Slade states case for defence
Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade was left to lament his side's defending after Stevenage earned a 1-0 win at Brisbane Road.
Lucas Akins dealt the decisive blow with his 23rd-minute strike, condemning the O's to successive league defeats. But despite the defensive errors, Slade remained upbeat as his team continue their search for their first points of the season against Hartlepool on Saturday. Slade said: "The manner in which we conceded the goal was frustrating. We cleared the first shot, had a chance to clear the ball and then the shot came back straight at the keeper and I think he struggled to see it and it's gone straight under his legs. "I thought at times we looked a little bit disjointed, particularly with our passing in the first period when we needed a bit more courage, and I thought we got that courage in the second period. "We were putting them under immense pressure really but it wasn't quite to be for us."