O’S EN­JOY Edwards hails change in his side’s

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

LEY­TON Ori­ent man­ager Andy Edwards be­lieves Ol­lie Palmer’s dra­matic late equaliser against Cam­bridge United could be a piv­otal mo­ment in their sea­son.

Har­ri­son Dunk’s first-half strike looked set to give the U’s all three points on their way back up the M11.

But Palmer’s de­flected ef­fort in the fourth minute of stop­page time earned O’s a 11 draw and sparked ju­bi­lant scenes at Bris­bane Road.

“I think the goal is very im­por­tant. Even if we had lost the game I would have been full of praise for the play­ers be­cause we kept go­ing un­til the end,” said Edwards.

“We faced an in-form Cam­bridge side that had won their last five away games and were in the play-off po­si­tions. We felt it was very sim­i­lar to the Wy­combe Wan­der­ers match.

“We thought we might just fall the wrong side of the re­sult, but the play­ers were mag­nif­i­cent. We had a great at­ti­tude and and got what we de­served.”

It could have been a very dif­fer­ent story had Cam­bridge taken their chances, es­pe­cially in the sec­ond half.

O’s San­dro Semedo had the first real op­por­tu­nity of the match, but couldn’t beat Will Nor­ris in the 19th minute.

And two min­utes later Ori­ent were made to pay the price when Dunk fired past Alex Cisak af­ter Luke Berry’s shot was blocked by Myles Judd.

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