Leyton Orient’s struggle continued as the O’s lost ground in their relegation battle after a disastrous performance last Saturday’s as the O’s slumped to a 5-0 defeat to Accrington Stanley.
Speaking after the game Orient’s, Danny Webb was naturally upset with the team’s performance, ‘’I said to the players in there that this was the first performance since I’ve been manager, where we looked like a team going down.’’
Despite a bright start, Leyton Orient got caught moments before the half time interval as Billy Kee scored the opener from a corner to give the hosts the lead.
Accrington doubled their lead early in the second half, when Matthew Pearson scored his first goal of the game.
In the final ten minutes the home side extended their lead with three goals in quick succession.
In the 84th minute, Sean McConville scored Accrington’s third goal of the evening.
The fourth goal came only one minute later, with McConville spotting Charlie Granger off his line and struck a shot from 60 yards out to make it 4-0.
Matthew Pearson set the final score on the 91st minute after an excellent through ball from McConville.
33-year-old Webb also felt that ‘if the game had ten more minutes than it could have been 7 or 8.’
The manager’s disappointment was emphasized when he summed up the match as, ‘his lowest point in football.’
With Newport’s win at Morecambe, Leyton Orient find themselves in a very difficult position to avoid relegation.
With nine games to be played, the O’s are 7 points away from safety and need a miracle to stay in League Two for another year, as fellow relegation candidates, Newport County, also have a game in hand.
Leyton Orient’s battle for safety continues on Saturday at Brisbane Road in what is expected to be a very tough match for the east-Londoners as they host league leaders Doncaster Rovers.