Search

Andy Edwards: Leyton Orient need to be better with the ball

PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 October 2016

Andy Edwards urges Leyton Orient on at Barnet (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Andy Edwards urges Leyton Orient on at Barnet (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Simon O'Connor Photography

45-year-old reflects on point at Barnet and what east Londoners need to improve on over coming weeks

Leyton Orient players take a breather at the Hive with Andy Edwards giving instructions to Harry Cornick (pic: Simon O'Connor).Leyton Orient players take a breather at the Hive with Andy Edwards giving instructions to Harry Cornick (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Andy Edwards conceded Leyton Orient could have been better in possession during Saturday’s stalemate at Barnet.

The two London rivals cancelled each other out in League Two and had to settle for a share of the spoils at the Hive.

Jay Simpson had the O’s best opportunity of the match in the first half, but couldn’t beat Josh Vickers from inside the area.

Edwards took charge of the fixture before Italian Alberto Cavasin was appointed as manager yesterday and discussed what Orient need to improve on.

He said: “There is a slight lack of confidence on the back of three defeats and you come into the game and set your stall out.

“You want to be hard to play against and compact and aggressive, on the front foot and hard to break down. I thought we did that.

“In possession we need to do a bit better and find ways of getting our best players on the ball and putting the opposition under pressure. We do need to work at that.”

Although the match at the Hive wasn’t a classic, the Orient fans all applauded the players off the pitch at full time.

Edwards again reiterated the Brisbane Road club are underachieving, but knows the squad will work hard to turn that around.

“Morale is good and one thing we can’t question is the attitude and mentality of the players,” said the 45-year-old.

“They are a really good group and we said to them there is a very fine line between winning and losing and success and failure at any level.

“You see that week in, week out and at the moment we’re not quite meeting expectation or fulfilling our potential so we’ll continue to work towards that.”

The draw leaves O’s 17th in the table with 12 points from 11 games.

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

09:57

Leyton Orient interim head coach Ross Embleton dubbed their 1-1 draw with Oldham Athletic as 'one of the worst games of football' he's ever seen.

08:06

London Lions kicked off their BBL Championship title defence in front of a packed Copper Box Arena on Sunday with a comprehensive victory over the Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks.

Yesterday, 19:39

Niamh Charles's goal gave Liverpool a valuable point after coming back from a goal down against West Ham United.

Yesterday, 11:51

Sporting Bengal United and Clapton had to settle for a share of the spoils while Woodford Town suffered defeat to Hashtag United and Redbridge had their match called off.

Yesterday, 09:45

Spanish playmaker Pablo Fornals admits West Ham have yet to see the best of him.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Leyton Orient battled to a hard-earned point against Oldham at Boundary Park on Saturday.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Matt Withers is joined by Dave Evans, Jacob Ranson and Sports Editor Lee Power for another East London Football Podcast.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Leyton Orient interim head coach Ross Embleton is facing a selection headache for trip to Oldham Athletic after impressive performance in Bristol Rovers Leasing.com Trophy defeat.

PROMOTED CONTENT

It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

Most read sport

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists