Magnificent seven for Leyton Orient as the O's thrash Notts County (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Magnificent seven for Leyton Orient as the League One leaders thrash Notts County
Leyton Orient's incredible start to the season shows no sign of coming to an end after the League One leaders eased to a seventh consecutive win thrashing Notts County 5-1.
Russell Slade's record breaking side took control in the first half at Brisbane Road after a brace from striker Kevin Lisbie.
Orient sealed the three points after the restart when Dean Cox fired in their third goal as the East Londoners remained the only professional club in England yet to drop a point.
There was still time for substitutes Shaun Batt and Jayden Stockley to find the net as the rampant O's crushed bottom side Notts County.
The O's picked the same side for the sixth league game in a row as they looked to stay top of the table. Marvin Bartley was left off the bench due to fitness with Jack Sherratt replacing him as a substitute.
Notts County created the first opportunity of the match but Jack Grealish's strike was deflected wide by a team-mate.
The O's threatened for the first time with a slick move which resulted in Moses Odubajo's cross being headed wide by Lisbie.
Orient came close through in-form striker David Mooney but his powerful strike was palmed round the post by visiting keeper Bartosz Bialkowski.
The hosts grabbed the opening goal in the 28th minute after they took advantage of a foul by Enda Stevens on Odubajo. Lloyd James floated in a free-kick and Lisbie leapt to head the ball into the roof of the net.
Orient made it 2-0 just before the break as they took a firm grip on the match. Cox fired in an effort which was parried by Bialkowski but Lisbie was perfectly placed to smash in the rebound for his eighth goal of the season.
The visitors created the first opportunity in the second half but David Bell's strike was saved by Jamie Jones.
The O's ended any possibility of a comeback with the third goal early on after the restart. James slipped in Cox and the winger smashed a fierce effort in off the far post.
Slade made his first substitution when he introduced Batt in place of crowd favourite Lisbie.
The visitors grabbed a consolation through substitute Danny Haynes' header with less than 20 minutes remaining.
Orient put the ball in the net after Mooney followed up when Batt's strike was parried but the O's were denied by an offside flag.
But the hosts made it 4-1 when Batt raced through on goal and fired the ball past the visiting keeper.
Teenage striker Stockley came on late on and the Bournemouth forward showed great composure to smash the ball into the net for the fifth goal of another extraordinary night at Brisbane Road.
Leyton Orient: Jones; Omozusi, Clarke, Baudry, Cuthbert; Cox, Vincelot, James, Odubajo (Lasimant, 86); Mooney (Stockley, 82), Lisbie (Batt, 62)
Subs not used: Larkins, Lee, Sherratt, Gorman
Notts County: Bialkowski; Sheehan, Liddle, Leacock, Grealish; McGregor, Fotheringham (Arquin, HT), Stevens (Smith, HT), Boucard; Bell, Haber (Haynes, 65)
Subs not used: Dumbuya, Labadie, Spiess, Tempest
Rewferee: Rob Lewis
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