Tranmere recorded their first win in 13 league games to move four points clear of the League One drop zone.

Matt Spring almost opened for Orient against the run of play when his free-kick hit the post.

But Andy Robinson gave the hosts a deserved lead when he collected David Buchanan's corner and fired home.

Enoch Showunmi converted Danny Holmes's first-half injury-time cross and, despite George Porter going close, Rovers held out for a comfortable win.

The O's have now gone five games without a victory and are six points above the bottom four.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Tranmere Rovers manager Ronnie Moore told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"We've just got to learn to win and how to keep the ball better in the second half.

"There was tremendous application from them all, but overall our keeper hasn't had saves to make and we just about deserved to win.

"It was great finish from Andy Robinson, he was streets ahead of everybody and absolutely fantastic.

"He's got great ability and looks after the ball, he never gives it away, he's a good leader, winner and competitor."

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"I saw them bombard us for the first 15 minutes and I thought we came through that, but two situations went the wrong way for us.

"The first was the chance to draw when Matty Spring hit the post, and the second was a handball on their second goal.

"It is a clear handball and how the referee can't give that is beyond me to be honest. That gave them the lift they needed at the right time.

"The devastating thing for us was the second goal. It was avoidable."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Tranmere

  • 01 fon Williams
  • 05 Goodison
  • 12 Taylor
  • 15 Holmes
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 08 Welsh
  • 11 Robinson (Labadie - 81' )
  • 27 Wallace
  • 07 Showunmi (Bakayogo - 68' )
  • 17 Akins (Weir - 89' )
  • 28 Brunt

Substitutes

  • 13 Coughlin
  • 03 Bakayogo
  • 04 Labadie
  • 10 Weir
  • 26 Stockton

Leyton Orient

  • 28 Rachubka
  • 02 Ben Youssef
  • 04 Chorley
  • 06 Forbes
  • 08 Reed
  • 14 McSweeney
  • 16 Spring
  • 20 Smith (Laird - 77' )
  • 29 Campbell-Ryce (Porter - 46' )
  • 11 Andrew
  • 39 Mooney

Substitutes

  • 24 Lovelock
  • 19 Mike
  • 15 Porter
  • 17 Laird
  • 25 Smith
Ref: Madley
Att: 6,824

Match Stats

Shots

11 10

On target

8 5

Corners

5 2

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

93:04 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:28

A cross is delivered by David Buchanan, Robbie Weir takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.

90:00 +1:58

David Buchanan takes a short corner.

90:00 +0:56

Foul by George Porter on Joss Labadie, free kick awarded. Owain Fon Williams takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +0:25

George Porter fouled by James Wallace, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Spring delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Ash Taylor manages to make a clearance.

87:59 Substitution

Substitution Lucas Akins leaves the field to be replaced by Robbie Weir.

87:59

Unfair challenge on Zoumana Bakayogo by Adam Reed results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Goodison.

87:27

David Buchanan crosses the ball, clearance made by George Porter.

86:39

Joss Labadie fouled by Ben Chorley, the ref awards a free kick. Joss Labadie takes the free kick.

83:49

Effort from outside the penalty area by David Mooney goes wide left of the goal.

82:55

Danny Holmes concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Laird. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.

82:30

Ash Taylor crosses the ball, clearance made by Terrell Forbes.

80:26 Substitution

Substitution Andy Robinson leaves the field to be replaced by Joss Labadie.

80:26

Unfair challenge on Andy Robinson by Adam Reed results in a free kick. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

79:09

A cross is delivered by Terrell Forbes, John Welsh makes a clearance.

77:18

Centre by Andy Robinson, Terrell Forbes manages to make a clearance.

76:47 Substitution

Substitution Marc Laird comes on in place of Jimmy Smith.

75:38

Matthew Spring takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

75:20

David Mooney takes a shot. Save made by Owain Fon Williams.

72:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon McSweeney by Lucas Akins. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.

72:41

The ball is delivered by Lucas Akins, Ben Chorley makes a clearance.

72:29

A cross is delivered by John Welsh, Ben Chorley makes a clearance.

71:19

The referee penalises David Buchanan for handball. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Spring.

70:36

Foul by Calvin Andrew on Lucas Akins, free kick awarded. Lucas Akins takes the free kick.

69:28

Handball decision goes against David Mooney. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Goodison.

69:14

Andy Robinson takes a shot. Save made by Paul Rachubka.

67:51 Substitution

Substitution Zoumana Bakayogo comes on in place of Enoch Showunmi.

67:04

David Mooney concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Goodison. Owain Fon Williams takes the indirect free kick.

66:43

George Porter crosses the ball, Danny Holmes makes a clearance.

65:47

Foul by Andy Robinson on Adam Reed, free kick awarded. Matthew Spring takes the direct free kick.

