Manley content with a share of the spoils

Laindon Orient 1-1 Old Southendian Reserves

DAVID MANLEY was content with a share of the spoils after seeing his Old Southendian Reserve side play out a 1-1 ProKit UK Essex Olympian League draw with a competitive Laindon Orient side at the Ford Sports & Social Ground.

Caiden Imbert-Thomas headed the O’s a twentieth-minute advantage. However, Greg Molford profited, nodding home an Olly Tatton-Bennett free-kick to restore parity five minutes before the interval.

“The draw was a fair result today with both teams having good chances to win it,” Manley told Yellow Sport.

“We battled well in some terrible conditions and were competing all over the park. Blair Cartwright was superb in goal for us making some fantastic saves.

“Overall we can be pleased with picking up a point against a tough Laindon side.”

Meanwhile, O’s chief, Neil Blackburn, thought his side deserved more from the contest. He took to Twitter to explain: “We have sixty per cent possession, hit the post multiple times, have a goal disallowed and the opposition keeper pulls off some superb saves, and we only come away with a point. So frustrating this game at times.”

Brian Jeeves

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