Morecambe manager rues missed chances in defeat at Leyton Orient

Morecambe boss Derek Adams said his side’s lack of a killer instinct in front of goal proved costly in their 2-0 defeat at Leyton Orient on Saturday.

Monday, 18th January 2021, 8:00 am

The Shrimps created a number of chances to hit the home team, largely on the counter-attack, but their failure to find the back of the net was vital.

Orient scored two late goals to take the three points and inflict a first defeat in five league games on Morecambe.

Adams said afterwards: “I thought the game plan worked and we created a lot of chances on the break like we knew we could.

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Morecambe were beaten at Leyton Orient on Saturday

“As a unit, and as a team, we performed well.

“We allowed the centre-halves to pass it between themselves, we nullified the space and we probably should have scored a few goals.

“Carlos Mendes-Gomes had a chance in the first half and there were opportunities for Yann Songo’o, Aaron Wildig and Brad Lyons before they scored with an own goal, which was really unfortunate, and they scored a second as we pushed people forward.

“The fact we didn’t take our opportunities when they came along was the reason we didn’t get anything from the game.”

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