A little under two weeks since one of Orient’s worst performances ever against Brighton, they looked like a different side in a total mauling of Tranmere Rovers.
There were so many goal opportunities that the 3-1 scoreline is actually quite flattering for Tranmere. Two very good early chances went amiss before Justin Miller’s relatively tame shot somehow found its way through the crowd to make it 1-0. The second and third goals showed real quality, though, with Alexander making an excellent run into the area to cross for new on-loan striker Ryan Jarvis for the second. Tranmere pulled one back with a relatively soft goal and the fans were starting to fear the worse, but soon after Lockwood played in Jarvis again for an easy finish.
The second half brought more chances with both Jarvis and Alexander both missing chances in front of a virtually open goal. Still, the signs are good for the pair working together and Orient appear to have a true striker to replace Lee Steele in the poacher role.
The win takes Orient clear of the relegation zone, although some of the teams below do have a game in hand. Still, the six points picked up over the past week are very useful indeed and the momentum and the league position are both as good as they’ve been all season.