Leyton Orient striker Dagnall delighted with leading role in Crewe win

09:01 24 November 2014

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Leyton Orient's Chris Dagnall (hidden) is mobbed after scoring the second goal in their 4-1 win over Crewe Alexandra on Saturday. Pic: Simon O'Connor

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O’s striker relieved to end long wait for first home victory of the season.

Chris Dagnall was ‘over the moon’ to play the leading role as Leyton Orient picked up a 4-1 home win over Crewe Alexandra on Saturday – their first league victory at Brisbane Road this season.

The 28-year-old scored one and assisted the other three as the O’s put in a solid showing against fellow strugglers Crewe Alexandra.

The win moved Mauro Milanese’s side out of the relegation zone as well, and while there was a sense of relief to get that first home win, Dagnall was pleased in the manner in which the O’s achieved the victory.

“That win has been a long time coming now,” said Dagnall. “It’s nice to get the first home win in the league and it was also nice to get a few goals between the team, so it’s been a top day.

“Hopefully we have moved up a few places in the table but the main thing was to get the first home win in the league.

“It has been dragging on for a while now and I know we had got one in the cup but to get one in the league and the way we did will help the lads out a lot and get that monkey off our back.”

“I am over the moon anytime I score and I could have had one or two more but I’ll take the one and a 4-1 win,” he said.

Dagnall’s superb volley put the O’s 2-0 ahead at half time and the Liverpudlian admitted it was a strike straight off the training ground.

“I had been doing that a lot in training on Friday,” he added. “We must have spent a good 45 minutes crossing and volleying. That was a carbon copy of what we did at training so it was actually nice for the work on the training ground to pay off.”

It was quite a surprise to not see Dagnall come away with the sponsor’s man-of-the-match award, which instead went to Romain Vincelot.

But the striker was pleased by the fans reaction when it was announced.

“Romain looked at me with a cheeky little smile but they are the sponsor and they must be related to him or something, but it doesn’t matter!” he said

“It was nice from the fans once that announcement was made and that obviously means they thought I played well, but that wasn’t the main objective, that was to get the first home league win.”

However, Vincelot did have a suggestion as to why they chose him: “Maybe they mistook one beard for the other!

“But he had a great game and I am really pleased for him because he has a great lad and works really hard and he got the goal he deserved.”

After that performance it would be difficult for Milanese to leave out Dagnall at Bradford City on Saturday, however the striker knows there’s plenty of competition at the O’s.

“I have got to keep scoring goals and if I keep doing that then I have got my argument to stay in the side,” added Dagnall.

“The competition is quite fierce at this club but hopefully I can keep playing and scoring.”


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