Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Leyton Orient 1.
Leyton Orient marked Jobi McAnuff's first game as interim manager with a 1-0 victory against rock-bottom Grimsby.
Dan Happe came off the bench and settled the contest at Blundell Park as the O's, who sacked Ross Embleton at the weekend, won for the first time since January 16.
Blocks from Luke Waterfall and Rollin Menayese kept Danny Johnson at bay during the early stages as Orient's 14-goal striker took aim twice in quick succession.
But the Londoners didn't have to wait long to forge an opening.
On as a second-minute substitute for the injured Adam Thompson, Happe turned in from a deflected cross to record McAnuff's first goal as interim manager.
At the other end, a long-range strike from Idris El Mizouni was as close as Grimsby came in the run-up to half-time, while Dan Kemp crashed against the crossbar either side of the break.
Lenell John-Lewis sent a half-volley wide and struck the post after being summoned from the Grimsby bench, but the O's ultimately held on for their first win in eight.
Match report supplied by PA Media
- 4RoseSubstituted forHansonat 66'minutes
- 45AdamsSubstituted forLamyat 73'minutes
- 38El Mizouni
- 40PayneSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 66'minutes
- 29ThompsonSubstituted forHappeat 5'minutes
- 8ClaySubstituted forKyprianouat 78'minutes
- 39JohnsonSubstituted forAbrahamsat 86'minutes
- Steve Martin
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Leyton Orient 1.
Attempt missed. Tristan Abrahams (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Hector Kyprianou.
Foul by Rollin Menayese (Grimsby Town).
Hector Kyprianou (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Idris El Mizouni.
Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Luke Waterfall.
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Tristan Abrahams replaces Danny Johnson.
Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Julien Lamy with a cross.
Offside, Leyton Orient. Nick Freeman tries a through ball, but Tunji Akinola is caught offside.
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Hector Kyprianou replaces Craig Clay.
Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Daniel Happe.
Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by James Hanson.
Foul by Idris El Mizouni (Grimsby Town).
Craig Clay (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Grimsby Town. Julien Lamy replaces Joe Adams.
Idris El Mizouni (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Daniel Kemp (Leyton Orient).
Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by James Hanson with a headed pass.
Foul by Filipe Morais (Grimsby Town).