THE O'S have become the latest club to join the quest for glory in the Johnstone’s ‘Paint Pot Challenge’.
The League 1 outfit followed in the footsteps of Sheffield United, Doncaster Rovers and Coventry City by taking on the unique challenge, which tests the crossing accuracy of the most competent footballer.
The challenge involves players trying to chip a ball from the corner of the 18-yard-box into an inflatable paint pot situated on the six-yard line.
But, despite being in electric form having reeled off eight successive victories including reaching the Southern Area Semi-Finals of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, Orient couldn’t force their way into one of the top three spots.
Watch the Leyton Orient challenge here.
Nine players and assistant manager Kevin Nugent took part in the challenge at the club’s Chigwell training base, with four successfully ‘brushing’ the paint pot.
But Orient couldn’t produce a bumper 10-point shot for a perfect ‘lick’ – a successful chip-in – to boost their score.
“It was great for Leyton Orient to become the latest club to get involved in the Johnstone’s Paint Pot Challenge,” said Johnstone’s Paint Brand and Sponsorship Manager Ben Wilde.
“Although they couldn’t get into the top three, they are still in with a shot of winning the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and I’m sure they are dreaming of a trip to Wembley for the final in April.”
Coventry, with 25 points, remain in pole position for the top prize of £2,000 worth of Johnstone’s Paint product.
Teams that finish in second and third place will receive £1,000 and £500 worth of Johnstone’s Paint product respectively.
Doncaster and Sheffield United currently occupy those positions with 14 and 11 points respectively.