Lisbie's late effort makes it six wins in a row for League One leaders Leyton Orient (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Super six for Leyton Orient after dramatic win over Port Vale
Kevin Lisbie netted a dramatic late winner as League One leaders Leyton Orient extended their 100 per cent record with a 3-2 win at home to Port Vale.
Port Vale grabbed the opening goal when Louis Dodds headed home with their first attempt of the game. But Orient responded straight away and David Mooney smashed in a stunning volley which was given despite the offside flag going up.
Orient took the lead for the first time in the final minute of the half when Mooney finished off a superb chipped pass from Romain Vincelot. But Micky Adams' side earned an equaliser when Jennison Myrie-Williams netted from close range.
But with only minutes remaining Lisbie produced a moment of magic and smashed the ball home to give Russell Slade's side their sixth consecutive league win.
The O's reverted back to the side which won at Colchester United two weeks ago. It was the same team which had started in their previous four league matches. Shaun Batt had to settle for a place on the bench despite his hat-trick at Gillingham in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
Orient created their first decent opportunity when striker Mooney's curling effort was pushed over the bar by Vale keeper Chris Neal. There was a scramble in the area from the corner but Mooney could only send his effort wide of the target.
The hosts fell behind in a league game for the first time this season after 21 minutes. Tom Pope put in a cross which Jamie Jones only got a slight touch to and Dodds' diving header flew into the unguarded net.
But the O's responded immediately with a controversial equaliser. Mooney smashed in an unstoppable volley after Lisbie flicked on Lloyd James' cross but the linesman had his flag up. However referee Mick Russell awarded the goal to the fury of the Port Vale players and management.
Orient had an opportunity towards the end of the half when Dean Cox lofted a ball over the top but Moses Odubajo sent his volley wide of the target from an acute angle.
The hosts struck with the last kick of the half to take a 2-1 lead into the break. Vincelot won the ball and sent a cross into the path of Mooney who tucked away his seventh goal of the season.
The O's nearly added a third at the start of the second half but Lisbie's shot was parried by Neal.
But Port Vale equalised in the 54th minute when Doug Loft's cross was not dealt with properly by Jones and Myrie-Wlliams smashed his close-range effort into the net.
Batt was introduced midway through the second period in place of Scott Cuthbert with Odubajo switching to right-back.
The former Millwall forward had an early chance but his shot was too close to the keeper.
Orient were stepping up the pressure and James went close but his strike was held by Neal.
The hosts were enjoying a good spell and Cox fired in an effort which went just past the far post.
Orient made another change with midfielder Marvin Bartley coming on for James with just over 15 minutes remaining.
The O's had a real scare when Myrie-Williams' free-kick crashed off the crossbar with Jones well beaten.
Port Vale fancied their chances of taking all three points and went close through Kaid Mohamed's powerful strike which crept just wide.
But it was Slade's side who had the final say in the 88th minute when Lisbie wriggled his way through and struck a fierce effort into the net.
The O's survived five minutes of injury time to clinch a dramatic victory which extended their best ever start to a season.
Leyton Orient: Jones; Omozusi, Clarke, Baudry, Cuthbert (Batt, 68); Cox, James (Bartley, 74), Vincelot, Odubajo; Mooney, Lisbie (Stockley, 90)
Subs not used: Larkins, Lasimant, Lee, Stockley
Port Vale: Neal; Robertson, Dickinson, Chilvers, Duffy; Loft, Dodds (Williamson, 74), Myrie-Williams, Griffith; Pope, Mohamed
Subs not used: Yates, Tomlin, Shuker, Lines, Birchall, Hughes
Referee: Mick Russell
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