Liam Sercombe kept Exeter City's slim hopes of League One survival alive after he struck twice in their 3-0 win over Leyton Orient at St James Park.
Jake Taylor got Exeter off to a great start as he bundled home a ball from Alan Gow in the fourth minute.
Sercombe sealed the win with two goals in three minutes around the hour mark.
His first was a right-footed half-volley after a corner was not cleared, and the second saw him shoot on the turn from deep in the box.
The win was Exeter's first since they
beat Bury 3-2 on 18 February
at St James Park.
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Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:
"We dominated start to finish and played like a team three places from the top of the league, not the bottom of the league
"I'm not going to get carried away with one good performance, it's been in us all year and we haven't found it enough.
"I'll always encourage the team to play, we'll see what happens over the next few games and see if we can continue to do it.
"All I get is comments of encouragement from the supporters and the players should realise how lucky they are to play for this team."
Exeter City 01 Krysiak 02 Tully 03 Jones 05 Archibald-Henville Booked 27 Baldwin 04 Dunne 07 Sercombe 08 Noble 35 Taylor (Bauza - 66' ) 10 Nardiello (Nicholls - 80' ) 36 Gow (McNish - 80' ) Substitutes 40 Pidgeley 24 Frear 31 McNish 21 Bauza 29 Nicholls Leyton Orient 01 Jones 02 Ben Youssef 03 Dickson 04 Chorley 26 Leacock Booked 07 Cox 08 Reed 16 Spring 17 Laird (Porter - 64' ) 09 Lisbie (Andrew - 74' ) 39 Mooney (Smith - 85' ) Substitutes 28 Rachubka 15 Porter 21 Taiwo 25 Smith 11 Andrew