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Matchroom Stadium (ATT 3,685) 13th March 2010 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Phillips

Leyton Or Leyton Orient vs Walsall Walsall

Leyton Or 2

S Thornton (63, 73)

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Thornton brace sinks Saddlers

Orient get the better of higher-placed opponents

Last Updated: 13/03/10 7:14pm

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Thornton: Bagged a brace

Thornton: Bagged a brace

Two goals from Sean Thornton ensured Leyton Orient ended a run of seven games without a win with a 2-0 victory over Walsall.

Orient, who had not scored in their previous three games, were unable to find a breakthrough in the opening 45 minutes.

Their best effort came from a 28th-minute header from striker Scott McGleish, which Walsall's Josh O'Keefe hooked over his own bar for a corner.

Orient broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute when Aaron Doran capitalised on Walsall's defensive uncertainty and crossed for Thornton to slide home.

The hosts added a second nine minutes later when Jonathan Tehoue and McGleish worked the ball in from the right and Thornton scored with a low shot.

Walsall never looked like finding a way back into the game and failed to muster an attempt on goal after the interval.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 15 30
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Peterborough United 18 27
8 Oldham Athletic 18 27
9 Rochdale 17 26
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15

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