NEWS: Trio selected in National League team of the season

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All three have played an integral part in the O’s title-winning season and have duly earned their spot after recognition by the National League

Dean Brill

The shot-stopper has appeared in every game since Head Coach Justin Edinburgh took over last season.

This term, Brill has equalled the club record for clean sheets in a season having kept 24 to date. The 33-year old was picked as Captain’s Player of the Year by Jobi McAnuff for his outstanding contribution on and off the field.

His memorable save against Aldershot Town this season won ‘Save of the Season’ and was picked by Brill himself as being his best this campaign.

Jobi McAnuff

The O’s skipper appeared 38 times this season and contributed five goals to help his side to the title. McAnuff’s memorable free-kick against Bromley at home is one of many stand-out moments this term, while a brace at Harrogate Town brought his tally to three.

Midway through the season, the midfielder marked his 700th career appearance with a ‘true captains performance’ against Chesterfield.

He was also named as the ‘Supporters’ Club Star Man’ during the 2018/19 Gala Dinner Awards.

Macauley Bonne

For the second season running, Macauley Bonne finished the season as the Club’s top goalscorer, finding the target 23 times in the National League.

Bonne opened his account at home against Barrow AFC when his brace secured a point for the O’s. One highlight of Bonne’s season came away at Braintree Town when his hat-trick of goals helped the side put five beyond the Iron.

The forward’s ability from the spot remained unquestioned when he coolly dispatched a penalty during injury time to complete a 10-man come-back away at Sutton United.