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O's momentum pleases Slade

18 August 2013

Russell Slade admits Leyton Orient may have ridden their luck at times - but the O's boss believes his side deserve to be top of League One after maintaining their 100% start to the new season with victory at Stevenage.

Veteran striker Kevin Lisbie scored the only goal in the first half but after the break Orient weathered a Stevenage storm to ensure they smuggled the three points back to east London.

"Well it's just a really good result for us - it keeps our momentum going," said Slade. "When you come to places like this you have to have the right mindset and be physically ready.

"We had the best chance of the game in the first-half which we took so I think we deserved the win.

"The defence was really solid, we only had one scary moment to deal with and we did that well.

"Every game is important, especially when you have the type of momentum we do. We have a good feeling around the place and we want to keep that - and you do that by winning games."

The defeat leaves Stevenage still looking for their first point of the campaign but Boro boss Graham Westley felt his side were worthy of a draw against the league leaders.

He said: "I think you always have got to be honest about where you are at. It was quite hard going for us, but I think we showed a lot more than we did last week.

"It was a pleasing performance compared to last week - it wouldn't have been unjust if we got a draw."

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