NUGENT: 'A Fantastic Performance'

access_time 9 years ago

IT WAS a case of seventh heaven for the O’s on Wednesday night as they stretched their winning run to seven games with their 3-0 victory at Northampton Town.

The three-goal success sent the Londoners through to the Southern Section semi-finals of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and assistant boss Kevin Nugent was delighted with the result.

He said: “It was a really tough game tonight, tough conditions – very, very cold and windy – but I thought it was a fantastic performance over the 90 minutes.

“We were under the cosh a lot in the first half, they played with a certain style which was causing us problems.

“But we were so pleased with the performance in the end, every competition we want to go and win it, and it’s fantastic to get through in this one.”

Two of the goals came from the in-form David Mooney, who took his tally to seven from his last six games with a second half double, while Michael Symes added gloss to the scoreline with a 73rd minute penalty.

There were also returns to the starting line-up following injury for Jamie Jones and Scott Cuthbert and Nugent thought they both performed well.

He continued: “David Mooney is absolutely clinical in front of goal now. He’s in form, he’s getting the goals and we’re getting the service into him as well.

“It’s good all round, and it was good too for Jonesy to come back in for the first time in a long time. He performed very well too.

“There was Scott Cuthbert too – him and Matty Baudry at the back did very well against tough opponents.”

162 O’s fans made the trip up the M1 to the Sixfields Stadium and Nugent was thankful for the backing on such a cold night.

He added: “We made sure we thanked the fans for coming down because it’s difficult conditions for everyone.

“It was brilliant that we had so many supporters there tonight.”