Matt Harrold was pleased to see Leyton Orient finish “in a really positive spot” following a 3-1 win at Shrewsbury Town.

Victory secured a top-half finish for the O’s in their first season back in the third tier, placing them 11th after the final round of matches.

Daniel Adu-Adjei, Ethan Galbraith and Daniel Agyei scored Orient’s goals and first-team coach Harrold felt they gave everything.

Newham Recorder: Daniel Adu-Adjei scored his first Leyton Orient goal against Shrewsbury Town. Picture: TGS PHOTODaniel Adu-Adjei scored his first Leyton Orient goal against Shrewsbury Town. Picture: TGS PHOTO (Image: TGS PHOTO)

He said: "I couldn’t have asked for much more. It was a really strong performance.

“One thing I asked was to go out, look like a team and play for the fans that have come a long way and travelled with you all season, and you can’t ask any more.

“I think we could have scored more goals than we did, so it has given them some excitement in terms of what I asked of them.

"It was unbelievable, so really proud and it’s a great moment to end like this for me on a personal level.

“I think the season has been really successful. I think the manager [Richie Wellens] has maximised everyone in the group, and we have finished in a really positive spot.

“I think there is always an element of ‘what if’, but you end up where you end up sometimes.

“I thought the game was exciting. We looked like a real threat on the break.

"We obviously changed shape, which was unusual because of the personnel, and that worked well."

The visitors made a fast start and opened the scoring after eight minutes when Agyei squared the ball across the box for Adu-Adjei to tap in at the back post.

Orient doubled their advantage halfway through the first period, Galbraith coring when one-on-one with onrushing goalkeeper Marko Marosi, slotting the ball into the bottom corner.

Number three came on the counter early in the second half, Agyei going on a surging run before breaking into the box and firing home.

Shrewsbury pulled a goal back on 76 minutes, Elliott Bennett's floated cross nodded in at the near post by Dan Udoh and the scorer was also denied late on by a brilliant save by Dan Howes.

But there was never likely to be a comeback.

Shrewsbury boss Paul Hurst said: "I think the hard work was obviously done in the weeks before, which culminated in last week’s draw at Charlton.

"The players were not at it in that first period.

“Tactically we wanted to try and stick to the way we had been the last couple of games, but that wasn’t working either, so I will kind of take some responsibility for that.

“In general, in the second half we were a lot better. I’m not really sure what happened for their third, albeit he seemed to have so much space.

“In the end, as silly as it was for certainly how the first half had gone, we probably should have got something from the game.”