Date: 24th September 2013 at 12:21pm
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Orient made it eight league wins on the spin as they defeated west London rivals Brentford in a combative display.

A second half penalty from David Mooney followed by a late Shaun Batt strike were enough to seal a fantastic evening’s work for the O’s in front of the Sky cameras.

The visitors came under early pressure in the match from an unlikely source. Bees central defender Harlee Dean created two good opportunities, firstly he saw his header go narrowly wide from a free kick then saw his a penalty appeal turned down by referee James Linington.

Whilst the home side were slightly edging proceedings the O’s were creating openings for themselves.

Moses Odubajo produced a fine cross for Mooney but the Irishman failed to keep his header on target.

Brentford kept up the pressure down the other end, and striker Clayton Donaldson forced O’s keeper Jamie Jones into some saves, albeit comfortable stops.

Both sides went into the second period with more impetus as they searched for the opening goal.

The hosts went close when an Adam Forshaw free kick had to be desperately scrambled away by Romain Vincelot.

But Orient held firm and began to grow into the game. On 65 minutes the decisive moment came when Mooney was fouled inside the penalty area by Shaleum Logan.

Mooney stroked the ball home from the spot low into the bottom left hand corner of the goal in front of the 800 Orient supporters.

Brentford struggled to create any clear cut chances after the goal as the visitors took control of the game.

With five minutes left, Substitute Shaun Batt sealed the win.

A clever pass from Odubajo sent Batt clean through on goal and the former Millwall man finished with aplomb to wrap up the O’s eighth win of the campaign to send them five points clear at the top of the table.