Search

Slade pleased with home draw

08:47 28 August 2014

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade and coach Kevin Nugent meet the Aston Villa mascot before their Capital One Cup tie at Villa Park (pic: Nick Potts/PA)

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade and coach Kevin Nugent meet the Aston Villa mascot before their Capital One Cup tie at Villa Park (pic: Nick Potts/PA)

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Orient boss reflects on cup scalp

Leyton Orient's Romain Vincelot (second from right) celebrates scoring the winner against Aston Villa in the Capital One Cup (pic: Nick Potts/PA)Leyton Orient's Romain Vincelot (second from right) celebrates scoring the winner against Aston Villa in the Capital One Cup (pic: Nick Potts/PA)

Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade expressed his delight after seeing his side knock Premier League Aston Villa out of the Capital One Cup at Villa Park last night

French midfielder Romain Vincelot headed an 87th-minute winner from Bradley Pritchard’s cross, after fellow countryman Mathieu Baudry had seen an earlier effort pushed onto the crossbar by Shay Given.

And Orient’s reward was a home tie against League One rivals Sheffield United, who had knocked neighbouring West Ham on penalties at Upton Park out the night before.

Slade said: “It’s pleasing to be at home in the next round.

“Sheffield United are a great club. I used to be there for three and a half years, so I will look forward to that, although it will be a tough game.”

Orient travelled to the Midlands on the back of a goalless draw with Walsall at the weekend and Slade made six changes to his starting line-up, bringing former Villa youngster Shane Lowry into the side among others.

O’s took some time to settle as Villa started brightly, with Darren Bent forcing a save from Gary Woods.

Stand-in skipper David Mooney headed wide at the other end before the break, with Baudry hittin the woodwork after the restart.

An offside flag denied Jay Simpson a goal and the tie looked to be heading for extra time when Vincelot – on target in the previous round at Plymouth – popped up with his late winner.

Slade added: “My over-riding feeling is I’m pleased. I’m pleased we stuck to the game-plan.

“It was important to stay in the game, especially early on. It allowed us time to settle and then we got on the ball reasonably well.

“We grew into the game and I’m delighted we didn’t go into extra time for the second time this season, having done so in the previous round.

“Obviously getting the goal when we did makes it difficult for them to respond.”

O’s have only two days to recover before returning to League One action at unbeaten leaders Fleetwood on Saturday.

But they will travel to the north west coast with confidence after claiming such an impressive cup scalp over Paul Lambert’s Villa.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Sport Stories

5 minutes ago
Orient debutant Neil Eardley challenges Colchester's Gavin Massey (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Defender eager to taste victory on home O’s bow against Scunthorpe United.

George Porter of Dagenham and Redbridge in action against Conference Premier Southport in the first round of the FA Cup (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Former Leyton Orient and AFC Wimbledon ace departs Victoria Road

Daggers assistant manager Warren Hackett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Warren Hackett accepts they must beat Cheltenham this weekend

Jamie Cureton scores for Dagenham & Redbridge against former club Cheltenham Town (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Experienced forward has found net eight times in 29 appearances this year, but failed to score in last seven matches

Most read sport

Brothers: The David Haines Story, will be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland at 10.30am on Sunday.

Over £30,000 has been raised in a couple of days for a mugging victim, despite the goal only being set at £500.

We let two experts have their say on why the campaign is needed – or isn’t.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder