Football - Laws salutes Scunny spirit

Scunthorpe boss Brian Laws commended the spirit and character of his side after they recorded a shock win 3-1 at Leyton Orient to end the home side's eight-match winning run.

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Second-half goals from Christian Ribeiro, Karl Hawley and Damien Mozika were enough to give the Iron their fifth league win of the season, four of which have come on their travels, while the O's consolation came from a Kevin Lisbie penalty.

"We showed a mentality that we hadn't shown for some while and it showed you the confidence in this side even after Orient scored," said Laws.

"We just carried on doing what we had been doing, we kept attacking and we scored again.

"This was a huge result for us because when you look at it on paper, playing a team that had just won eight on the bounce was always going to be a difficult game.

"We had prepared the team very well, they were very focused but now we've got this result, we've got to keep that mentality going.

"We wanted to make them (Orient) work hard for whatever they were going to get out of the game by moving the ball around on a good pitch and I thought the start we made was always going to be important.

"The players responded magnificently and I don't think our goalkeeper had a shot to save in the first half.

"Against a team that had been in such good form as Orient, they will always be confident they can go and take anybody on and we had to make sure we didn't allow them the freedom to play.

"In the second half, we created opportunities and took them well and with great confidence."

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