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Leyton Orient keep play-off hopes alive with Barrow victory


Leyton Orient transfer to inside one level of the League Two play-off locations with a 2-0 victory over Barrow AFC.

Goals from Dan Happe and Dan Kemp sealed the three factors for the O’s to keep their play-off hopes alive with simply 4 matches left to play.

O’s interim supervisor Jobi McAnuff made two modifications to the staff that drew 2-2 with Harrogate Town on Tuesday night as Jamie Turley and Louis Dennis got here in to interchange Sam Ling and the boss himself. 

It was a optimistic begin for the O’s, as Louis Dennis performed effectively on the left to place a harmful cross into the field, which discovered Conor Wilkinson however the in-form ahead had his shot blocked. 

The guests then pushed ahead with Patrick Brough making an attempt to chop the ball again however his try was blocked by Jamie Turley following a cross-field cross from Scott Quigley to select him out initially. 

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Wilkinson continued to get numerous time on the ball, this time he minimize in however had his shot blocked earlier than Dennis then tried his luck from 20-yards out with the latter’s effort being tipped behind for a nook by goalkeeper Joel Dixon. 

Former Dagenham & Redbridge Wilkinson virtually picked out Dennis on the again put up after which let fly from the sting of the field which was once more deflected broad as he continued to be the hazard man. 

Ollie Banks had a golden alternative to present Barrow the lead as he’s discovered on their own from a Chris Taylor nook however headed broad of the goal within the twenty third minute. 

In the forty second minute of play Dennis and Brophy linked up down the left with the latter slicing into the field and simply curling a shot over the bar. 

Louis Dennis with a lovely ball to select Wilkinson unmarked within the field early within the second-half, however Dixon makes a high-quality cease to disclaim the ahead, and it goes behind for a nook. 

A brief nook was nodded throughout the aim by Jamie Turley the place Dan Happe slammed the again into the again of the web to present the hosts a 1-0 lead within the 52nd minute. 

Dan Happe of Leyton Orient

Dan Happe of Leyton Orient

– Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Orient doubled their lead 11 minutes later as defender Happe picked out Wilkinson on the best with an excellent cross-field ball the place the ahead minimize the ball again for Dan Kemp who beat his marker on the sting of the field earlier than firing into the underside proper nook. 

Barrow put some stress on as they looked for a means again into the competition however the O’s managed issues effectively.

Leyton Orient: Vigouroux, Akinola, Turley, Happe, Brophy, Kyprianou, Clay (McAnuff 64), Kemp (Cisse 77), Dennis (Freeman 64), Wilkinson, Johnson (Abrahams 88).

Unused subs: Sargeant, Widdowson, Coulson.

Barrow AFC: Dixon, Barry, Eardley, Brough, Thomas, Davies, J.Taylor (Andrew 66), C.Taylor (Beadling 66), Banks, Quigley, James (Sea 77). 

Unused subs: Moloney, Brown, Wilson.