Leyton Orient feeling the pressure at home, says Omozusi

11:34 03 November 2014

Leyton Orient defender Elliot Omozusi. Pic: Simon O'Connor

Leyton Orient defender Elliot Omozusi. Pic: Simon O'Connor


Leyton Orient defender Elliot Omozusi feels there is added pressure as the O’s wait for a home win was extended after a 2-2 draw against Coventry City on Saturday.

Jim O’Brien had given the Sky Blues a half-time lead, but Orient pegged back Steven Pressley’s side and went in front thanks to goals from Scott Cuthbert and Jay Simpson.

But in the first minute of stoppage time Gary Woods’ punch fell straight to O’Brien and his shot through a crowded box found the back of the net.

And as the O’s enter the fourth month of the season without a win at Brisbane Road, the former Fulham man feels there is that added pressure to reverse their home fortunes.

“We know we haven’t won at home so we are doing something wrong so whatever that is we have got to find that out and try and rectify it,” said Omozusi

“Until we win we are always going to have that added pressure.”

Having got themselves into a winning position, the 25-year-old admitted it was a bitter blow to concede so late on.

“The boys are devastated,” said Omozusi.

“It’s an unhappy changing room because we worked so hard to get in to that winning position and we thought that we had done it, but as you know it’s not over until it’s over.”

“I thought the boys worked their socks off. It’s just that little bit of luck we need is going against us at the minute. All we can do is keep working and hopefully it will turn.”

The O’s were made to pay for two defensive errors, with skipper Nathan Clarke slipping in the build up to O’Brien’s opener, before Woods’ punch landed at the feet of the Sky Blues midfielder once again.

But with Orient currently at the wrong end of the table, Omozusi believes they aren’t getting the rub of the green as they did last season.

“That’s what it’s likes when you are at the bottom,” he added. “It’s just them little things which don’t go for you. When you are up the top and flying you tend to get those bits of luck.

“The late equaliser would have got cleared off the line and Clarkey wouldn’t have slipped but that’s how it is when you are at the bottom.

“That’s why we have to take extra care and have to push that little bit harder.”

Related articles


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Ilford Sports News

4 minutes ago
Corey Whitely of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates his goal against Aldershot Town (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers match-winner thrilled with success against promotion rivals

Barkingside manager Gursel Gulfer (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Eton Manor 4 Barkingside 3

West Ham United's Edimilson Fernandes celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game

The Hammers made the London Stadium rock with a deserved victory to give Chelsea the Blues

Yesterday, 17:00
Ilford manager Allan Fenn (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Foxes boss frustrated with hosts second goal and full of praise for Wale Odedoyin despite penalty miss

Breaking news

Police attending the scene of a stabbing incident in Goodmayes.

A 19-year-old man has died after being stabbed in the early hours of this morning.

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport


Show Job Lists


£3,000 goes a long way at Boots

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now