Search

Lisbie makes it 11th time lucky to end Orient goal drought

14:45 13 January 2014

Kevin Lisbie celebrates ending his goal drought against Carlisle. Pic by Simon O

Kevin Lisbie celebrates ending his goal drought against Carlisle. Pic by Simon O'Connor

2 BURNHAM RD CHINGFORD LONDON E4 8PE

It had been a long time coming, but Orient striker Kevin Lisbie had finally broken his goal duck.

To be precise 11 games and 11 weeks but the veteran was confident the goals would come and does not care who scores as long as the O’s win.

The volley against Carlisle was his 13th goal of the season in all competitions.

“It’s my 13th of the season, it’s not like I’ve not scored,” Lisbie said.

“With players like (Dean) Coxy and Lloyd (James) the strikers are always going to get chances.

“I prefer the situation where we win and I don’t score. The last two years I’ve been heavily relied on for goals but now we’re getting them from everywhere.

“I just had a strike at it and from that distance you’ve got a chance of beating the goalkeeper.”

The 35-year-old was partnered by Robbie Simpson up front, with top scorer David Mooney not ready to return from a foot injury.

Lisbie complimented Simpson’s performance, as well as that of all the strikers he’s played alongside in the Irishman’s absence.

“I played with Robbie at Wolves and I thought he did really well,” he said.

“Since Moons got injured he’s my fourth striking partner but everyone who’s coming in has done a job and put a shift in.

“I thought Jamar (Loza) was really good against Shrewsbury and it was nice for Shaq (Coulthirst) to get his goal at the end.

“My legs are a bit heavy now so it helps having the younger lads!”

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 19:25
Kevin Mitchell (left) faces Daniel Estrada in a world title eliminator this weekend (pic; Lawrence Lustig)

Lightweight looking to earn third world title shot

Daniel Estrada
Yesterday, 18:00
Charlie Magri (left) is backing former Dagenham amateur Charlie Edwards to go all the way ahead of his professional debut (pic: Lawrence Lustig)

Former world champion supports ex-Dagenham amateur

Daniel Estrada
Yesterday, 17:30
Swansea City's Wayne Routledge shot at goal from 6 yards is blocked by a tackle from West Ham United's Carl Jenkinson (right) during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has revealed that he has defenders who are ‘touch and go’ for the trip to Anfield

Alex Song
Yesterday, 15:31
Diafra Sakho celebrates

Hammers manager Sam Allardyce says the club have done everything by the rules with return of striker

Diafra Sakho

Most read sport

The robot is an extension of the surgeon’s arms – it’s not doing anything independently.

The rise is levelling off but we can’t be complacent, say researchers.

The lollipop man has been unable to return to work since the attack.

Finding the jet remains a priority for Malaysia.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder