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Matchroom Stadium 9th August 2008 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Penn

Leyton Or Leyton Orient vs Hereford United Hereford

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Boyd is spot-on for Orient

Striker seals opening day win

Last Updated: 09/08/08 6:35pm

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Boyd: Match-winner

Boyd: Match-winner

A penalty from Adam Boyd on the stroke of half-time gave Leyton Orient the perfect start to the new season as they beat League One newcomers Hereford 2-1 at Brisbane Road.

The Bulls broke the deadlock in the 14th minute when Dean Beckwith was the first to react to a left-wing corner from Simon Johnson and his effort took a deflection on its way past goalkeeper Glenn Morris.

JJ Melligan was the catalyst to give the Os their half-time lead as his 22nd-minute cross from the right by-line eluded goalkeeper Darren Randolph under pressure from Boyd, allowing the ball to creep over the line.

Then, with the clock running down, Melligan crossed from the right once more and Richard Rose was adjudged to have handled in the penalty area allowing Boyd to step forward and place the ball inside the left-hand post from the resulting spot-kick.

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Sky Bet League 1

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

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