Search

Bonne talks up depth of O's squad after recent winning run despite his goal drought

PUBLISHED: 11:00 19 March 2019

Josh Coulson celebrates scoring with Leyton Orient team-mate Macauley Bonne (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Josh Coulson celebrates scoring with Leyton Orient team-mate Macauley Bonne (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Simon O'Connor Photography

The former Colchester United forward also insisted he feels Orient are going places and wants to remain part of the journey

Macauley Bonne was back in the goals last weekend, but used his scoring return as the opportune moment to hail his team-mates.

The forward grabbed the winning goal in Leyton Orient’s 1-0 victory over AFC Telford United and saw his seven-match spell without a goal come to a timely end.

Despite his recent drought, the O’s have excelled in recent weeks with six straight wins achieved and players like centre back Josh Coulson chipping in.

Bonne said: “Everyone has told me to keep a clear mind and when the ball comes to stay composed because if I do that, I do normally score and that happened.

“I have been beating myself up for not scoring for a few weeks, but that is just where I set my standards so high.

“I want to score every week and the fact I haven’t scored of late and we have still won games shows the depth we have.

“Other players are chipping in like Josh Coulson. How has he got a brace!? I was battering him all week, but in all seriousness I can’t wait for him to get another.

“Josh scoring two in a game and in the space of four minutes, stuff like that does lift the team and we share a car in the morning and we always have things to talk about, but now he is chasing me on my goal trail apparently, so we’ll see how that one goes!”

Coulson’s brace in the 2-1 away win at Aldershot Town last week ensured Orient remained top of the National League table heading into their FA Trophy semi-finals.

Results in the division at the weekend didn’t go their way with Solihull Moors, Wrexham and Salford City triumphing, but O’s are still at the summit with games in hand.

It is a position Orient could only have dreamed of at the beginning of the campaign, but now they are there, they are determined not to let it slip and secure promotion come April 27.

After finishing 13th last season, O’s have led the table for the majority of the term and this saw their star men linked with moves away in January.

Speculation suggested Bonne and Josh Koroma could both be on the way, but in the end it was all paper talk.

The talented attackers are still part of Justin Edinburgh’s squad and O’s leading marksman knows he has a job to complete heading into the final stretch.

Bonne added: “I am here for a reason and that is to get promoted and that’s all I need to say really. I want to go places with Orient and it feels like it will happen for us.”

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 18:28

Essex suffered a second successive Royal London One-Day Cup defeat at the Oval, but injuries to Jason Roy, Ollie Pope and Rikki Clarke took some of the gloss off Surrey’s 65-run victory.

Yesterday, 14:30

The talismanic midfielder will be doing his best to keep the squad focused after Monday’s battle with Solihull put Orient on the verge of promotion

Yesterday, 10:30

The O’s are not officially champions, but it would take an almighty sequence of events for them not to achieve promotion this coming Saturday

Yesterday, 10:00

Canning Town-based trainer will hope to guide British heavyweight to another win

Mon, 18:10

The O’s head coach insisted the job is not finished yet, but was pleased to give the fans another day to remember in the National League

Mon, 16:26

Essex Eagles make the short journey to The Kia Oval to face Surrey in the Royal London One-Day Cup on Tuesday, looking to get back to winning ways after a home defeat to Middlesex on Good Friday.

Hammers striker Antonio close to his best but it is still not enough

PROMOTED CONTENT

All Points East will be returning to Victoria Park next month with two weekends of diverse music and a free community festival.

It’s the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald’s restaurant?

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Live

Yesterday, 18:28

Essex suffered a second successive Royal London One-Day Cup defeat at the Oval, but injuries to Jason Roy, Ollie Pope and Rikki Clarke took some of the gloss off Surrey’s 65-run victory.

View Live

Breaking news

Yesterday, 18:28

Essex suffered a second successive Royal London One-Day Cup defeat at the Oval, but injuries to Jason Roy, Ollie Pope and Rikki Clarke took some of the gloss off Surrey’s 65-run victory.

Read more

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