Full-time: Brentford 2 Orient 1 - McGleish’s second-half strike is not enough to save Orient

Orient’s hopes of a new club record disappear at Brentford

Team news: Orient boss Russell Slade makes two changes to the side that won at Hartlepool, with Tommy Carroll coming into the starting line up in place of injured skipper Stephen Dawson, while Scott McGleish replaces Paul-Jose M’Poku.

With vice skipper Ben Chorley also out injured, Matt Spring takes the captain’s armband.

O’s, without a defeat in 14 league games, are looking to set a new club record of 15 unbeaten.

Former O’s skipper Gary Alexander lines up for the Bees.


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6 mins – A misunderstanding in the visiting defence allows Marcus Bean time and space and he sweeps into the area before firing the ball past Jamie Jones and into the corner of the net.

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8 mins – Former Orient star Gary Alexander almost adds a second when he fires in a 20-yard drive that just goes past the post. It’s all Brentford at the moment.

16 mins – Brentford in complete control go close again. Gary Alexander puts pressure on Elliot Omozusi and gets his toe to the ball, but Jamie Jones blocks the shot. The ball falls to Andrew Whing, but he delays his clearance and is almost caught out as Myles Weston gets a block on the clearance.

24 mins – Brentford score the goal they have been threatening. Myles Weston pulls the strings down the left and beats Matt Spring, before firing the ball across the face of the goal and ex-O’s striker Gary Alexander slams the ball home at the far post.

29 mins – It’s still all Brentford and Karleigh Osborne sends a header just wide.

33 mins – A chance at last for Orient, Charlie Daniels sends in a free-kick from the right and Scott McGleish heads the ball just wide.

42 mins – Lewis Grabban beats the offside trap and should score a third, but Jamie Jones saves.

44 mins – O’s should have cut the deficit. Andrew Whing fires in a cross from the right and Alex Revell touches the ball into the path of Dean Cox, he takes a touch and keeper Richard Lee makes a great save, but is injured in the process and has to be replaced by Simon Moore.

45+2 mins – Matt Spring fires over as O’s start to get back into the game.

Half-time: Brentford 2 Orient 0 – the scoreline just about right as Brentford dominated the early stages before O’s gradually started to get a foothold in the game.

53 mins – O’s make the perfect start to the second half. Charlie Daniels floats in a corner and Jimmy Smith heads the ball down and Scott McGleish reacts first to smash home his 14th goal of the season.

59 mins – The complexion of the game has changed, O’s are now on top and Jimmy Smith almost levels from after Dean Cox provides the cross from the left.

64 mins – Dean Cox should have levelled things up, but he fires straight at Simon Moore.

65 mins – Jamie Jones keeps Orient in the game with a wonder save from Adam Reed.

73 mins – Brentford could have wrapped things up as substitute Jeffrey Schlupp, who had only been on 30 seconds, rounds Jamie Jones, but then fires against the bar.

74 mins – Jimmy Smith has another chance, but Simon Moore gets to the ball first.

80 mins – Adam Barrett looks to have headed Orient level, but Simon Moore somehow tips the ball away for a corner.

Full-time: Brentford 2 Orient 1 – A much better second half from Orient, but all they had to show for their efforts was a Scott McGleish goal and the hopes of setting a new club record of 15 games unbeaten were over.

Brentford: Lee (Moore 45 mins), O’Connor, Osborne, Legge, Neilson, Reed, Bean, Diagouraga, Weston (Wood 80 mins), Alexander, Grabban (Schlupp 73 mins). Subs: Spillane, Bignall, Wright, Byrne.

Orient: Jones, Whing (Forbes 70 mins), Omozusi, Barrett, Daniels, Spring, Smith, Carroll (M’Poku 79 mins), Cox, McGleish, Revell (Tehoue 69 mins). Subs: Butcher, Chambers, Jarvis, M’Poku, Kane.

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