Tranmere 1-2 Leyton Orient: Report

11 December 2010 11:16
Orient edge out Tranmere Leyton Orient held off a second-half fightback from Tranmere to secure a 2-1 win at Prenton Park. The visitors went ahead in the 10th minute when skipper Stephen Dawson fired into the top-right corner after Rovers failed to clear the ball properly. Then in first-half stoppage time Orient doubled their lead when Scott McGleish found the back of the net. Scott Wootton pulled a goal back for Les Parry's side but Orient held on for three precious points. After Dawson opened the scoring Tranmere should have been level five minutes later when Ian Thomas-Moore set Enoch Showunmi clear but keeper Jason Brown made a fine blocking save. Orient looked dangerous on the break and it needed a sharp save by Gunnar Nielson to deny Paul M'Poku in the 32nd minute. Then Disaster struck in first-half added time for Rovers when Nielsen spilled a shot by M'Poku presenting McGleish with an easy finish. A fingertip save by Nielsen denied Matt Spring a third for Orient six minutes into the second half. Tranmere were back in contention in the 61st minute as Wootton turned an Aaron Cresswell free-kick past an unsighted Brown. Then Brown produced a tremendous reaction save to deny Dale Jennings an equaliser. Showunmi was next to be thwarted by the alert keeper, who then saved brilliantly from a misplaced header by his own man Aaron Brown. Tranmere were again out of luck after 84 minutes when an Ian Goodison shot hit the bar.

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Source: DSG