Dean Cox and David Mooney earned Leyton Orient a deserved victory against Coventry to further boost their automatic promotion prospects.

Kevin Lisbie saw his penalty saved by Coventry keeper Joe Murphy following Andy Webster's foul on Chris Dagnall.

But Cox soon made it 1-0 with a shot on the turn from 12 yards after Coventry failed to clear a long throw in.

  • Coventry suffered their third defeat this season at Brisbane Road.
  • After an 3-2 extra-time League Cup defeat by Russell Slade's side in August, they then lost 4-2 in a Johnstone's Paint Trophy penalty shootout following a goalless draw in October.

Mooney sealed it when his shot from 20 yards was spilled by Murphy, who watched the ball roll into the net.

Coventry's 18-goal top scorer Leon Clarke, who has been the subject of two bids from League One rivals Wolves, missed the game with a foot injury sustained in Friday night's FA Cup fourth round defeat at Arsenal.

With Clarke's strike partner Callum Wilson still sidelined through injury, that allowed a debut for 16-year-old Sky Blues striker George Thomas.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sky Blues manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"Young George Thomas acquitted himself very well. Make no mistake, he will be a star for this club in the future. But we're asking a lot of a boy of his age.

"Because of the Callum Wilson injury and the Leon Clarke situation, and his failure to support this group just now, we find ourselves with no real strikers in the building.

"We kept going, created some good chances and their keeper made a number of saves. But, when we haven't got Callum's pace we lose the ability to stretch teams.

"And credit to Leyton Orient. They're a really hard-working side and I hope for Russell Slade they are one of the sides that go up. They are an example to everybody about how to build a football club."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Leyton Orient

  • 31 Jakupovic
  • 05 Cuthbert (Sawyer - 89' )
  • 02 Omozusi
  • 08 James
  • 15 Clarke
  • 06 Baudry
  • 07 Cox (Ness - 75' )
  • 04 Vincelot
  • 23 Dagnall
  • 09 Lisbie (Mooney - 77' )
  • 11 Odubajo

Substitutes

  • 03 Sawyer
  • 10 Mooney
  • 12 Larkins
  • 21 Bartley
  • 22 Loza
  • 25 Simpson
  • 29 Ness

Coventry City

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Christie
  • 03 Adams
  • 06 Thomas
  • 04 Webster
  • 15 Seaborne
  • 08 Baker Booked
  • 07 Fleck
  • 37 Thomas (Clarke - 45' )
  • 17 Daniels (Slager - 62' )
  • 14 Moussa (Barton - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Slager
  • 13 Burge
  • 16 Barton
  • 18 Phillips
  • 19 Willis
  • 24 Clarke
  • 31 Haynes
Ref: Michael Bull
Att: 5,077

Match Stats

Shots

12 7

On target

6 5

Corners

12 5

Fouls

10 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Leyton Orient 2, Coventry City 0.

90:00 +3:18 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 2, Coventry City 0.

90:00 +2:59

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

89:00

Adam Barton (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:57

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).

88:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Gary Sawyer replaces Scott Cuthbert.

87:58

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

86:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Adam Barton replaces Franck Moussa.

82:54

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Blair Adams.

80:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leyton Orient 2, Coventry City 0. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

78:05

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

77:40

Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:40

Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).

76:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. David Mooney replaces Kevin Lisbie.

75:17

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Elliot Omozusi.

74:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jamie Ness replaces Dean Cox.

73:34

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Eldin Jakupovic.

73:24

Attempt saved. Carl Baker (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

71:55

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Eldin Jakupovic.

71:45

Attempt saved. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

67:22

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

67:22

Foul by Andy Webster (Coventry City).

64:30

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

63:40

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Andy Webster.

62:08

Attempt saved. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

61:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Coventry City. Denzel Slager replaces Billy Daniels.

61:18

Foul by Lloyd James (Leyton Orient).

61:18

Cyrus Christie (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:45

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

58:51

Foul by Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient).

58:51

Andy Webster (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Coventry City 0. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

55:46

Penalty saved! Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

55:05

Penalty Leyton Orient. Chris Dagnall draws a foul in the penalty area.

55:05

Penalty conceded by Andy Webster (Coventry City) after a foul in the penalty area.

53:31

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

53:31

Foul by Daniel Seaborne (Coventry City).

53:15

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Eldin Jakupovic.

53:03

Attempt saved. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

49:45

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

49:34

Attempt saved. Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

47:27

Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47:27

Foul by Blair Adams (Coventry City).

47:00

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

46:58

Foul by Franck Moussa (Coventry City).

45:00

Second Half begins Leyton Orient 0, Coventry City 0.

45:00 +1:24 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Coventry City 0.

44:54

Foul by Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient).

44:54

Billy Daniels (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

43:12

Hand ball by Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient).

42:20

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Andy Webster.

39:27

Attempt saved. Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

36:11

Attempt missed. Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

31:35

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Franck Moussa.

30:27

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

28:10

Attempt missed. Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

26:32

Attempt missed. Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

26:12

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Blair Adams.

25:37

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Daniel Seaborne.

24:52

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

24:52

Foul by John Fleck (Coventry City).

22:29

Attempt missed. Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

21:56

Attempt missed. Franck Moussa (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

20:54 Booking

Booking Carl Baker (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

20:48

Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:48

Foul by Carl Baker (Coventry City).

18:34

Foul by Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient).

18:34

Carl Baker (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

17:24

Foul by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient).

17:24

Andy Webster (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

17:00

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

17:00

Foul by Billy Daniels (Coventry City).

16:21

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

16:21

George Thomas (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

13:02

Attempt saved. Carl Baker (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

11:53

Foul by Franck Moussa (Coventry City).

11:53

Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

9:55

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

9:38

Attempt saved. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

8:35

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Andy Webster.

8:26

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

4:14

Foul by Billy Daniels (Coventry City).

4:14

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

3:47

John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3:47

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).

2:56

Foul by Blair Adams (Coventry City).

2:56

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

0:43

Blair Adams (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:43

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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