Orient off the bottom with win
Last Updated: October 8, 2011 7:15pm
Lisbie: On the double
Leyton Orient dragged themselves off the foot of the League One table with a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Scunthorpe.
It was a second successive win for the Londoners and the second time they have done it having conceding first.
Dean Cox missed a great chance to put the visitors in front before former Orient loanee Andy Barcham opened the scoring for Scunthorpe after 31 minutes with a right-footed shot from the edge of the penalty area.
It was tough luck on Russell Slade's side, but there were only 45 second-half seconds on the clock when striker Kevin Lisbie raced through the home defence to squeeze a shot under Johnstone for the equaliser.
Five minutes later he struck again to put Orient in front with a free header from a cross from skipper Steven Dawson. And centre-back Scott Cuthbert looked to have wrapped the game up for the visitors when he took advantage of some more sloppy home defending to make it 3-1 in the 68th minute, heading home a free-kick from Charlie Daniels.
But just a minute later Barcham gave Scunthorpe some hope when he forced home his second of the game following a corner. That set up a tense finish with the home side pressing strongly, but they could not find an equaliser as the O's defended with great resolution.
Sky Bet League 1
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Bury2 - 0Exeter
Carlisle2 - 2Brentford
Charlton1 - 1Tranmere
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Scunthorpe2 - 3Leyton Or
Sheff Wed3 - 1Chesterfld
Wycombe1 - 1Walsall
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