Leyton Orient kept their League One play-off hopes alive with a comfortable victory over 10-man Carlisle United.

Romain Vincelot opened the scoring by firing in Dean Cox's cross and Shaun Batt stabbed home before the break.

Carlisle keeper Mark Gillespie was booked for handling outside the area and was then sent off when he brought down Charlie MacDonald in the box.

Kevin Lisbie scored the resultant penalty and, after Matty Robson had pulled a goal back, Cox volleyed home.

The O's are now three points off the play-offs but have played two games in hand on fifth-placed Swindon and sixth-placed Yeovil.

Carlisle, meanwhile, lie nine points above the bottom four.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"It's been a perfect week for us. We have to be really pleased with that and three straight wins is fantastic.

"We are a bit patched up again, but it's important they all get some pitch time. Dean Cox has got a goal which is a positive.

"We are Leyton Orient, so every game is difficult and there are none more so than Preston away who we have next."

Carlisle United manager Greg Abbott told BBC Radio Cumbria:

"Key things happen in games that kill you. There's not many teams that will come here and give two goals away and come back from it.

"There's no easy way out of it. You have to go with the rough and the smooth and over the last 120 years I'd imagine Carlisle has had some really tough times.

"Over the last five or six years we've had some really decent times. Carlisle fans stick together.

"I've never walked away from anything in my life, I've never walked away from a challenge.

"A performance like that isn't good enough, isn't acceptable for me of for the players and we all have to take that on the chin."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Leyton Orient

  • 01 Jones
  • 04 Vincelot
  • 05 Cuthbert
  • 15 Clarke Booked
  • 02 McSweeney
  • 07 Cox
  • 17 Odubajo
  • 21 Cook
  • 22 Rowlands
  • 09 Lisbie (Mooney - 72' )
  • 28 Batt (MacDonald - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 19 Grainger
  • 03 Sawyer
  • 27 Omozusi
  • 11 Smith
  • 14 MacDonald
  • 39 Mooney

Carlisle

  • 20 Gillespie Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 02 Simek
  • 03 Robson
  • 05 Livesey (Murphy - 29' Booked )
  • 22 Mustoe
  • 23 O'Hanlon
  • 04 McGovern (Symington - 59' )
  • 12 Thirlwell
  • 16 Potts
  • 21 Berrett (Collin - 68' )
  • 17 Beck

Substitutes

  • 01 Collin
  • 06 Murphy
  • 07 Welsh
  • 08 Noble
  • 19 Symington
  • 09 Loy
  • 11 Cadamarteri
Ref: Hooper
Att: 4,387

Match Stats

Shots

12 5

On target

7 5

Corners

10 5

Fouls

11 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:11 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +2:24

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matt Robson, David Mooney makes a clearance.

88:37

Assist by Lee Cook.

88:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Dean Cox - Leyton O 4 - 1 Carlisle Dean Cox finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leyton Orient 4-1 Carlisle.

86:15

Foul by Scott Cuthbert on David Symington, free kick awarded. David Symington crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

84:34

Dean Cox produces a cross, Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Lee Cook goes wide of the right-hand upright. Short corner taken by Dean Cox.

83:46

Moses Odubajo has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

80:58

Short corner worked by Lee Cook.

80:25

Corner taken left-footed by Lee Cook from the right by-line, clearance by Brad Potts.

79:18

Corner from the left by-line taken by Dean Cox, clearance by Peter Murphy.

78:55

Charlie MacDonald is caught offside. Free kick taken by Adam Collin.

78:36

Shot by David Mooney from inside the box bounces off the post.

77:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Robson - Leyton O 3 - 1 Carlisle Goal scored by Matt Robson from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leyton Orient 3-1 Carlisle.

74:30

Short corner taken by Lee Cook from the right by-line, Dean Cox gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Thirlwell. Jordan Mustoe takes the free kick.

72:44

David Symington shoots direct from the free kick, save by Jamie Jones. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Matt Robson, clearance made by Leon McSweeney. Corner taken by Matt Robson from the right by-line, Jamie Jones makes a save.

72:44 Booking

Booking Nathan Clarke receives a caution.

72:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Symington by Nathan Clarke.

71:19 Substitution

Substitution (Leyton Orient) makes a substitution, with David Mooney coming on for Kevin Lisbie.

68:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Lisbie - Leyton O 3 - 0 Carlisle Placed penalty scored by Kevin Lisbie. Leyton Orient 3-0 Carlisle.

67:10 Dismissal

Dismissal Mark Gillespie sent off.

66:56 Substitution

Substitution Adam Collin joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Berrett.

66:56

Mark Gillespie concedes a Penalty for a foul on Charlie MacDonald.

66:09 Substitution

Substitution Charlie MacDonald comes on in place of Shaun Batt.

65:13

The offside flag is raised against Kevin Lisbie. Direct free kick taken by Peter Murphy.

61:34

Paul Thirlwell takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Cuthbert.

61:04

The assistant referee flags for offside against Shaun Batt. Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

58:42 Substitution

Substitution (Carlisle) makes a substitution, with David Symington coming on for Jon-Paul McGovern.

57:20

Dean Cox takes a shot. Save by Mark Gillespie.

54:59

The ball is sent over by Matt Robson, Scott Cuthbert manages to make a clearance.

53:56

Kevin Lisbie is caught offside. Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

49:40

The offside flag is raised against Scott Cuthbert. Mark Gillespie takes the free kick.

48:52

Corner taken left-footed by Lee Cook from the right by-line to the near post, Peter Murphy manages to make a clearance.

47:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Murphy on Romain Vincelot. Jamie Jones takes the direct free kick.

45:33

Shaun Batt challenges Frank Simek unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jordan Mustoe.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:29 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:37

Dean Cox provided the assist for the goal.

45:00 +0:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Batt - Leyton O 2 - 0 Carlisle A goal is scored by Shaun Batt from close in low into the middle of the goal. Leyton Orient 2-0 Carlisle.

42:59

Foul by Kevin Lisbie on Peter Murphy, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

37:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Berrett on Romain Vincelot. Nathan Clarke takes the direct free kick.

37:01

Moses Odubajo takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

34:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Robson by Dean Cox. Jon-Paul McGovern delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save by Mark Gillespie.

32:55

The ball is crossed by Lee Cook, Kevin Lisbie takes a shot. Save by Mark Gillespie.

32:55 Booking

Booking The referee books Peter Murphy for unsporting behaviour.

32:42

Peter Murphy challenges Kevin Lisbie unfairly and gives away a free kick.

31:34

The assist for the goal came from Dean Cox.

31:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Romain Vincelot - Leyton O 1 - 0 Carlisle Romain Vincelot finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Leyton Orient 1-0 Carlisle.

30:50

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Cox from the right by-line.

27:25 Substitution

Substitution Danny Livesey goes off and Peter Murphy comes on.

27:25

The ball is delivered by Lee Cook, clearance made by Danny Livesey.

25:04

Matt Robson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Moses Odubajo. Jamie Jones takes the direct free kick.

23:55

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jon-Paul McGovern from the right by-line, Danny Livesey concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Clarke. Jamie Jones restarts play with the free kick.

19:59

Corner taken short by Dean Cox.

18:16

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Berrett. Martin Rowlands restarts play with the free kick.

15:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon McSweeney on Paul Thirlwell. Free kick crossed by Matt Robson, clearance by Scott Cuthbert. James Berrett takes a shot. Clearance by Leon McSweeney.

14:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brad Potts by Dean Cox. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Brad Potts, clearance made by Scott Cuthbert.

12:09

Martin Rowlands shoots direct from the free kick.

12:09 Booking

Booking Mark Gillespie goes into the book.

11:53

Mark Gillespie is adjudged to have handled the ball.

10:38

Shaun Batt concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean O'Hanlon. Free kick taken by Sean O'Hanlon.

9:26

Danny Livesey fouled by Shaun Batt, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Gillespie takes the direct free kick.

7:18

Brad Potts takes a shot. Save by Mark Gillespie. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jon-Paul McGovern, save made by Jamie Jones.

3:59

Moses Odubajo challenges Mark Beck unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

3:21

Dean Cox takes a shot. Save by Mark Gillespie.

1:21

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lee Cook, Nathan Clarke takes a shot. Save by Mark Gillespie. Corner taken by Dean Cox from the left by-line, clearance by Frank Simek.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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