Crawley assistant manager Anthony Williams praised the goal from striker Billy Clarke that gave his team all three points in a 1-0 win over Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road.

Clarke took his tally for the season to 12 goals when he collected a pass from Mat Sadler on the edge of the box, turned and curled a superb shot over goalkeeper Jamie Jones and into the roof of the net after 11 minutes.

"It was a bit of magic from Billy Clarke," said Williams, who thought Town were worthy winners in east London. "I was sitting in the dug-out and thought it was a bad cross but it ended up in the back of the net, although he assures me it was meant.

"But the lads deserved the win, it was pretty much a good team performance and they worked hard for each other. We created chances in both halves and could have been out of sight but in the end, we were hanging on.

"It was a lively pitch and not easy to pass the ball around and play football and we had to ground it out. But the pleasing thing was that we also kept a clean sheet.

"The way we played last Monday (in a 1-1 home draw with Doncaster) and here today, I think it shows that we are getting the rewards for what we are asking of the team."

Orient produced a lacklustre display and manager Russell Slade admitted that his side had been disappointing.

He said: "That was not the standard we wanted. We wanted a bit more from the players, a bit more urgency. I think the goal was key. He swung his foot at it, I'm not sure whether it was a cross or a shot but it's gone in the top corner.

"He won't score another one of them, that's for sure. That put us on the back foot for 15 or 20 minutes. They haven't really crated too many chances, they've only had two shots on target all game.

"We've huffed and we've puffed for the remainder of the game to be honest, created a few chances but we've got to put one of those away to give us a lift. We've had 17 attacks compared to their eight but we haven't done enough in the final third.``