cisak denied Brennan Dickenson.
But Orient made it 3-0 midway through the second half when Simpson found space just outside the U's area and unleashed a fierce shot that flew past Walker.