Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Cheltenham Town 1.
Cheltenham Town took a valuable three points in their quest to move away from the League Two relegation zone with victory at fellow strugglers Leyton Orient.
Carl Winchester's goal earned them the points against second-from-bottom Orient at Brisbane Road.
Winchester scored the only goal of the game on 21 minutes but it was visiting keeper Scott Brown who earned the plaudits with a string of outstanding saves.
The Robins created the early chances but Tin Plavotic and then Kyle Wootton fired wide when well-placed.
The O's stormed back and were only denied the lead because of the heroics of visiting shot-stopper Brown who was in scintillating form.
He twice blocked point-blank shots from Gavin Massey and then produced another double save, firstly denying Paul McCallum and then Nigel Atangana.
Winchester broke the deadlock when he collected a pass from Billy Waters before unleashing a powerful drive into the net from outside the penalty area.
Orient squandered a wonderful opportunity to restore parity on 56 minutes when Massey was fouled in the penalty area but man-of-the-match Brown flung himself to his left to palm Callum Kennedy's spot kick around the post.
From thereon, Cheltenham had little difficulty in protecting their lead to leave Orient with their 14th home league defeat of the season.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 6ParkesSubstituted forClarkat 45'minutes
- 28KoromaSubstituted forDalbyat 65'minutes
- 11MasseyBooked at 90mins
- 10McCallumSubstituted forLiburdat 76'minutes
- 18RoweBooked at 40minsSubstituted forStorerat 61'minutes
- Nigel Miller
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Cheltenham Town 1.
Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Jack Barthram.
Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Callum Kennedy (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Scott Brown.
Attempt saved. Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Teddy Mezague (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kyle Wootton (Cheltenham Town).
Liam Davis (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient).
Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town).
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Teddy Mezague.
Foul by Michael Collins (Leyton Orient).
Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Liam Davis (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt saved. Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Foul by Rowan Liburd (Leyton Orient).
Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.