Milanese pleased Leyton Orient are ‘heading in the right direction’ after Crewe Alexandra win

18:39 22 November 2014


O's first goalscorer Gianvito Plasmati celebrates with manager Mauro Milanese. Pic: Simon O'Connor

2 Burnham Road Chingford London E4 8PE

O’s boss delighted to send O’s fans home happy.

Leyton Orient manager Mauro Milanese feels the O’s are heading in the right direction after picking up their first home league win of the season with a 4-1 victory over fellow strugglers Crewe Alexandra.

Goals from Gianvito Plasmati, Chris Dagnall, Dean Cox and David Mooney did the damage for the O’s who put in a much more assured performance at Brisbane Road as they moved up to 19th place in the table and two points above the relegation zone.

And with that following on the back of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy win over Northampton Town, and the 2-2 draw against Coventry in front of their home fans, Milanese has much more confidence in his side going forward.

“I think we are heading in the right direction, especially at home,” said Milanese.

“Against Coventry we drew although we were 2-1 in front. We won 2-0 in the JPT and again 4-1 today so we are more confident now at home then we were before.”

Milanese admitted there was some anxious moments when Anthony Grant pulled one back for the Railwaymen to make it 3-1, but was pleased his side we able to come out on top having had a full week of training before the game.

“It was very important to win. Having a free week helped us prepare for the game very well,” he added.

“The lads were fantastic during the week and I was confident today that we could perform well and I am happy the supporters can enjoy this first league victory at home.

“It is normal when we win that we work better and are more confident. But at 3-0 when they scored we were a bit scared and we lost a little bit of confidence straight away.

“One goal can change the game and that happened at 3-0 so I need to work a bit more with the players.”

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

Yesterday, 16:30
South Woodford captain Joe Craddock (pic: Graham Hodges)

Skipper knows first league success must generate momentum to avoid relegation

Yesterday, 12:10
Lakeside Hammers newcomer Lewis Kerr, seen racing for King's Lynn, is keen to keep progressing at Purfleet on his return from injury (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Kerr keen to keep progressing

Yesterday, 10:18
Leyton Orient's badge outside Brisbane Road (pic: Play With A Legend).

Andy Hessenthaler’s men will help the young Azzurri prepare for the under-19 European Championships taking place next month

Yesterday, 08:00
England Hockey, the ECB and England Netball are working together on an landmark project called Team Up for upcoming home Women'’s World Cups (pic: RSK Ghowry)

Women’s sport to take centre stage in England

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport


Show Job Lists


£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today