17th Jul, 2019

'I'm gutted I didn't get a couple myself', Osborne rues missed scoring opportunities

FOOTBALL: RETURNING Jamey Osborne only had three points on his mind as he helped Solihull Moors secure their first National League win since October 24.

Mark Yates’ men defeated relegation rivals Leyton Orient 1-0 at the Automated Technology Stadium on Saturday, and for Osbourne it marked the perfect start to his one-month loan at Moors from Grimsby Town.

The 25-year-old put in a Man of the Match performance to take the game away from Orient, and he admitted he was slightly disappointed personally not to get on the scoresheet himself.

He said: “It’s my first game back at Solihull and we’re in a bit of a relegation scrap.

“Leyton Orient are a big club who shouldn’t really be where they are, but they were there to beat and the main thing was getting the three points today.

“I’m gutted I didn’t get a couple myself because I had a few good chances. To be fair the keeper pulled off a good save and there were a couple of good blocks from their left-back.

“The main thing was getting the three points, whether it was 1-0, 2-0 or 5-0. It’s three points and we’re closer to the rest of the pack.”

Osborne’s return to Moors follows a lengthy spell off the field to recover from a knee ligament injury.

And coming back home has helped the youngster work his way back up to full fitness.

“I’m back home for personal reasons and football reasons,” said Osborne.

“I’m here to get fit, play well, enjoy my football and get back to 100 per cent again.”

Moors travel to Chester on Saturday to face a side currently under the leadership of former Moors man Marcus Bignot.

With Chester sitting just two points about Yates’ men, Osborne is relishing the test of another ‘six pointer’.

He said: “It’s another big game.

“I still speak to Marcus as well, he wanted me at Chester but I chose to come closer to home with a couple more games than they have which was also a bonus.

“Marcus has done a lot for me and it’ll be a good game whatever happens.

“Hopefully we can get the three points and come closer to Chester as well.”

Photo: Tom King. 

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