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REACTION: Edwards - 'The manner of the goals conceded is disappointing'

14 January 2017

O's boss on narrow Pompey defeat

Orient manager Andy Edwards was pleased with the spirit of his side, but admitted once again the goals conceded, and the timing of them, were difficult to take in today's 2-1 defeat at Portsmouth.

Alex Cisak had superbly saved Conor Chaplin's penalty, only for the striker to score a minute later, and then again within two minutes of the second half starting after the O's had gone in level at the break thanks to Gavin Massey's fine strike.

Edwards contested the decision for the penalty and believed the first goal was offside, though was frustrated at conceding the second so soon into the second period.

The 45-year-old was pleased on the whole with how the 3-5-2 formation worked and praised the efforts of his players, however, he knows his side have to start accumulating points as soon as possible, describing next weekend's home game against Morecambe as a must-win encounter.

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