Leyton Orient's winless run stretched to five games after a second-half goal from David Amoo saw them lose 1-0 at Port Vale.

Amoo struck with 19 minutes to go to lift Vale up to 10th in League Two, while Orient now hang just five points above the relegation zone.

Ross Embleton made one change to the side that drew at home to Grimsby Town last week as Myles Judd came in for the injured Jamie Turley, while new signings Lawrence Vigouroux and Ousseynou Cisse were on the bench.

Port Vale had the first chance of the game after just two minutes when Will Atkinson was sent through one-on-one with Sam Sargeant, but the O's keeper got his first save in early by smothering the effort.

Vale's pressure continued and both David Worrall and Nathan Smith had good opportunities to open the scoring within the first 10 minutes, but the pair failed with their respective headers.

Josh Wright then had Orient's first opportunity at the other end, but his effort was brilliantly kept out by Scott Brown in the home goal.

The rest of the first half played out with limited clear-cut chances for both sides, Jordan Maguire-Drew coming the closest with a fierce drive on the counter-attack, but his effort was saved by Brown with the offside flag having also gone up.

Six minutes into the second half, George Marsh came agonisingly close to opening the scoring and grabbing his first goal for the club, but his header was cleared off the line by a Vale defender.

Another top save from Sargeant saw him deny Mark Cullen was looked a certain goal, but shortly after Vale did edge in front when Leon Legge teed up Amoo to drive beyond the O's keeper.

James Brophy's teasing cross almost deceived Brown as Orient went forward in search of an equaliser, but when the keeper managed to get down to save Conor Wilkinson's effort, it was clear it wasn't going to be Orient's day.

The defeat leaves Orient 20th in the table, only five points ahead of Morecambe and Stevenage, who previously looked to be in direct battle with each other to avoid the drop.

Orient return to action on Tuesday night when they welcome in-form Northampton Town to the Breyer Group Stadium.


Orient team: Sargeant; Judd, Coulson, Happe, Brophy; Kyprianou, Marsh, Wright; Maguire-Drew, Wilkinson, Angol

Subs: Ekpiteta, Clay, Dayton, Harrold, Sotiriou, Vigouroux, Cisse