Leyton Orient 2-1 Mansfield Town – Reaction
ROSS EMBLETON was delighted to see his Leyton Orient side return to Sky bet League Two winning ways against Mansfield Town on Tuesday evening.
James Dayton handed Orient the lead just before half-time. However, despite largely dominating the game, Mansfield hit back to equalise through Kelland Watts on the hour.
But Orient were to record their third league success in five matches when Mal Benning turned Jordan Maguire-Drew’s cross into his own net for the games decisive moment.
And having surrendered the opportunity of three points when Macclesfield Town snatched a late goal at the Breyer Group Stadium on Saturday, Embleton was equally pleased to oversee an altogether more comfortable conclusion.
“I’m delighted with the win and happy that it wasn’t a ‘hairy’ ending, this evening, as per last Saturday,” the O’s chief enthused
Embleton paid tribute to goalscorer, James Dayton: “Dayts has benefitted from playing several games now – including ninety minutes in the reserves. He took his goal well.”
He added: “I just hope Lee Angol gets credited with the winning goal – although I’m not sure who got the last touch.”
The O’s chief continued: “I told Jordan Maguire-Drew that I was leaving him out tonight – that he’d be on the bench. He told me he was fine with that and that he’d be ready. He then put in a fine cross, which led to our winner.”