Johnson brace boosts O’s play-off hopes

Mansfield Town 0-2 Leyton Orient

A goal in each half from leading marksman, Danny Johnson was enough to see off Mansfield Town and move Leyton Orient within a point of the Sky Bet League Two play-off places.

Johnson fired his first in the fifth minute after Sam Ling had fashioned an opening. Then ensured the O’s fourth victory on the spin, sending a left-footed strike beyond Stags stopper Aidan Stone thirteen minutes from time.

The victory moves Orient into ninth place. They return to Sky Bet League Two action on Monday, April 5 when Walsall visit the Breyer Group Stadium (1pm).

Mansfield Town: Stone, Gordon (Sweeney 83′), Rawson, Perch, Benning, Maris, Lapslie (O Clarke76′), Quinn (Charsley 80′), Law (McLaughlin 76′), Bowery, Reid (Sinclair 81′) Subs not used: Stech, Ward

Leyton Orient: Vigouroux, Ling, Akinola, Turley, Widdowson, Clay, Cissé, KempMcAnuff (Kyprianou 67′), Brophy’ Johnson Subs not used: Sargeant, Judd, Dennis, Sweeney, Abrahams, Young

Referee: Robert Madley

Assistants: Ivan Stankovic and Conor Brown

Fourth Official: Andrew Hendley


Brian Jeeves

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