Sad Orient shudder at Huddersfield
Huddersfield Town 4 Orient 0 ORIENT S defensive frailties were underlined again on Saturday when they crashed to defeat at promotion-chasing Huddersfield. It s the second time this season the O s have let in four on their travels, and they have now conce
Huddersfield Town 4 Orient 0
ORIENT'S defensive frailties were underlined again on Saturday when they crashed to defeat at promotion-chasing Huddersfield.
It's the second time this season the O's have let in four on their travels, and they have now conceded 26 league goals, more than anyone else bar Tranmere Rovers.
It looked as if O's had weathered the storm and seemed set to reach half time on level terms but, in the second minute of added on time, the hugely-impressive Gary Roberts finally broke the deadlock.
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And as O's crumbled in the second half, Nathan Clarke, Michael Collins and Jordan Rhodes added to their woes.
With skipper Stephen Purches and fellow full-back Charlie Daniels both suffering through illness on the day of the game, boss Geraint Williams kept Andrew Cave-Brown in the starting 11 and Daniels was pressed into action.
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The full-back lasted for an hour, and when he was replaced, Cave-Brown had to switch to the left and Jason Demetriou played as an emergency defender.
O's boss Geraint Williams admitted afterwards: "We held our own for the first 46-and-a-half minutes, but unfortunately we conceded right at the end of the first half.
"I couldn't see a 4-0 scoreline at that stage, but goals do change games.
"Having put in a good shift for the first half, it was disappointing that we switched off from a long throw and we paid the price for it.
"In their box we made bad decisions and we weren't quite good enough and in ours we switched off and it cost us.
"If you can get a goal in front, that is important for belief, but we didn't manage that.