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Nugent delighted with O's show

19 September 2012

Leyton Orient assistant-manager Kevin Nugent praised his side's performance after they thrashed Yeovil 4-1 at Brisbane Road.

Goals from Ben Chorley and Ryan Brunt gave the O's a 2-0 lead at half-time and although Sam Foley reduced the deficit, Jimmy Smith and Kevin Lisbie secured their third consecutive league win.

"I don't think you can pick out individuals, it was a superb all-round effort," Nugent said. "It was a good scoreline against a very good side and we had a few chances to have scored more and we could possibly have had a penalty in the first half.

"As good as our forward play was, our defensive displays recently have been excellent and that gives you a platform to allow you to go for your chances.

"Our two centre-forwards, Ryan Brunt and Kevin Lisbie, caused Yeovil problems all night but our defence are also playing superbly at the moment.

"Kevin Lisbie was under the weather and wasn't well at all before the game but he managed to get there, he scored and he's done really well and done us proud."

Glovers boss Gary Johnson admitted his side were well beaten as they slid to a third straight defeat following their bright start to the campaign.

He said: "When you let four goals in, you have to look at the defensive side of the team, not just your defence. We weren't winning any part of the pitch.

"It would be quite easy at the moment for supporters, directors, management and press to lose faith in this group when you've been beaten 4-1 and it's your third defeat on the trot.

"But you have to keep working, help the young players get through it and help the older players get a little bit fitter. As a group, we've got to start winning the first ball and the second, get a few more shots in and get in on the end of set-plays. That's what we are going to do and that's what we've got to do."


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