Slade is a proud man as play-off dream ends
COVENTRY ........0 LEYTON O ..........1
names, including four from the home side. Orient goalkeeper Jamie Jones dealt capably with long-range efforts from John Fleck and Jordan Stewart while skipper Nathan Clarke produced a last-ditch block to deny Danny Philliskirk a debut goal after 25 minutes.
Jimmy Smith missed his close-range header from Lee Cook’s 28th-minute freekick before the visitors took the lead in first-half injury time when a good run and pass from Moses Odubajo paved the way for a precise side foot from Dean Cox.
Franck Moussa produced Coventry’s best effort, whipping a 30yarder inches past the post but Orient held on with increasing comfort in the closing minutes.
Coventry boss Steven Pressley said: “In terms of our performance and domination of the game, I was very pleased – it was just our final decisions that let us down.We need more of a goal threat and that is something I will look to address.
“The build up play was terrific and there were many positives to take from that. I’m disappointed for the players because they put a great deal into the game and deserved to win.”
ON TARGET: Leyton Orient’s Dean Cox