Danny Webb was pleased to receive his first win as Leyton Orient boss as they overcame title chasers Plymouth Argyle in a 3-2 scoreline.
Antoni Sarcevic scored the first goal of the game with Matty Kennedy scoring the second.
But Argyle’s hard work was undone by a Gavin Massey double and a late minute shock winner from Sandro Semedo.
The O’s have shown in previous games their performances have been more positive with a more attacking flare and it paid off for them against Plymouth.
Webb said: “It is pleasing on the win. It is more pleasing on than obviously the previous games as we have not won.
“The performance has been coming, we played well in the first-half and like I said when we first started I wanted them to start enjoying playing football again.
“And they have done that. And with that, you start adding slow building blocks and tactics and togetherness and tonight showed that.
“We are still second from bottom. If the season finished tomorrow we would be doing down. So it is certainly not celebration time.”
What was interesting about the win over The Pilgrims was there was two 17-year-olds playing, one 18-year-old, 19 and 20-year-old on the pitch along with the senior players.
When asked about the players Webb knows well, having worked with them through the academy, coming to fruition he said: “With Josh (Koroma), Dalbs (Sam Dalby) and Sarg (Sam Sargeant), I have worked with them since they were 14 so for the past four-five years.
“It is nice for them but I am not putting them in because I know them and they are nice kids. We are thin on the ground in our squad and they are thrown into the deep end.
“They have done those 156 travelling Orient fans proud tonight.”
Another positive sign was how the O’s did not give in after going 1-0 or 2-1 down and kept searching for the equaliser and the eventual winner, something that was a problem with the team in the past.
“They did not buckle. I know I sound like a broken record but they did not buckle in the previous games,” said the former Southend striker.
“Against Morecambe, when they went 2-1 down against Carlisle (United), down at Yeovil kept going, today we kept going.
“2-1 down, we kept going. That is all I can ask. That is what I try to get across to the boys. Told them more about effort, team ethic and performance and the results will come.”
Paul McCallum was absent tonight after he picked up an injury to his knee against Yeovil Town at the weekend.
When asked on his injury update the 33-year-old said: “Paul had a scan today. We have got to be careful we do not rush him back too quick.
“We had the all clear to play him against Yeovil and he felt it again. And with those type of knee injuries, if you push people back to quick you could have a bill on your hands if you end their career.
“If sometimes you push them back too quick. We have to make sure he gets the all clear. He is going to see a specialist, “So if anything goes wrong it is his fault,” he joked.
The O’s face a massive game on Saturday against former O’s boss Kevin Nolan and his Notts County side at Brisbane Road (3pm kick-off).