Ross Embleton praised a complete performance by Leyton Orient as they ran out 3-0 winners at the Lamex Stadium against bottom side Stevenage.

Young striker Ruel Sotiriou hit a brace, scoring either side of Ouss Cisse's first goal for the club, to hand Orient a vital three points towards pulling away from the bottom of League Two.

Aside from the goals, though, the performance level was kept up by Orient following their games against Crewe Alexandra, Newport County and the second half against Northampton Town, and Embleton was with the consistency his side are showing recently.

After the game, he said: "I would say in terms of the way we went about the game, I would say [it was our most complete performance].

"It was really surreal Tuesday night because the performance was excellent against a very good team. Obviously we came out of it with a defeat which was extremely disappointing but there was so much to take out of it.

"I think what we showed today was a resilience with the conditions, we showed that we can manage the game better than we have done on occasions this year. When we're not creative or getting on the ball we showed that little bit of robustness to be in the game and work hard.

"I'm absolutely delighted. The fact that we've created a number of opportunities and gone about that performance today with a doggedness to give ourselves a chance."

The game saw youngster Sotiriou continue his fine goalscoring form, with his brace making it three goals in his last two games after also netting in the win over Newport County.

Embleton was complimentary of that aspect of the striker’s game, but also praised his unselfishness and how his work rate is a big help for the team.

He said: “He’s got that rawness, that energy, that belief in himself to go out and score. I think he does such a good job for us.

“He got two good goals today but the way he takes the pressure off us at times when we’re under a little bit of pressure or teams are putting balls into the box, we know we’ve got Ruel at the other end of the pitch who is going to work hard and get the ball up the pitch for us.”

Another player to get on the scoresheet and make an impact on the game was loanee Cisse. He got on the end of Josh Wright’s free-kick to double the O’s lead but looked a commanding figure in the middle of the park for Orient.

Embleton said of his performance: “It was a great ball by Wrighty. We’ve made a real focus on the set-pieces in the last week or two. Jobi [McAnuff] has taken the responsibility with that, about the delivery and people committing to going and getting on the end of it.

“He bundled it over the line and I’m delighted for him because, as all know, I haven’t been able to get him 90 minutes since he’s been here because of his position and the amount of time he’s been able to spend on the pitch, so I’m delighted that he’s gone and put in that performance and has been rewarded with a goal.”