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Justin Edinburgh impressed with his Leyton Orient players after hard-fought win at AFC Fylde

PUBLISHED: 11:00 19 February 2018

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh issues instructions from the touchline (pic: David Simpson TGS Photo).

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh issues instructions from the touchline (pic: David Simpson TGS Photo).

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The O's missed some decent chances at Mill Farm, but it didn't matter in the end after some heroic late defending by Josh Coulson

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh lauded a ‘very strong performance’ from his group of players after they secured an excellent 1-0 win away to AFC Fylde on Saturday.

A tough encounter was predicted at Mill Farm with the Coasters unbeaten on home soil since September 23.

Their fine run came to an end though, thanks to Macauley Bonne’s first-half penalty as the visitors claimed all three points.

“I thought it was a very strong performance, I always felt we were in control of the game,” Edinburgh told the official club website.

“Obviously Fylde had some periods, but they never troubled us and perhaps my only criticism of the group was the final decision in the final third.

“If we had been a little bit more cute we could have had a few more goals, but the players were excellent.”

Edinburgh kept faith with the same team from last weekend, leaving out the likes of Sam Ling, Jamie Sendles-White, David Mooney, Henry Ochieng and Rommy Boco from the match day squad.

Jobi McAnuff missed out again due to the injury he picked up at Dover Athletic in the FA Trophy on February 3, but the decision of the O’s head coach to stick with the same starting XI from the 1-1 draw with Tranmere Rovers paid dividends.

He added: “I thought the players had performed well against Tranmere and it looked a balanced team.

“Unfortunately Jobi didn’t overcome the injury he picked up at Dover and when people earn the right to stay in the team, they deserve to and that was the reason (for picking the same starting XI) and it has got us the result.”

Orient could have won by more had Craig Clay not seen a first half volley deflected away from goal while Josh Koroma was also denied by Jay Lynch in the first 45.

After Bonne had dispatched his penalty with confidence, following a foul on Dan Holman, O’s pushed for another in the second half.

James Brophy dragged an effort wide after the break before Bonne nodded off target and then Fylde created one final chance.

A long ball forward dropped for Jordan Tunnicliffe, Josh Coulson blocked his effort, however, and then slide in to prevent a home player firing a shot towards goal from close range.

It was excellent defending by the former Cambridge United centre back and made sure Orient returned to east London with a well deserved victory.

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