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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 Fleetwood Town 4 10
2 Peterborough United 4 9
3 Preston North End 4 8
4 Bristol City 4 8
5 Barnsley 4 7
6 Swindon Town 4 7
7 Milton Keynes Dons 4 7
8 Bradford City 4 7
9 Doncaster Rovers 4 7
10 Notts County 4 7
11 Chesterfield 4 7
12 Sheffield United 4 6
13 Crawley Town 4 6
14 Leyton Orient 4 5
15 Coventry City 4 5
16 Port Vale 4 5
17 Rochdale 4 4
18 Gillingham 4 4
19 Yeovil Town 4 4
20 Walsall 4 3
21 Oldham Athletic 4 2
22 Colchester United 4 1
23 Scunthorpe United 4 1
24 Crewe Alexandra 4 0

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