Date: 6th May 2007 at 11:02am
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Huddersfield boss Andy Ritchie was understandably delighted with his side`s 3-1 win over Orient. The Terriers were incredibly unfortunate to be just the three goals up at half time as they simply overran a poor Orient side.

‘The players did exactly what I wanted them to do today – we wanted to win the game and put a bit of a show on for the fans in the process.

‘My only complaint is that the players didn’t really think about the game enough in the second-half. Leyton Orient matched us up formation-wise and that is a really big compliment, but at times we got a little bit bogged down and we huffed and puffed a little.

“Having said that, I still felt that we could have scored another two or three – Luke missed a couple of chances that you would generally expect him to put away. Overall, I was very pleased and there was some very good movement in the first-half.

‘I imagine that Martin gave his players some harsh words at half-time and it was good that we got that test in the second-half, having to cope with their onslaught. I thought we had weathered the storm but perhaps we could have defended the goal better; I felt that Mark could have shown the full-back the line a little bit more when he came to challenge him, but we still didn’t expect him to unleash such a good left-foot shot.

‘We were always in control of the game and we were close to brining Simon Eastwood on for the last ten to fifteen minutes – I am sure we would have done had it still been 3-0. I was pleased with Lucas’ contribution when he came on – I thought he looked a threat – and overall I am very, very pleased.”