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Milanese rues lack of quality in final third as Orient bow out of FA Cup at Oldham

18:22 08 November 2014

O's boss Mauro Milanese
 during today's 1-0 FA Cup loss to Oldham Athletic. Pic: Simon O'Connor.

O's boss Mauro Milanese during today's 1-0 FA Cup loss to Oldham Athletic. Pic: Simon O'Connor.

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Leyton Orient boss Mauro Milanese believed his side lacked the quality in the final third as they were knocked out of the FA Cup at the first round stage with a 1-0 defeat at Oldham Athletic.

Mike Jones’ first half free-kick separated the two sides come the final whistle, even though the O’s pushed forward late on and saw Nathan Clarke’s header disallowed.

But Milanese felt Orient were unlucky, and should have at least forced a replay.

“It’s disappointing to be out of the FA Cup but I didn’t think there was too much between the two teams in terms of performance but it was the free-kick that was the difference,” said Milanese.

“I think their keeper saved more than ours and it was a game which maybe should have been a draw.

“We were against a very good team at the moment and completely different from when we played them at the start of the season.”

The O’s were without plenty of options up front with the likes of Darius Henderson, Kevin Lisbie, David Mooney and Gianvito Plasmati due to either suspension or injury.

And despite going three at the back late on and pressuring the Latics, Milanese believed they lacked they need to be more clinical in the final third.

“We finished with three at the back to try and equalise but it was something we couldn’t do,” he added.

“The XI that finished tried to do everything they could do and maybe with a bit more quality in the final third we could have picked something up today.

“The attitude was good and we drove the ball into the box and I think at the end on a couple of occasions we needed a little bit more quality with the last pass or cross.”

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