Leyton Orient re-entered the automatic promotion places with a comfortable victory over bottom club Stevenage.

Moses Odubajo and Chris Dagnall both scored as Orient ended a run of four league games without a win and leapfrogged Wolves on goal difference.

Orient started well and Odubajo reacted quickest to Dagnall's parried effort to score his ninth goal of the season.

And Dagnall soon doubled the lead when David Mooney pounced on an error and squared it for the striker to tap in.

The O's were dominant and both Odubajo and Dagnall could have added more but the former saw his shot well saved and the latter could only head over the bar.

Stevenage have struggled away from home this season, and this defeat made it one point in seven away games, but they had the better of the chances in the second half.

Substitute Darius Charles caused problems while Michael Doughty saw a last-minute effort stunningly saved by Eldin Jakupovic.

The result left Graham Westley's men bottom of the table six points adrift of safety but with two games in hand on Crewe in 20th.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"It was a good, solid performance - particularly in the first half where I thought we dominated and should have got ourselves up to a third goal.

"Stevenage came back and gave it a real go in the second half.

"We were positive, played with good energy, moved the ball quickly and created a lot of openings. They struggled to come to terms with that and changed their shape."

Stevenage boss Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"As the game wore on we got stronger and certainly it was a pretty even second half.

"The chances were there for us, we weren't as clinical as they were.

"When you've not been winning games, the confidence on the whole isn't there.

"Our destiny is going to be decided by games against teams in the bottom eight or 10.

"We've got to make sure that we're ready for these home fixtures and I think the lads are confident."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Leyton Orient

  • 30 Jakupovic
  • 05 Cuthbert
  • 03 Sawyer Booked
  • 04 Vincelot
  • 06 Baudry
  • 15 Clarke
  • 11 Odubajo
  • 08 James (Ness - 83' )
  • 23 Dagnall (Batt - 76' )
  • 10 Mooney
  • 07 Cox

Substitutes

  • 09 Lisbie
  • 12 Larkins
  • 14 Batt
  • 19 Lasimant
  • 21 Bartley
  • 25 Simpson
  • 29 Ness

Stevenage

  • 16 Day
  • 20 Smith
  • 29 Hartley
  • 13 Parrett
  • 06 Jones
  • 05 Ashton
  • 11 Akins
  • 08 Mousinho (Charles - 63' )
  • 12 Zoko
  • 07 Morais (Doughty - 63' )
  • 15 Freeman

Substitutes

  • 01 Arnold
  • 09 Charles
  • 10 Burrow
  • 22 Obeng
  • 24 Doughty
  • 28 N'Guessan
  • 34 Deacon (Doughty - 78' )
Ref: Andy Davies
Att: 4,171

Match Stats

Shots

12 11

On target

5 4

Corners

7 8

Fouls

10 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Leyton Orient 2, Stevenage 0.

90:00 +4:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 2, Stevenage 0.

90:00 +3:45

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Eldin Jakupovic.

90:00 +3:26

Attempt saved. Michael Doughty (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

90:00 +0:56

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +0:03 Booking

Booking Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

90:00

Luke Freeman (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:57

Foul by Gary Sawyer (Leyton Orient).

89:16

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Lucas Akins.

87:35

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

87:35

Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

85:34

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

84:31

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient).

84:31

Lucas Akins (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jamie Ness replaces Lloyd James.

79:44

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

79:44

Foul by Luke Freeman (Stevenage).

77:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stevenage. Michael Doughty replaces Roarie Deacon.

76:56

Attempt missed. Francois Zoko (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

75:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces Chris Dagnall.

75:06

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

75:06

Foul by Roarie Deacon (Stevenage).

73:40

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

72:34

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

72:08

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

72:08

Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

70:09

Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:09

Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

69:29

Attempt saved. Francois Zoko (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

68:32

Attempt missed. Roarie Deacon (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

68:01

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

67:22

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

67:01

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

67:01

Darius Charles (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:08 Booking

Booking Roarie Deacon (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

66:01

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

66:01

Foul by Roarie Deacon (Stevenage).

64:32

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

64:32

Foul by Luke Freeman (Stevenage).

63:57

Attempt missed. Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

62:59

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

62:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stevenage. Roarie Deacon replaces Filipe Morais.

62:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stevenage. Darius Charles replaces John Mousinho.

61:27

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Luke Jones.

60:45

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

60:30

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

60:30

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Stevenage).

58:54

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Luke Jones.

58:39

Attempt blocked. Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

57:43

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jimmy Smith.

56:24

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

54:25

Attempt missed. Jon Ashton (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

54:07

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

54:07

Lucas Akins (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53:15

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient).

53:15

John Mousinho (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:37

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

52:37

Foul by Luke Jones (Stevenage).

50:03

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

49:28

Attempt missed. Filipe Morais (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

49:09

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

48:49

Attempt blocked. Jimmy Smith (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

47:46

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

47:46

Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

46:12

Attempt saved. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Leyton Orient 2, Stevenage 0.

45:00 +1:56 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Leyton Orient 2, Stevenage 0.

43:00

Attempt saved. Dean Parrett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

42:21

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient).

42:21

Luke Freeman (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:58

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

38:32

Delay in match Francois Zoko (Stevenage) because of an injury.

37:46

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

37:46

Filipe Morais (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:13

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient).

37:13

Jon Ashton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:02

Hand ball by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

36:26

Attempt saved. Jimmy Smith (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

35:24

Attempt missed. Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

34:43

Attempt saved. Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

32:05

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

26:59

Attempt missed. Luke Jones (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

25:53

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient).

25:53

Luke Freeman (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leyton Orient 2, Stevenage 0. Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Mooney.

19:39

Foul by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient).

19:39

Dean Parrett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:02

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Dean Parrett.

13:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Stevenage 0. Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

13:23

Attempt saved. Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

8:49

Attempt missed. Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

7:37

Attempt missed. Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

2:22

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

2:22

Foul by Peter Hartley (Stevenage).

1:26

Foul by Luke Jones (Stevenage).

1:26

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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