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Matchroom Stadium (ATT 3,705) 14th February 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Penton

Leyton Or Leyton Orient vs Crewe Alexandra Crewe

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Crewe 0

Orient secure rare success

Early strike enough to seal all three points

Last Updated: 14/02/09 6:36pm

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Williams: First win

Williams: First win

Leyton Orient secured only their third home league win of the season with a 1-0 victory over Crewe.

Leyton Orient secured only their third home league win of the season with a 1-0 victory in a tight encounter with fellow strugglers Crewe.

Orient broke the deadlock with an early goal from captain and right-back Stephen Purches, who capped off a fine a move involving Sean Thornton and Adam Boyd when he broke in from the right and fired home a rising 15-yard shot.

Purches was close to a second with a similar effort but Crewe goalkeeper John Ruddy tipped over in spectacular fashion, while a minute later Crewe striker Tom Pope had a headed goal disallowed for offside.

Orient midfielder Jason Demetriou embarked on a long run before his shot was fumbled by Ruddy, and a minute later home striker Scott McGleish missed a gaping goal from a pass by substitute striker Dean Morgan.

Crewe had penalty claims rejected in the closing stages and Orient held on to record their first win under new manager Geraint Williams.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40

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