Oirent may be facing a struggle for survival but they are showing real fighting spirit on the pitch.
Steven Alzate gave the Londoners the lead early in the game and 18-year-old Josh Koroma followed up with two more goals in the first half to give the O’s a huge 3-0 lead at the break.
Just after the hour mark, Koroma completed his hat-trick from a penalty and sealed Orient’s emphatic 4-0 win.
Leyton Orient’s manager Danny Webb was naturally pleased with the performance of the players.
Speaking to Orient Player, he said: ‘’I think to get any sort of positive performance out of that team after what’s been spinning around this week, is a credit to my players, to me and to my staff.’’
The boss also reassured the fans, claiming that ‘the future is bright’ with all four goals scored by two 18-year-old academy products and having included seven players under the age of 21 in the starting lineup.
This result gives the O’s a glimpse of hope, as they were able to benefit from Notts County’s loss in the hands of Stevenage, to close the gap to five points.
With a lot of speculation surrounding the future of the club, the players and the staff will need to be as focused as ever to make the most out of the final 11 games of the season in order to secure safety.
The O’s have been in the Football League for 112 years, and the fans are desperate to see the club produce a ‘great escape’ to make sure they keep that status.
Leyton Orient’s battle for safety continues on March 11th against Grimsby at Brisbane Road.
The O’s will be looking to use last Saturday’s performance as a catalyst for a string of good results to stay in the division.