U18's Report and Gallery: Leyton Orient 0-3 Southend United

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Orient fall short against Southend United

This afternoon saw a tough match at home to Southend United which saw the young O’s lose 3-0. The sides met earlier in the season which saw Southend United beat the Orient 5-2.  The only goals in the game came from Southend’s Amir and Sandat, with Amir scoring two.

The start of the game was slow from both teams, as the first shot came after 12 minutes which saw Tanga have an effort on goal from the right wing, but it hit the outside of the side netting.

Nothing much was happening as both teams were struggling to create a clear chance, until the 36th minute which saw Southend seemingly through on goal, however, Kwatchey collided with Southend’s Sandat, seeing Kwatchey being shown the yellow card.

Not long after, Southend broke the deadlock after a ball was played out wide to Southend’s Amir who collected the ball and slotted it low and hard to Phillips right hand side.

Minutes after the first goal, Southend find the second as there was miscommunication in the defence which saw Southend react and Sandat converted from close range.

This concluded the end of the first half, which was considerably quiet until the final few minutes.

Half time: Leyton Orient 0-2 Southend United

Minutes into the restart, Orient almost got one back. The ball came to Charlie Pegrum whose shot was blocked and it fell kindly to the head of Nkrumah, but his effort was wide of the goal.

Orient had another good opportunity as Fish took the ball down well and played the ball in behind to Clements whose shot went over the bar.

Not long after Orient’s chance, Southend found their third goal. The ball was squared into the box, and it fell kindly to Southend’s Amir who found his second of the game.

Orient were still plugging away as a good ball into the back post by Fish was misjudged by the keeper, but Charlie Pegrum was unable to make contact on the ball.

The last action of the game saw Clements play a good ball in behind for Fish to chase, but his shot was straight at the keeper.

This saw concluded the game which saw the O’s fall short at home to Southend United. The O’s now look to next weekend as they are away to Wimbledon.

Full Time: Leyton Orient 0-3 Southend United


Leyton Orient:

Phillips, Kwatchey, Sodje, Harvest, Tawiah(76′ Reggie Pegrum), Obiero(70′ Koroma), Tanga(76′ Eaton), Clements, Fish, Nkrumah, Charlie Pegrum


Norman, Eaton, Reggie Pegrum, Koroma, Avgoustidis


Southend United:

Purcell, Bland, Arrowsmith, Burkey, Reeve, Droney, Crowhurst, Amir, Adedoja, Garzon, Sandat


Fallows, Kamara, Shenouda, Williams, Fiodes


38’ 65’ Amir  41’ Sandat