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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 14 32
2 Peterborough United 14 26
3 Preston North End 12 25
4 Milton Keynes Dons 12 23
5 Notts County 13 23
6 Sheffield United 13 23
7 Swindon Town 12 22
8 Oldham Athletic 14 22
9 Rochdale 13 20
10 Chesterfield 13 19
11 Fleetwood Town 14 19
12 Bradford City 14 19
13 Crawley Town 14 17
14 Colchester United 14 16
15 Leyton Orient 13 15
16 Barnsley 13 15
17 Doncaster Rovers 12 14
18 Port Vale 14 13
19 Gillingham 14 13
20 Coventry City 14 13
21 Yeovil Town 14 13
22 Crewe Alexandra 14 13
23 Walsall 14 12
24 Scunthorpe United 14 12

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