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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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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24

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