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The O’s won their first game back in the Football League thanks to Josh Wright’s tidy finish in the second half. A packed crowd flocked to E10 to support their side who were without the late Justin Edinburgh for the first time since his tragic passing.
Wright had been Edinburgh’s final signing for the club and the midfielder dedicated his goal to the former Head Coach. An emotional day at The Breyer Group Stadium.
Orient bagged their first League win on the road in incredible fashion! Having been 2-0 down at the break the O’s displayed incredible courage to claw themselves back level, before taking it one step further and winning the match!
Lee Angol and Conor Wilkinson both bagged their first goal for the club before a late, late strike from Jordan Maguire-Drew snatched all the three points. An awesome away day.
A six goal thriller saw the points shared as Josh Wright’s inventive header pulled the O’s level in stoppage time. The same player has put his team ahead just three minutes into the match but Port Vale came from behind to take a 2-1 lead into the break.
Conor Wilkinson’s beautiful curling effort levelled the tie on the hour mark. Jake Taylor had seemingly won the game for Vale five minutes from time but Wright was on hand to pinch a late point for Orient.
James Brophy’s left footed drive was enough to claim an impressive away win for Orient. The 25-year-old raced onto Matt Harrold’s inch perfect through ball and took one touch before smashing the ball past David Cornell in the Northampton net.
Stuart Sinclair’s goal for Walsall meant the visitors took a 1-0 lead in the break but and inspired second half performance saw Ross Embleton’s men come from behind to win the game 3-1. Left-back Joe Widdowson marked his 100th appearance for Orient with a sensational goal; his first for the club. Walsall failed to clear their lines and the ball trickled out of the area to the defender, who curled an effort into the top corner with his weaker right foot.
Matt Harrold fired the O’s ahead on the hour mark before Conor Wilkinson scored the third, securing a cracking win.
The O’s recorded a third straight victory in League Two with an impressive away performance. Dan Happe was first on the score sheet and his defensive partner soon followed; Josh Coulson volleyed home to put Orient 2-0 up after 21 minutes.
Substitute James Alabi bagged Orient’s third with a wonderful solo run and finish, before winning a penalty that Josh Wright took full advantage of.
Orient raced into a 3-0 lead before the break and resisted United’s second half response to keep hold of all three points. Jamie Turley volleyed home Marvin Ekpiteta’s header before Josh Wright poked home a second goal after his spot kicked was saved.
The pick of the goals undoubtedly was Jordan Maguire-Drew’s stunning 30-yard free-kick. His powerful left footed strike stunned everyone in the ground that day and went on to win December’s Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Month.
An emotional encounter in late December. Justin Edinburgh achieved promotion to the Football League with both teams in his managerial career and was rightly remembered by both sets of supporters, who came together to celebrate the life of Edinburgh at Rodney Parade.
The game got off to a rapid start when Ruel Sotiriou flicked a header past Tom King with his back to goal. The Exiles applied the pressure, particularly in the second half, as they hunted for an equaliser. Padraig Amond would be the man to equalise nine minutes from time, smashing the ball home from inside the six-yard box.
Orient marked the unveiling of the Justin Edinburgh Stand with victory against the Exiles. The game remained goalless for large spells before Marvin Ekpiteta’s deflected header put the O’s ahead nine minutes from time. Ruel Sotiriou bagged his second in as many games against the Welsh Outfit, turning home Josh Wright’s whipped cross, to double the home advantage.
Jamile Matt’s header deep in stoppage was nothing more than a consolation as Leyton Orient claimed all three points at The Breyer Group Stadium.