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Early goal from Fozzie gives us the lead but we fail to build on it.
Late goals again so more concentration needed for the Southend game on Monday.
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Saturday 1st January 2005 
Late goals again seal Harriers fate

There was only one change from the side that beat Oxford on Tuesday.  Ian Foster coming in for Jamie Gleeson.  Blair Sturrock continued in his lone role upfront with Gary Birch and Dean Keates just a bit deeper.

On the bench was Gleeson and also Danny Lewis, back after Ryan Clarke was re-called by his club, Bristol Rovers.  Orient had Lee Steele on their bench after he was given a late clearance to return back to the squad after an injury.

It was the Harriers who were first out of the blocks as they went all out to get a quick opening goal.   Dean Keates was the first to test the O's keeper, Harrison, but his shot was pulled wide and a string of corners and throw-ins followed.

It was then Orients turn to warm up Danby when Daryl McMahon also shot just wide.

On eleven minutes we had opened the scoring and what a cracker it was.  Ian Foster was handily placed when the ball came to him in the six yard box and with a quick sweeping move he lashed in his sixth goal of the season when he lifted the ball over the advancing keeper.

Moments later and Keatesy almost added another when his shot came back off the post.  Sturrock could only look on in dis-belief as his follow up shot to the other side of the goal was well saved by Harrison.

For the remainder of the half we were on the back foot a bit without ever looking in any real danger.  McMahon had another attempt at scoring for them and Blair had one for us.

HT. 0 - 1

In the second half we didn't turn up.  Orient had the obligatory pep talk at half time and came out with the intention of getting back into the game.

With the wind in their favour they went close with shots from Efe Echanomi and Andy Scott before Daryl McMahon flashed a long-range drive inches over the top.

The Orient pressure finally paid dividends when the ex Oxford striker, Scott, pulled a goal back from the edge of the box after some good build up play on seventy four minutes.  Ten minutes later and the same player had got their second.

A corner was poorly defended as Alan White headed down Matty Lockwoods set piece.  Scott was on hand to crash the ball home from twelve yards out.

For the last ten minutes Stuart Watkiss replaced Sturrock and Birch with some fresh legs in Beardsley and Gleeson but without getting another sight of goal it ended in a disappointing defeat.

We now find ourselves six points adrift at the bottom with only Cambridge, who also lost, below us.  A good win for Shrewsbury moved them up a place but at least we have the comfort of knowing that Rushden are on an un-stoppable slide.

Monday at home to Southend is a game we must win and at the same time hope that Rushden get hammered at home to Swansea.

FT. 2 - 1

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Orient  subs   cards      Harriers  subs   cards 
Harrison     Danby  
Miller     Jenkins  
Lockwood     Mullins  
Simpson     Beswetherick  
White     Bennett  
Mackie     Weaver  
Duncan     Russell  
McMahon     Keates  
Scott     Sturrock  
Chillingworth     Birch  
Echanomi     Foster  
SUBS:       SUBS:    
Morris     Lewis  
Hunt     Burton  
Steele     Beardsley  
Newey     Burns  
Barnard     Gleeson  

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