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Simpson joins Orient's 20-goal club

3 January 2016

Striker becomes just 11th Orient player to reach 20 League goal landmark

Striker Jay Simpson joined an illustrious list yesterday as he reached the 20 League goal landmark with a double in the 2-2 draw at Stevenage.

The 27-year-old’s tally has come in just 25 League games this season, and is one of just 11 players in Orient history to reach the milestone – the first since Peter Kitchen scored 21 League goals in the 1977-78 season.

Below is the full list of Orient players have who have scored 20 League goals in a season, and is compiled by Club Historian Neilson Kaufman:

League goals only
PLAYER                        Goals     Appearances         Season
Tommy Johnston              35            30                        1957-58
Tommy Johnston              27            42                        1956-57
Tommy Johnston              25            39                        1959-60
Frank Neary                     25            39                        1948-49
Ted Crawford                   23            41                        1935-36
Ron Heckman                  23            36                        1955-56
Ken Facey                        22            44                        1954-55
Dave Dunmore                22            39                        1961-62
Richard McFadden          21            37                        1914-15
Peter Kitchen                   21            42                        1977-78
Charlie Fletcher               20            41                        1931-32
Johnny Hartburn              20            40                        1955-56
Jay Simpson **               20            25                        2015-16

** denotes current season


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