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Orient make it two wins in a row

17:20 28 February 2015

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O's Chris Dagnall scores and celebrates as he makes it 2-0 at Walsall. Pic: Simon O'Connor

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League One: Walsall 0 Leyton Orient 2

Orient kept another clean sheet as they beat fellow strugglers Walsall away from home, making it back-to-back wins in their relegation battle.

Young winger Ryan Hedges broke the deadlock in the second half with his first senior goal, before striker Chris Dagnall sealed the deal just three minutes later in the 59th minute.

O’s boss Fabio Liverani only made one change to the side which won 3-0 at home to Oldham Athletic, with loanee Luke O’Neill making his debut, while Gary Sawyer was dropped to the bench.

But it was the hosts who had the first chance of the game in the third minute as left-back Andy Taylor swung in a free kick, that was comfortably saved by Orient Keeper Alex Cisak.

There was another save from Cisak in the 10th minute as he denied another Walsall free-kick just outside the box from Saddlers Jordan Cook, before Orient’s David Mooney tried his luck five minutes later with a right-footed shot from 35 yards out, but just put it wide.

Cisak managed to come out on top again as he punched another shot clear for a corner in the 18th minute as Walsall’s Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila was left clear at the back post.

But Dagnall raced through on goal on the half hour from a through ball, only to put his effort just wide of the target.

Mooney had his second attempt at goal, five minutes before the interval, as he chested down a throw in inside the box only to fire it just wide of the target.

Just a minute later the O’s created an attack on the left when Andrea Dossena and Jobi McAnuff linked up and Dagnall got a header off, but glanced it just wide.

There were no changes at the break, but the O’s still managed to make the breakthrough on 56 minutes when a through ball to loanee Hedges allowed him to fire home with his left foot.

The Swansea youngster wasn’t done there as he pushed forward again three minutes later to thread a ball into forward Dagnall as he slotted it into the top right corner to put Orient 2-0 up.

There was no way back for Walsall after that as improving O’s saw out the remainder of the encounter comfortably and moved up two spots to 21st in League One ahead of the visit of leaders Bristol City in midweek.Leyton Orient: Cisak, O’Neill, Baudry, Lowry (Cuthbert 90), Dossena, McAnuff, Vincelot, Wright, Hedges (Cox 75), Mooney, Dagnall (Simpson 83). Unused substitutes: Sawyer, Clarke, Bartley, Woods.

Attendance: 5,239 (including 451 Leyton Orient fans).

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