Edinburgh's Delight As Orient Fans Go Home Happy

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh was thrilled that his players delivered after a battle at The Shay against FC Halifax Town.

There first win of 2018 was secured thanks to goals from Macauley Bonne and Josh Koroma, in between that Tom Denton had scored for Town but Orient saw the game out and moved five points away from the bottom four and up to 17th in the table, writes Tom Feaheny.

“We had to work hard at all aspects of the game like defensively and competitively, but when the chances came we took them very well. It was a tough encounter, but we competed very well and just edged it in the end," Edinburgh said.

A big positive for Orient was the partnership of Macaurley Bonne and Dan Holman, in a short space of time, you could see it developing quickly with the latter assisting for Bonne's opener, Edinburgh was quick to praise both of them.

“I’m pleased with the partnership. It’s starting to develop and it is only their second start together.

“Dan is a little bit short of match fitness, but I think they will be a real force once they get going.”

“Macaurley is a cool customer and dispatched it really well. He had a lot of time to think about it, but showed great maturity and it was a really good finish and it put us in the lead."

Finally there was a special word for the 133 Orient fans who made the trip to Yorkshire, with Edinburgh dedicating the win to them.

“They are incredible, our fans, they really are, they were fantastic and they got behind the players and I’m glad we can all go home happy.”

Orient are next in action this weekend in the FA Trophy third-round tie at league rivals Dover Athletic.

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