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What we learned: Bromley (H)

18 November 2018

The O's came from behind on Saturday to claim an impressive 3-1 win over Bromley at the Breyer Group Stadium and return to the top of the table.

Here are the five things we learned...

1. Occasion was a success!

It was a poignant matchday as the O's commemorated the role the Club played in World War I, which ended 100 years ago. The players took the field in the gorgeous white 4th kit, featuring the iconic red chevron as wreaths were laid and a minutes silence was held. Furthermore the football for a fiver brought in the biggest attendance in the league and, bolstered by the well-received Fan Zone, saw a phenomenal atmosphere!

2. Bench is making us Happe!

Marvin Ekpiteta has been one of the real success stories this season, coming off the bench following George Elokobi's injury and cementing his status as one of the best defenders in the National League in the following months.

However when his afternoon ended prematurely with a dead leg on Saturday, Edinburgh turned to fellow-young centre-half Dan Happe and the 20-year-old put in a performance that defied his years. His last-gasp tackle early in the second half was arguably the key moment in the match as it helped spur the O's to an excellent fightback.

3. Strong mentality

Orient fan Matt Bristow revealed that this was the first time in 38 attempts that the O's have won a league match when trailing at half-time. This highlights the excellent grit and determination that the players have shown under Justin Edinburgh.

4. Koroma's personal goal of the month competition

Josh Koroma is using November as his personal goal of the month competition as the forward's excellent solo run, which saw him send two defenders scrambling, and mature finish sent the O's fans, and the forward, wild! Following his two excellent goals against AFC Fylde, O's fans are going to have a tough job deciding which of his goals was the best!

5. Full Kit Stag!

While the attention was on the players on the pitch in the commemorative white 4th kit, it was a man in the red home kit in the stands that was stealing the limelight! The footage of Ben MacGregor, the 12th man for the day, mimicking the warm-up of Bromley substitute Stephen Okoh. The video has clocked up over 200k views now!


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