Match ends, Leyton Orient 3, Harrogate Town 0.
A hat-trick from Danny Johnson gave Leyton Orient a comprehensive 3-0 win over Harrogate Town at Brisbane Road.
Johnson opened his account after 18 minutes when Conor Wilkinson sent him clear to drive the ball low into the net.
Johnson doubled the advantage on the half-hour when he collected a pass from Josh Coulson and rifled a left-footed powerful drive into the top corner from 20 yards.
James Brophy should have extended the advantage eight minutes later when Johnson turned provider but the wide player screwed the ball wide with only keeper James Belshaw to beat.
The Sulphurites changed from a 3-4-3 system to 4-3-3 after the break and went close when a header by Aaron Martin was grabbed on the line by O's goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux before Johnson was gifted a goal on 73 minutes.
Jobi McAnuff sent in a corner from the left that eluded the clutches of Belshaw and Johnson, totally unmarked at the back post, had the simplest of chances to head the ball home for his 12th goal of the season.
Report supplied by PA Media.
- 6CoulsonBooked at 26mins
- 3WiddowsonBooked at 70mins
- 7McAnuffSubstituted forDaytonat 78'minutes
- 26KyprianouSubstituted forWrightat 87'minutes
- 9WilkinsonSubstituted forMaguire-Drewat 82'minutes
- 16BrophySubstituted forDennisat 82'minutes
- 12LawlorSubstituted forBurrellat 45'minutesBooked at 68mins
- 3JonesBooked at 80mins
- 17KerrySubstituted forKirbyat 60'minutes
- 14KiernanSubstituted forWalkerat 85'minutes
- 10MartinSubstituted forSteadat 60'minutes
- Neil Hair
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 3, Harrogate Town 0.
Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Warren Burrell.
Attempt blocked. Danny Johnson (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Louis Dennis.
Attempt missed. Josh Falkingham (Harrogate Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Attempt saved. Louis Dennis (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Wright.
Corner, Harrogate Town. Conceded by Lawrence Vigouroux.
Attempt saved. Tom Walker (Harrogate Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Dan Jones.
Attempt missed. Jack Muldoon (Harrogate Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Dan Jones with a cross.
Josh Falkingham (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Louis Dennis (Leyton Orient).
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Josh Wright replaces Hector Kyprianou.
Hand ball by Sam Ling (Leyton Orient).
Substitution, Harrogate Town. Tom Walker replaces Brendan Kiernan.
Connor Kirby (Harrogate Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by James Dayton (Leyton Orient).
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Louis Dennis replaces James Brophy.
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jordan Maguire-Drew replaces Conor Wilkinson.
Dan Jones (Harrogate Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Dan Jones (Harrogate Town).