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Leyton Orient 2 Coventry 0 – League One

29 Jan

Goals  from Dean Cox and David Mooney gave Orient victory in the fourth meeting between the two highest scorers in League One this season.

Coventry came to Brisbane Road for the third time this season, after defeats in the Capital One Cup and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, but had the consolation of being the first team to beat Orient in the League at The Sixfields Stadium, ending The O’s 12 league game unbeaten run from the start of the season.

The Sky Blues were without top scorer Leon Clarke, who picked up a foot injury in the Friday night FA Cup 4-0 loss to Arsenal. Leyton Orient’s top scorer David Mooney made his comeback on the bench, after missing seven games through suspension and injury.

Honours were even in the first half, but Orient got stronger in the second half, and following a chance by Frank Moussa for the visitors, the O’s awarded a penalty after Chris Dagnall was tripped in the box. Kevin Lisbie missed from the spot again, (following his miss v Crewe earlier in the season) but a minute later Dean Cox fired home after Vincelot flicked on a long throw.

Mooney, who also missed a penalty in the defeat at Sixfields back in October, came off the bench in the 77th minute and added a second goal nine minutes from time, securing the points with a shot from outside the box that dribbled through the keepers hands.

After the game Lloyd James said “In the first half we played some great stuff, and got what we deserved in the second. We had a little break and they played Friday night, we were fresh and came out of the blocks.  Coxy popped up with a bit of magic, and Moons came off the bench to finish it”

Russell Slade told BBC London “We’re serving up some great football home and away” Coventry boss Stephen Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire “Credit to Leyton Orient. They’re a really hard-working side and I hope for Russell Slade they are one of the sides that go up. They are an example to everybody about how to build a football club.”

Wins for Brentford (3-1 v Bristol City) and Wolves (3-0 at Oldham) meant the O’s stayed in second spot on 60 points, two behind Brentford and two clear of Wolves, with a game in hand on both.  Saturdays opponents Rotherham won 2-1 at Tranmere with two goals from former O’s striker Alex Revell, to move into fifth spot behind Preston, who drew 0-0 at Bradford. 

The O’s have now won four successive league games, since an FA Cup defeat at Yeovil, and a league draw at Wolves, and travel to Rotherham on saturday with the best away record in the football league, with an amazing 10 wins from 14 games. Rotherham are unbeaten in four, their last defeat coming on New Years Day to Coventry.

Leyton Orient 4 Colchester 2 – Russel Slade reaction

3 Jan

Goals from Jimmy Smith, Alex Revell, Paul Jose-Empoku and Jonathan Tehoue helped the Eastender’s to a 4-2 win over their Essex neighbours and revenged the defeat earlier in the season when the O’s led 2-0 early on but lost 3-2. After the game Russel Slade spoke to BBC London and this is a snapshot of  what he said…

 

“we showed great character, to come back from  saturday’s result at Brighton, we were better in the first half and in the second it was end to end, on another day we could have won more comfortable, Dean Cox played well, and Jimmy. Jamie will want to forget about that goal. But credit, we were under pressure at 3-2 and we went down the other end and made it 4-2. It’s pleasing that the guys can come off the bench and score. Colchester have only conceded 7 away from home before today, and we’ve scored 4 against them…”

 

Orient moved up to 17th in the table with 27 points, 5 clear of the relegation zone, and only 6 points off the play-offs! Well stranger things have happened… Next up Norwich away in the FA Cup. Up The O’s

 

Slade reaction to Dagenham defeat via BBC London

5 Sep

HERE VIA BBC LONDON

Fair play to Dagenham (& Redbridge), they were the better team today.
Not sure what the referee saw for the penalty appeal, don’t quite understand the ruling on that anymore.
Roberts great safe from Revell, could have got us back in it.
But I don’t feel we deserved to win a football match today.

Dave Victor (BBC London) Was fatigue a factor?, (after playing Brighton on Wednesday)

Maybe it did, but it’s not an excuse.
It’s the end of a busy week for us. Revell had to come off injured for us, but we’re more hurt in terms of pride than physically.

Scott McGleish After Match quotes

30 Mar

Scott McGleish scores from the penalty spot

Scott McGleish scores from the penalty spot

From BBC London interview with Tom Watt.

The dressing is very quiet, since he arrived the manager has said he has never seen a dressing room so quiet in his career.
The first half, we didn’t get stuck into them, we were penned back and stepped back. The gaffer told us to get stuck into them second half, we did that and penned them back, and got the result.
It’s so tight (at the bottom) you can’t take your foot off the gas, we’ve just got to carry on and luckily we got 3 points and not 1 or 0..

And to top off the result and the goal, Scotty was named in the News of The World team of the Day, amazingly in the right position (as a striker!)

Leyton Orient v Oldham – Live Coverage

28 Mar

With no premier league matches due to the international fixtures today, BBC London will be providing a live commentary of the Leyton Orient game from 3pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/bbc_london/

Up the O’s…

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