James Alabi after scoring in the 0-4 win over Grimsby Town

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James Alabi scored an impressive goal, as he notched Orient’s third, as well as winning a late penalty which was subsequently converted by Josh Wright.

The O’s have enjoyed a great month, winning three and drawing one, going four games unbeaten in League Two.

‘’It was good. On the back of other results we have had, it was good to give an away performance like that. It’s been a great month. Credit to all the players, staff and all the fans keeping with us. Now, we have to kick on and push forward.’’

Alabi came on from the bench against the Mariners, with 22 minutes of the game remaining and he managed to notch a goal as well as win his team a penalty .

‘’I’m over the moon. It’s been a long time coming. I’ve just had to wait for my opportunity and give my best on the pitch. Sometimes they’re the worst ones, when you’ve got time to think about it. I just tried to get the right angle and quickly slot it under him. It was a good finish.”

The game was Ross Embleton’s final match in charge as Interim Head Coach and Alabi addressed the belief Embleton has shown in the squad.

‘’Ross has been good. He took the job at a difficult time. He has stuck with us, he has always believed in us, even when things have been bad.’’

The striker was grateful for the support shown by the fans, having celebrated in front of  the 383 O’s supporters who made the journey to Grimsby.

“It’s great. A big shout out to them, when times have been tough, I still hear them, so when I come on the pitch it gives me that drive to do well.’’