Leyton Orient 1 - 3 Scunthorpe United
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ORIENT'S home woes continued on Saturday with a 3-1 defeat to Scunthorpe United.
Yet again the east Londoners failed to build on an impressive away win as the Iron came from behind to claim the points.
Jonathan Téhoué headed Orient in front before the break, but Russell Slade's men collapsed in the second half.
Josh Walker levelled on the hour before late goals from Andy Barcham and Jon Parkin sealed victory for the away side.
Chances were few and far between in the opening stages, but Téhoué did have an early opportunity when Leon McSweeney's cross picked him out, only for the Frenchman's header to be wildly misdirected.
His radar was in better working order when his next chance came around on 34 minutes as a fine move ended with Dean Cox crossing from the left and Téhoué planting his header beyond a helpless Sam Slocombe in the Scunthorpe goal.
The O's looked good in possession as they tried to build on their lead going into the break and they almost fashioned another when Jimmy Smith headed back across goal, only for the ball to drop out of Kevin Lisbie's reach.
Téhoué forced a comfortable save from Slocombe at the start of the second period and Cox drilled over from an angle, but as the rain began to sheet down, Scunthorpe levelled with their first shot on target.
61 minutes were on the clock when Mark Duffy knocked Garry Thomson's cross back into the danger area, and there was Walker to volley into the top corner of Lee Butcher's goal.
Orient's downfall was swift and Scunthorpe were looking the more likely as time wore on. Togwell drilled a shot at Butcher from outside the box, and it came as little suprise when the visitors moved in front five minutes from time.
Former O's loanee Andy Barcham delivered the blow, prodding home from close range after right back Christian Ribeiro got in behind to cross low from the right.
Then, in the final minute, Scunthorpe made sure of victory as Butcher dropped the ball as he fell awkwardly claiming a corner, and Jon Parkin stabbed into the empty net.
Butcher suffered a serious looking knee injury in the concession of the third goal and Orient ended with Scott Cuthbert in goal as they failed to make Slade's 100th game in charge of the club as he would have liked.
Leyton Orient: Butcher (Chorley 90+2); McSweeney, Leacock, Cuthbert, Dickson; Smith, Spring, Taiwo (Porter 67), Cox; Téhoué, Lisbie (Mooney 82)
Subs: Forbes, Laird
Goal: Téhoué 34
Scunthorpe: Slocombe; Ribeiro, Mirfin, Reid, Reckord; Walker, Togwell, O'Connor; Thompson, Parkin, Duffy (Barcham 81)
Subs: Byrne, Robertson, Mozika, Grant
Goals: Walker 61, Barcham 85, Parkin 89
Referee: Darren Sheldrake
Attendance: 4,055 (446 away)