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BAUDRY: 'It Was Like A Dream'

26 November 2012

Defender's delight at making most of first team chance

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."

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