Boyd back to haunt Orient

FORMER Orient hitman Adam Boyd came back to haunt his former team-mates when he struck the only goal of the game nine minutes from time to win Saturday s clash.

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FORMER Orient hitman Adam Boyd came back to haunt his former team-mates when he struck the only goal of the game nine minutes from time to win Saturday's clash.

Orient boss Geraint Williams admitted afterwards: "It was very even and both teams struggled to create chances in the first half.


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"But in the second half we were getting more of the ball and getting good crosses into the box when they scored the goal."

The O's boss was unhappy as Orient were down to 10 men, as skipper Stephen Purches had been off having treatment when the breakthrough came.

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Purches was trying to get back on to the pitch and Williams was disappointed with the time it took the officials to allow the skipper to return.

"It's always disappointing to lose, but even more so late on in the game, especially with the way in which the goal came about," said Williams.

"Purch had some treatment and we were trying to get him back on the field. The fourth official was trying to get the referee's attention, but he wasn't listening to him.

"We didn't get him on until they had the ball in our final third and it led to the goal."

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