Search

Leyton Orient boss Embleton delighted to bag Spurs tie

PUBLISHED: 10:00 16 September 2020

Josh Coulson (right) celebrates with goalscorer Danny Johnson (pic Simon O'Connor)

Josh Coulson (right) celebrates with goalscorer Danny Johnson (pic Simon O'Connor)

Simon O’Connor Photography simon@simonocnnor.co.uk Mobile 07958 573219

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton admitted it means ‘a hell of a lot’ to progress into the third round of the Carabao Cup where they will face Tottenham Hotspur.

Danny Johnson’s injury-time goal allowed Leyton Orient to complete a remarkable comeback win against Plymouth and book a home date with Jose Mourinho’s Spurs.

The hosts found themselves two goals down with just over half an hour played, but rallied in stunning fashion to snatch a last-gasp victory behind closed doors at Brisbane Road.

“From my perspective it means a hell of a lot I worked at Tottenham in the academy after leaving here not so long ago, so personally it’s an incredible thing to be able to go up against a club of that scale,” Embleton said.

“Especially a manager with the name and the credentials that they’ve got. We’ve talked all week about tonight (Tuesday) and I will continue to talk about it as I’m incredibly proud of the grit and determination the players have put in to get to that point of playing against Tottenham.”

The boss also admitted his team talk at half-time was more a minor tactically tweak and telling his side to believe in themselves.

“It was tactical mainly as there was one area where we had set up to stop Plymouth and they found a way.

You may also want to watch:

“We needed to adjust that but it’s difficult to do that during the half because people are so frantic and get people to understand how we can manipulate exactly what we want to do.

“The thing for me was as we finished the first-half 2-0 down, it could have been 3-0, it was so easy for the lads to forget how good we’d been for the first 20-25 minutes.

“I said I need you to believe that and they did.”

Embleton also praised both Louis Dennis and Danny Johnson who both netted in the match as well as Jobi McAnuff.

“Lou and I had a very long conversation alongside JOBI about him not setting himself too many unrealistic expectations.

“For me he come back as one of the top 3 performers in pre-season then frustratingly picked up that injury.

“It’s quite easy to come back and say I need to carry on at that same level, that’s not the way it works. We need to build him up, get him stronger, and get him fitter.

“I’m so delighted he put that one in at the back post on top of contributing a hell of a lot.

He added: “Dan come on and had an incredible finish.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 17:00

East London women’s first team started the season in style with a 3-2 victory over Bromley & Beckenham.

Mon, 16:13

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton said he is “devastated” they have been forced out of the Carabao Cup without being able to come up against Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Veteran Ryan ten Doeschate helped Essex bat out a draw to hand his side the inaugural Bob Willis Trophy and their third first-class title in four years.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Redbridge picked up a 2-1 victory over local rivals Woodford Town in George Christou’s first match in charge after being appointed last week.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Jamie Porter has put Essex into a strong position as they shape up for the final day’s play in this Bob Willis Trophy clash at Lord’s where Somerset will resume on 227 for 7 and a lead of 191.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Sir Alastair Cook struck the 67th first-class century of his career when compiling 172 in the Bob Willis Trophy final.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Alastair Cook stroked his way to 172 as he produced an innings of the highest quality to put Essex on the cusp of a first innings lead in their Bob Willis Trophy clash with Somerset at Lord’s.

PROMOTED CONTENT

For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

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

Latest from the East London Advertiser