O’S ENJOY Edwards hails change in his side’s
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.
MOBBED: Ollie Palmer’s late leveller, inset, the celebrations