Tales Of The Orient

Not only has there been a mass clear-out over the summer of playing staff following Orient’s exit out of the football league and proper and into the National League but also an influx of new staff in varying capacities including that of management.

Following the recent takeover in June 2017 former manager Martin Ling was welcomed back to Orient with loving arms as director of football, ex-CEO Matt Porter came back on board and onto the board and former owner Barry Hearn was named honorary president.

With all the changing and to-ing and fro-ing over a quite mad Leyton Orient football club summer we forgot one tiny detail. The O’s have a new manager or as new man Steve Davis is deemed the new ‘Head Coach’.

With snooker’s Barry Hearn being named as honorary president a few heads turned when Steve Davis was named as the replacement for Omer Riza the former Arsenal and West Ham player who himself had only taken on the role of manager on March 30th 2017 before his contract concluded on 1st June 2017.

Some fans mistakenly thought Orient had hired Steve Davis the ex snooker champion to lead the O’s so there were massive sighs of relief when the Steve Davis in question turned out to be the ex Crewe Alexandra boss. Davis had managed the Cheshire club from 2011 until January 2017 which is a long tenure in football. In fact it was the 4th longest tenure in the whole of the four divisions of the football league at the time. In 272 games managing Crewe he had a win ratio of 30.9 per cent with 84 wins, 71 draws and 117 defeats. He did get Crewe promoted from Division 2 via the play offs in 2011-12 and won the Football League Trophy in the 2012-13 season so has seen some success.

Davis is a six foot Brummie who plied his trade as a defender with over 100 league games for three different teams, Burnley, Barnsley and Crewe. He’s 52 and also names Oxford United and Macclesfield on his CV but started as an apprentice at Stoke City although he never played a first team game for them.

A lot of weight is on his shoulders this season for Orient but following the catastrophe of last season these are buoyant times for both the club and the supporters.

Former Luton, Oldham and Inverness Caledonian Thistle goalkeeper Dean Brill has taken on the goalkeeping coaching duties.

Meanwhile Daniel Webb is the development coach. Webb was of course in charge of the O’s last year for a short time. On 29 January 2017, he was appointed manager after Andy Edwards resigned to take a role on the FA’s coaching staff which saw the England youngsters bring home the World Cup from South Korea. On 30 March 2017, after just 12 games in charge Webb resigned as manager of Leyton Orient. But barely 12 weeks went by when Webb returned to Leyton Orient as Development Coach known in old money as Youth Team Coach.

So these are the major shifts on the running of the club with two ex managers in Ling and Webb back at Brisbane Road and Davis taking the reigns.

Exciting times may lay ahead O’s fans.

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Getting the Most from Roulette

EnergyCasino has offers an incredible selection of Live roulette games from Evolution Gaming and Extreme Live Gaming, giving an authentic real-world casino gaming experience. But, how clued up are you on the art of roulette? There are literally tens of thousands of articles out there making absurd claims about systems and strategies, but can you really use any to win more?

Be Wary of Impossible Claims

Out of all the roulette strategies out there, perhaps the most famous is the Martingale system. This does, indeed guarantee winnings, but has a fatal flaw. In the Martingale system you need to have enough of a bankroll to double your bet after every loss – without hitting the table limit, which is, in almost all circumstances, impossible. In fact, it has been called the ‘quickest way to bankruptcy known to man.’ So, that’s one to avoid for sure!

But, there are things to know that will give you a better grasp of roulette, and enable you to play a more enjoyable game. A good rule of thumb for enjoyable roulette play, like with many other games, is to play a ‘big game’ – taking into account your winnings over a longer period. Even the most successful players will have losing streaks, and it is important to keep these in perspective, otherwise they can put players into a negative mood, when they are more likely to make reckless moves.

Increase Your Chances by Picking the Right Game

Before you even play, you should understand the difference between American (double-zero) and European Roulette (single-zero) wheels.

The original roulette wheel was invented by French mathematician, Blaise Pascal, in 1642, and very soon after the ‘0’ and ‘00’ spaces were added to give the house an extra advantage. Though roulette was popular, in 1842 Francois and Louise Blanc gave King Charles III of Monaco a gift that changed the game forever. They presented the king with a roulette wheel with the ‘00’ space removed, thus reducing the house’s edge from 5.26% to 2.70% and creating a much more attractive game for players – and European, as we know it today, was born.

