Ethan Hamilton scored an 89th-minute goal to earn Lincoln a 1-0 win – their first under new boss Michael Skubala.
Hamilton collected a pass from Lasse Sorensen and wrongfooted Orient keeper Sol Brynn to clinch the points in this rearranged fixture.
Hakeeb Adelakun should have scored five minutes earlier when he broke free down the right, but with only the keeper to beat he screwed his shot wide of the far post.
Four minutes later, Imps keeper Lukas Jensen came to the rescue when he threw himself at a Ruel Sotiriou effort.
The visiting keeper had produced a fine double save in the first half to deny Brandon Cooper before getting down quickly to deny Aaron Drinan who seized on the loose ball.
Both sides were industrious but failed to generally find the spark or flair necessary to extend opposition defences.
There was little change in the pattern of play after the break and it was not until the closing stages that the game sprung into life.
Orient had been leading 1-0 in the original fixture on October 3 when it was abandoned after 82 minutes because of a medical emergency when home fan Derek Reynolds suffered a cardiac arrest and was treated pitchside.
Sadly, it was announced the following day that he had died. The rearranged fixture was preceded by a minute’s silence in his honour.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 12CooperBooked at 70mins
- 5HappeBooked at 78mins
- 18PratleySubstituted forGalbraithat 74′minutes
- 15El Mizouni
- 3SweeneySubstituted forTurnsat 74′minutes
- 9PigottSubstituted forSandersat 64′minutes
- 16DrinanSubstituted forFordeat 81′minutes
- 22EyomaBooked at 53mins
- 11HamiltonBooked at 34mins
- 17DuffySubstituted forBurroughsat 61′minutes
- 29ValeSubstituted forMakamaat 70′minutes
- 21AdelakunSubstituted forMândroiuat 61′minutes
Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Lincoln City 1.
Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Lincoln City 1.
Foul by Daniel Happe (Leyton Orient).
Jovon Makama (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt blocked. Idris El Mizouni (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ruel Sotiriou.
Goal! Leyton Orient 0, Lincoln City 1. Ethan Hamilton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lasse Sørensen.
Foul by Ed Turns (Leyton Orient).
Jovon Makama (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt saved. Ruel Sotiriou (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shaq Forde.
Attempt missed. Jovon Makama (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Mitchell following a fast break.
Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Brandon Cooper.
Attempt blocked. Daniel Mândroiu (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Timothy Eyoma.
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaq Forde replaces Aaron Drinan.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match because of an injury Ethan Erhahon (Lincoln City).
Foul by Aaron Drinan (Leyton Orient).
Ethan Erhahon (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ed Turns (Leyton Orient).
Lasse Sørensen (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Daniel Happe (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
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