Search

Quickfire Leyton Orient winger Gavin Massey draws positives from first League Two point at Cheltenham Town

PUBLISHED: 17:30 08 August 2016

Leyton Orient's Gavin Massey (left) celebrates his goal at Cheltenham Town with Jordan Bowery (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient's Gavin Massey (left) celebrates his goal at Cheltenham Town with Jordan Bowery (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Simon O'Connor Photography

Winger pleased with goal and praises first half display by O’s before insisting Robins will surprise teams in division this year

Leyton Orient's Gavin Massey opens the scoring after three minutes at Cheltenham Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).Leyton Orient's Gavin Massey opens the scoring after three minutes at Cheltenham Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Gavin Massey is delighted to get off the mark for Leyton Orient so early and believes the point they picked up at Cheltenham Town will prove to be a good one in the end.

The former Colchester United winger needed seven games last season to find the net in the league, but did it after just three minutes at Whaddon Road on Saturday.

Massey volleyed home an excellent delivery from the left by Sandro Semedo, but Billy Waters equalised for the hosts from close range in the 76th minute.

Although O’s were disappointed they didn’t return to east London with all three points, the new signing was delighted to score his first goal since moving from Colchester.

“To be fair it is nice to get the goal out of the way because otherwise it drags on and can play on your mind,” said Massey.

“It was a good pass from Sandro and it was nice to tuck it away, but hopefully there’s plenty more to come this season.

“Our first-half performance was just us building on what we’ve done in pre-season and we deserved to go ahead.

“We probably should have got more in the first 45, but it was a good first-half performance from the team.”

Orient had further chances to extend their lead through Semedo and Harry Cornick, but both failed to seriously test Russell Griffiths and it remained 1-0 at the break.

Cheltenham started the second period brightly and long throw-ins from Daniel O’Shaughnessy were causing O’s all sorts of problems.

The visitors went close through Massey again, while Jordan Bowery fired wide, but a strong run by Danny Whitehead ended in Waters firing past Alex Cisak from close range.

“I think other teams will come to Cheltenham and struggle, especially once they find their feet as well, so it’s nice to get the game out of the way. Towards the business end of the season, hopefully that point counts,” added Massey.

“We expected them to start fast, we knew that, but I felt we killed it off early doors like you have to.

“Obviously they had a few chances and it gets the crowd going and they got their goal so credit to them.

“They put us under a lot of pressure, but away from home it is a point so we are happy with that.”


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.

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 16:00

London Lions have added Great Britain centre Fahro Alihodzic to their roster as they approach the start of the domestic season and look to January’s FIBA Eurocup campaign.

Yesterday, 15:00

A programme to get more youngsters involved in outdoor sport is being started at Mile End stadium in the search for “the hockey stars of tomorrow”.

Yesterday, 13:00

West Ham United fan and budding journalist Kwame Boakye is feeling optimistic under manager David Moyes.

Yesterday, 10:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton was ‘disappointed’ that his side failed to push on after early lead as they drew 1-1 with Exeter City.

Tue, 20:55

League Two: Leyton Orient 1 Exeter City 1

Tue, 14:00

Lukasz Fabianski 7: Huge save to deny Raheem Sterling late on. Went right way and almost stopped Phil Foden’s goal.

Mon, 13:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton knows they’re not the finished article yet but is way more pleased with progress after their 2-0 victory over Stevenage.

Mon, 10:00

West Ham United defensive midfielder Declan Rice believes they’re building something special as they nicked a 1-1 draw against Manchester City.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Did you know? UCAS gets almost 3 million university applications from around 700,000 people each year. That’s a lot of competition. So how can your son or daughter stand out? 

With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

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