When roulette took off on the other side of the Atlantic, during the gambling boom of the 19th century, the ‘00’ was added to the wheel again – and with typical American ‘entrepreneurship’, some even added a third house space in the form of an eagle space. Whilst the third space proved too much even for enthusiastic Yankee gamers, the ‘00’ remained, and is still with us today, giving the house an edge of 5.26%, or nearly double that of European roulette.

So, just by understanding your roulette history, and picking a European game (single-zero wheel), you can significantly increase your chances of winning.

“Surrender” or “En Prison”

Some casinos offer “surrender” anytime, meaning that if one of the propositions of red/black, odd/even or high/low hits, only half the bet is lost if the ‘0’ or ‘00’ appear, with the other half returning to the player. In American roulette, “surrender” halves the house edge, bringing it down to 2.63%. So, if you can find games with “surrender” and only play outside “even-money” bets, you will increase your chances of winning.

“En prison” has the same effect as “surrender” but is normally found on European wheels, and goes about it in an entirely different way. When a green ‘0’ appears, “even-money” bets are locked until the next spin of the wheel. For example, if you were to bet red and the ‘0’ hits, your red bet will stay until the next round when, if red hits again, you will get your bet back. If black hits you lose, and if it is another ‘0’ your bet remains “in prison.” Playing this will reduce the house edge even further to 1.35 percent.

Beating the System

In the old days, in real-world casinos, some players did covertly study thousands and thousands of spins, to find biased wheels. In fact, many of the famous examples of players breaking the bank, were attributable to this. But, even then, for every cheater who succeeded and you heard about, there were hundreds who simply went bankrupt and disappeared into obscurity. And, let’s be honest, where’s the fun in wasting your life trying to find almost impossible to detect patterns on roulette wheels? We say it’s far better to actually enjoy playing roulette!

Be Patient, Play Within Your Means

Again, when playing roulette, it is important to understand that, whilst there are versions of the game that can actually increase your chances of winning, as per “surrender” or “en prison”, by reducing the house edge – other than that, no matter what people want to believe, it is a game of chance. As the saying goes “the wheel has no memory”, and whilst it is always tempting to believe that a certain number or colour is hitting out of all proportion to realistic probability, it is just the nature of chance.

This is why it is so important to play for leisure, and enjoy the actual process. A good practice that many professional players follow is to set up a separate bank account, just for their roulette. Every month, they add an affordable amount, and then use this to fund their play. This way they can easily keep track of the money they have won, and can play confidently and without pressure.

Of course, as with all gambling, true professionals also understand that you can’t ever take the results of a random wheel spin personally. Sometimes luck just won’t be going your way, so it’s best to sit things out. Other days, when things are going your way, then enjoy it.

Bonne Appetit For Goal

An early 6th minute goal for Orient through Macauley Bonne was enough to snatch all three points against a defiant Maidenhead United team and take the O’s into 3rd place in the National League table.

Maidenhead were on a decent run before this match on August Bank Holiday Monday, unbeaten in four and looking rock solid but Bonne’s early header proved to be the difference between the two sides.

Manager Steve Davis has certainly shored up the Leyton Orient defence following the demoralising and devastating 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Bromley Town only 13 days ago. Two wins and a draw and only one goal conceded by the O’s in those three games since then certainly gives the fans a huge buzz particularly now they are sitting nicely in third place.

The weather was boiling hot in what felt like a cauldron as the O’s were straight into action from the off. The sun may have been bright but it was the O’s who looked brighter from the first whistle, and with six minutes on the clock opened the scoring with a brilliant move which saw Macauley Bonne head home the opener having been picked out beautifully by James Dayton.

This goal was Bonne’s fourth of the season since arriving from Colchester in July, and the striker continued to threaten the Maidenhead defence with his sharp movement and clever runs down the wings. Bonne looks great but for me James Dayton appears to be involved in the majority of the O’s best passages of play this season and is a standout for the team.

