This afternoon, saw the young O’s play against a tough Sutton United team, with goals from Suttons Mutale and Olayibi amongst the goals.
The first opportunity came to Sutton United as Charles-Cook whipped in a ball back post to Aowu, but his effort flew high and wide.
Not long after Sutton won a free kick in a dangerous position as Orient’s Hadjini saw an early booking. The ball whipped in saw a header from Sutton’s defender which produced a fine save from Cizungu.
Sutton were on top in the early passage of the game with multiple saves from Cizungu, keeping him busy.
The first goal came from Sutton United after 25 minutes, a heavy touch from Cizungu saw Suttons Mutale jump onto the opportunity, allowing him to pass the ball into the open net.
After going a goal down Orient responded well with efforts of their own, however Sutton’s keeper was equal to them.
Not long till the end of the half and Sutton extended their lead as an unfortunate deflection led to Suttons Olayibi clean through, which saw him take his opportunity.
This concluded the end of the first half which saw Leyton Orient down by two goals.
Minutes into the second half saw a free kick to Orient. Quick thinking from Clements saw a ball down the line to Avgoustidis, who whipped a superb ball into Apat, who headed the ball into the back of the net. However, the goal was disallowed after a foul on the Sutton defender.
Despite the goal being disallowed, this gave Orient belief as they kept on pushing on in the game. Efforts from Tanga, Clements and Smith-Kouassi were saved by Sutton’s keeper.
On the 55th minute a dangerous free kick was awarded to Sutton which saw a great diving save out of Cizungu to deny their forward.
Not long after, an effort from Sutton’s midfielder saw an outside of the box effort hit the woodwork, catching everybody by surprise. But the Orient defence reacted well by clearing their lines.
In the latter stages of the second half, the game grew quiet with no efforts on goal for majority of the half.
This resulted in a defeat to the young O’s as Sutton United won the game 2-0.
Cizungu, Reggie Pegrum, Agyeman(Hayford 55’), Ojo(Kamara 80’), Hadjini, Apat, Tanga, Clements, Smith-Kouassi, Charlie Pegrum, Avgoustidis(Mahamud, 80’)
Sworder, Saponara, Hayford, Mahamud, Kamara
Duah, Charles-Cook, Aowu(Duucan, 85’), Matthews, Cole, Creed, Olayibe, Khinda(Fitzoerald,85’), Mutale, Soulya-Osekanongo, Mcnally(Belezregue, 70’)
Fisheic, Fitzoerald, Shann, Belezregue, Duucan
Mutale 25’ Olayibe 43’