O's dethroned despite win
Last Updated: 01/03/14 5:56pm
Moses Odubajo: Netted the winner
Leyton Orient lost top spot in League One despite Moses Odubajo claiming a late winner to down Colchester 2-1 at Brisbane Road.
U's substitute Marcus Bean had earlier cancelled out a David Mooney goal that put the promotion chasers in front before Odubajo had the final say, but Wolves' 3-0 win over Port Vale means they now lead the table on goal difference.
The home side looked far from convincing despite taking the lead after 21 minutes. Dean Cox crossed into the box and the ball fell to Mooney, who unleashed an unstoppable volley into the net from 15 yards for his 16th league goal of the season.
Both teams were evenly matched in the first half but after the break the visitors dominated the play.
Eldin Jakupovic was called into action within a minute of the restart and the on-loan Hull goalkeeper pulled off two stunning saves at point-blank range to protect the O's lead.
Jakupovic was also quickly off his goal-line to rob Macauley Bonne before the visitors gained a deserved equaliser after 79 minutes, left-back Ryan Dickson crossing for the unmarked Bean to head home from close range.
However, just four minutes later Orient restored their advantage when substitute Shaun Batt played Odubajo in and the 20-year-old steered the ball home with some aplomb.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 1st Mar
Bradford2 - 3Stevenage
Bristol C2 - 1Gillingham
Carlisle0 - 0Brentford
Crawley1 - 0Peterboro
Crewe1 - 1Swindon
Leyton Or2 - 1Colchester
MK Dons0 - 1Sheff Utd
Preston2 - 1Walsall
Rotherham6 - 0Notts Co
Tranmere2 - 2Oldham
Wolves3 - 0Port Vale
Sky Bet League 1
|2||Preston North End||38||74|
|4||Milton Keynes Dons||38||69|