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Grimsby Town 0-1 Leyton Orient

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

Line-ups

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 44Eastwood
  • 22Hewitt
  • 6Waterfall
  • 26Menayese
  • 3Bunney
  • 18Morais
  • 4RoseSubstituted forHansonat 66'minutes
  • 20Matete
  • 45AdamsSubstituted forLamyat 73'minutes
  • 38El Mizouni
  • 40PayneSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Hendrie
  • 8Coke
  • 9Hanson
  • 21John-Lewis
  • 36Habergham
  • 42Lamy

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-3-3

  • 22Vigouroux
  • 18Akinola
  • 23Turley
  • 29ThompsonSubstituted forHappeat 5'minutes
  • 3Widdowson
  • 8ClaySubstituted forKyprianouat 78'minutes
  • 4Cissé
  • 28Freeman
  • 15Kemp
  • 39JohnsonSubstituted forAbrahamsat 86'minutes
  • 16Brophy

Substitutes

  • 1Sargeant
  • 2Ling
  • 5Happe
  • 9Wilkinson
  • 11Dayton
  • 26Kyprianou
  • 35Abrahams
Referee:
Steve Martin

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Leyton Orient 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Leyton Orient 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tristan Abrahams (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Hector Kyprianou.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Rollin Menayese (Grimsby Town).

  5. Post update

    Hector Kyprianou (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Idris El Mizouni.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Luke Waterfall.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Tristan Abrahams replaces Danny Johnson.

  9. Post update

    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.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Leyton Orient. Nick Freeman tries a through ball, but Tunji Akinola is caught offside.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Hector Kyprianou replaces Craig Clay.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Daniel Happe.

  13. Post update

    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.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Idris El Mizouni (Grimsby Town).

  15. Post update

    Craig Clay (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Julien Lamy replaces Joe Adams.

  17. Post update

    Idris El Mizouni (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Kemp (Leyton Orient).

  19. Post update

    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.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Filipe Morais (Grimsby Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham31168741261556
2Cambridge331671048301855
3Forest Green31159743321154
4Tranmere3116694437754
5Morecambe32157104443152
6Bolton32148104140150
7Salford311310840251549
8Newport3113993832648
9Exeter301211751371447
10Bradford30137103532346
11Harrogate32136133637-145
12Carlisle28134113932743
13Leyton Orient31126133734342
14Crawley30118114140141
15Walsall3181493640-438
16Stevenage33814112731-438
17Oldham31115154956-738
18Scunthorpe30122163239-738
19Mansfield31813103841-337
20Colchester31812113343-1036
21Port Vale3297164146-534
22Southend3277182147-2628
23Barrow3068163341-826
24Grimsby3066182249-2724
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