Blackpool move into play-off places as Orient's poor run continues
Blackpool moved into the play-off places as goals from Jamille Matt and Tom Aldred secured a 2-1 win that sent Leyton Orient to a seventh straight home defeat.
The Seasiders shaded the play in the opening half and were rewarded when Matt broke the deadlock on the half-hour.
An error from Orient defender Yvan Erichot allowed Matt to bundle him off the ball before the Blackpool forward advanced towards goal down the left and drilled his shot past goalkeeper Alex Cisak at the near post.
The home side had Cisak to thank for restricting the visitors' advantage to just one goal at the interval as he twice pulled off outstanding saves.
He denied Brad Potts at close range and then two minutes before the break dived at the feet of Colin Daniel as the Blackpool player was about to pull the trigger.
The home side's best effort came in the 32nd minute when Gavin Massey hit the woodwork from 25 yards with the ball rebounding to safety.
Blackpool doubled their lead after 58 minutes when defender Tom Aldred was left completely unmarked to head in a corner.
The home side looked dispirited until Paul McCallum's looping header with two minutes left offered them a lifeline, but the visitors were able to contain a late rally.
There were combined protests before and during the game involving 300 Orient and Blackpool supporters protesting at the manner of ownership of their respective clubs.