U18's Report and Gallery: MK Dons

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Orient share the points at home to MK Dons as the games finishes 2-2 

This afternoon saw the young O’s take on MK Dons at home, with goals from the visitors Ilunga and Blennerhassett whilst Orient’s two goals came from Obiero.

This game started off very well for Orient as they went up in just under six minutes. Obiero found the ball in and around the box before applying a calm finish into the bottom right-hand corner.

Orient appeared to have control of the game, but an unfortunate heavy touch from Campbell led to MK Dons Ilunga to snatch at the opportunity and tap the ball in the net.

Not long after, Orient conceded again after another mistake at the back led to a tap in from MK Dons Blennerhassett. Which was hard to take for the young O’s.

MK Dons were applying the pressure, but Campbell was there to stop them, after one effort hit the crossbar, which looked to be an intended cross.

Obiero was trying to equalise before the half time whistle blew, but his effort was high and wide.

This concluded the first half seeing the O’s down by one goal.

HALF TIME: Leyton Orient 1-2 MK Dons

Orient started off the better team in the second half, with efforts from Tanga and Clements, however the keeper was there to match them.

A promise chance from Orient with Tanga on the right-wing. He collected the ball on his right foot before cutting inside on his left foot and taking a shot, however it failed to find the target.

Minutes later, the ball was at the feet of Obiero just around the box, before striking the ball with his right foot and beating the keeper. Netting his second goal of the game.

During this time Orient were creating the better chances, but none of them mounted to anything. With the best chance in this period falling to Tanga after a good forward ball from Obiero led him to drive at the defence, before taking his shot. However, his shot hit the outside of the side netting.

Not that long to go in the game, Orient had a promising free kick which saw Clements have a shot from range, but his effort was off target.

Seconds to go before the end of the game, Orient created a great chance with Nkrumah in a one-on-one situation, but he was denied by the keeper.

This concluded the end of the game, with points going to both teams.

 

Leyton Orient:

Campbell, Reggie Pegrum (Ojo 45’), Sodje (Kwatchey 45’), Staerck, Hajdini, Apat, Tanga, Clements, Nkrumah, Obiero (80’ Davies’), Charlie Pegrum

Subs:

Cizungu, Kwatchey, Ojo, Davies, Avgoustidis

 

MK Dons

Sandford, Lewis-Burgess, Waller, Mann, Anderson, Gyamfi, Johnson, Anker, Jallow, Blennerhassett, Ilunga

Subs:

Bombo, Stacey, Lucas, Scholtz, Tripp