Two first-half goals gave Doncaster victory over Leyton Orient.

Chris Brown picked out Iain Hume to put the visitors ahead with a low shot from the edge of the area.

David Cotterill made it 2-0 with a deft touch from six yards, after David Syers fired a powerful shot into a crowded Orient penalty area.

Kevin Lisbie forced two saves from visiting keeper Gary Woods, but the home side were unable to break down a stubborn Doncaster defence.

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Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"Doncaster did to us what we've done to teams in recent weeks.

"They played ugly and came with a game plan to play ugly.

"They won most of the second balls in the first period and we just couldn't get going.

"It was just a little bit too comfortable for them."

Doncaster Rovers manager Dean Saunders told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It was a typical away performance in this league.

"I knew they were going to hit the ball on top of us and try and get down the side of us.

"I changed the system as well, which I didn't want to do, because we've had three good results on the trot, but we scored two good goals, we scrapped and defended brilliantly."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Leyton Orient

  • 16 Allsopp
  • 03 Sawyer Booked
  • 04 Chorley Booked
  • 06 Baudry (Laird - 60' )
  • 15 Clarke
  • 02 McSweeney
  • 07 Cox
  • 11 Smith
  • 21 Cook (Odubajo - 68' )
  • 09 Lisbie
  • 26 Brunt (Mooney - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 14 Laird
  • 17 Odubajo
  • 20 Obafemi
  • 23 James
  • 10 Symes
  • 39 Mooney

Doncaster Rovers

  • 33 Woods
  • 03 Husband
  • 05 Jones
  • 14 Spurr
  • 16 McCombe
  • 06 Syers
  • 11 Cotterill Booked (Quinn - 84' )
  • 20 Harper
  • 09 Brown Booked
  • 17 Hume (Paynter - 86' Booked )
  • 23 Bennett Booked (Woods - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Sullivan
  • 02 Quinn
  • 04 Martis
  • 07 Woods
  • 30 Keegan
  • 08 Paynter
  • 10 Blake
Ref: Miller
Att: 4,401

Match Stats

Shots

6 10

On target

3 5

Corners

8 1

Fouls

10 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:11

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Chris Brown goes wide of the right-hand upright.

90:00 +2:25

Billy Paynter concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Sawyer. Free kick taken by Ryan Allsop.

90:00 +1:48

Dean Cox delivers the ball, free kick awarded for a foul by David Mooney on Gary Woods. Free kick taken by Gary Woods.

90:00 +0:43 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +0:31

Ryan Allsop takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +0:31 Booking

Booking The referee shows Billy Paynter a yellow card for dissent.

90:00 +0:22

Billy Paynter challenges Leon McSweeney unfairly and gives away a free kick.

88:55

Marc Laird sends in a cross.

88:20

Kevin Lisbie takes a shot. Rob Jones gets a block in.

87:46

Centre by Leon McSweeney, clearance by James Husband. Centre by Dean Cox, Paul Quinn manages to make a clearance.

87:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon McSweeney by Chris Brown. Free kick taken by Leon McSweeney.

87:05

Billy Paynter is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Allsop.

85:47 Substitution

Substitution Billy Paynter comes on in place of Iain Hume.

84:08 Booking

Booking Gary Sawyer goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

83:53

Gary Sawyer challenges Chris Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie McCombe.

83:15 Substitution

Substitution David Cotterill goes off and Paul Quinn comes on.

80:52

Shot by Dean Cox from outside the box goes over the target.

78:25 Substitution

Substitution Martin Woods on for Kyle Bennett.

78:25 Booking

Booking David Cotterill shown a yellow card.

78:14

Kevin Lisbie fouled by David Cotterill, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Cox takes the free kick.

75:31

Marc Laird takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.

74:46

Kyle Bennett takes a shot. Save by Ryan Allsop.

73:29 Booking

Booking Chris Brown receives a caution.

73:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Brown on Leon McSweeney. Gary Sawyer takes the free kick.

71:29

Corner taken right-footed by Dean Cox from the left by-line, clearance by Rob Jones.

71:09

The referee gives a free kick against Iain Hume for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Allsop.

69:09

Effort from deep inside the area by Iain Hume misses to the left of the goal.

68:03

David Mooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rob Jones. Free kick taken by Tommy Spurr.

