Leyton Orient fell to only their second league defeat of the season as Joe Garner's goal gave Preston victory to knock the hosts off top spot.

The visitors took the lead when Garner struck a wonderful first-time volley beyond keeper Jamie Jones from Keith Keane's cross.

The O's struggled to create and their best chance saw Bailey Wright's last-ditch tackle deny David Mooney.

Garner in the goals

The former Carlisle and Watford striker failed to score in his first 17 Preston games but has now struck four goals in his last three games.

Robbie Simpson forced Declan Rudd into a late save as Preston held on.

Russell Slade's side had scored in all their previous 15 league games and are the Football League's top scorers with 36 but drop to second after Wolves won at struggling Notts County.

Despite becoming the first team to take all three points away from Brisbane Road since February, Preston drop down a place to fifth after Brentford's big win over Crewe.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"It was a tight game. Preston bossed it and made life tough for us in the first half by slowing the game down and dictating the tempo.

"They didn't create a lot either. It was cagey and we grew into it and had a wonderful window of opportunity to equalise late on.

"[Suspended midfielder] Romain Vincelot is the heartbeat of the team and he was missed today.

"We knew today would be tough as they set their stall out and were pretty negative. We are disappointed but are still up there and have the chance for a fine season."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Leyton Orient

  • 01 Jones
  • 02 Omozusi
  • 03 Sawyer (Batt - 62' )
  • 08 James (Baudry - 70' )
  • 05 Cuthbert
  • 15 Clarke Booked
  • 11 Odubajo
  • 21 Bartley
  • 10 Mooney (Simpson - 81' )
  • 09 Lisbie
  • 07 Cox Booked

Substitutes

  • 06 Baudry
  • 12 Larkins
  • 14 Batt
  • 17 Vanderhyde
  • 19 Lasimant
  • 22 Stockley
  • 25 Simpson

Preston North End

  • 23 Rudd
  • 07 Humphrey (Huntington - 90' )
  • 03 Laird
  • 06 Wright
  • 22 King
  • 05 Clarke
  • 19 Welsh
  • 02 Keane Booked
  • 09 Davies Booked
  • 14 Garner Booked
  • 12 Gallagher (Kilkenny - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 04 Huntington
  • 11 Holmes
  • 16 Buchanan
  • 17 Monakana
  • 30 Brownhill
  • 37 Kilkenny
Ref: Keith Hill
Att: 7,123

Match Stats

Shots

5 11

On target

1 4

Corners

5 7

Fouls

14 17

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Preston North End 1.

90:00 +5:14 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Preston North End 1.

90:00 +4:49

Attempt saved. Robbie Simpson (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +3:52

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

90:00 +3:22 Booking

Booking Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:28

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

90:00 +2:28

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:45 Booking

Booking Kevin Davies (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:39

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:39

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

89:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. Paul Huntington replaces Chris Humphrey.

87:33

Foul by Marvin Bartley (Leyton Orient).

87:33

Declan Rudd (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:42

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

86:23

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

86:23

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

85:30

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Neil Kilkenny.

85:17

Attempt blocked. Marvin Bartley (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

84:45

Foul by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient).

84:45

Keith Keane (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Preston North End. Neil Kilkenny replaces Paul Gallagher.

80:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Robbie Simpson replaces David Mooney.

79:05

Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:05

Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

76:04

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:04

Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).

74:46

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

74:46

Foul by Chris Humphrey (Preston North End).

73:14

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Elliot Omozusi.

71:35

Attempt missed. Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

71:10

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Tom Clarke.

70:37

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

70:37

Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).

69:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Mathieu Baudry replaces Lloyd James.

69:32

Attempt missed. Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

69:04

Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

69:04

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

67:13

Attempt saved. Kevin Davies (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

66:38

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

66:16

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

65:29

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

64:00

Foul by Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient).

64:00

Jack King (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces Gary Sawyer.

61:40

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient).

61:40

Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

58:09

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient).

58:09

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:07

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

55:50

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

55:50

Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).

54:20

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

52:54

Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

49:00

Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:57

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

45:19

David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:19

Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

45:00

Second Half begins Leyton Orient 0, Preston North End 1.

45:00 +2:19 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Preston North End 1.

45:00 +0:51

Attempt missed. Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

44:08

Foul by Marvin Bartley (Leyton Orient).

44:08

Bailey Wright (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

42:51 Booking

Booking Joe Garner (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

42:46

Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:46

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

40:50 Booking

Booking Keith Keane (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

40:39

Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:39

Foul by Keith Keane (Preston North End).

39:50

Foul by Lloyd James (Leyton Orient).

39:50

John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:11

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:11

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

35:36

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jack King.

35:08

Attempt missed. Scott Laird (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

34:39 Booking

Booking Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

34:34

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

34:34

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:17

Hand ball by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

32:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leyton Orient 0, Preston North End 1. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

28:19

Attempt missed. Keith Keane (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

27:10

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

27:10

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

26:35

Foul by Chris Humphrey (Preston North End).

26:35

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

24:19

Foul by Scott Laird (Preston North End).

24:19

David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

22:08

John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:08

Foul by Marvin Bartley (Leyton Orient).

21:41

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:41

Foul by David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

18:31

Foul by Kevin Davies (Preston North End).

18:31

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

16:44

John Welsh (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:44

Foul by Lloyd James (Leyton Orient).

14:02

Attempt missed. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

9:24

Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

8:14

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Chris Humphrey.

6:28

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

2:27

Attempt missed. Scott Laird (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

2:10

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Kevin Lisbie.

1:49

Attempt saved. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

1:20

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

1:20

Kevin Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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