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Slade hails victorious O's

Russell Slade praised his Leyton Orient side after their 1-0 JPT win over Yeovil moved them to within two games of a Wembley appearance.

David Mooney took his goals tally into double figures for the season when he headed home in the 90th minute to win the Johnstone's Paint Trophy southern area semi-final on Tuesday night.

The east Londoners were forced to play the final 20 minutes with 10 men after midfielder Anthony Griffith was sent off.

Slade said: "I'm really proud of my players. We've dug in and we are still in two cup competitions. As a club, as a fan-base, as a manager and as a chairman we've all got to be really chuffed and happy with that.

"It was a hard game. Yeovil are a very direct side who play with tempo and we had to deal with that side of it and match it.

"We did that and although it wasn't a great spectacle in the first half we managed to grind them down and we created a lot more in the second period.

"We probably could have had a couple of goals in the second period if the truth be known and I have to say I thought we were denied a stonewall penalty on Kevin Lisbie.

"But, in the end, we got what we deserved because I thought we were the best team overall when we were paying with 11 men and also when we went down to 10 men.

"It was a fantastic header from David Mooney, whenever the ball goes in the box now Moons is on the move and he's a threat. He scored a great header at Hull last Saturday and he's done the same again."