Ok - result not so good but the performance (at least the first half) was pretty good.
The best team won but the result flattered Orient.
So the team
That team played well together and we carved open Orient a few times, hitting the bar, post and forcing a couple of good saves. Strevs scored a good goal after some good work from Green. We played the ball around very well and really should have gone in leading by more.
Second half came (Boardman on for Frey) and they scored pretty much from the KO, a header at the far post. Then it went really downhill for us. A dodgy penalty for handball against Nurse and then the substitutions (Saunders, Green, Strevs and Gain off for Nwokeji, Southam, Nurse and Graham). After that we looked poor. Losing the ball too often and leaving so much space at the back it was unreal!
3rd goal by the O's was a stunner and the 4th pretty good too. Must be said they also hit the bar and post.
Overall a much better performance to that at Thurrock and the first team linked well. Green looked good, as did Taiwoo. Still a bit of work to be done at the back and Frey may not be the answer for RB.
Must also say that I was bitterly disappointed with some of the tackles going in tonight. It was a friendly and the Orient players fouled far too much, some pretty dangerous. There was no need for it. We also had a few shockers and in a competitive game there would have been a fair few cards.
Anyway - well done to the O's. Classed showed through in the end and a deserved win. Also good to see Paul Terry make an appearance.
Just wondered who is going to come along to the game tomorrow. Hopefully I will be able to make it, looking forward to it.
Seeing as we are playing a league team for the first time this pre-season, im hoping we put out a stronger team to see how they gel together.
Im hoping for a team like
RB: Frey (I want to see this guy)
Thats almost a first team so doubtful it will be that but fingers crossed!!
O's fans - do you reckon you will put out a decent team? How many fans do you reckon will make the journey? Will your new loan signing Dawkins make an appearance?
This is about as close as we get to a local derby these days so fingers crossed for a good game (at least better than the rubbish served up against Thurrock).