Matchroom Stadium

Next Game

Leyton Or v Ipswich

Saturday, 02 August 2014, 15:00

Friendly Match

Matchroom Stadium

Last Game

Leyton Or 2 - 2 QPR

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 19:45

Friendly Match

Slade hails Orient belief

Russell Slade believes was full of praise for Leyton Orient as they got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory at Gillingham.

Last Updated: 26/12/13 at 18:28

Russell Slade: Happy to win again

Russell Slade: Happy to win again

Frenchman Yohann Lasimant nodded home his second goal of the season, three minutes after coming off the bench, to give Orient a first league win in five - which moved them back to the top of League One after Brentford had temporarily overtaken them earlier in the day.

Adebayo Akinfenwa put the Gills into a fourth-minute lead with a looping header before Elliot Omozusi saw his spot-kick saved by home keeper Stuart Nelson - not the first time this season the O's have missed a penalty.

But on-loan Orient midfielder Marvin Bartley restored parity with a header 20 minutes from time before Lasimant grabbed the winner after Leon Legge had cleared his initial effort off the line.

"Credit to Yohann, whoever scores, they're all important," said Slade. "We may never know how important his winner is, though.

"The players never give up, and they showed great character in that second half. I told the players to keep playing and keep believing at half-time. That was very, very important.

"We got off to the worst possible start, we did not do our jobs properly, which is unlike us. That gave something for Gillingham to cling on to and they looked the brightest early on.

"We gradually got into the game, we played some really good football between the two boxes.

"Sometimes you think it's not going to be your day, we've missed five or six penalties now, and had a few difficult takers.

"I've looked to see who's got the biggest feet, which is our chief executive, so he's going to come on and take the next one."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

lassic management. Build them up and then knock them back. Raise expectations and then dampen them. Create a dynamic where by you demand the most from your team, but where the team are given room to manoeuvre unexpected or unwanted results. Classy work by Van Gaal, he really reminds me a lot of me. A smart cookie, make no doubt.

hump3.
Van Gaal: 'I struggle for first three months'

H

e will be the England left back for ten years or more, and then you will have to thank MUFC for that. *smiles*

london saint
Shaw: Criticism spot on

P

urely because of that little diva moment he had last night, I don't want him coming to my club. DESTROYED ? Grow up and give something back to the club that helped put you up there on the world stage.

bale doubt
Saints' Schneiderlin stalemate

Footer 365

Manuel Pellegrini says Stevan Jovetic could be a key player this season

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini thinks Stevan Jovetic is set for an excellent 2014/15 campaign.

Liverpool beat Manchester City after a Yankee Stadium penalty shoot-out

Liverpool beat Premier League rivals Manchester City on penalties after a 2-2 draw in a pre-season friendly in New York.

Brendan Rodgers positive after Liverpool beat Manchester City in New York

Brendan Rodgers was in positive spirits after watching Liverpool beat Manchester City on penalties in New York.

Mail Box

Divock Origi Is Like Connor Sammon (Sort Of)

One Mailboxer inserts his tongue into cheek to offer his thoughts on Liverpool's newest signing. Plus thoughts on league-owned clubs, badges, and swearing...

Mails Come From A Land Down Under

We have an example of league-owned clubs from Australia while Kiwi boys want more respect for refs. Plus, Van Gaal won't stick with 3-5-2 and worried if Koeman will cut it...

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