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Slade lauds Orient riposte

Slade lauds Orient riposte (©PAphotos)
Slade lauds Orient riposte (©PAphotos).

Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade hailed his side`s 2-0 home win over Notts County as the "perfect response" to their FA Cup exit at Arsenal in midweek.

Goals from Dean Cox and Andrew Whing stretched Orient's unbeaten league run to 11 games and helped banish memories of their 5-0 defeat to the Gunners.

"It was the perfect response," said Slade. "I thought that we dominated long periods of the game and the only travesty about the first half was that we weren't more than one goal in front."

He added: "I thought we created a lot of really, really good chances and played a lot of attractive football at times.

"We played a lot of one-touch and two-touch stuff on a not too clever pitch and I was pleased for my team because they were brave enough to go out and do that.

"We scored a well-worked first goal and I'm delighted for Andrew Whing that he scored our second because he doesn't score very often. At the moment, he's absolutely buzzing."

Notts County coach Alex Rae accepted that his team were outplayed in the first half.

He said: "We never got to grips with them in the first half and, to be fair, they played some really good football.

"We made some amendments at half-time and got to grips with things and I think that prior to their second goal, we looked as if we were the team in command.

"It was a real body-blow to concede the second goal from a set-piece. We were forced to make changes to our back four from the previous game with three players unavailable so obviously that doesn't help but you just can't afford to keep conceding goals like we have done."

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