O’s see off Barrow to step up play-off charge

Leyton Orient 2-0 Barrow 

Second-half goals from Dan Happe and Dan Kemp moved Leyton Orient within a point of the top seven in Sky Bet League Two.

Against a Barrow side that had almost certainly secured their EFL status following a four-match unbeaten sequence – Orient took the lead seven minutes after the restart. Skipper Happe firing home from close range after Jamie Turley had nodded on.

The East Londoners confirmed the three points just after the hour. Kemp firing home from distance, after Connor Wilkinson had teed him up.

The win moved Orient up to ninth place. They return to Sky Bet League Two action on Tuesday, April 20 when promotion-chasing Cambridge United visit the Breyer Group Stadium (7pm).

Leyton Orient: Vigouroux, Akinola, Turley, Happe, Brophy, Kyprianou, Clay (McAnuff 64’) Wilkinson, Kemp (Cissé 78’), Dennis (Freeman 64’), Johnson Subs not used: Sargeant, Widdowson, Coulson, Abrahams

Barrow: Dixon, Brough, J.Taylor (Beadling 66’), Quigley, Davies, Barry, C.Taylor (Andrew 66’), Eardley, Thomas, James (Sea 78’), Banks Subs not used: Moloney, Brown, Wilson

Referee: Christopher Sarginson

Assistants: Adrian Tranter and James Vallance

Fourth Official: Darren Blunden

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Brian Jeeves

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