It was only 48 hours after Saturday’s match that showed the O’s have some resolve this season something they lacked desperately last season. Steve Davis made two changes to the side which claimed a last gasp 1-1 draw at home to Eastleigh in the 8th minute of added time on Saturday afternoon. Jobi McAnuff and David Mooney who had missed a spot kick against Eastleigh with a very tame effort were dropped to the bench and were replaced by Rommy Boco and Josh Koroma.

To be fair Maidenhead United did try to batter down the Orient door at the end of the game but weren’t able to pull a rabbit out of the hat as the O’s defence stood firm lead by Captain for the day

George Elokobi who was magnificent as was keeper Charlie Grainger.

In the 19th minute the Magpies as Maidenhead are known almost grabbed an equaliser as a Harry Pritchard cross nearly caught out Grainger in the away goal, but it flew over the crossbar to the relief of the visiting fans.

Boco’s had a shot off target just past the half an hour mark for the O’s before home striker Dave Tarpey got a first sight of goal three minutes later, but his 30-yard free kick was saved by Grainger in the Orient goal.

Maidenhead were pushing hard and Sean Marks went even closer six minutes later, as he stole the ball off Elokobi and saw a near post effort pushed away by Orient’s goalkeeper.

One up at the halfway point and it was Orient that started the second half the stronger and Koroma tested Carl Pentney in the 48th minute after a decent Orient attack.

Both sides continued to create chances in an entertaining match and in the 54th minute Orient should have doubled their advantage when Boco combined with Koroma, but the youngster shot wide.

Maidenhead then started to boss the game and Grainger made yet another fine save to deny Marks following a Pritchard cross.

Davis responded by bringing on Mooney and McAnuff with 64 minutes on the clock at York Road with Dayton and Koroma being substituted and Orient made their final substitution with 15 minutes remaining, as Henry Ochieng came on for Boco for his first action of the season.

Elokobi was like a buffalo at the back heading away three dangerous crosses in quick succession and the Magpies produced a superb counter attack eight minutes from time as a Marks cross was cleared by Joe Widdowson. The pressure continued from Alan Devonshire’s team and Sam Barratt headed wide from a good position with two minutes left.

As Maidenhead committed men forward It was nearly 2-0 when Saturday’s hero Craig Clay played Bonne in and his low effort across the face of goal just evaded Mooney.

After a battling defensive display, Orient held on and can now reflect on a good Bank Holiday weekend after picking up four points out of six points.

The next match is against Guiseley on Saturday allowing the O’s 5 days to recharge the batteries.

A crowd of 2,544 at Maidenhead frazzled in the heat to witness the Orient express heading in the right direction.

Orient Player Signings For The 2017/18 Season

Such was the merry go round and the exodus of players from Leyton Orient last season when over 40 players were used in the first team that we look at some of the players over the summer who will be wearing an O’s shirt in this new season.

Last season you could be excused as an Orient fan for chanting ‘We Want Our Money Back’. This season though it’s all change down at Brisbane Road with chants of ‘We Want Our Mooney Back’ and that’s exactly what happened as David Mooney is Back With Leyton Orient. He was the first signing from the new regime as they bought striker Mooney back to the club following his release from Southend United. The Irishman spent four years at O’s from 2011 to 2015 in his first spell, but is back for a second stint after penning a two-year deal.

Everything changed on June 30th 2017 with Orient now in the 5th tier of English football in the National League as contracts were terminated and a new squad assembled. Goalkeeper Charlie Grainger was one of the first to put pen to paper on a new two year deal at Brisbane Road and Orient fans welcomed the former England Under 18 player back into the fray.

O’s fans will be pleased Sam Sargeant the 19 year old shot stopper thrown in at the deep end last season is still with the club. The Greenwich man played 15 games for Orient last season in harrowing circumstances but was professional throughout and this season he will give Charlie Grainger a good run for his money.

What’s happening at the back? On 4 July 2017, preceding his release from National League side Woking, Jake Caprice signed to the O’s on a two-year deal. The 25 year old defender was previously with Crystal Palace, Bolton and St. Mirren.

Joseph Widdowson joined the club also on a two year deal on July 1st. The former Grimsby, Dagenham and Redbridge, Rochdale and Northampton star was born in Forest Gate and started his career at West Ham United but sadly failed to make the grade. The defender is 28 years old and went straight into the starting line up this season.

