David Mooney’s brace against Gillingham made him the first O’s player in 16 years to grab 20 goals in a season – and he needs just two more to make it 20 league goals. The 5-1 defeat of Gillingham was a great display of the Orient squad’s ability to hit the back of the net. We take a look through the goal-scorers in the team this season.
18 of Mooney’s goals have come in the League whilst the other two were notched in the FA Cup and the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. With four games to go until the end of the season, and the possibility of three more in the play-offs, the Irishman only needs two more to reach his new target of 20 League strikes.
The former Jamaican international has amassed an impressive 15 goals this campaign, 13 of those coming in the League and two in the Capital One Cup. Lisbie scored 14 Premier League goals throughout his spell at Charlton, but his most prolific season was at Colchester United where he nabbed 17 in the 2007-08 Championship season. The veteran forward will be hoping he can get his name on the scoresheet a couple more times this season to equal his personal best.
Considering Cox is a midfielder, his return of 14 goals this season has been a very admirable effort and his best seasonal return in his career. 11 of the ex-Brighton winger’s goals have been in the League and the fact that midfielders are chipping in with double-figures has really helped to propel the O’s up the table.
The speedy youngster is responsible for 10 of Orient’s 78 League goals this season. At just 20 years of age, Odubajo’s growth in popularity and importance at the O’s has been meteoric, and there’s no wonder when he is backing up his formidable form with a goal tally to match. The Orient academy graduate is just as comfortable creating goals as he is scoring them, having crafted nine assists.
The Battman is looking for his first goal in 2014 since overcoming a hamstring injury which would take him into double figures for the season with nine to his name at the moment.