Orient took another huge step to safety with a fourth home win under Geraint Williams tenure (to match the four away wins under GW)
Colchester took the lead in the 43rd of the first half through Clive Platt after good work by Simon Hackney, but Charlie Daniels hit back in stoppage time to send the teams in level at half-time.
Scott McGleish had a trio of chances in the second half, including a chance that hit the bar, but sealed the points in the 79th minute with a goal against his former team, by putting the finishing touch to good work by on-loan Jimmy Smith.
Shortly after, Adam Boyd made his return to the team by replacing Jimmy Smith.
With Northampton losing yesterday, The O’s are now 12 points clear of the relegation zone, but Williams won’t let the O’s get complacement as they travel to Swindon on Easter Monday.
Swindon also took a step to safety with a 3-2 at Brighton after trailing at half-time. The prolific Simon Cox scored the decisive third goal.