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What A Difference A Week Makes

16 Feb

July 18th 2009 – Darlington 2 Newcastle United 7

July 25th 2009 – Leyton Orient 6 Newcastle United 1

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Geraint Williams One Year On

8 Feb

W 18 D 11 L 17 F61 A62 Pts 65

Compared with 10 wins, 35 goals and 42 points from Lingy’s final 46.

Thanks to Rambling Man for the stats.
The highlights, starting from last season:_
* An improvement in home form, accruing enough points to stay up
* Nine wins in first fifteen games
* Loan signing of Simon Church
* 6-1 demolition of Newcastle United (albeit in a friendly)
* 1-0 win away win over Charlton
* Signing of Jonathan Tehoue and loan of Nicky Adams
* Unbeaten run of 5 games so far in 2010.

A small list at the moment, but the main factor was of course avoiding relegation last season, and making a good start to the second part of this season to drag us clear again from the dreaded R word.

PRE-SEASON REPORT

16 Aug

Geraint Williams first pre season in charge of Leyton Orient saw a number of trialists given the chance to impress, although none of them were taken on in the end. It also saw a mixed bag of results and many goals being scored. With seven games, we won 3 drew 2 and lost 3, scoring 16 and conceding 12. The wins were against Billericay, Kildare and Newcastle United, draws with Bishop Stortford and Hayes & Yeading, and losing to St Albans, Ebbsfleet and Dagenham & Redbridge.
Here is a brief outline of the games.

Billericay Town 4 Leyton Orient 5

Starting line up:

Morris

Cave Brown

Daniels

Chorley

Ashworth

Melligan

Smith

Hall

McGleish

Brown (Trialist who had a few good touches but didn’t really show enough)

Baker

Second Half:
J. Jones, Purches, Mkandawire, Casciato ( trialist who was decided against also scored against Kildare), M. Richards (Trialist – good in the games but was not taken on), Davis (Trialist), Demetriou, Sydes, Pires, Jarvis, Patulea

Scorers: Melligan, McGleish, Jarvis (2), Patulea

Kildare 0 Leyton Orient 2

Scorers: Casciato, Chorley (Both Casciato and Richards released after this game)

Ebbsfleet 3 Leyton Orient 2

Scorers: Demetriou, McGleish

Bishop Stortford 0 Leyton Orient 0

Jones, Cave Brown, Ashworth, Gunmundson (trialist) Gilbert (trialist released after Newcastle game, asked for too much money), Beautyman, Sydes, Thornton, Baker, Scowcroft

Subs: Melwood for Thornton, Benjamin, Babbs for Jarvis, Crowther for Scowcroft

Leyton Orient 6 Newcastle United 1

Hayes and Yeading 1 Leyton Orient 1

Scorer : Scowcroft

St Albans 2 Leyton Orient 0

Morris, Cave Brown, Mkandawire, Babbs, Bieudonne, Melligan, Hall, Beautyman, Demetriou, McGleish, Patulea

Subs: Sydes for Melligan, Pires for Demetriou, Crowther for McGleish, Benjemen for Patulea, Ashworth for Mkandawire

Dagenham and Redbridge 1 Leyton Orient 0

Pre-season – New Signings

15 Aug

New Signings
Adrian Patelua- striker from Lincoln City
James Scowcroft – striker from Crystal Palace
Jimmy Smith – midfielder from Chelsea
Ben Chorley – central defender from Tranmere Rovers

Players offered contracts
Sean Thornton accepted
Andrew Cave-Brown accepted
Loick Pires acccepted
Scott McGleish accepted

Players already under contract for next season
Glenn Morris
Stephen Purches
Tamika Mkandawire
JJ Melligan
Adam Chambers
Jamie Jones
Luke Ashworth
Jason Demetriou
Ryan Jarvis
Harry Baker
Charlie Daniels

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