Simpson joins Orient's 20-goal club

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Striker Jay Simpson joined an illustrious list yesterday as he reached the 20 League goal landmark with a double in the 2-2 draw at Stevenage.

The 27-year-old’s tally has come in just 25 League games this season, and is one of just 11 players in Orient history to reach the milestone – the first since Peter Kitchen scored 21 League goals in the 1977-78 season.

Below is the full list of Orient players have who have scored 20 League goals in a season, and is compiled by Club Historian Neilson Kaufman:

League goals only
PLAYER                        Goals     Appearances         Season
Tommy Johnston              35            30                        1957-58

Tommy Johnston              27            42                        1956-57

Tommy Johnston              25            39                        1959-60

Frank Neary                     25            39                        1948-49

Ted Crawford                   23            41                        1935-36

Ron Heckman                  23            36                        1955-56

Ken Facey                        22            44                        1954-55

Dave Dunmore                22            39                        1961-62

Richard McFadden          21            37                        1914-15

Peter Kitchen                   21            42                        1977-78

Charlie Fletcher               20            41                        1931-32

Johnny Hartburn              20            40                        1955-56

Jay Simpson **               20            25                        2015-16

** denotes current season