65:56 Substitution

Substitution Moses Odubajo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Cook.

65:56 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Brunt leaves the field to be replaced by David Mooney.

65:56 Booking

Booking Kyle Bennett is shown a yellow card.

65:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Bennett on Dean Cox. Leon McSweeney restarts play with the free kick.

64:59

Unfair challenge on James Husband by Ryan Brunt results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Woods.

63:51

Foul by Marc Laird on David Cotterill, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Cotterill.

61:48

Kyle Bennett challenges Leon McSweeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Allsop restarts play with the free kick.

61:21

Ryan Brunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Spurr. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.

60:43

The ball is swung over by Kyle Bennett, clearance by Gary Sawyer.

59:29 Substitution

Substitution Mathieu Baudry leaves the field to be replaced by Marc Laird.

58:54

Centre by Dean Cox, David Cotterill manages to make a clearance.

57:04

Foul by Chris Brown on Leon McSweeney, free kick awarded. Ryan Allsop restarts play with the free kick.

55:54

Chris Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mathieu Baudry. Free kick taken by Dean Cox.

55:30

The ball is crossed by Tommy Spurr, Ryan Allsop makes a save.

53:01

The ball is delivered by Dean Cox.

52:24

David Syers takes a shot. Blocked by Leon McSweeney.

49:27

Kevin Lisbie takes a shot. Gary Woods makes a save.

48:52

Corner taken left-footed by Lee Cook to the near post, save made by Gary Woods.

45:01 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

43:33

Gary Sawyer crosses the ball, Rob Jones manages to make a clearance.

42:30

Gary Sawyer produces a cross, save by Gary Woods.

39:15

Effort on goal by Mathieu Baudry from long range goes over the crossbar.

36:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Iain Hume on Leon McSweeney. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Allsop.

35:17

Chris Brown is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Allsop.

34:40

Centre by Dean Cox, James Harper manages to make a clearance.

32:29

Corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill, clearance made by Kevin Lisbie.

31:54 Booking

Booking Ben Chorley is cautioned.

31:37

Iain Hume fouled by Ben Chorley, the ref awards a free kick. Tommy Spurr takes the free kick.

29:49

Iain Hume handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Ryan Allsop restarts play with the free kick.

28:32

Foul by Jamie McCombe on Kevin Lisbie, free kick awarded. Nathan Clarke takes the direct free kick.

27:32

Kevin Lisbie challenges Rob Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Woods takes the direct free kick.

26:11

Iain Hume has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

25:24

Rob Jones fouled by Ben Chorley, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Woods takes the free kick.

24:24

Corner taken right-footed by Dean Cox from the left by-line, save by Gary Woods.

23:49

Dean Cox crosses the ball, James Husband manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Lee Cook from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Rob Jones.

20:49

Assist on the goal came from David Syers.

20:49 Goal scored

Goal! - David Cotterill - Leyton O 0 - 2 Doncaster David Cotterill grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leyton Orient 0-2 Doncaster.

20:01

Centre by Lee Cook, Mathieu Baudry has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

16:56

Inswinging corner taken by Lee Cook from the right by-line played to the near post, Kyle Bennett makes a clearance.

15:56

Corner taken by Lee Cook. The ball is sent over by Dean Cox, clearance made by James Harper.

15:07

The ball is delivered by Dean Cox, clearance made by Rob Jones.

13:49

David Cotterill produces a cross, Kyle Bennett takes a shot. Save by Ryan Allsop. James Harper challenges Mathieu Baudry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nathan Clarke takes the direct free kick.

11:01

Chris Brown provided the assist for the goal.

11:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Iain Hume - Leyton O 0 - 1 Doncaster Goal scored by Iain Hume from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leyton Orient 0-1 Doncaster.

10:17

Kyle Bennett produces a cross, clearance by Ben Chorley.

8:51

Corner taken by Lee Cook from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Rob Jones.

8:12

Dean Cox sends in a cross, David Syers manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Cox played to the near post, Rob Jones manages to make a clearance.

5:33

The official flags Kevin Lisbie offside. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.

4:42

Iain Hume takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

4:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Brown by Mathieu Baudry. Tommy Spurr restarts play with the free kick.

1:56

David Syers produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

The second half begins.

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