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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 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 93
2 Brentford 42 87
3 Leyton Orient 42 80
4 Rotherham United 42 79
5 Preston North End 42 79
6 Peterborough United 42 67
7 Swindon Town 42 60
8 Milton Keynes Dons 42 58
9 Port Vale 42 57
10 Walsall 42 56
11 Sheffield United 41 56
12 Crawley Town 41 52
13 Bradford City 42 50
14 Bristol City 42 50
15 Coventry City 42 49
16 Gillingham 42 48
17 Oldham Athletic 41 47
18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
21 Carlisle United 41 43
22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
24 Stevenage 42 39

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