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CUTHBERT: 'We need to dust ourselves down'

8 March 2015

'We huffed and puffed' - Saturday's skipper on Peterborough defeat

Orient defender Scott Cuthbert admitted it was another frustrating day at the office for the O’s as they lost out 1-0 at Peterborough United yesterday.

Jon Taylor’s 25th minute cross-come-shot was the difference between the two sides on the day as the visitors tried to get back into the game, and despite a late sending off for Marcus Maddison, Orient slipped to defeat.

But Cuthbert believes the O’s failed to test Posh goalkeeper, and former Orient loanee, Ben Alnwick enough throughout the contest.

“It was just one of those days. The goal is a bit of a fluke. A cross that looks like it is going a mile over and then a gust of wind gets it and puts it in the top corner,” Cuthbert told Orient Player.

“After that we huffed and puffed but never really created too many chances and that was the frustrating thing for us.

“Especially when they went down to 10 men for the final 10 minutes and we couldn’t push on and create a few chances and make their goalkeeper pull off a few good saves.”

It was the 27-year-old’s first start since the 1-0 loss to Notts County on February 10, after picking up an ankle injury.

And despite the setback yesterday, the Scot believes Orient are showing promise and knows the significance of Saturday’s home game with Yeovil Town.

“I am just delighted to be back. There’s so much competition for every single position. Shane (Lowry) picked up a knock and I was able to come back in and get 90 minutes which is nice,” he added.

“But we are heading in the right direction. The results on Tuesday and Saturday are little slip-ups. Before today it was three wins in five. We seem to be a lot more solid and apart from today we have been scoring goals. We need to dust ourselves down and Yeovil now is a massive game.”

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