Search

Simpson talks up 'unselfish work' of O's hitman

PUBLISHED: 11:00 07 March 2019

Jay Simpson in action for Leyton Orient against Maidenhead United in the National League (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Jay Simpson in action for Leyton Orient against Maidenhead United in the National League (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Simon O'Connor Photography

The forward got off the mark for Orient in his second spell at the club against Barrow, but praised his strike partner

Jay Simpson praised the effort of Leyton Orient forward Macauley Bonne after Tuesday’s 3-2 win away to Barrow in the National League.

Goals by Sam Ling, Simpson and Jordan Maguire-Drew put the O’s in control, but two late strikes by the Bluebirds made it nervy in Cumbria.

Orient held on, though, and moved up to second in the table with a game in hand on leaders Wrexham still.

The Dragons visit E10 next, on Saturday, but the Welsh club’s nemesis is currently on a five-match run without a goal.

Bonne, who has scored three goals in his last three appearances against Wrexham, has struggled for goals in 2019, but earned plaudits from a team-mate on Tuesday.

Simpson highlighted the great work of the 23-year-old for Maguire-Drew’s important goal against Barrow and backed him to get back on form soon.

“Macauley can be tough on himself because he hasn’t scored for a few games, but it just shows how much the boys want to work for each other,” Simpson told the official club website.

“As a striker, once you get into the box you are looking to shoot, but he had the awareness to find Jordan and he tucked it away.

“It was great unselfish work and that is what we are going to need if we are going to reach our goal, but Macauley works hard.

“He is an honest lad and he has had a great season. He is a good player and I enjoy playing with him.”

Bonne and Simpson are expected to continue their partnership on Saturday at home to Wrexham in a 12.35pm kick-off on BT Sport and the pair will hope to fire Orient to a fourth consecutive win in all competitions, which would see them take over at the top.

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

The forwards have been signed to replace the goals scored by Macauley Bonne and Josh Koroma

The O's squad for the 2019/20 campaign is beginning to take shape

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Youngsters from London joined a number of tennis stars on the Wimbledon courts as part of a children's tennis initiative.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Matt Harrold, Conor Wilkinson, Lee Angol and James Alabi all found the net last weekend at Harlow Town

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Leyton Orient have announced profits made from the friendly with Norwich City under-23s will go to the foundation set up in memory of O's old boss

Thursday, July 11, 2019

West Ham blogger Kwame Boakye looks at the approaching season

Thursday, July 11, 2019

O's Somme Memorial Fund and the McCrae's Battalion Trust recently held a joint commemoration service in Northern France

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.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

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