Kevin Lisbie scored twice as Leyton Orient maintained their lead at the top of League One with a win at Tranmere.

The 35-year-old striker converted Lloyd James's cross and then turned in Dean Cox's shot to make it 2-0.

Lisbie was then involved in a clash that led to home defender Ian Goodison being sent off for violent conduct.

David Mooney failed to score the resulting penalty, but Cox and Shaun Batt both fired in from the edge of the box to complete Tranmere's misery.

Orient's closest challengers, Peterborough, also won on Saturday to stay within a point of the leaders.

The Londoners remain the only unbeaten side in the division, a record they kept thanks to Lisbie's brace which takes his goal tally this term to 11 from 14 appearances.

Tranmere have taken just two points from six home games this season, conceding 17 goals in the process, and have not won a league fixture at Prenton Park since 24 March.

They almost levelled towards the end of the first half, but visiting goalkeeper Jamie Jones pushed Ash Taylor's header onto a post, while Orient's Mathieu Baudry was also denied by the woodwork with the score at 1-0.

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Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"The way we collapsed was embarrassing. There was nothing in the game in the first half. We were a bit unlucky to be 2-0 down, and then 'Goody' does something stupid that's let everybody down.

"It was a bad tackle and they've had a little get-together, but you can't do what he's done.

"It's been on the cards for a couple of weeks because he got away with it at Bradford, where I thought he shouldn't have been sent off, but he was involved.

"Referees aren't stupid and they're going to look for it. You can't stand up and slap someone in the face."

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"Particularly in the second half, I felt we went up into our top gear and we were more like ourselves, and the pleasing thing was we continued to create chances all afternoon.

"Kevin Lisbie was excellent today and he could have had more. He didn't take the penalty for his hat-trick but it doesn't matter who scores, as long as we keep creating and scoring.

"It was pleasing to win away from home, but to also keep a clean sheet was a great effort. We have not had a great record here over the years so it was a great result."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Tranmere Rovers

  • 01 Williams
  • 02 Holmes
  • 20 McNulty
  • 17 Power
  • 04 Taylor
  • 05 Goodison Dismissed
  • 15 Kirby
  • 06 Hateley (Sodje - 62' )
  • 09 Lowe Booked
  • 14 Atkinson
  • 23 Ridehalgh Booked (Bell-Baggie - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Horwood
  • 11 Bell-Baggie
  • 12 Rowe
  • 16 Stockton
  • 19 Sodje
  • 22 Koumas
  • 25 Watkins

Leyton Orient

  • 01 Jones
  • 05 Cuthbert
  • 02 Omozusi
  • 04 Vincelot
  • 06 Baudry Booked
  • 15 Clarke
  • 11 Odubajo (Lasimant - 81' )
  • 08 James
  • 10 Mooney (Stockley - 85' )
  • 09 Lisbie (Batt - 72' )
  • 07 Cox

Substitutes

  • 03 Sawyer
  • 12 Larkins
  • 14 Batt
  • 19 Lasimant
  • 20 Gorman
  • 21 Bartley
  • 22 Stockley
Ref: Richard Clark
Att: 4,313

Match Stats

Shots

5 12

On target

2 4

Corners

5 4

Fouls

7 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Leyton Orient 4.

90:00 +3:54 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Leyton Orient 4.

90:00 +3:00

Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:58

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient).

90:00 +2:23

Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:23

Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

85:24

Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

85:24

Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jayden Stockley replaces David Mooney.

84:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tranmere Rovers 0, Leyton Orient 4. Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yohann Lasimant.

83:13

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Lloyd James.

82:56

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

80:44

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

80:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Yohann Lasimant replaces Moses Odubajo.

80:24

Attempt blocked. Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77:27 Booking

Booking Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

77:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tranmere Rovers 0, Leyton Orient 3. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lloyd James.

76:01

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

75:54

Attempt blocked. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

74:52

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers).

74:52

Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:06

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

73:52

Attempt blocked. Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

73:18

Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:18

Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

71:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces Kevin Lisbie because of an injury.

65:22

Penalty missed! Still Tranmere Rovers 0, Leyton Orient 2. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) hits the right post with a right footed shot.

63:27 Dismissal

Dismissal Ian Goodison (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the red card for fighting.

61:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Akpo Sodje replaces Tom Hateley.

61:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Abdulai Bell-Baggie replaces Liam Ridehalgh.

60:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tranmere Rovers 0, Leyton Orient 2. Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Dean Cox.

55:42

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

55:19 Booking

Booking Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

51:06

Attempt saved. Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

48:02

Ian Goodison (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:02

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).

47:10

Attempt missed. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 0, Leyton Orient 1.

45:00 +3:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Leyton Orient 1.

45:00 +1:20 Booking

Booking Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +1:07

Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

45:00 +1:07

Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:03

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

37:59

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Tom Hateley.

33:44

Attempt blocked. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

31:06

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:06

Foul by Lloyd James (Leyton Orient).

29:46

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

29:45

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

28:45

Delay in match Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers) because of an injury.

26:53

Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:53

Foul by Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient).

25:58

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

25:40

Attempt saved. Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

25:11

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:11

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

23:55

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers).

23:55

Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tranmere Rovers 0, Leyton Orient 1. Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lloyd James.

20:55

Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

20:55

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:10

Attempt missed. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

17:21

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

16:33

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

15:21

Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

15:21

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:22

Foul by Tom Hateley (Tranmere Rovers).

12:22

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:02

Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:02

Foul by David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

7:05

Attempt missed. Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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