Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Scunthorpe United 2.
Ross Embleton's third spell in caretaker charge of Leyton Orient got off to a poor start as his side lost to Scunthorpe at Brisbane Road.
Carl Fletcher was sacked after just 29 days in charge this week, with assistant Embleton stepping back in to take charge of O's.
He kept faith with nine of the players who started in the FA Cup humiliation by Maldon & Tiptree last weekend, but the hosts failed to react positively and were behind after just four minutes.
A corner by Kevin van Veen was not dealt with and the ball found its way to Alex Gilliead on the edge of the box, who steadied himself before firing home a right-footed rocket past a shell-shocked Dean Brill.
The Iron almost doubled their advantage just before the break, with Sam Ling producing a last-ditch tackle just before Abo Eisa could pull the trigger.
Orient showed lots of endeavour without having that cutting edge and Louis Dennis saw his close-range effort blocked by visiting goalkeeper Jake Eastwood midway through the second period.
Paul Hurst's men then wrapped up their first league away win of the season when Lee Novak latched onto Matty Lund's through ball before burying past Brill to send 612 travelling fans home happy.
Report supplied by PA Media
- 2LingBooked at 81mins
- 15HappeSubstituted forAngolat 65'minutes
- 17DennisSubstituted forAlabiat 74'minutes
- 20GillieadBooked at 29mins
- 14PerchBooked at 45mins
- 30EisaSubstituted forButlerat 90+1'minutes
- 10van VeenSubstituted forMcAteeat 79'minutes
- Brett Huxtable
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Scunthorpe United 2.
Attempt saved. James Alabi (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Ling with a headed pass.
James Brophy (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United).
Attempt missed. James Alabi (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Maguire-Drew with a cross following a set piece situation.
Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Andy Butler replaces Abobaker Eisa.
Lee Angol (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by John McAtee (Scunthorpe United).
Attempt saved. James Alabi (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Angol.
Lee Angol (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).
Attempt saved. Abobaker Eisa (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Novak.
Attempt saved. Abobaker Eisa (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Lee Novak.
Foul by James Alabi (Leyton Orient).
James Perch (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Sam Ling (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Sam Ling (Leyton Orient).
Abobaker Eisa (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Goal! Leyton Orient 0, Scunthorpe United 2. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Matthew Lund.