Tip-top O’s maintain their unbeaten start

Rochdale v Leyton Orient – Sky Bet League Two – Crown Oil Arena – Report

Rochdale 0-1 Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient remain three points clear at the top of Sky Bet League Two following a narrow 1-0 victory over rock-bottom Rochdale at the Crown Oil Arena

George Moncur’s brilliant right-footed strike handed Orient the lead, and subsequently their seventh win in eight matches, ten minutes before the interval.

The O’s had to survive a late scare when Rochdale were awarded a penalty deep into stoppage-time after goalkeeper, Lawrence Vigouroux had fouled Tyrese Sinclair. However, the stopper swiftly turned hero after turning aside Scott Quigley’s spot-kick.

Leyton Orient return to Sky Bet League Two action on Saturday, September 17 when Walsall are the visitors to Brisbane Road (3pm).

Rochdale: O’Donnell, Keohane, Graham, McNulty, White (Seriki 84′), Diagouraga, Ball, Henderson (Sinclair 69′), Rodney, Odoh (Campbell 84′), Quigley Subs not used:  Brierley, Nelson, Slicker, Malley

Leyton Orient: Vigouroux, James, Beckles, Happe, Sweeney, Pratley (Brown 69′), Moncur, El Mizouni, Sotiriou (Drinan 60′), Kelman (Archibald 70′), Smyth (Clay 77′) Subs not used: Sargeant, Ogie, Duke-McKenna

Referee: Simon Mather

Assistants: Helen Edwards and Thomas Harty

Fourth Official: Paul Stonier

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Brian Jeeves

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