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‘We Let Down Our Fans And It’s Unacceptable’. Steve Davis Blasts Orient Players After Their Surrender At Bromley

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Leyton Orient manager Steve Davis held his hands up to letting the club’s fans down last night – and demanded a response from his players.

The 6-1 defeat at Bromley was perhaps the most shocking result in the National League for a number of years.

Orient had thought they were back on track after winning two home games following defeat on the opening day of the season to Sutton United.

But they came undone in shocking fashion at Hayes Lane – leaving over 1,000 fans angry and the collapse.

“We wanted to come to Bromley and get a good result,” Davis said.

“We haven’t done that or ourselves justice and we let the fans down. We all know that and now we need to respond and put it right at Woking.

“I would have learned a lot because it is the first time I have had a result of that nature since I have been here.

“You learn a lot about character and how people respond and you learn more from these type of games than when you are winning, so from that point of view it is a good thing.

“I learned a lot about how people respond to being behind and how they respond to being another goal behind.

“There wasn’t enough that responded and too many well below where they should be in terms of performance levels.

“I don’t think anyone won their individual battles and when you carry that many people in a game it is always difficult to win.”

PHOTO BY EDMUND BOYDEN

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