Leyton Orient striker Ruel Sotiriou expressed his delight at the team’s performance against Stevenage on Saturday.

The 19-year-old scored twice in the 3-0 win against League Two’s basement side, and while he was happy with his contribution towards the three points, he maintained that the result was achieved by everybody playing for each other.

Speaking after the game, he said: “[It was] a great performance away from home, especially with these lot at the bottom as well, we’re trying to get away from there and just build as a team together.

“I just took it out of my feet, shot, and it went in. I couldn’t really see it go in and I just saw the fans celebrating. The second goal, I’ve been working on left foot finishing with Jobi [McAnuff] in training a lot, and for it to come off on the pitch is even better.

“Today we were very good. Everyone was playing for the team and we got the three points.”

Aside from the goals, one of the key factors towards securing a win was the O’s keeping a clean sheet, which was helped by debutant Lawrence Vigouroux, who came in as Sam Sargeant was dropped to the bench.

Sotiriou, though, feels that shows the strength in depth the squad now has and that there is a healthy competition for places.

He said: “Lawrence has been patient and Sarge has been excellent while he was in. He got his chance today and he’s kept a clean sheet for us.

“It’s healthy competition. There’s no bitterness. Everyone is just trying to keep their shirt and as a forward you want to try and get goals. That’s what I’m trying to do.”