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SLADE: 'It Was A Treat'

10 February 2013

O's manager revels in Tranmere victory

ORIENT manager Russell Slade was delighted with his side’s performance as they overcame top of the table Tranmere Rovers and moved up to 10th position in the League One table.

He said: “It’s a fantastic win, it was a good performance, we were really positive and took the game to Tranmere, particularly in the first half.

“We’ve played a good side today and you saw that. They never gave up and they rallied in the last ten minutes to try and get back in the game, but we remained resolute throughout and some of the football we played today at home was a treat.”

Charlie MacDonald set The O’s on their way and Slade was chuffed for his striker to get his first goal for the club. 

“I’m totally over the moon for Charlie, he’s deserved that, he’s worked so hard up front and nobody has deserved a goal more than him.”

Despite missing a penalty, Martin Rowlands sealed the game with a stunning strike, again something which delighted the Orient manager. 

“What a finish, he’s missed the penalty, but he’s more than made up for it with that. It’s probably the goal of the season down here.”

Orient now have the luxury of a week without a Tuesday fixture before they head to Hartlepool United next Saturday and Slade admitted that it’ll be strange to have the extra time ahead of the clash given the recent fixture congestion.

“We won’t know what to do with ourselves this week, it’ll be a strange one but we’ve taken the football really well when we’ve had two games a week and we’ll need to be back on it Saturday as it’s another important league game.” 

The win lifts Orient up to 10th in the table and just five points off of the play-off places.

“It’s pleasing for the players, they’ll pick up the paper Sunday morning and see that they’ve shot up the table for all their hard work and that’s what it’s all about.” 


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