64:16

Matthew Spring takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Ben Chorley takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

64:07

George Porter produces a cross, clearance by Danny Holmes.

62:50

David Buchanan is penalised for a handball. Matthew Spring takes the free kick.

61:58

Leon McSweeney has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the goal.

59:47

Centre by James Wallace, save by Paul Rachubka.

59:08

Matthew Spring takes a shot. Owain Fon Williams makes a save.

58:44

Andy Robinson challenges Jimmy Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Chorley takes the direct free kick.

56:01

The ball is crossed by John Welsh, clearance by Syam Ben Youssef.

55:22

Centre by Syam Ben Youssef.

53:30

James Wallace has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

52:30

A cross is delivered by Syam Ben Youssef, clearance by Ian Goodison.

50:53

Unfair challenge on Leon McSweeney by Lucas Akins results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Chorley.

50:20

Effort from outside the penalty box by Calvin Andrew goes wide right of the goal.

48:49

David Mooney produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

48:03

The ball is sent over by Andy Robinson, clearance by Jimmy Smith.

47:54

The ball is crossed by Ryan Brunt.

45:42

Foul by Leon McSweeney on Lucas Akins, free kick awarded. Andy Robinson crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by George Porter.

45:35

Danny Holmes crosses the ball.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Leyton Orient) makes a substitution, with George Porter coming on for Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

45:00 +1:59 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:55

Assist on the goal came from Danny Holmes.

45:00 +0:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Enoch Showunmi - Tranmere 2 - 0 Leyton O Enoch Showunmi grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tranmere 2-0 Leyton Orient.

42:11

David Mooney takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

41:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Brunt on Ben Chorley. Paul Rachubka takes the indirect free kick.

38:04

James Wallace concedes a free kick for a foul on Syam Ben Youssef. Jamal Campbell-Ryce crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Ash Taylor.

36:27

David Mooney challenges Enoch Showunmi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Owain Fon Williams takes the indirect free kick.

34:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Robinson - Tranmere 1 - 0 Leyton O Andy Robinson grabs a goal from the edge of the area high into the middle of the goal. Tranmere 1-0 Leyton Orient.

34:16

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Buchanan from the right by-line to the near post, save by Paul Rachubka.

33:37

Ryan Brunt takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

31:20

James Wallace delivers the ball, save by Paul Rachubka.

30:57

Leon McSweeney crosses the ball, clearance made by Ian Goodison.

29:56

The ball is sent over by Syam Ben Youssef, Ash Taylor manages to make a clearance.

27:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Syam Ben Youssef on James Wallace. Andy Robinson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Jimmy Smith makes a clearance.

26:24

David Buchanan takes a shot. Save by Paul Rachubka.

23:19

James Wallace concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Spring. Matthew Spring has an effort direct from the free kick.

22:40

Centre by David Buchanan.

21:30

Andy Robinson is penalised for a handball. David Mooney takes the indirect free kick.

18:39

Effort from outside the penalty box by David Buchanan goes wide left of the target.

18:31

A cross is delivered by James Wallace, Terrell Forbes manages to make a clearance.

17:13

Foul by Ryan Brunt on Terrell Forbes, free kick awarded. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.

14:48

The offside flag is raised against Adam Reed. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

14:31

The ball is crossed by David Buchanan, clearance by Terrell Forbes.

13:21

The ball is swung over by Ryan Brunt, Ben Chorley makes a clearance.

12:09

The ball is crossed by David Buchanan, Ben Chorley manages to make a clearance.

11:51

The referee gives a free kick against Ben Chorley for handball. Free kick taken by John Welsh.

10:24

Inswinging corner taken by Andy Robinson, Calvin Andrew makes a clearance.

10:14

John Welsh takes a shot. Blocked by Calvin Andrew.

9:38

Andy Robinson takes a short corner, clearance by Calvin Andrew.

9:31

The ball is sent over by Andy Robinson, clearance made by Ben Chorley.

9:05

Ryan Brunt produces a cross, Terrell Forbes makes a clearance.

8:19

Short corner worked by Andy Robinson.

7:24

Jimmy Smith challenges Andy Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Andy Robinson from the free kick, blocked by Ben Chorley.

5:29

Calvin Andrew produces a cross, David Mooney takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Goodison.

4:36

The ball is swung over by Ryan Brunt, Terrell Forbes makes a clearance.

4:06

Centre by James Wallace, Ben Chorley makes a clearance.

3:51

Danny Holmes sends in a cross, clearance made by Matthew Spring.

2:57

Ash Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Calvin Andrew. Direct free kick taken by Jimmy Smith.

2:04

James Wallace takes a shot. Save made by Paul Rachubka.

0:14

Foul by David Mooney on David Buchanan, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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