DES Buckingham admits his Oxford United side failed to do enough to win at home to Leyton Orient this afternoon.

Tyler Goodrham’s backheeled effort from inside the six-yard box deflected off Ethan Galbraith to give United the lead, however second half goals from Ollie O’Neill and George Moncur ensured Orient left Grenoble Road with all three points.

The defeat brought to an end a six-game uneaten for the U’s, although five of those matches ended as draws.

Despite the defeat to Orient, United remain in Sky Bet League One’s top six, a point ahead of seventh-placed Stevenage.

Buckingham said: “It was disappointing certainly, the performance, and I don’t think we deserved to win the game.

“We’re still where we are in the table, and we’ve still got 11 opportunities to make sure we stay where we want to stay come the end.

“It’s something we will get right, and make sure we put in a much better performance than we did there.”

This afternoon’s loss follows the 2-2 draw at home to Northampton Town in midweek, when the U’s conceded a stoppage time leveller.

“We set out for both home games, to win both, and we’ve come away with one point after dropping two on Tuesday,” said Buckingham.

“It’s something we have to settle with and deal with right now, and we must look forward.

“It’s not about looking for excuses, that’s not the way you take a group of people the way you want to go.

“There’s obviously accountability, and that starts with me. It’s about making sure that across the group we’re all clear on what we’re doing and how we’re doing it.

“We’ve got 11 opportunities to show that we can do it, and position ourselves as best we can together.”