The O’s recovered from previous back-to-back defeats to claim three points on the road in North Yorkshire. A 2-0 victory thanks to Paul Smyth and a George Moncur penalty ensured the London side remained top of the table by three points.
The game was done and dusted within the first 24 minutes after 5’7” Smyth opened the scoring with a glancing header from Moncur’s corner. Then Moncur got on the scoresheet himself with a penalty after Smyth was brought down by the Town Keeper.
It was not all plain sailing for the visitors however as Harrogate sought a way back into the game. Danny Grant had a shot cleared off the line by Beckles with Vigoroux smartly saving the follow-up. But, on the whole, it was a relatively easy and straightforward win for Richie Wellens’ men who got back to winning ways.
The win means, despite second-placed Stevenage’s victory, Leyton Orient are still top, whilst the Yellow and Blacks continue to struggle and are one point above the relegation zone.
The O’s are on the road again next week as they travel back up north to face in-form Stockport in what will be a tricky game. Harrogate host Mansfield who are 7th and in the playoff places as November rolls on.