James Alabi was “over the moon” to find the net for Leyton Orient in their 4-0 win at Grimsby Town on Saturday.

The composed finish, Orient’s third of the game, was just Alabi’s second for the club with the first coming over a year ago, and the striker was happy to end his drought as well as to help the team record their third successive win.

He said: “It was good. Off the back of the other results we’ve had it was good to come here and give an away performance like that.

“I’m over the moon [to score]. Obviously it’s been a long time coming. I’ve just had to wait for my opportunity and give my best on the pitch. Sometimes they’re the worst ones, when you’ve got time to think about it, but I was just trying to get the right angle and quickly slot it under the keeper.”

The support for Alabi has been unwavering despite the striker’s lack of form in front of goal, and he felt relief at being able to celebrate a goal with the fans and expressed thanks to Ross Embleton for the patience he has shown with him.

He said: “A big shout out to them because when times have been tough, I still hear them when I’m warming up or whatnot so when I come on the pitch it gives me that drive to do well.

“Ross has been good. Obviously he took the job at a difficult time but he’s stuck with us, always believed in us even when it’s gone bad, so credit to him as well.”