Writer: Kid Sampson
Date:Tuesday November 17 2009
Hello folks, we've had a bit of a technical problemo with match reports, so here it is in 'News' format. Hopefully the issue will be resolved soon and I'll be able to get back to full-on character assassination of each and every player in no time...
I can't think who it was, but I think it might have been me who said that heading up for this one was lunacy in the match preview. I might also have mentioned that Adam Boyd would score a late winner. Don't worry - I won't be giving out lottery numbers next week, because both of those predictions were about as difficult as, er, beating Orient.
Ironically, Adam Boyd's goal came in the 81st minute - the very same minute in which he scored Orient's winner in the reverse fixture last season. No-one bothered to close down a cross from the right, both centre backs went for the same header and lost it, and Adam Boyd was able to steal in ahead of Stephen Purches to prod home past Glenn Morris.
It was no less than the home side deserved, as Glenn Morris' goal was peppered throughout. However it was Orient who had the first clear-cut chance; James Scowcroft lumbered through on goal but deigned not to shoot until goalie Scott Flinders had completely closed him down. Orient threatened briefly in the second half as well, but Flinders was able to make comfortable saves from Sean Thornton and Scott McGleish. That was about it going forward, as you'd expect from a side that clearly set itself up for a 0-0 draw.
Hartlepool, as poor a side at home as any in the division (well, except Stockport. i wonder who their only home win this season was against?) ran riot against the O's back line, with returning star striker James Brown missing a hat-trick of chances before the break, including smashing a shot into the side netting when it was probably easier to score.
Second half attempts from Boyd, Brown and Sam Collins were all well saved by Morris who also produced a brilliant stop to deny Andy Monkhouse's curling effort. Alas his efforts were to be in vain, as Boyd popped up to toe-poke the late winner. Jeff Stelling got his wobbly doll out and another poor away day will ahve given Geraint Williams much to ponder.
Date:Tuesday November 17 2009
Orient To Play Bradford Next Season (Saturday May 18 2013)
Vincelot Misses Out On Player Of The Month (Friday May 17 2013)
Slade - Getting Closer With Mooney & Vincelot (Thursday May 16 2013)
Transfer Rumour - Ricky Holmes (Thursday May 16 2013)
Transfer Rumour - Raffaele De Vita (Wednesday May 15 2013)
Vincelot Nominated For Player Of The Month (Wednesday May 15 2013)
Orient Continue Judicial Review (Tuesday May 14 2013)
Vital Orient Player Of The Season - Results (Tuesday May 14 2013)
Word On The Tweet - O's Rumour Mill (Monday May 13 2013)
Lee - My Heart Has Always Been With The Club (Monday May 13 2013)
|Leyton Orient||2||-||0||MK Dons|
|5. Sheff Utd||46||19||18||9||14||75|
|7. Leyton Orient||46||21||8||17||7||71|
|8. MK Dons||46||19||13||14||17||70|
|Bradford Join Swindon In League One
» Swindon : 18/05/2013 22:31:00
|Let's Make A Dream Come True
» Yeovil : 18/05/2013 21:36:00
|Pre Wembley Preparations
» Yeovil : 18/05/2013 21:28:00
|Johnson Up For April Award
» Yeovil : 18/05/2013 21:24:00
|Pre-Contract Offer Made To Winger?
» Preston : 18/05/2013 19:50:00
|Murphy Heading North
» Carlisle : 18/05/2013 19:42:00
|DRFC Ryan - Only two left on Rovers shortlist
» Doncaster : 18/05/2013 16:39:00