Jordan Maguire-Drew says he wants to continue making “positive impacts” after his stunning goal helped Leyton Orient to a 2-1 away win at Havant & Waterlooville on Saturday.

The former Brighton man hit a dipping half-volley from 30-yards into the Havant goal, whilst also playing in an advanced role just behind the strikers as the O’s switched to a 3-5-2 formation.

Maguire-Drew said to the club’s website after the game: “Macca [Bonne] flicked it onto me, it sat up nicely and I heard Macca shout ‘shoot’, but it was already in my mind. I just caught it nicely and I didn’t even feel it come off my boot, but I looked up and luckily it was in.

“At Brighton I used to play as a number 10 all the time, I enjoy it. As long I’m playing, I’m happy and I hope I can just continue to make positive impacts when I come on or when I’m starting.

“I want to keep this spot and we want to start a winning run now and hopefully we can take that into Tuesday against Barrow and go from there.”

Maguire-Drew started this match having changed the game in last week’s FA Trophy win against Brackley Town, winning a penalty and setting up the winner for Dan Happe, and the forward is keen for this spark of form to continue, aided by the boost in confidence the fans’ new chant for their man gives him.

He said: “When I came to the club, the last game I started was October 30 for Wrexham against Hartlepool United, so I had two months of not really playing. I am just starting to find my feet and show the fans what I can do and I’m hoping I can carry that on now.

“I can hear my name and it’s brilliant, I’m glad I can reward them. They really are our 12th man, they don’t realise the impact they have on us. When the game goes a bit flat and they sing and chant, it gives us an extra five, ten per cent.”

Orient showed character to grab the points in terrible conditions at Westleigh Park, with their winner only coming after Havant had grabbed an equaliser in equally stunning fashion to Maguire-Drew’s opener.

The number 10 praised his teammates for the way they came back, saying: “The pitch was very uneven but that’s the same for both teams. At times we do have to scrap, we do have to fight because it’s not always going to be pretty football, so we just wanted three points and to get back on the road on Tuesday and do the same.

“Credit to Havant & Waterlooville, they made it very tough for us today and I’m just happy we got all three points.”

Saturday’s success means the O’s have now recorded back-to-back 2-1 away victories, and with plenty of games coming in the short space of time until the end of the season, Maguire-Drew hopes they can turn it into a habit.

He said: “It is brilliant because when games come thick and fast and we’re notching up the wins, it becomes a habit and that’s what we want.

“We have a lot of games in a short space of time so if we can keep that winning mentality and keep being positive with each other and getting positive outcomes, everyone is going to be happy.”

The O’s will be looking to climb the National League table tomorrow night where a win in their game in hand away at Barrow will take them up to second on goal difference. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.