Four-goal romp is alright by Orient

Leyton Orient v Oldham Athletic – Sky Bet League Two – Breyer Group Stadium – Reaction

Leyton Orient 4-0 Oldham Athletic

It was largely smiles-all-round after Leyton Orient moved up to third place following their four-goal drubbing of Oldham Athletic at the Breyer Group Stadium.

Aaron Drinan, Tom James, Theo Archibald and Harry Smith were all on target for the in-form O’s, leaving boss, Kenny Jackett content with his sides’ toil: “I’m very pleased with today’s result,” the former Portsmouth chief enthused.

“We needed that key, third goal, as there was a bit of a lull after the break.”

“But, we got through that difficult period – you can’t have things all your own way. We defended well and Lawrence Vigouroux deserved his clean sheet.”

Jackett praised Man of the Match, Archibald, adding: “Theo could have had a penalty, before his goal. But, he did well, nutmegging their captain and firing home. We kept going. I was pleased with Harry Smith late finish – although we could have had more goals.”

Meanwhile, Archibald added: “It was a thoroughly enjoyable team performance, this afternoon. It was our best performance of the season, so far.

“The two early goals gave us the foundation, and we get a clean sheet, too. And, we’ve hit thirteen goals in seven games.”

He revealed: “I did think we were in control for large parts of the game, and we were actually enjoying it out there and had a smile on our faces.

“But, you earn the right to do that and we work hard for that during the week. That twenty-minute spell, with the fans cheering, in the second half, was probably the best time.

“Harry Smith’s goal was the cherry on top of the cake, but, you’re right – that third goal gave us a bit of breathing space.

“We are looking at the league table – but it doesn’t mean very much – as we’re only seven games into the season.”

Orient travel to Bristol Rovers next Saturday – Archibald concluded: “It will be a tough clash down there. They’ve got many players of League One standard. But, we go there full of confidence after today’s performance.”

Oldham boss, Keith Curle admitted: “We’ve got to learn from our mistakes today. But, we gifted them two goals – after having been in the game. We get a corner, then the ball ends up in the back of our net.”

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Brian Jeeves

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