After failing to agree a new deal at Colchester, Orient stepped in to bring George Elokobi, a 31 year old to the club. A big bustling defender in the old style, Elokobi was an unused substitute for the Cameroon national team. He rose to prominence when he played 85 games for Wolves between 2008 and 2014, helping to take them into the premier league before being loaned out to Nottingham Forest and Bristol City. He later had a decent run for Oldham Athletic before moving to Colchester United. He’s a great acquisition for the club, powerful and sturdy.

Huge Centre back Josh Coulson, Orient have brought in on loan from Cambridge United. The 6 foot  3 giant is 28 years old and played over 270 games for the club in the city where he was born winning the FA Trophy and gaining promotion to the football league as well. It’s a 6 month loan and O’s fans will be hoping he can help achieve the same status for Leyton Orient at the first time of asking.

Jamie Sendles-White has come in from Swindon Town, sort of. The 23 year old defender played 15 times for town last season but announced in May that he would leave Swindon in June when his contract was up. He put pen to paper on August 1st on a one year deal and will be looking to make his mark in the National League. Despite being born in Kingston Upon Thames (we’ve all got our cross to bear) he has played for Northern Ireland at Under 19, Under 20 and Under 21 level.

Dan Happe the 18 year old defender from Tower Hamlets who played a couple of games last season  is still in the squad while former Norwich City, Crystal Palace and Crawley Town man Christian Scales is also back up for Orient as the 20 year old signed a two year deal last month.

Midfielder Alex Lawless who was released by Yeovil makes his way to Orient on a two year deal along with Romauld Boco the full Benin international who comes in from Accrington Stanley.

While looking to partner David Mooney up front will be Macauley Bonne the Zimbabwe Under 23 international signed on a two year deal.

Clay Saves The Day

Midfielder Craig Clay scored a 98th minute equaliser for Leyton Orient to rescue a point against Eastleigh Town at Brisbane Road in the National League in a 1-1 draw.

Clay, the 25 year old man who came in from Motherwell last month couldn’t have chosen a more important time to score his first goal for the O’s deep into added time to keep Orient in mid table as his close range shot nestled in the back of The Spitfires net.

In fact the Nottingham born player scored only his 9th goal in 8 seasons but how crucial could that one be come the end of the season as Eastleigh showed flair and charisma in a performance that has seen them elevated into the top 6 this season. The Hampshire outfit are certainly no mugs and it looked as if former O’s man Ayo Obileye’s first half injury time opener had sealed three points for the visitors.

A cracking attendance of 4,353 saw referee Neil Hair add on a whopping 8 minutes of time and Leyton Orient showed some great character to deny Eastleigh as Craig Clay become a last minute hero on the day he started his first full game for the O’s. The former England C International player (yes there is such a team!) could have laid claim to a winner if it weren’t for O’s striker David Mooney wasting a glorious first half chance.

On 32 minutes an in form James Dayton picked the ball up on the right and tricked his way past a couple of opponents before Eastleigh’s Sam Wood hauled him down inside the area.

Hair had no choice other than to point to the spot and gave Wood a let off with just a booking when a red card may have been deemed more appropriate. O’s club captain Mooney took the spot-kick facing ex Arsenal keeper Graham Stack who showed a smidgin of gamesmanship slowing the game down, having a drink and attempting to put Mooney off. Sadly it worked as Mooney’s effort was fairly dire and sailed wide to the bewilderment of most of the home crowd.

On 35 minutes former Orient youth prospect Obileye should have made the O’s pay but he headed wide from close range. Danny Hollands joined Wood in the book for a poor tackle on Dayton on the half way line as the winger looked trouble for Eastleigh.

Yeates showed his class on the right and ran at Lawless before the O’s midfielder struck a leg out and brought down the Eastleigh man inside the area. A penalty without a doubt.

Right back Obileye stepped up and coolly slotted home in the second minute of additional time to put Eastleigh in front at half time.

Eastleigh had a couple of chances early in the second half but the last 30 minutes belonged to Orient trying to batter the door down on Eastleigh’s defence.

