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We let the Leyton Orient fans down at Bromley admits boss Steve Davis

PUBLISHED: 10:00 16 August 2017

Leyton Orient manager Steve Davis (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Leyton Orient manager Steve Davis (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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The O’s suffered an embarrassing 6-1 defeat after conceding four second-half goals at Hayes Lane

Leyton Orient suffered a humiliating 6-1 defeat away to London rivals Bromley yesterday and head coach Steve Davis conceded his side must respond at Woking after letting their loyal fans down.

The O’s took 1,037 supporters to Hayes Lane for their fourth National League match of the season, but it ended up being a nightmare evening.

Bromley ran riot in the second half and left Orient red in the face after a sobering night in south London, which has put a lot of pressure on Saturday’s fixture at Woking.

Davis, when speaking to BBC London, said: “We are four games in and we have won two and lost two. We want to make home a fortress, but we have to look at maybe a different way of playing away.

“We need to be more solid, but it doesn’t matter how you set-up defensively if you make the errors we made at Bromley.

“I know we will respond and there is enough experience in the dressing room to do that and we have to respond. We don’t want a repeat of this defeat and hope it is a one-off.”

George Porter opened the scoring for Bromley after 11 minutes to silence the fans of his old club.

Jack Holland made it 2-0 six minutes before the break when he headed home a corner from ex-O’s loanee Frankie Sutherland.

Macauley Bonne did find the net for Orient in the second half, his first goal for the club, but it occurred during a terrific spell for the Ravens.

Josh Rees, Adam Mekki, Holland and substitute Brett Williams all beat Charlie Grainger to hand the east Londoners an embarrassing loss.

“Macauley’s goal is not a lot for the supporters to go away and be pleased about as we wanted to come to Bromley and get a good result,” said O’s head coach Davis.

“We haven’t done that or ourselves justice and we let the fans down. We all know that and now we need to respond and put it right at Woking.

“I am pleased for Macauley getting off the mark even though it was in a game where it was of little value to us, but it might give him more confidence going forward and hopefully it will and from a team perspective we want to put it right.”

Davis admitted not enough of his players won their individual battles at Bromley and it left him with plenty to ponder.

Although this is a new-look Orient team, it does not give them a free pass for a defeat or poor performance and especially one in this manner.

“I would have learned a lot because it is the first time I have had a result of that nature since I have been here,” said Davis.

“You learn a lot about character and how people respond and you learn more from these type of games than when you are winning, so from that point of view it is a good thing.

“I learned a lot about how people respond to being behind and how they respond to being another goal behind.

“There wasn’t enough that responded and too many well below where they should be in terms of performance levels.

“I don’t think anyone won their individual battles and when you carry that many people in a game it is always difficult to win.”

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