Leyton Orient kept their slim play-off hopes alive with a narrow victory against lowly Portsmouth.

The result sees the O's move to within six points of the League One play-off places with eight games remaining.

The visitors had the better of the first-half exchanges and Jed Wallace twice came close to scoring.

But Shaun Batt later seized on a poorly-executed back pass from Dan Butler and coolly slotted past keeper Simon Eastwood from 12 yards.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Leyton Orient

  • 01 Jones Booked
  • 04 Vincelot
  • 05 Cuthbert
  • 06 Baudry (Omozusi - 62' )
  • 02 McSweeney
  • 07 Cox
  • 17 Odubajo
  • 21 Cook
  • 23 James Booked (Rowlands - 79' )
  • 14 MacDonald
  • 28 Batt (Lisbie - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 19 Grainger
  • 03 Sawyer
  • 27 Omozusi
  • 11 Smith
  • 22 Rowlands
  • 09 Lisbie

Portsmouth

  • 13 Eastwood
  • 10 Moutaouakil
  • 16 Gyepes
  • 18 Ertl
  • 33 Rocha
  • 34 Butler (Harris - 77' )
  • 06 Walker (Maloney - 69' Booked )
  • 19 Racon
  • 35 Wallace
  • 09 Connolly
  • 23 Agyemang

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 04 Sodje
  • 22 Webster
  • 03 Cooper
  • 31 Maloney
  • 21 Harris
Ref: Sutton
Att: 3,641

Match Stats

Shots

7 6

On target

4 4

Corners

8 3

Fouls

12 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:52 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +5:22

Moses Odubajo concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Maloney. Jed Wallace delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Jamie Jones makes a save.

90:00 +4:56 Booking

Booking Booking for Jamie Jones.

90:00 +4:05

Corner from right by-line taken by Jed Wallace.

90:00 +3:46

The referee blows for offside. Simon Eastwood takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:47

Unfair challenge on Moses Odubajo by Jack Maloney results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Jones.

85:23

Ashley Harris concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Rowlands. Direct free kick taken by Scott Cuthbert.

80:30

David Connolly has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

79:43

Jed Wallace takes a shot. Clearance made by Leon McSweeney.

79:15

Kevin Lisbie takes a shot. Save by Simon Eastwood.

78:37

Direct free kick taken by Scott Cuthbert.

78:37 Substitution

Substitution Lloyd James goes off and Martin Rowlands comes on.

78:37

Johnny Ertl gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Lisbie.

77:32

Patrick Agyemang fouled by Moses Odubajo, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jed Wallace from left wing, Kevin Lisbie makes a clearance.

76:11

Yassin Moutaouakil restarts play with the free kick.

76:11 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Harris comes on in place of Dan Butler.

76:11 Booking

Booking Caution for Lloyd James.

76:05

Unfair challenge on Jed Wallace by Lloyd James results in a free kick.

75:25

Corner taken by Dean Cox from the left by-line, Gabor Gyepes makes a clearance.

71:40

Dean Cox restarts play with the free kick.

71:40 Booking

Booking Jack Maloney is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

71:02

Jack Maloney challenges Romain Vincelot unfairly and gives away a free kick.

69:28

Lloyd James fouled by Patrick Agyemang, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Leon McSweeney.

68:33 Substitution

Substitution Jack Maloney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Liam Walker.

66:22 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Lisbie on for Shaun Batt.

64:41

Foul by Patrick Agyemang on Romain Vincelot, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jamie Jones.

63:23

David Connolly takes a shot. Clearance made by Elliot Omozusi. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dan Butler, save made by Jamie Jones.

61:39 Substitution

Substitution Elliot Omozusi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mathieu Baudry.

59:17

Dean Cox takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Patrick Agyemang.

56:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Batt - Leyton O 1 - 0 Portsmouth Shaun Batt fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leyton Orient 1-0 Portsmouth.

55:56

Romain Vincelot challenges Therry Racon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dan Butler takes the free kick.

53:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mathieu Baudry on David Connolly. Free kick crossed by Jed Wallace.

52:26

Liam Walker fouled by Romain Vincelot, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dan Butler.

49:08

Patrick Agyemang is caught offside. Jamie Jones takes the free kick.

47:49

Shaun Batt concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricardo Rocha. Free kick taken by Simon Eastwood.

47:09

Foul by Romain Vincelot on Patrick Agyemang, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Simon Eastwood.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:12 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

44:41

Patrick Agyemang challenges Mathieu Baudry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mathieu Baudry takes the free kick.

44:10

Effort on goal by Dean Cox from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

41:12

Johnny Ertl challenges Lee Cook unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Cook crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Jed Wallace manages to make a clearance.

38:20

Lee Cook takes a shot. Save by Simon Eastwood. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lee Cook, save by Simon Eastwood.

32:38

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Connolly. Free kick taken by Jamie Jones.

30:27

Shaun Batt challenges Therry Racon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Simon Eastwood.

29:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Batt on Gabor Gyepes. Direct free kick taken by Simon Eastwood.

27:07

Mathieu Baudry concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Eastwood. Direct free kick taken by Simon Eastwood.

25:59

Lee Cook decides to take the corner short. Inswinging corner taken by Dean Cox from the left by-line, Simon Eastwood makes a save.

24:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against David Connolly. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Jones.

22:31

Yassin Moutaouakil gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Cook. Free kick taken by Leon McSweeney.

20:57

Jed Wallace takes a shot. Save by Jamie Jones. Inswinging corner taken by Dan Butler, save by Jamie Jones.

20:08

Short corner worked by Dean Cox. Mathieu Baudry takes a shot. Save made by Simon Eastwood.

16:16

Shaun Batt produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.

14:21

Unfair challenge on Mathieu Baudry by Patrick Agyemang results in a free kick. Mathieu Baudry takes the free kick.

10:50

Corner taken by Lee Cook, Unfair challenge on Simon Eastwood by Charlie MacDonald results in a free kick. Simon Eastwood takes the free kick.

9:05

Charlie MacDonald is caught offside. Simon Eastwood restarts play with the free kick.

8:30

Johnny Ertl challenges Lloyd James unfairly and gives away a free kick. Romain Vincelot takes the direct free kick.

7:00

David Connolly takes a shot. Save by Jamie Jones.

5:56

Corner taken left-footed by Lee Cook from the right by-line, Scott Cuthbert produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

2:36

Jed Wallace takes a shot. Save by Jamie Jones.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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