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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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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19

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