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Orient Paper Review

14 January 2013

See how the press reported our 1-1 draw

The Sentinel


CREWE manager Steve Davis was left satisfied by his side's efforts as they battled back to earn a point at Leyton Orient.

The Alex were forced to show their fighting spirit after Lee Cook had given the in-form Londoners the lead in the 26th minute.

But despite Orient enjoying the better of the first period, Crewe went in at half-time level thanks to Byron Moore's equaliser seven minutes before the interval.

"I thought it was a decent game," said Davis.

"It's a tough place to come to, we never seem to get a lot when we come down south, but we've got a point and I'm happy with that. We competed well.

"We reverted to our 4-4-2 system, we hadn't played that shape all season really and it's hard when you keep changing the systems, but the players have got to adapt."


The Sun


RUSSELL SLADE was left cursing his luck as Orient were held by Crewe.

Lee Cook put the O’s ahead after David Mooney and Charlie MacDonald had hit the woodwork.

But Byron Moore then levelled for Crewe against the run of play.

Orient boss Slade said: “We should have been four or five up by half-time.

“We were absolutely excellent and we should have been out of sight.

“They were a lucky side to go into their dressing room at half-time still in the match.”

Crewe boss Steve Davis admitted: “We should have been dead and buried by then.”


East London and West Essex Guardian


Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade insists his side "should have been out of sight" against Crewe after they were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw at Brisbane Road this afternoon.

The O's dominated the first half but hit the woodwork twice and only had Lee Cook's goal to show for their efforts before Crewe earned a point through Byron Moore.

The Orient boss was delighted with his team's performance and his only disappointment was their inability to convert their chances into the three points. 

Slade said: "For me, we should have been 4 or 5-1 up in the first period. I thought we were absolutely excellent.

"You know we made changes but with some of the football we played and the openings we created the game should have been out of sight by half-time for sure.

"That's a lucky side in that away changing room at half-time knowing they've gone in at 1-1 and are still in a football match because they should have been dead and buried."


Crewe Chronicle


BYRON Moore’s goal earned Crewe Alex a deserved point at Leyton Orient on Saturday.

The winger tapped in Luke Murphy’s cross to cancel out Lee Cook’s opener.

The result took Crewe onto the 40-point mark as they lie 10th in League One.

Boss Steve Davis said: “We had a bit of luck and we were not coping very well at the back. We could have been two or three goals down in the first 20 minutes. We couldn’t keep the ball up the pitch long enough either.

“But once we scored we started to get back into the game and show more confidence. We grew into the game and second half we performed a lot better.


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