RUSSELL SLADE believes Orient are getting closer and closer to breaking their goal duck, despite it stretching to a fourth game with defeat at MK Dons on Wednesday
Ryan Lowe’s first half goal was enough to see off the O’s, although they did improve in the second period and David Mooney was denied three times by home keeper David Martin.
Kevin Lisbie also had a final minute goal ruled out for handball, and although Slade had no complaints with that decision, he felt the second 45 minutes merited some reward.
He said: “I have no complaints about the decision on the goal, he’s [Lisbie’s] flung himself at it and he’s inches away with his head.
“And really that sums it up, we’re inches away. We’re not miles away,
“David Mooney couldn’t have given any more, he’s worked tirelessly and in the second half he’s got himself into some great positions.
“There were a couple of opportunities, which the keeper has made good saves from. He’s getting there, that’s the important thing, he’s getting into those areas.
“We created three or four half decent chances in the second half and I felt, for that second 45 minutes, we deserved something out of the game.
“This is a difficult place to come to and I think we were just finding our feet a little bit in the first half.
“We weren’t passing it as quickly as perhaps we should have been. In the second half we moved the ball quicker and got it into our front players quicker. We got between them a little bit more, particularly Moons and Cookie, and we looked a danger.”