Orient produced some excellent football and in the 64th minute Clay played a lovely ball in behind the Eastleigh defence, but Jake Caprice’s touch was heavy and he could only win a corner after clashing with Stack who fell heavily to the floor and required extensive treatment.

Josh Koroma and Rommy Boco were summoned off the bench to replace Mooney and McAnuff but Chances were running out for Orient.

Orient started to pile the pressure on, as Koroma saw a shot blocked before Dayton won a second corner in quick succession. Bonne headed the second set-piece wide though, with Eastleigh continuing to defend strongly in east London.

However deep into added time mainly for Stack’s injury the O’s saved the day with Clay’s drilled shot finding a deflection and trickling over the line in the late late show.

One player not involved against Eastleigh was left back Christian Scales who has joined Bostik Premier side Harlow Town on a one month loan deal.

Manager Steve Davis’ focus will be on the players still at Brisbane Road and he is set to rotate his squad over the next few days as the next game for Leyton Orient is as early as this coming Monday where they will play Maidenhead United.

A point saved rather than two lost for the O’s.

Winning on the way Home

These days getting through airports can be a, well, let’s say ‘less than pleasurable’ experience – with long security lines, tense atmospheres and delayed flights. But, for one Californian woman, her airport experience became the highlight of her trip.

On Tuesday 15th August this year, a certain ‘Sandra A.’ won an incredible $1.6 million jackpot on a slot machine at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, whilst waiting for her flight home. The woman, from Dublin, California, played a modest $5 bet on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine at the C Gates, according to the airport’s Facebook.

Apparently, Sandra enjoys travelling to Las Vegas twice a year, and always indulges her passion for gambling, but we’re pretty sure that she never expected a big win to happen at the airport rather than the casino!

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Bonnehomie For Orient

Striker Macauley Bonne hit the back of the net twice for Leyton Orient as they came away from Woking with a wonderful 2-0 victory that puts them into 7th place in the National League.

Woking is never the easiest place to get a result and with the O’s coming off a 6-1 drubbing at Bromley Town on Tuesday night the sense of fear was in the air for Orient, yet they came through this battle with flying colours.

Orient came into the contest at Kingfield Stadium with over a thousand fans making the trip and O’s boss Steve Davis saw his team show some steel by scoring twice in the second half to claim a third win from their opening five matches.

Macauley Bonne who scored last week in the hammering at Bromley looked in good nick throughout and could be an early saviour for the team with his direct ability to score goals.

In a drab first 15 minutes there was very little evidence of either team wanting to put pressure on the opposition with the majority of the action penned into the midfield area.

In the 20th minute at last we saw the first real major action to occur, as that man Macauley Bonne fired over the bar after good play from James Dayton.

Orient looked decidedly brighter from there on and it was the start of a sustained period of pressure with David Mooney volleying wide seconds later. Then a Dayton free kick caused pandemonium in the Woking area minutes after, yet the breakthrough wasn’t to be.

Woking began to get back into the match though, with Joe Ward heading wide before George Elokobi bravely blocked an effort by Richard Orlu and soon after Philpot tried his luck just after the half an hour mark, yet his shot scurried past the outside of the post.

Jobi McAnuff and James Dayton were promoted back into the team at the expense of Josh Koroma and Rommy Boco who dropped to the bench and it was Dayton that was all over the field for the O’s winning free kicks, firing over crosses and being a major headache to the opposition.

Orient would have been chuffed to pieces to come in at half time level at 0-0 following the terrible experience of last Tuesday, the biggest defeat for Leyton Orient in non league football. This game against Woking  was a major test of character for the O’s. Would they crumble and fall or would they lay down the gauntlet to those who are convinced Orient could drop out of the National League at the first attempt?

Pleasingly Orient held their nerve, the defence held their positioning and Orient slowly took the game to Woking in the second period.

Orient went for the jugular straight after the restart, as James Dayton tested Woking goal stopper Nathan Baxter. Soon after Alex Lawless saw an effort fly over the crossbar to the dismay of the O’s travelling entourage.

Less than a minute later in the 50th minute, the O’s made the breakthrough as full back Jake Caprice shot down the right-hand side and impressively crossed in for Bonne to slide home the opening goal to send Orient’s travelling fans loopy.

