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Leyton Orient 2 Coventry 0 – League One

29 Jan

Goals  from Dean Cox and David Mooney gave Orient victory in the fourth meeting between the two highest scorers in League One this season.

Coventry came to Brisbane Road for the third time this season, after defeats in the Capital One Cup and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, but had the consolation of being the first team to beat Orient in the League at The Sixfields Stadium, ending The O’s 12 league game unbeaten run from the start of the season.

The Sky Blues were without top scorer Leon Clarke, who picked up a foot injury in the Friday night FA Cup 4-0 loss to Arsenal. Leyton Orient’s top scorer David Mooney made his comeback on the bench, after missing seven games through suspension and injury.

Honours were even in the first half, but Orient got stronger in the second half, and following a chance by Frank Moussa for the visitors, the O’s awarded a penalty after Chris Dagnall was tripped in the box. Kevin Lisbie missed from the spot again, (following his miss v Crewe earlier in the season) but a minute later Dean Cox fired home after Vincelot flicked on a long throw.

Mooney, who also missed a penalty in the defeat at Sixfields back in October, came off the bench in the 77th minute and added a second goal nine minutes from time, securing the points with a shot from outside the box that dribbled through the keepers hands.

After the game Lloyd James said “In the first half we played some great stuff, and got what we deserved in the second. We had a little break and they played Friday night, we were fresh and came out of the blocks.  Coxy popped up with a bit of magic, and Moons came off the bench to finish it”

Russell Slade told BBC London “We’re serving up some great football home and away” Coventry boss Stephen Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire “Credit to Leyton Orient. They’re a really hard-working side and I hope for Russell Slade they are one of the sides that go up. They are an example to everybody about how to build a football club.”

Wins for Brentford (3-1 v Bristol City) and Wolves (3-0 at Oldham) meant the O’s stayed in second spot on 60 points, two behind Brentford and two clear of Wolves, with a game in hand on both.  Saturdays opponents Rotherham won 2-1 at Tranmere with two goals from former O’s striker Alex Revell, to move into fifth spot behind Preston, who drew 0-0 at Bradford. 

The O’s have now won four successive league games, since an FA Cup defeat at Yeovil, and a league draw at Wolves, and travel to Rotherham on saturday with the best away record in the football league, with an amazing 10 wins from 14 games. Rotherham are unbeaten in four, their last defeat coming on New Years Day to Coventry.

Leyton Orient v Brentford

3 Oct

You decide

Russel Slade interview in the Evening Standard

27 Sep
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While the O’s (and other London based lower league teams) sometimes struggle to get 3 or 4 lines in the daily edition of the Evening Standard, there are occasional days when the publication goes the extra mile and publishes an interview with someobody from the club, be it, Hearn, Porter a player or the manager.

Last week was one of those such occasions and any O’s fan bothered enough to pick up a free copy of London’s only evening paper on thursday, the night before our derby v Brentford, were treated to an insightful interview with manager Russel Slade.

A couple of scribbled notes I made before passing  the paper to a fellow O..

  • Slade lives in one of the corner flats on the ground!!
  • His wife and kids live 200 miles away in Scarborough, sees weekends.
  • Thinks we can/will improve on current position and form
  • Nigel Quashie is training with Orient, experience rubbing off on younger players, but no suggestion we will sign him.
  • We’ve only conceded 4 goals from open play, the rest were from set pieces.
  • Defence need more time to gel and work together.
  • Only disappointing performance so far was the no-show v Dagenham, and hoping not repeated v Brentford (it wasn’t!!)

The interview can be found here…

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Two in, One out for Orient ahead of Huddersfield game

10 Sep

James Walker is back!!
He was last seen in an Orient shirt scoring the final goal in stoppage time of the amazing 5-2 at Millwall, and last seen at Brisbane Road scoring in stoppage time of while Kevin Nugent was caretaker manager (inbetween Ling and Geraint Williams).

Andy Frampton has come in from Millwall on loan to solve the left back problem, while Adrian Patulea has gone out on loan to Hayes & Yeading… (found his level?)
If Walker comes on as sub tomorrow, I’d recommend not leaving early to beat the traffic…

With Ryan Jarvis, the hat-trick hero of that Tuesday night 5-2 win at Millwall also back at Orient for his second spell, we only need to re-sign Gary Alexander (who left Millwall to join Brentford at the start of the season) to reunite all the goalscorers of that incredible night…

And another match preview from the caughtoffside website here

JPT – Johnstone Paint Trophy 2nd round draw

7 Sep

Full JPT 2nd Round Draw

South-East
Colchester United v Wycombe Wanderers
Leyton Orient v Brentford
MK Dons v Charlton Athletic
Barnet v Southend United

South-West
Bristol Rovers v Aldershot Town
Swindon Town v Torquay United
Cheltenham Town v Plymouth Argyle
Hereford United v Exeter City

North-East
Burton Albion v Rotherham United
Hartlepool United v Bradford City
Sheffield Wednesday v Chesterfield
Huddersfield Town v Peterborough United

North-West
Accrington Stanley v Stockport County
Macclesfield Town v Crewe Alexandra
Bury v Shrewsbury Town
Carlisle United v Port Vale

Eastbourne Borough Reserves 3 Leyton Orient Reserves 7

26 Mar

Adrian Patulea found form with 5 YES FIVE goals in this totesport.com reserve team game.
What would the odds have been on that??? (Bet with the tote geddit?)

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Five Alive

Adrian Patulea hits five in reserve match

Lets hope he can carry it over into the first team this Saturday v Brentford (if selected)…

When was the last time any orient player scored 5 in a game??
(Even against Newcastle, it was six individual scorers…)

Late Kick Off BBC1 Regions

15 Feb

More on this show at a future date on the blog, but I hear the Orient v Leeds game will get a good feature on this programme tonight on BBC1.

Kick off as they say is at 11.30pm presented by Mark Chapman

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