Orient boss insists team 'never give up' after late winner makes it six on the spin (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Leyton Orient boss pays tribute to team's attitude after Port Vale victory makes it six League One wins in a row
Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade insisted his players never give up after they clinched a dramatic 3-2 win over Port Vale to extend their 100 per cent record in League One.
The O's stayed top of the table after a brace from David Mooney and a late Kevin Lisbie strike fired them to their sixth consecutive league victory.
Slade said: "They never give up do they? That was the beauty of it today. We went a goal down but then got ourselves in front. They got themselves an equaliser against the run of play really.
"But we just kept plugging away and with that little bit of quality from Lisbie we managed to get the winner, so we're obviously very pleased with that.
"He's good at that and they're [strike partners] both capable of scoring with that little bit of quality. Those two are in a great mood at the minute so if things are going to drop to them, there's going be half a chance and they're going to put it away."
Orient are in a position few expected them to be heading into the season and are the only club in the Football League yet to drop a point. But when asked if it was now difficult to manage expectations, Slade insisted that was not the case.
The O's boss replied: "No not really. You'd rather be in this position than losing six out of six every day of the week. There's no danger about that. You've just got to embrace it and enjoy it. You can see that the players are really enjoying their football out there."
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