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Orient skipper McAnuff delighted with Bromley result

PUBLISHED: 11:00 20 November 2018

O's Jobi McAnuff scores and celebrates the equaliser (Pic: Simon O'Connor)

O's Jobi McAnuff scores and celebrates the equaliser (Pic: Simon O'Connor)

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Leyton Orient captain Jobi McAnuff is delighted with his free-kick goal and his side’s fight back to win 3-1 against London rivals Bromley.

John Goddard’s goal late in the first-half gave the visitors the lead, but Jobi McAnuff and Josh Koroma netted three minutes apart before the hour mark to turn things around.

And Macauley Bonne added another goal to his tally as Justin Edinburgh’s men picked up three points to climb above Wrexham.

“It was nice, I’ve been practicing a lot, that’s one thing when all the games are coming thick and fast, when you’re travelling, it’s hard to get that little bit of work in,” the former Jamaican International said.

“Josh, James Alabi and Dayts (James Dayton) and I have been working hard and I felt good this week taking quite a few.

“It just fell in a lovely place, Macca was trying to take it off me as he was on fire yesterday (Friday), but it just felt right and lovely to see it go in.”

The 37-year-old felt his goal lifted the team and the atmosphere at Brisbane Road after a tough first-half.

“It just needed something, whether it was a goal or something to get the tempo up, and after that obviously Josh Koroma scored a fantastic goal.

“(We were) disappointed to go in 1-0 down having had majority of the game first-half without quite hurting them enough and hitting the target.

“We were confident enough that in the second-half we could get going and get on the front foot.

“We knew they’d be opportunities for us and once we got that first goal, it was about stepping on them, and we managed to do that.

“It was a fantastic result, obviously we had a little lay off, which is good when you get it but it does take a little extra time to get going again.

“We’ve had a good mix of getting a bit of rest, so hopefully we’ll see the benefits of that in the coming weeks, and we have been working hard as well.

“In the second-half I think we showed how strong we are and how fit we are.”

The former Reading captain also feels the O’s must learn that teams will come to E10 and sit back - waiting for their chances.

“It was tough, but it’s something we’ve come to expect and something we’ve got to learn to deal with, as teams try to cut the space off for us.

“It took us a while to get Josh into the game, into little positions where he could pick up the ball, but once the game wore on the space opened up a bit more.

“We’ve just got to learn our lesson and try not to concede first because it just makes it that much harder.

“Teams are a bit more able to sit in and soak it up, so it’s something to learn, but in the end great result.”

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