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Reaction: Duff on Leyton Orient

15 February 2020

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Michael Duff was relieved to see his side pick up three points against Leyton Orient and make it four straight home wins.

Reuben Reid's header on 88 minutes sealed another home win on a special day at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium where Cheltenham celebrated the work of club charity partners The Hollie Gazzard Trust by wearing a special one-off all-white kit.

The game was also played in tricky conditions with rain and a strong wind throughout, but after a dominant second period Duff was happy to see his team get over the line late on.

"I think we deserved to win the game. The longer it goes on with things flashing across the goal, chances, and not hitting the target often enough with our shots," he said.

"But you look at the three subs that we've brought on, there's real quality in the three subs that we brought on.

"I was really pleased with the performance. I thought we were excellent on a particularly difficult day.

"We played the wind really well in the first half and I actually thought we should be winning at half time.

"Then the second half was almost attack v defence with the awareness of a counter-attack now and again.

"I thought we managed the game well and it is relief but I think it's deserved."

Watch more from Duff's post-match reaction above on iFollow.

The next run out for his team is next Saturday, 22 February, when Mansfield Town are the visitors to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

Kick-off against last season's play-off semi-finalists is at 3pm and tickets are available to buy online. They are also on sale from the ticket office on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 10am and 3pm.


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