A superb day for Josh Koroma helped Leyton Orient to an impressive 3-1 victory at fellow National League high-flyers AFC Fylde.

Having set up Macauley Bonne’s 13th goal of the season to make the striker the division’s top scorer, the youngster scored twice to move the O’s up to second and within a point of leaders Wrexham.

A delighted Justin Edinburgh told the club website: “(It’s a) huge win, very good performance and a massive three points for us against a team that will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season.”

Only two points separated the sides before kick off, but Edinburgh’s men got off to the ideal start when good work by Koroma saw him set up Bonne for the opener after five minutes.

The O’s were to be pegged back 15 minutes later when Danny Rowe netted his 12th of the campaign with a long-range effort that beat Dean Brill.

Koroma was in the mood though, and two minutes before the break he fired the visitors back in front in delightful fashion when he beat two men before curling a fine effort into the top corner.

What proved to be the match-clinching goal arrived six minutes after the restart as Koroma got on the end of a Joe Widdowson clearance to beat Jay Lynch and make it 3-1.

However, the victory was soured somewhat by a 10th-minute injury to Charlie Lee, who limped off with a knee problem.

“We know it is the same knee he injured last season, we don't believe it is the same injury,” the head coach explained afterwards. “A medial ligament is the first diagnosis so we'll remain positive and hopeful for Charlie, he's a big player for us and an integral part of what we're trying to achieve here."

Leyton Orient: Brill; Clay, Coulson, Ekpiteta, Widdowson; McAnuff, Lee (Brophy 10), Gorman, Dayton (Alabi 80); Koroma, Bonne. Subs not used: Sargeant, Happe, Harrold.