19th September 2016
Tom Eaves’ second half header was enough for the Glovers to come away from the Matchroom Stadium with all three points, with Town’s performance earning the plaudits of the home crowd who applauded the visiting players off the pitch.
The win lifts Yeovil up to 21st in the League Two table, level on points with Cheltenham Town who visit Huish Park on Saturday.
Speaking after the match, Way was delighted with the attitude demonstrated by his players.
“I thought the performance was amazing; we talked to the lads about remaining cool and calm, I mentioned it this week.
“I think we’re four points behind Leyton Orient – and this is a massive club by the way with big resources, a big budget – and the way the team adapted – we’ve been here enough times to know it’s a difficult place to come – we’re really pleased.
“I thought every player, substitutes and staff stood strong this week. Every member of staff, not just in the dressing room, you’re talking in the ticket office, you’re talking secretaries, you’re talking media – everyone’s just working so hard behind the scenes and they don’t give up.
“That’s what I ask for as a manager, that never give up attitude and that’s what we’ve seen here. Fair play to the Orient fans because I thought it was a nice touch to stay behind and clap our players.”
The Glovers Gaffer was able to pick captain Darren Ward for the first time this season after recovering from a long-term injury with the 38-year-old completing a full 90 minutes against the O’s, impressing Way in the process.
“I thought he was fantastic,” he said.
“The way the whole back four had to deal with the direct ball, not just once but every ball – which is not easy to play against – especially then when bring on (Jay) Simpson which shows the resources they’ve got.”
The result saw Town end a run of five games without a win, with Way still full of enthusiasm after the match.
“I love this job, I really do. I think it’s amazing. We’ve had a bad run of defeats but I’ve learned so much over these last five games.
“From the moment I got off the bus I was with two supporters who said ‘we’re with you Darren.’ Then I went over to the supporters before the game and they said ‘we’re with you’.
"Every supporter I am coming into contact with face-to-face is behind this football club and that makes me proud."
Yeovil next take on Cheltenham Town at Huish Park on Saturday 24th September with supporters able to save £5 when they purchase tickets online, meaning an adult ticket can cost as little as £15.
Tickets for the match can be purchased online by clicking here, or by calling the Ticket Office Hotline on 01935 847888 or by visiting in person.