Tranmere moved out of the League One relegation zone for the first time in several months with a deserved 2-1 victory over Leyton Orient.

The visitors, unbeaten in their previous six outings, found little going right at Prenton Park until it was too late.

Rovers made much of the early running but Marvin Sordell missed the target while Gareth Edds saw his header saved.

But the home side struck in the 27th minute with Ian Thomas-Moore collecting a loose ball following a free-kick and netting from 20 yards.

The Merseysiders then soon doubled their advantage when on-loan striker Marvin Sordell blasted home from the edge of the box when set up by Edds.

Tranmere keeper Luke Daniels made his only save of the first period when turning away a well struck effort from Ryan Jarvis in the 41st minute.

Orient introduced Jonathan Tehoue and James Scowcroft after the break, and later Loick Pires, and the trio showed a much greater appetite.

Charlie Daniels and Tehoue just missed the target while Scowcroft saw an effort saved.

Tehoue, however, did pull a goal back with an excellent shot after 86 minutes and it needed a fine save from Daniels to deny Jason Demetriou an equaliser late on.

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