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Weston Homes Community Stadium (ATT 4,704) 6th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Clark

Colchester Colchester United vs Leyton Orient Leyton Or

Colchester 2

G Massey (20)
D Wright (24)

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Leyton Or 1

K Lisbie (37)

Walker saves day for U's

Last Updated: 06/04/13 6:49pm

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Sam Walker: Saved Kevin Lisbie's penalty

Sam Walker: Saved Kevin Lisbie's penalty

Colchester boosted their survival chances with a vital 2-1 win over Leyton Orient, whose play-off hopes were dealt a blow.

Colchester went ahead in the 20th minute through Gavin Massey, who headed past goalkeeper Jamie Jones after substitute Bradley Garmston had brilliantly picked him out in the penalty area.

The U's doubled their lead four minutes later when Drey Wright finished another good attacking move, after Clinton Morrison had helped Brian Wilson's low cross into his path.

But Kevin Lisbie finished coolly against his former club after breaching the U's offside trap eight minutes before the break to get Orient back in the game.

Leon McSweeney went close for the visitors just before half-time, while former Orient striker Jabo Ibehre wasted a great chance to give Colchester a 3-1 lead after shooting wide just before the hour.

U's keeper Sam Walker crucially saved Lisbie's penalty with 12 minutes to go after substitute Shaun Batt had been tripped in the area by Garmston, to seal a priceless win for Colchester.

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2 Milton Keynes Dons 32 62
3 Swindon Town 32 60
4 Preston North End 31 59
5 Sheffield United 31 52
6 Bradford City 31 45
7 Doncaster Rovers 32 45
8 Fleetwood Town 32 44
9 Oldham Athletic 31 43
10 Chesterfield 32 42
11 Gillingham 32 42
12 Port Vale 32 42
13 Rochdale 30 41
14 Walsall 32 41
15 Peterborough United 32 41
16 Barnsley 32 41
17 Scunthorpe United 31 40
18 Notts County 31 38
19 Crewe Alexandra 32 38
20 Colchester United 32 34
21 Coventry City 31 33
22 Crawley Town 32 33
23 Leyton Orient 31 32
24 Yeovil Town 32 29