BAUDRY: 'It Was Like A Dream'

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MATHIEU BAUDRY has had to wait for his first team chance, but the Frenchman ensured he made the most of it with a goalscoring performance against Preston North End on Saturday.

The 24-year-old Frenchman was back in the O’s starting line-up for a League game for the first time since September and opened the scoring by heading home a Dean Cox cross.

He also played his part at the other end, partnering Ben Chorley at centre back to a hard-fought clean sheet and the former Bournemouth man was thrilled to be involved.

“It was a bit like a dream, really nice for me,” he explained. “I said to Deardo on Friday that I thought I was going to score, and I did.

“I have always been ready to play – I think I did ok in the Cup games and felt ready to help the team.

“When I get the shirt I want to keep it, so Saturday was fantastic because it was a great performance from the lads. Everyone worked really well.”

Baudry’s goal paved the way for a fifth straight victory for the Londoners, as Kevin Lisbie added to the advantage after the break to seal a 2-0 win.

It kept the O’s at 13th in the npower League 1 table and Baudry is looking further up as the Londoners move towards December.

He continued: “We’re doing things right at a team at the moment. We kept a clean sheet on Saturday and the strikers are doing well too.

“But if we can help them from the back to score from set pieces it’s a bonus.

“It was really hard with the conditions and they were pushing because they were losing the game, but we put our bodies on the line and saw it through.

“We had a lot of games away from home in a short period of time before this, but we did well. The lads have been brilliant and hopefully we can keep going on this run.”