Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade rues a below par second half display against Scunthorpe United

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: It was a miserable 100th game at the Brisbane Road helm for Russell Slade. Picture: Action Images It was a miserable 100th game at the Brisbane Road helm for Russell Slade. Picture: Action Images

Russell Slade felt his Leyton Orient side looked a completely different team in the second half as they crashed to a second consecutive home defeat at the hands of Scunthorpe United.

Jonathan Téhoué had given Orient a deserved lead as the hosts looked well on track to claim their first victory at Brisbane Road in 2012.

Josh Walker levelled just before the hour though before Andy Barcham returned to haunt his old club by putting the visitors in front with five minutes to play.

And Alan Knill’s men secured a 3-1 victory when Jon Parkin netted after Lee Butcher spilled the ball before the keeper had to be stretchered off, having landed awkwardly.

It was a miserable 100th game in charge of the O’s for Slade and the manager pointed towards a disappointing second half performance afterwards.

“I thought it was a tight game – a bit scrappy at times,” explained the boss. “We managed to get an element of control and I thought we deserved our half time lead.

“In the second half, we just didn’t go out and play. We didn’t do the simple things well. I didn’t think we controlled the ball well. I didn’t think we passed the ball well. I didn’t think we tracked people from midfield well.

“I like to find a positive spin on something but it is difficult to find a positive spin in the second period. I am really disappointed.

“Maybe I take some of the responsibility. I have gone 4-4-2 to try and give us an outlet and take the pressure off and try and get on top, but that has not helped them at all today.”

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