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Leyton Orient part company with boss Geraint Williams

Geraint Williams
Geraint Williams had presided over a poor run of form at Brisbane Road

Leyton Orient boss Geraint Williams has lost his job as chairman Barry Hearn acted swiftly after losing to fellow League One strugglers Hartlepool.

The 48-year-old Welshman exit's came after a 3-1 home loss left the O's just a point above the relegation zone.

"The performance against Hartlepool was abysmal," Hearn told the Leyton Orient website. "Ultimately the responsibility lies with the manager.

"The decision has been taken to give us the best chance to stay in League One."

606: DEBATE

Orient have won just once in their last 11 games.

"Geraint is as honest and professional a manager as you will find in football and it's unfortunate things have not worked out, but I thank him for his efforts and I wish him every success in the future," added Hearn.



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League One table snapshot

As it stood on 3 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Norwich 39 38 82
2 Swindon 39 16 73
3 Millwall 39 28 72
4 Leeds United 39 26 71
5 Charlton 39 20 71
6 Huddersfield 39 19 65
7 Colchester 39 13 65
8 Bristol Rovers 39 -2 58
9 MK Dons 39 -2 57
10 Southampton 38 29 54
11 Brentford 38 0 51
12 Carlisle 39 -1 51
13 Brighton 39 -4 48
14 Walsall 39 -7 48
15 Yeovil 39 -6 45
16 Exeter 39 -11 43
17 Oldham 38 -13 43
18 Hartlepool 39 -11 42
19 Leyton Orient 39 -12 41
20 Tranmere 38 -26 41
21 Gillingham 39 -12 40
22 Southend 39 -14 38
23 Wycombe 39 -26 32
24 Stockport 39 -42 25


see also
Leyton Orient 1-3 Hartlepool
03 Apr 10 |  League One
Orient appoint Williams as boss
05 Feb 09 |  Leyton Orient



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