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Tranmere Rovers 0-4 Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient striker Kevin Lisbie

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:

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Post-match: Orient boss Slade

"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."

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 2Holmes
  • 20McNulty
  • 17Power
  • 4Taylor
  • 5GoodisonBooked at 64mins
  • 15Kirby
  • 6HateleySubstituted forSodjeat 62'minutes
  • 9LoweBooked at 78mins
  • 14Atkinson
  • 23RidehalghBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBell-Baggieat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Horwood
  • 11Bell-Baggie
  • 12Rowe
  • 16Stockton
  • 19Sodje
  • 22Koumas
  • 25Watkins

Leyton Orient

  • 1Jones
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 2Omozusi
  • 4Vincelot
  • 6BaudryBooked at 56mins
  • 15N Clarke
  • 11OdubajoSubstituted forLasimantat 81'minutes
  • 8James
  • 10MooneySubstituted forStockleyat 85'minutes
  • 9LisbieSubstituted forBattat 72'minutes
  • 7Cox

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 12Larkins
  • 14Batt
  • 19Lasimant
  • 20Gorman
  • 21Bartley
  • 22Stockley
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
4,313

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home5
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Leyton Orient 4.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient).

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

Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

Foul by Max Power (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jayden Stockley replaces David Mooney.

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.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Lloyd James.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Yohann Lasimant replaces Moses Odubajo.

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

Booking

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

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.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

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

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

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

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

Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

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

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

Dismissal

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

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Akpo Sodje replaces Tom Hateley.

Substitution

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

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.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

Booking

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

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

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

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 0, Leyton Orient 1.

Half Time

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

Booking

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1210202332
2Peterborough1210111631
3Wolves118211426
4Preston12642622
5Bradford126331121
6Swindon12624920
7MK Dons12543519
8Crawley11542419
9Walsall12543219
10Rotherham12543019
11Brentford12534018
12Port Vale12426-414
13Shrewsbury12264-212
14Colchester12264-612
15Carlisle11335-1012
16Crewe12336-1412
17Coventry12633611
18Oldham11326-211
19Gillingham12237-79
20Sheff Utd12228-108
21Stevenage12228-118
22Tranmere12228-158
23Notts County11218-87
24Bristol City11065-76
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