One of the worst games of football O's coach Embleton admitted after Oldham draw

PUBLISHED: 09:57 09 December 2019 | UPDATED: 09:57 09 December 2019

Leyton Orient's interim head coach Ross Embleton during the Sky Bet League Two match at the Breyer Group Stadium, London.

Leyton Orient's interim head coach Ross Embleton during the Sky Bet League Two match at the Breyer Group Stadium, London.

PA Wire/PA Images

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.

The O's attacking midfielder Jordan Maguire-Drew poked home a ball in from Lee Angol in the 25th minute to earn them a point after going 1-0 down in only the second minute of play as Jonny Smith found the net.

Embleton did insist it's not a game they'll remember but they were pleased to grab a point to end a three game losing run in League Two.

"We've been talking all week about three points and getting that winning feeling back, so you feel disappointed that we didn't perform today (Saturday), and I don't think it will be one we'll remember in terms of quality in the game.

"It was possibly one of the worst games of football I've ever seen so to come away from a poor game and a poor performance with a point on the road we've got to be happy with it."

Oldham netted early on through Smith and Embleton feels conceding in that manner summed the performance up.

You may also want to watch:

"It summed us up, we looked sluggish, to a degree I take some responsibility for that as we played Wednesday night and I kept a very similar team to the one that went out on Wednesday and performed really well.

"Maybe in hindsight fresher legs might have helped that, but at the same time, I just felt we were off the pace and off the mark.

"It tolled in the way we got caught for the goal and a couple similar moves and we put ourselves under pressure as we had no real energy or fight about us."

He was however pleased with the way they scored the equaliser thanks to Lee Anogl and Maguire-Drew.

"I thought we worked it well, we worked on a couple of moves on how we get up the pitch and affect the opposition, and the players they had in their team.

"It was Lee who ran down that right hand side and worked well to get onto the ball, we've been without him the last couple of days and didn't travel with the boys last night as he's been suffering with illness, but he put his body on the line.

"I think Jordan Maguire-Drew touched it in, but somehow it went over the line anyway."

Latest East London Sports News

19 minutes ago

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton is hopeful of making more much-needed signings but has admitted they have had some setbacks this week.

London Lions claimed a 91-86 win at Sheffield Sharks to complete a BBL double over the Steel City side.

Yesterday, 12:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton was angry with the lack of compete shown by his squad as they fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat at Port Vale.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Alisha Lehmann's late double saw West Ham United complete a dramatic comeback against Brighton & Hove Albion to win in the Barclays FA Women's Super League.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Clapton claimed a second successive league win to complete a quickfire double over St Margaretsbury on Saturday.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

The Hammers grabbed the lead through Diop but were quickly pegged back

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Leyton Orient slipped to another narrow loss on their travels on Saturday.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

London Lions remain top of the BBL table after scoring a huge 38 points in the first quarter en-route to beating Surrey Scorchers.


Cauldron Foods' comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

Riverside flats to let are coming on the market in East London - at highly competitive rents. Too good to be true? A not-for-profit landlord explains how it works…

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.

Most read sport

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists