Month: April 2017
Colchester took the lead midway through the half, as Tariq Fosu headed in from close range.
The O’s equalised early in the second half, with a superb individual strike from Sandro Semedo.
The visitors restored their advantage late in the match, as captain Chris Porter tapped in from close range and the game was wrapped up with a third minutes later through substitute Macauley Bonne.
The match was then stopped after Orient supporters invaded the pitch and the final minutes were finished behind closed doors.
Omer Riza made three changes to the O’s side that were relegated after a 3-0 away defeat to Crewe Alexandra last weekend, as Callum Kennedy, Paul McCallum and Jense Jans start ahead of Teddy Mezague, Henry Ochieng and Victor Adeboyejo who shift to the bench.
Colchester had the opening oppertunity, as George Elokobi’s cross field ball to Richard Brindley was cut back to Tom Eastman whose shot was blocked by Aron Pollock.
From the resulting corner, Sean Murray’s whipped in ball was met by Elokobi but his header was weak and straight into the hands of Sam Sargeant.
Orient made their first threat on goal, through Steven Alzate as he threaded the ball into Tristan Abrahams on the edge of the box and hit his shot on the turn which trickled wide of the target.
Colchester then had a dangerous free-kick 25 minutes in, as Brindley whipped in ball fizzed just over the Orient bar.
The visitors’ then grabbed the opener shortly after, as Eastman’s cross was met by Fosu at the far past who guided it past Sargeant.
Orient nearly responded, as Abrahams turned on the edge of the box and curled his shot which went just over the bar.
Just before the break Orient had their best chance of the half, as Kennedy’s early cross for McCallum was stopped by Sam Walker.
In the second half, Orient responded seven minutes into the half as Semedo burst forward and hit a rocket of a strike from Semedo for the equaliser.
Colchester almost restored their lead as Matt Briggs’ hit on the half volley deflected off the Orient defender and looped just over the bar.
Fosu again caused the O’s problems, as he went passed three Orient defenders inside the box but his shot from close range was tame and straight at Sargeant.
Colchester then regained the lead from poor defending by Orient, as Pollock’s pass back was short to Sargeant and Fosu ran on to the loose ball went around Sargeant and cut it back for Porter to tap into an empty net.
The visitors then extended their advamtage, as substitue Bonne wrapped it up with a shot which found the far bottom corner.
The game was then stopped with less than ten minutes remaining after Orient supporters invaded the pitch.
the game restarted two hours after the invasion behind closed doors where the match peated out as Freddie Moncur replaced Micheal Collins.
Leyton Orient Lineup: 24 Sam Sargeant, 3 Callum Kennedy, 6 Tom Parkes, 7 Michael Collins (C), 10 Paul McCallum (67), 22 Sandro Semedo, 25 Aron Pollock, 31 Steven Alzate, 34 Michael Clark, 35 Tristan Abrahams, 46 Jens Janse (79)
Substitutes: 39 Arthur Janata, 18 Ulrich Nnomo, 19 Teddy Mezague, 23 Teddy Moncur, 26 Victor Adeboyejo (67), 28 Josh Koroma (79), 32 Henry Ochieng
Colchester United Lineup: 1 Sam Walker, 2 Richard Brindley, 3 Matt Briggs (70), 4 Tom Lapslie, 7 Drey Wirght, 9 Chris Porter (C), 14 Alex Wynter, 15 George Elokobi, 18 Tom Eastman, 23 Sean Murray (74), 31 Tariq Fosu
Substitutes: 29 Dean Brill, 8 Doug Loft (74), 12 Kane Vincent-Young, 19 Macauley Bonne (70), 27 Rekeil Pyke, 32 Tommy O’Sullivan, 33 Lewis Kinsella
Attendance: 6,854 (1,257)
Hartlepool grabbed the opener early in the first half, as Rhys Oates tucked home from close range to stun the O’s.
Orient responded through Victor Adeboyejo shortly after to tap home from inside the six-yard box.
The O’s then went infront before the break with a superb strike from Tristan Abrahams, as he made it two goals in two appearances to raise the roof at Brisbane road.
Omer Riza made one change to his side that drew 2-2 away at Luton Town on Good Firday, as goalscorer Tristan Abrahams was preferred to Sam Dalby who moved to the bench.
Orient had the first shot on goal, as the ball was laid off to captain Liam Kelly whose strike was blocked and collected by Joe Fryer.
The O’s then went more direct and were almost rewarded, as Adeboyejo ran on to the ball into the area and volleyed his shot from a tight angle which had to be palmed away by Fryer.
Hartlepool then took the lead through their first attack, which found Oates inside the area who rid a few challenges and tucked the ball past Sam Sargeant to stun the hosts.
Orient responded eleven minutes later, as Michael Clark burst forward and fizzed a low cross in for Adeboyejo to guide in from inside the six-yard box.
The away side nearly restored their lead, as Padraig Amond went beyond the Orient defence and cut the ball across goal for Lewis Alessandra who shot straight at Sargeant.
Steven Alzate then broke through the Hartlepool midfield and slotted Adeboyjo in on the right side of the box but dragged his shot wide.
Adeboyejo became creator this time for the O’s as he squared the ball across goal for Abrahams to shoot which was saved and cleared by Fryer, to deny Orient the lead.
The hosts took the lead ten minutes before the break, as Alzate wriggled through two Hartlepool defenders and poked the ball through to Abrahams who hammered it into the roof of the net.
In the second half, Orient almost grabbed a third as Michael Collins clipped a ball over the Hartlepool defence to Abrahams who waited for the ball to drop kindly for him to hit a fierce strike which was tipped over by Fryer.
Hartlepool very nearly got the equaliser, as a long ball into the box by Hartlepool fell to Oates whose poor touch was heading in until Aaron Pollock hacked the ball away to safety.
Liam Donnelly for Hartlepool was then given two yellows following dissent towards the referee and then squared up to the official and was sent off for his actions, to end a frustrating day for the visitors but jubilation for Orient who fight on.
Leyton Orient Lineup: 1 Sam Sargeant, 4 Liam Kelly (C), 7 Michael Collins, 19 Teddy Mezague, 22 Sandro Semedo, 25 Aaron Pollock, 26 Victor Adeboyejo (76), 31 Steven Alzate (70), 32 Henry Ochieng, 34 Michael Clark, 35 Tristan Abrahams (84)
Substitutes: 39 Arthur Janata, 10 Paul McCallum (70), 23 Freddy Moncur (84), 28 Josh Koroma (76), 30 Sam Dalby, 38 Dan Happe, 46 Jens Janse
Hartlepool Lineup: 42 Joe Fryer, 2 Carl Magnay, 4 Nicky Featherstone (C) (82), 7 Nathan Thomas, 8 Brad Walker, 9 Padraig Amond (72), 11 Rhys Oates, 15 Lewis Alessandra, 17 Nicky Deverdics, 26 Scott Harrison, 33 Liam Donnelly,
Substitutes: 6 Matthew Bates, 14 Michael Woods (45), 18 Lewis Hawkins, 27 Jack Blackford, 28 Louis Rooney (82), 31 Ben Dudzinski, 38 Devante Rodney (72)
Attendence: 5,411 (351)