Leyton Orient wasted a chance to move out of relegation places last Saturday in a home loss to Notts County.
Orient’s manager, Danny Webb was satisfied with the effort from his players.
Speaking to Orient Player, he said: ‘’The initial thought is that sort of sickening feeling of not getting anything from the game, I can’t help but be proud of those players.’’
Webb sees this as a ‘test’ for himself and explains the difficulties Orient have been experiencing by mentioning the limitation of his choices.
He said: “I can’t ask any more of the youth team players out there, the pros, the senior pros, players playing out of position, players playing with knocks, some pains and tight muscles, which there was a lot of today. I can’t ask for more.’’
Notts County did not look too threatening in the early stages of the game, but they were clinical, and made the most out of their chance to take the lead in the first half, when Jorge Grant scored the opening goal.
The Magpies came out of the break looking strong, doubling their lead with Jon Stead’s goal.
But the O’s still had some strength to fight back and one minute later, Paul McCallum managed to tap it into the net after Atangana’s header struck the bar.
Leyton Orient kept pushing for the equaliser, and they had their efforts rewarded with less than 10 minutes to be played.
Gavin Massey’s shot was blocked and Teddy Mezague made the most out of the lucky bounce.
Notts County didn’t take long to respond, and three minutes later, Jon Stead scored the winner after a ball from the left.
Following the defeat against Notts County, Leyton Orient continue their campaign for League Two survival next Saturday at the Matchroom Stadium, as they host Cheltenham Town, in a match that can see them finally move out of the relegation zone with a win.