Craig Clay replaced first-team captain Charlie Lee for the O’s yet Orient continued to have control of the game and James Dayton (who else) saw a free kick punched away by Baxter, as O’s searched for a crucial second goal.

Dayton, the former Cheltenham Town winger was involved yet again on 75 minutes but his low shot was blocked following McAnuff’s cross and with eight minutes left, Orient wasted a great opportunity to double their advantage when Clay won the ball back brilliantly in the middle of the park who then found McAnuff and his effort deflected into Mooney’s path, but the experienced forward couldn’t beat Baxter.

With 11 minutes to go, Macauley Bonne dazzled on an excellent run and after finding space, he shot perfectly into the bottom corner to make it 2-0 to Orient.

With Woking playing sheepishly and not looking to threaten and the O’s happy to finish with a 2-0 win the game petered out and the result saw Orient earn a third win of the campaign and move up the table with nine points from their opening five games and they now have a whole week to prepare to face Eastleigh at Brisbane Road on Saturday 26th August.

Dayton and Bonne were outstanding and this was a good team performance at Woking in front of a crowd of 2,855 particularly in light of Tuesday’s horrendous result.

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Let’s face it, these days it can be difficult to make your money grow; bank interest rates are almost nothing, the stock market is risky, forex trading is notoriously difficult, and Bitcoin can be mind-boggling for the uninitiated. But, one California man recently found a pretty good way of making his money grow very quickly indeed!

How does a €11,799,997 return on a $3 investment, in just a few seconds sound? Because that’s exactly what a certain ‘Rodolfo’ pulled off when he placed a tiny $3 bet on a Las Vegas slot machine earlier this month, according to the Las Vegas Review journal! The lucky slot machine was IGT Megabucks at the Fremont Hotel and Casino.

Though the Fremont casino manager, Jim Sullivan, said he’d seem many wins over the years, he’d never seen anything on this scale, saying “The Fremont has awarded many thousands of jackpots throughout its 60-year history in Las Vegas, but none quite like this.”

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Orient Back Down To Earth With A Bang

Leyton Orient suffered the humiliation of a major drubbing at the hands of Bromley as the Kent team smashed apart the O’s defence with a 6-1 victory in the National League on Tuesday night.

The O’s were outclassed, outplayed, second best and lethargic for much of the 90 minutes against their local neighbours before a cracking Tuesday night crowd of 3346 saw the home side decimate the Orient team with a display that puts Bromley up to fourth place.

This was a poignant reminder of the dismal season that had finished in May with Orient sliding out of the league and Bromley proved to them just how difficult it is going to be in the National League. This was one heck of a thumping and fully deserved by the Kent outfit who tore Orient apart inflicting the away team with their biggest ever defeat in non league football and we are only four games into the campaign!

Orient dropped from 4th position to 11th place however a 1-0 victory would have put them up to second place in the table. However although only 18 miles separates the two teams on the map the gulf in class between Bromley and Orient was evident right from the off.

In the first ever meeting in a league match between the two teams the home crowd really got behind their team and they only had to wait 11 minutes for George Porter to open the scoring with a header that Charlie Grainger in the O’s goal had no chance of saving. A second from Jack Holland also a header from a Bromley corner six minutes before the break sent Bromley 2-0 up and fully deserved it was too.

Manager Steve Davis obviously saw the problems and introduced both McAnuff and Dayton at the break in place of Boco and Koroma. Whatever was said in the Leyton Orient dressing room at half time the players obviously took no heed as Josh Rees added a third goal ten minutes into the second period and Louis Dennis who deserved Man Of The Match with some great work presented Adam Mekki the fourth on a platter for Bromley with 62 minutes on the clock.

The possibility of a comeback however remote it might seem appeared a long shot as Orient pulled one back with Macauley Bonne notching five minutes later his first goal in an Orient shirt.

Despite Macauley’s strike Bromley were hardly ‘home alone’ with the loud home contingent in fine voice and even Macauley Culkin wouldn’t have saved the day for the O’s. Bromley were like a dog with a bone and Orient were like a dog without a kennel as the home team tore further into Orient to the point of sheer embarrassment.

