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FA YOUTH CUP REACTION: Adamson - 'We have confidence'

18 November 2016

Midfielder keen for young O's to remain grounded after Youth Cup victory

Orient under-18 midfielder Pat Adamson admits it is important to stay grounded as Tuesday’s FA Youth Cup win extended their unbeaten run to 16 games.

A 7-1 victory came courtesy of hat-tricks for both Tristan Abrahams and Josh Koroma, while Steven Alzate also netted as they booked a third round trip to the King Power Stadium to face Premier League champions Leicester City.

 “The first goal took a little tonight while to come but we were confident in ourselves and we always know it is coming. We have been in similar situations throughout the season,” told leytonorient.com.

“The performance was good at times, and though it was scrappy on occasions we have to be pleased overall. "

And while confidence is high in the camp, Adamson feels they will remain level headed and focused ahead of the trip to Leicester.

He added: “We played some nice stuff and we are buzzing for the next round now. We created plenty of chances and I’m a bit disappointed with myself for missing a few one-on-ones but you can’t complain with a 7-1 scoreline.

“It is key to stay grounded at times like this though. The run we are on can go at any time, but we have worked hard for this and it is something we deserve for the way we have played so far this season.”

Adamson has been a mainstay in the O’s under-18s run so far this season, and has been pleased with his performances on the whole over the course of the campaign to date.

“Last year I didn’t get as much game time as I may have wanted, but this year has been good so far. We have all worked hard for it,” said Adamson.

“We have all been together for a few years so we know each other’s game inside out and it is just a great environment to be in at the moment.”


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