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Scunthorpe United 2 - Leyton Orient 1

Glanford Park

29th March 2013

Attendance: 3,052

Scunthorpe Snatch Vital Win

Scunthorpe claimed a valuable three points as they manage to overcome play-off chasing Orient.

First half goals from Akpo Sodje and Niall Canavan gave the hosts a pivotal two goal lead before Kevin Lisbie pulled one back which wasn`t enough as the Iron moved out of the relegation zone.

The hosts claimed the lead three minutes into the match when Mark Duffy played the ball through to Akpo Sodje past a lackadaisical Orient defence who then fired past Jamie Jones in the O`s goal as he gave the relegation battlers the perfect start.

But the visitors could and perhaps should have been level just moments later. Dean Cox set up Kevin Lisbie one-on-one with Iron keeper Eirik Johansen who stood up well to deny Orient`s top scorer.

After that chance the game entered into stalemate as neither side could get a firm grip on the game.

The next big moment came with ten minutes to go of the first half. Sodje appeared to elbow Leon McSweeney, but was only deemed worthy of a booking when arguably he could have been sent off.

Six minutes later Scunthorpe got the decisive goal. Mark Duffy once again was influential in the creation of the goal as he provided the cross into the box from which Niall Canavan glanced the ball home to give the hosts a crucial two goal lead.

Orient needed a response and they got the perfect tonic going into the half time break. From a Cox corner talisman Lisbie leaped highest to head the ball into the net to half the deficit on the stroke of half time.

And the O`s took that momentum into the second period as Dean Cox forced Johansen into action just two minutes after the break.

However Scunthorpe were still a threat going forward with Duffy, and nearly wrapped up the game when he attempted to thread a ball to Sodje who was waiting to tap the ball home, only for Jones to push the ball away from danger before it could reach him.

Russell Slade`s men kept pushing for an equaliser as Jimmy Smith was brilliantly denied by Johansen, and with the follow up Charlie MacDonald was unable to score as the O`s were left frustrated in their quest for another goal.

As the final whistle went it was delight for Scunthorpe as they moved themselves back into contention for survival whereas for Orient it was despair as their fading play-off hopes took another blow.

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