League One Wrap: Orient climb back to the top

Leyton Orient returned to the top of League One after coming from behind to win 2-1 at Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.

Russell Slade's side fell behind to Byron Moore's 53rd-minute opener, but two goals from substitute Chris Dagnall, in the 60th and 67th minutes, turned the result around and sent Orient back to the summit at the expense of Brentford, who were held 1-1 at Walsall.

Clayton Donaldson put Brentford in front on the half-hour mark, but Craig Westcarr's leveller on the stroke of half-time earned a share of the spoils and brought to an end the visitors' run of eight consecutive league victories.

Preston North End's Kevin Davies enjoyed a day of mixed fortunes at Deepdale in his side's 1-1 draw with Coventry City.

The former England international put his side ahead nine minutes after half-time, but was sent off two minutes from the end and the visitors added insult to injury when Franck Moussa claimed an equaliser in the seventh minute of stoppage time.

Rotherham United a four points behind Preston in fifth following a comfortable 3-0 win at Shrewsbury Town.

The damage was done inside the opening 21 minutes as Tom Hitchcock, Ben Pringle and James Tavernier all found the net for Steve Evans' side, who claimed their second successive win.

Peterborough United ended a run of four straight league defeats with their 3-0 home success over Tranmere Rovers, Britt Assombalonga scoring twice either side of a goal from Nicky Ajose.

At the bottom, Callum Ball's 42nd-minute goal handed Notts County a 1-0 win at Stevenage, who remain at the foot of the table, while Bristol City drew 2-2 at home with MK Dons.

Sheffield United and Bradford City also drew two apiece, while Gillingham and Port Vale finished 2-0 and 1-0 home victors over Swindon Town and Oldham Athletic respectively.  

Colchester United triumphed 4-2 at struggling Carlisle United, while third-placed Wolves' fixture at Crawley Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


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