Holland nabbed his second of the game and Bromley’s 5th with 15 minutes still to play. Just to rub salt into the O’s hugely gaping wounds, substitute Brett Williams lasered one in for Bromley’s sixth with just two minutes to go to send the away fans back to East London on the short journey along the A12 disappointed, disenchanted and disconsolate.

This was an alarming wake up call for the O’s but to some degree was to be expected. Rome wasn’t built in a day and Leyton Orient football cannot be rebuilt in 6 weeks from the end of June despite the vast strides the management and boys behind the scene have done in a ridiculously short period of time. And boy do they still need to be applauded.

Two wins and two draws at the start of this season leaves Orient mid table and as I wrote in my report following the Maidstone win on Saturday, consolidation I feel is the name of the game for this season. I thoroughly expect a position of somewhere between 10th and 14th at the end of the campaign and this could be regarded as a great success for the club.

Anything above that can be seen as a ‘Brucie Bonus’. Unfortunately on the way of this great journey back into League football Orient fans may have to endeavour a few days like these.

From tonight’s performance the defensive coach has his work cut out. Expect extra heading practise in training this week before the trip to Woking on Saturday.

Stick with it Leyton Orient fans.

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Orient Win To Climb Into Top Four Spot

 The new look all change Orient beat Maidstone United 2-0 at Brisbane Road to make it two home wins on the bounce in four days.

Goals from David Mooney on the hour and Romuald Boco at the death put the O’s into fourth position in the National League but caution should be reserved for any thoughts of promotion at this embryonic stage of the league season.

Maidstone to their credit came out and played some decent football and could have gone home with a share of the spoils and Orient have the linesman to thank for another three points in the bag as Maidstone had a goal ruled out in the 89th minute when Delano Sam-Yorke smashed into the net after Charlie Grainger’s excellent save denied Joe Pigott. It kept the O’s 1-0 up and they finished off the game soon after.

It was the Stones who started off the brighter of the two teams and the visitors could easily have taken the lead early on when Delano Sam-Yorke stabbed the ball home from a couple of metres out, but he was adjudged to have fouled keeper Charlie Grainger.

The Kent side’s Joe Pigott was then denied by the home keeper before Tom Wraight smashed over, as Maidstone continued to threaten and weren’t afraid to take the game to an initially nervous Leyton Orient team.

After last Saturdays opening game and defeat of the season, Orient were bottom of the National League but following Orient’s much needed 3-1 win over Solihull at Brisbane Road in midweek, optimism for the home fans was to the fore as 5085 packed Brisbane Road. All hoped that the Solihull result was no flash in the pan and so it appeared not to be, as the O’s David Mooney opened the scoring for the hosts in the second half with a fine header from a great James Dayton’s cross.

It was a good game with both teams not afraid to give it a go from the off and it was only in added time that the O’s doubled their lead when substitute Romuald Boco take from Charlie Lee’s pass allowed him to finish neatly under Lee Worgan the Maidstone keeper.

Shortly afterwards the whistle blew and Status Quo’s Rocking All Over The World erupted from the loudspeakers as their were handshakes all around but more importantly those vital three points for the O’s.

A delighted Steve Davis, the new boss said:

“I am just happy to win. Whether it comes at home or away it doesn’t matter. We just want to try and win every game. It won’t always happen, but we will set out to win away as much as we win at home, It is about getting as many points as possible to settle people down and build more confidence and get the crowd behind you and we have been able to do that in the last few.”

“Maidstone were very resilient and kept going and it wasn’t until the second goal that we all felt comfortable, but games in this league will be like that. I expect them to be tight and for teams to sit back and defend and make it difficult and they did that and had a good game plan.”

Davis kept an unchanged team for the third game on the trot, something that couldn’t even have been imagined last season and the team repaid him with a slick performance that bodes well for the rest of the season.

The next match is another local derby as Leyton Orient head off to nearby Bromley this coming Tuesday with victory likely to put the O’s in the top three.

The two wins in a short period of time will put smiles on the manager or rather new head coach Steve Davis and the club in general and shows what can be done in a relatively short period of time to transform the fortunes of Leyton Orient in little under 6 weeks. New owner, new chairman, new manager and a new team it was always going to be difficult and the transformation has been huge but let’s not count our chickens before they hatch, it’s going to be a tough season and probably consolidation would be the finer mistress.



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