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19 December 2015 : Darren Way: Orient Draw Will Help Break Vicious Circle Of Defeat At Club
Yeovil Town interim manager Darren Way believes that he has helped remove a vicious circle of losing games, after watching his side draw 1-1 against Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road today. Whilst he's yet to break the club's run of games without a win in League Two - which today stretched to 14 matches in total - he has been able to secure the club two consecutive draws that have kept the Glovers off the bottom of the Football League, and keeping them in contention with York City and Dagenham and Redbridge.

Way's side had to settle for a point in the end, after Orient substitute Jobi McAnuff's 30 yard rocket flew into the net on 76 minutes, but he said that he was happy that his side had managed to go two matches without tasting defeat, and felt that was important in trying to get themselves out of trouble:

"There's a great belief in the squad now. There was a vicious circle of losing and I feel that we've been changing that mentality with every game that we've played. They've not been easy, and they're not going to get any easier with Plymouth. To come to Leyton Orient with subs like the ones they've got at their disposal like Jobi McAnuff who is a top Championship player, the boys are giving everything that they've got. I'm a great believer that there is enough there, with a little bit of work, but you could see that was put into place again. I'm obviously disappointed that there are one or two players that I've not been able to use, but the lads have given everything and that's what you need to stay in this league."

Way also paid tribute to striker Francois Zoko, whose 45th minute goal gave Yeovil the lead, as he headed home a Josh Sheehan cross. That was the Ivory Coast man's third goal in two games, having been brought in by predecessor Paul Sturrock on a short term deal. Still slightly short of match fitness, Way was happy with the effort that Zoko was putting in for the team:

"He is giving me everything. There are times when you're thinking should you take him off, and again I had to delay that. But so far, a club like Yeovil needs goals and he's been scoring goals. It's nice to have a player like that who you can rely on and you need him. We're going into Plymouth now and that's a fantastic place to go. It's another big club and a challenge that I'm not scared of. This challenge will either knock you down or lift you up and at the moment I'm feeling quite lifted. The supporters were absolutely buzzing after the game and they all stayed behind, and I want them all to enjoy their Christmas because it's been a tough time."

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