Damaging defeats for Orient and Colchester

Sky Bet League Two round-up

Morecambe 2-1 Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient slipped out of the Sky Bet League Two play-off places after Morecambe came from behind to win at the Globe Arena.

Leading marksman, Danny Johnson, netted his fifteenth goal of the season to hand the East Londoners and eighteenth-minute lead.

However, the O’s failed to capitalise on their impressive start and were undone by goals from Sam Lavelle and Mendes Lavelle after the break.
As a result, Ross Embleton’s men slip to tenth.

Morecambe: Halstead, Mellor, Lavelle, Davis, Stockton(Leitch-Smith 78’), Wildig, Gomes, O’Sullivan (Kenyon 89’), Phillips, Cooney, Songo’o Subs not used: Turner, Hendrie, Knight-Percival, Diagouraga, McAlinden

Leyton Orient: Vigouroux, Ling, Coulson, Happe, Brophy, Cisse (Dayton 83’), Kyprianou (McAnuff 66’), Clay (Dennis 77’), Angol (Sotiriou 66’), Wilkinson, Johnson Subs not used: Sargeant, Akinola, Wright

Cambridge United 2-1 Colchester United

Colchester United retain their place in the top seven despite going down by the odd goal in three at out od sorts Cambridge United.

The home side had lost each of their last three Sky Bet League Two outings, but a brace from Paul Mullin – taking his tally for the campaign to eighteen – put them firmly in the driving seat against the North Essex side.

Michael Folivi pulled one back for Steve Ball’s men from the penalty spot.- converting after he’d been felled by Harry Darling.

Cambridge United: Burton, Knoyle, Iredale, Digby, Taylor, Darling, Hannant, Mullin (Ironside 90′), Cundy, El Mizouni (Davies 89′), Knibbs Subs not used: Mitov, Dallas, May, Worman, Neal


Colchester United: Gerken, Welch-Hayes (Tchamadeu 71′), Bramall, Smith, Senior (Chilvers 59′), Norris (Brown 59′), Harriott, Eastman, Poku, Stevenson, Gambin (Folivi 59′) Subs not used: George, Sowunmi, Clampin

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Brian Jeeves

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