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Leyton Orient 2-0 Harrogate Town

Goals from Josh Coulson and Matt Harrold kept Leyton Orient on course for the National League title with victory over promotion hopefuls Harrogate at Brisbane Road.

The victory maintained leaders Orient's two-point lead over second-placed Salford, with Harrogate remaining sixth despite the defeat.

Orient went ahead with two minutes on the clock as Jobi McAnuff's corner was met by centre-back Coulson's glancing header.

Harrogate striker Jordan Thewliss missed a couple of chances in the first half and 15 minutes after the break saw his shot come back off the post after rounding Orient keeper Dean Brill.

With 18 minutes remaining, Harrogate goalkeeper James Belshaw kept his side in the game with a fine save from a shot by Marvin Ekpiteta, but three minutes into added time substitute Harrold rose highest from a corner to head home and seal his side's victory.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 1Brill
  • 21Ekpiteta
  • 6Coulson
  • 10Maguire-DrewSubstituted forHarroldat 64'minutes
  • 3Widdowson
  • 15HappeBooked at 36mins
  • 7McAnuff
  • 8ClayBooked at 38mins
  • 16Brophy
  • 19KoromaSubstituted forTurleyat 77'minutes
  • 9Bonne

Substitutes

  • 18Harrold
  • 22Lee
  • 23Turley
  • 24Sargeant
  • 30Simpson

Harrogate

  • 1Belshaw
  • 2Fallowfield
  • 3SeniorSubstituted forLeesleyat 82'minutes
  • 8EmmettSubstituted forMuldoonat 74'minutes
  • 5HoweBooked at 83mins
  • 4FalkinghamBooked at 42mins
  • 6Burrell
  • 9BeckSubstituted forKnowlesat 79'minutes
  • 12ThewlisBooked at 90mins
  • 17Kerry
  • 20Kitching

Substitutes

  • 7Thomson
  • 10Knowles
  • 11Leesley
  • 13Cracknell
  • 18Muldoon
Referee:
Marc Edwards
Attendance:
6,665

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 2, Harrogate Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 2, Harrogate Town 0.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 2, Harrogate Town 0. Matt Harrold (Leyton Orient).

Booking

Jordan Thewlis (Harrogate Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Harrogate Town. Joe Leesley replaces Jack Senior.

Substitution

Substitution, Harrogate Town. Dominic Knowles replaces Mark Beck.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jamie Turley replaces Josh Koroma.

Substitution

Substitution, Harrogate Town. Jack Muldoon replaces Jack Emmett.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Matt Harrold replaces Jordan Maguire-Drew.

Second Half

Second Half begins Leyton Orient 1, Harrogate Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Leyton Orient 1, Harrogate Town 0.

Booking

Josh Falkingham (Harrogate Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Craig Clay (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Daniel Happe (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Harrogate Town 0. Josh Coulson (Leyton Orient).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient442512773353887
2Salford442510975413485
3Solihull Moors442591072423084
4Wrexham442491155361981
5Fylde442115871393278
6Harrogate4420111375552071
7Eastleigh44217165760-370
8Ebbsfleet4418131363441967
9Gateshead44199165244866
10Sutton United441713145355-264
11Barrow441513164951-258
12Chesterfield441317145249356
13Bromley441511186267-556
14Hartlepool441414165359-656
15Barnet441511184249-756
16Dag & Red441510194953-455
17Dover441412185464-1054
18Halifax441120134042-253
19Boreham Wood441215174859-1151
20Maidenhead United44156234368-2551
21Havant & Waterlooville44913226280-1840
22Aldershot44911243467-3338
23Braintree44107274678-3237
24Maidstone United4496293578-4333
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