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Report: Walthamstow 3-0 Orient U18's

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Walthamstow recorded a 3-0 victory over a Orient U18’s at Wadham Lodge, on an evening that saw the young O’s side pick up some great experience.

The game, which saw Orient players featuring from as young as U16’s, saw a win for Walthamstow with goals from Carvalho, Osei and Adelani.

Walthamstow, with Orient legend John Mackie in the dugout, started strongest of the two sides with an early chance inside 3 three minutes, hitting the post with a header after a great delivery from a free kick.

The Stow broke the deadlock after 20 minutes, after a delightful corner found centre back Carvalho, who then smashed a header past goalkeeper Rhys Byrne, who had no chance from close-range.

Another opportunity from Walthamstow followed, with a corner which saw Carvalho cause problems for the O’s defence again. However it opened a counter for Davies who ran through on goal, although nothing came of it.

Nolan-Samuels of Walthamstow picked the ball up on the edge of the box and managed to skip past two challenges which saw him have a shot on goal, but Byrne was equal to it.

Midfielder Wright then saw a shot from close-range denied superbly by Byrne, who pulled off a great reaction save to stop the host’s doubling their lead, just before the end of the first half.

HALF TIME: Walthamstow 1-0 Leyton Orient

Orient started off the second half with a golden opportunity for Smith-Kouassi, with the keeper in no man’s land – however he saw his first-time shot unable to hit the target.

Soon after, Adelani was clean through for the home side after a through ball from their playmaker Wright, but a great one-on-one save from Byrne denied them a second goal.

A second goal for Walthamstow after 60 minutes saw the game tipped further into the host’s favour, as a ball crossed into Osei was controlled well – before executing a smart finish rising to the top right hand corner escaping Byrne’s grasp.

Soon after, a ball into the box landed to Osei, who was hauled down, and awarded a penalty. This was duly tucked away by their striker Adelani, sending Byrne the wrong way.

With further introductions from the bench from both sides, the game looked to come towards its conclusion, but not before another great save from Byrne.

An overhead kick from Walthamstow’s Wright saw a great save from the Orient stopper, down low to his right hand side, denying what looked to be a certain goal.

The game finished as a win for the hosts, but a fantastic night too for the young Orient side, who would have gained brilliant experience up against a men’s team. 


Walthamstow: Cekrezi, Homans, Spillane, Carvalho, Byrne, Beck , Carnegie, Pinto, Adelani, Wright, Nolan-Samuels.

Subs: Wright, Bartlett-Antwi, Monsheju, Dauti, Osei.

Leyton Orient: Byrne, Pegrum (Koroma 60’), Taiwa, Trialist, Agyemang, Ojo, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist (Trialist 60’) Davies, Smith-Kouassi.

Subs unused:  Cizingu