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MacDonald on the mark

6 October 2013

Charlie inflicts pain on former club


Charlie MacDonald again proved to be a thorn in the flesh for ex-club Leyton Orient.

The goal scored yesterday was the third the 32-year-old MacDonald has netted against the O's since the start of the 2011/12 campaign.

MacDonald scored in both league games for Milton Keynes Dons versus the O's the season before last.

He added he has a good scoring record against former clubs and still has the chance to prove this once more against Brentford and MK Dons, two more of his ex-employers.

The striker explained the only disappointment was the goal yesterday didn't turn out to be the match-winner which he believed Latics deserved as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Boundary Park despite dominating the game.

MacDonald said: "It was disappointing to concede and let three points slip away to a goal we know was offside. Those things go for you when you are top of the league whereas we are struggling to get a win under out belts.

"We didn't give them time to play and knocked them off their stride. If we can maintain that level of performance, I am sure we can kick on.

"Everybody can see we are a good side which plays good football. And hopefully once we get that win, we can build on that.

"We have faced the top two teams – Leyton Orient and Peterborough – and outplayed both of them, but failed to take our chances and not kept a clean sheet all season."

MacDonald added he was delighted to see his shot go in against Orient having struck the woodwork three times in the last two matches.

He was disappointed, though, that he had three clear-cut chances in the match and only managed to convert one of them.

MacDonald continued: "I will go home and won't be pleased with the way things have gone as I could have scored more goals. As a forward you want to score as many as possible.

"If I had one chance and scored one goal then I would have said I had done all I could. I have had three, scored one and we have only taken one point from the game so I will be self critical."

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