Slade salute for sick Lisbie

Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade hailed Kevin Lisbie after he overcame a bout of sickness to score twice in a 2-0 win at Bury on Saturday.

Last Updated: 08/12/12 at 20:46

Slade: Happy with performance

Slade: Happy with performance

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The veteran striker had been a major doubt after falling ill on Friday night but he recovered to help seal an eighth straight win and Slade could not praise him enough.

"Kevin had been sick all night and all morning and we nearly didn't play him," said Slade. "But he wanted to go out and make a go of it and he scored two goals.

"You'll have seen from his performance that he's usually much more lively than that, but he couldn't raise a gallop at times.

"His concentration in front of goal to get us the two goals was fantastic, so all the praise in the world for what he's done.

"It was really pleasing. It was a really honest and professional performance. We knew they'd close us down quickly and put us under pressure, but we were so prepared for it. It was great the way it turned out.

"The players certainly know their jobs and they know each other's jobs. From that point of view we're looking well oiled at the minute and we've just got to keep that momentum going."

Lisbie had opened the scoring with Orient's first shot on target, holding off Matt Doherty to fire powerfully into the bottom corner.

Orient doubled their advantage when Lisbie poked home Lee Cook's corner.

Doherty missed a great chance for Bury, heading wide from Steve Schumacher's corner, and Allsopp saved a Bishop header from point-blank range.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: John Terry and Diego Costa on target as dominant Chelsea beat West Ham

Chelsea moved six points clear at the top of the Premier League after easing to a 2-0 Boxing Day victory over West Ham.

Premier League: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admits being a fan of West Ham ahead of Boxing Day showdown

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has backtracked on his '19th-century football' jibe at West Ham ahead of the Boxing Day showdown.

Premier League: QPR look for result against Arsenal, Rio Ferdinand in selection contention

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Rio Ferdinand could be back in the team as the squad is rotated through the festive period.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property