THE club were saddened to learn of the recent passing of former O’s forward Eddy Brown at the age of 86.
Brown spent two years at Brisbane Road between 1959 and 1961, scoring 29 goals in 66 games for the club.
He recorded his 200th senior career goal during his time with the O’s, in a match against Middlesbrough in April 1960 and he found the net wherever he went in a career which also took in spells at his hometown club Preston North End, Southampton, Coventry City and then Scarborough after his time in east London.
Eddy built up a wonderful partnership with Tommy Johnston and Eddie Bailey upon joining the O’s and helped steer the club away from relegation in 1959 with 10 goals in 16 League games.
Eddy was known for his flamboyance, which was best demonstrated in his trailblazing of the goal celebration, and following his two-and-a-half season spell with the O’s he became player-manager at Scarborough and then left football to become a teacher.
The club sends its condolences to Eddy’s family and friends.