Superb Bees batter Orient

Brentford 5 Leyton Orient 0

Sam Saunders scored twice for brilliant Brentford, who have made their best start to a league season for six years.

Leon Legge, Niall McGinn and Marcus Bean also netted as the Bees thrashed an Orient side that were totally outclassed in the second half.

Brentford have won three of their four League One games under manager Uwe Rosler, whose impact at Griffin Park has been immediate.

On-loan Celtic man McGinn set the ball rolling, cutting in from the left and firing past goalkeeper Lee Butcher at his near post.

Orient responded with their best spell of the match, with Alex Revell and Dean Cox both going close to equalising before O’s midfielder Jimmy Smith headed over.

Cox then hit the top of the bar with a chipped effort, and the east Londoners were unlucky to still be behind at the break.

But within 10 minutes of the restart, Brentford were 3-0 up and out of sight.

Legge headed home unmarked from a free-kick by Saunders, whose next free-kick was a 25-yard curler into the top corner of the net.

Saunders got his second – another free-kick – after Clayton Donaldson had been fouled near the edge of the area.

Donaldson then threaded the ball through for Bean to steer in Brentford’s fifth and round off an excellent team performance.

David Mooney was denied a consolation goal for Orient when his late shot came back off the post.