Leyton Orient extended their lead at the top of League Two to five points as they came from behind to beat Stockport County.
The O’s triumphed in a high-quality encounter as the hosts were beaten for the first time in six league matches.
Stockport struck after just four minutes at a packed Edgeley Park.
Skipper Paddy Madden flicked the ball beautifully into the path of Myles Hippolyte, who drilled it home from an angle.
Kyle Wootton also went close, before the away side – with boss Richie Wellens sat in the stands as he was recovering from illness – levelled after 20 minutes.
Omar Beckles flicked a throw-in across to skipper Darren Pratley, who thumped a header home.
It was Beckles who then handed the O’s the lead midway through the second period.
Idris El Mizouni’s 25-yard pile-driver was superbly tipped onto the crossbar by goalkeeper Ben Hinchliffe but Beckles was alert to the rebound as he tucked the ball home smartly in front of the travelling fans.
Hinchliffe produced a brilliant stop to keep out Charlie Kelman’s half-volley late on.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 18CroasdaleSubstituted forCrankshawat 78′minutes
- 12BrownBooked at 75mins
- 18PratleyBooked at 65mins
- 15El Mizouni
- 14MoncurSubstituted forDrinanat 60′minutes
- 7SmythSubstituted forOgieat 59′minutes
- 23KelmanSubstituted forSotiriouat 87′minutes
- Seb Stockbridge
Match ends, Stockport County 1, Leyton Orient 2.
Second Half ends, Stockport County 1, Leyton Orient 2.
Fraser Horsfall (Stockport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ruel Sotiriou (Leyton Orient).
Attempt saved. Kyle Wootton (Stockport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Myles Hippolyte with a cross.
Attempt saved. Kyle Wootton (Stockport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Myles Hippolyte with a cross.
Offside, Stockport County. Chris Hussey tries a through ball, but Paddy Madden is caught offside.
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Ruel Sotiriou replaces Charlie Kelman.
Antoni Sarcevic (Stockport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Aaron Drinan (Leyton Orient).
Akil Wright (Stockport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Idris El Mizouni (Leyton Orient).
Attempt blocked. Will Collar (Stockport County) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross.
Corner, Stockport County. Conceded by Jordan Brown.
Foul by Oliver Crankshaw (Stockport County).
Tom James (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Ben Hinchliffe.
Attempt saved. Charlie Kelman (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Idris El Mizouni.
Substitution, Stockport County. Oliver Crankshaw replaces Ryan Croasdale.
Foul by Paddy Madden (Stockport County).