The fringe players “gave it their all” according to Leyton Orient’s first team development coach, Danny Webb, after they progressed to the fourth round of the FA Trophy with a 1-0 win over Blyth Spartans.

Head coach Justin Edinburgh made a host of changes to the side that had previously beaten Maidstone United 3-0 in the league and Webb believes that the players took their opportunity to shine.

Speaking to the club’s website, he said: “I think what’s hard is that if you don’t play every week, sometimes it’s hard to go on and turn it on. I think all you can ask of those fringe players is that when they do get a chance just give it their best.

“They got a result against a team who, let’s not forget, are only a league below us. A few years ago that wouldn’t have been thought the case but it is, they’re going for promotion and looking to get in the same league as us next year if we don’t go up, so it was a tough game and I think those fringe players coming in, they certainly gave it their all.”

The result sees the O’s progress to the same round in which they were knocked out of the competition last season, and Webb was pleased to see the team come out of the tough fixture with the chance to redeem themselves and push on in the competition.

He said: “It wasn’t a fantastic game or an amazing performance but the manager’s made the point in there that it’s a cup competition and we’re only two games from Wembley now, so you’d rather that every week than not playing particularly well so we’ll take the result.

Jamie Turley scored the only goal of the game, powering in a header from Dale Gorman’s free-kick in the 84th minute, and Webb was complimentary of the impact the defender has had since joining the club after leaving Notts County.

He said: “I played with him years ago and he’s surprised me with how vocal he is, he’s like a real man, which he is, he’s a lot older than he was then.

“He leads by example and at 0-0 when you want those experienced players to come and try and get something out of the game for you they pop up and dominate the box and get the winning goal so he’s done ever so well.”

Orient’s opponents for the fourth round of the FA Trophy will be discovered today at 12.15pm as the draw is made live on talkSPORT 2.