Leyton Orient head coach Richie Wellens claimed their 2-0 win at Cambridge United was the most enjoyable away game they've had this season.

A quickfire double from Jordan Brown and Dan Agyei - his first for the club - sealed the League One points at Abbey Stadium to ensure a fine start to 2024.

And Wellens paid tribute to the travelling fans, telling the club website: "Brilliant today, even from the warm-up.

"The players must have been buzzing warming up because behind the goal was full, never stopped singing, and this is probably the most enjoyable away game we've had this year, in terms of what the supporters contributed.

"Maybe they were all hungover from last night or still p****d!

"If they can carry on like that, they're brilliant when they're like that."

Agyei hit the outside of a post early on, with Theo Archibald rattling the crossbar from 25 yards.

But O's broke the deadlock on 54 minutes when Brown slotted home from a Max Sanders corner and Agyei fired a second from a tight angle three minutes later.

"For 20-25 minutes at the start of the second half we - not blew them away, but - was a lot better in what we wanted to do," added Wellens.

"First half we didn't switch the ball, we didn't pass it well enough and we wanted to pass it today. But that 25-minute spell was really good.

"Defensively very solid all game, I can't remember really conceding a chance to a team that are difficult to beat here. And we could've had a couple more goals."

Midfielder Brown claimed his second goal of the season, having also netted in the home win over Reading, while Agyei opened his account after an injury-delayed start to his campaign.

And both earned praise from the boss, who added: "Browny's got goals in him. I'm pleased we've scored from a set-play.

"He scores his goal because he's not in there already. He's got the patience to stay out. 

"Good finish and I'm pleased for Browny as well, he was ill for two or three days, then we put him out to right back and we thought this was a game he could influence midfield and he did.

"The supporters straight away can see what a threat he [Agyei] carries.

"We've signed him because he can play right, he can play left, he can play centre-forward.

"He'll grow in confidence, it's his first goal in four or five months because he's been out injured, and he can take a lot from that game in terms of confidence with his goal but a lot from it physically because we are a hard team to play up front for.

"What I ask of them, to set up the rest of the team, if the strikers don't do it, it has a knock-on effect on the rest of our team, the way we press, the way we play.

"I thought also in that he was very good so he can be pleased with his day's work."

O's now face a 12-day break, with scheduled opponents Blackpool in FA Cup action at Nottingham Forest, before travelling to Fratton Park to take on Portsmouth on January 13. 

But Wellens looked at the positives, adding: "We'd rather be playing. Blackpool are a really good team at home but not in great form away, so it breaks up a bit of momentum.

"But we have got some tired bodies. It is what it is, you want a game because you're winning, but you have to take the positives.

"We'll give the players two or three days rest now and come back preparing for Portsmouth in two weeks time, which is obviously going to be a tough game."