Search

Slade: The wind was the winner

13:12 30 January 2013

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade. Pic: Simon O

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade. Pic: Simon O'Connor

67 TUFTON RD CHINGFORD LONDON E4 8LE

Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade was content with a point from Tuesday night’s goalless draw against Swindon Town

Manager Russell Slade conceded the weather got the better of Leyton Orient’s match with Swindon Town, as they played out a dire 0-0 draw for the first time since November 2011 – a run of 68 games!

The match, played amid heavy rain and swirling winds throughout, produced few clear cut opportunities, though Andy Williams hit the post for the Robins and O’s substitute Jimmy Smith saw a late effort brilliantly palmed away by goalkeeper Wes Foderingham.

The big boost for Orient was successfully keeping their 10th clean sheet of the season – made all the more impressive as Paolo Di Canio’s Swindon had scored 17 goals in their previous five matches – a fact not lost on boss Slade.

“They are a very good side and in very good form,” he said.

“They are free-scoring, so to keep a clean sheet in those conditions was fantastic for us.

“They had the better of the first half, but we came into it in the second period and looked more of a threat. We coped with the conditions better in the second period.

“Nobody played for a draw, but the conditions were probably the winner.”

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Orient players dispute the penalty decision against Luke O'Neill (right) at Swindon (pic; Simon O'Connor)

Liverani states he isn’t responsible for squad of players available to him during the campaign

Lloyd James
16:30
Hornchurch Athletic players celenrate a wicket at Rayleigh Fairview (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Play your cards right at Hornchurch Athletic

Tony Cottee

Our Hammers columnist Tony Cottee talks about the legends of the club

Tony Cottee
O's captain Nathan Clarke (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Skipper of relegated E10 team admits players need to look at themselves afteer chaotic campaign

Most read sport

Competitions

Limited edition Opihr Gin goodies up for grabs!

Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin is a unique style of London Dry Gin created at G&J one of the world’s oldest gin distillers, using exotic botanicals, herbs and spices.

Read more
Pop on the most stylish eyewear around from Specsavers.

London eyecare specialists Specsavers are offering London24 readers the chance to win a £150 voucher to spend on stylish eyewear in the city.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder