Leyton Orient grab their first win since the start of September with a 4-1 victory over high-flying Sutton United at The Matchroom Stadium.
Orient took an early first half lead from the spot, as Macauley Bonne struck home.
The O’s doubled their advantage early in the second half, after a Matt Harrold header.
Bonne got his brace later in the half with a fierce strike from close range, Tommy Wright scored Sutton’s consolation as James Dayton restored their advantage with a long range deflected strike.
Justin Edinburgh oversaw his first home game for the O’s and made one change to his side that lost 1-0 away at Solihull Moors, as Alex Lawless started ahead of Henry Ochieng.
Orient started brightly and four minutes in a corner by Jobi McAnuff came to Dan Happe at the far post but his shot was well-stopped on the line.
The O’s were given a gift just five minutes in, as Dayton raced into the box and was brought down by Simon Walton which gave the referee no option but to point to the spot. Bonne stepped up and despite Jamie Butlers attempt to put off Bonne fired the ball into the top corner.
Sutton had an opportunity to respond, as Ross Lafayette found room inside the box but his shot was palmed away by Dean Brill.
The away side again pressured the Orient defence, as a long ball up field was flicked on for Craig Dundas to guide on goal but Brill stopped the shot.
Bonne was given another chance for his second goal, as a high ball was not collected by Butler to spill in front of Bonne who lifted the ball goalwards but was cleared off the line.
A great move by the host almost doubled their lead, as Matt Harrold played the ball out to McAnuff who burst into the box clipped the ball across the six-yard box and Bonnes’ header went just wide of the target.
In the second half, Sutton pounced on a poor clearance and Craig Eastmond’s shot was held by Brill.
Orient grabbed their second of the afternoon, through McAnuff’s quality set piece delivery Harrold guided in.
The hosts grabbed their third with ten minutes remaining, as Dayton slipped in substitute David Mooney whose shot was blocked only for Bonne to fire in the follow-up from close range.
Sutton denied Orient’s clean sheet, as substitute Tommy Wright struck from inside the box for Sutton to beat Brill at his near post.
Dayton restored Orient’s three goal cushion shortly after, with a long-range strike which deflected into the far corner to claim all three points for the O’s.
Leyton Orient Lineup: 20 Dean Brill, 3 Joe Widdowson, 4 Alex Lawless, 7 Jobi McAnuff, 9 Macauley Bonne (94), 14 Myles Judd, 23 Craig Clay, 24 Matt Harrold (78), 25 Dan Happe, 27 James Dayton, 33 Bondz N’Gala
Substitutes: 1 Charlie Grainger, 10 David Mooney (78), 15 Aron Pollock, 19 Josh Koroma (94), 31 Zain Westbrooke
Sutton United Lineup: 26 Jamie Butler, 6 Jamie Collins,9 Ross Lafayette, 11 Kieran Cadogan, 14 Craig Dundas (69), 15 Craig Eastmond (65), 16 Nicky Bailey, 17 Dan Spence, 22 Simon Walton, 27 Simon Downer, 30 Tom Bolarinwa
Substitutes: 4 Dean Beckwith, 5 Louis John, 20 Tommy Wright (58), 23 Josh Taylor (65), 32 Ross Stearn (69)
Attendance: 4,180 (443)
Leyton Orient grabbed a last gasp equaliser to deny Eastleigh the victory with a 1-1 draw at The Matchroom Stadium.
The O’s missed the opportunity to take the advantage, as David Mooney missed from the spot.
Eastleigh took their chance from the spot, as Ayo Obileye tucked his spot kick in to lead at the break.
Orient got the equaliser late into injury-time through Craig Clay to strike and send the O’s fans into jubilation.
Steve Davis made one change to the eleven that won 2-0 away at Woking last weekend, as Craig Clay starts ahead of club Captain Charlie Lee who sustained a knee injury in training.
Orient had the first half chance of the game, as Alex Lawless had a shot from range but pulled his attempt wide.
The O’s again applied the early pressure, as Macauley Bonne slid a ball into Mooney whose shot from a tight angle was well-stopped by Graham Stack.
After a poor clearance from Charlie Grainger, James Constable had a shot from range and his bending effort from 30 yards just went wide with Grainger out of position.
Just after the half hour mark, James Dayton wriggled through the defence and was hacked down inside the box by the Eastleigh defender which gave the referee no option but to point to the spot.
Mooney stepped up for the O’s, sent Stack the wrong way but put his shot wide of the goal.
The tables then turned, as Eastleigh threatened from a set piece through Obileye went up for the loose ball inside the box but put his header wide from inside the six-yard box.
Lawless whipped in a quick ball back into the box from the breakdown for Mooney to attack but he could not guide the ball goalwards.
The visitors were then given an opening in added time of the first half, as Lawless brought down Mark Yeates inside the area. Obileye then outfoxed Grainger, waited for him to commit and slotted his strike straight down the middle.
In the second half, the visitors started the brighter as Yeates free-kick was met by Obileye which came back off the post and was finally cleared by Orient.
Yeates fired a shot on goal for Eastleigh, which stung the hands of Grainger but the O’s managed to scramble the ball clear.
Both Orient substitutes linked up well, as Josh Koroma teed-up Romauld Boco but fired his shot over the bar.
Orient put the ball in the back of the net in injury time, as Jake Caprice’s high cross was cut back by Boco and tucked in but for the linesman to give offside.
The O’s then grabbed their long-awaited equaliser with seconds of the game, as the Eastleigh defence cleared a Boco header the ball off the line which fell to Clay to strike and crept over the line to share the points.
Leyton Orient Lineup: 1 Charlie Grainger, 2 Jake Caprice, 18 Josh Coulson, 5 George Elokobi, 3 Widdowson, 4 Alex Lawless, 23 Craig Clay, 27 James Dayton, 7 Jobi McAnuff (69), 10 David Mooney (69) ©, 9 Macauley Bonne
Substitutes: 12 Sam Sargant, 6 Jamie Sendles-White, 17 Henry Ochieng, 11 Romauld Boco (69), 19 Josh Koroma (69)
Eastleigh Lineup: 1 Graham Stack, 4 Sam Togwell ©, 7 Sam Wood (61), 8 James Constable, 10 Mark Yeates, 11 Chris Zebroski (71), 15 Ayo Obileye, 19 Danny Hollands, 22 Andrew Boyce, 25 Ben Wiiliamson (76), 27 Callum Howe
Substitutes: 13 Ross Flitney, 3 Michael Green (61), 18 Craig McCallister (71), 24 Cavaghn Miley, 26 Sam Matthews (76)
England women’s football International Ellen White has described the popularity of their friendly against Germany this weekend as “Overwhelming”.
This was after the England women’s team had out sold the England men’s side with over 55,000 tickets been purchased already.
The three lions will take on Germany in an international friendly next week in the ‘home of football’ England’s National stadium Wembley.
The England side know “It’s important to put on a good performance and show everyone we are a good team”.
The former Arsenal striker does not want this to be a one off occasion “We’ve got to keep them engaged because it’s alright having 50,000 for this but then the next game five turn up for a WSL game”.
“Were all really proud to be playing at Wembley but now there will be pressure to keep it at Wembley” after the big step to play in such a prestigious stadium.
The Notts County striker expressed that the occasion was “a major step for women’s football”.
The game has been put in place in preparation for the upcoming World Cup which England qualified with a 100% record with ten wins, which will take place next summer in Canada.
“It’s what we always wanted to be able to go to Wembley. We are so overwhelmed at how quickly the tickets have sold.” said White.
Although the game is an important friendly with the gulf of people coming to watch the game but White explained “Friendlies are totally different to tournaments”.
White experienced the Olympics for Great Britain in 2012 “we grabbed it with both hand and it was like wow this is amazing none of us never would have thought we would experience an Olympics.”
White has been involved in a previous World Cup experience in 2010, where she scored a memorable goal against eventual winners Japan which was one of her personal best performances.
White is positive she will be back fit for the World Cup after surgery on her knee and expects to be involved in pre-season for the Women’s Super League in January.
Despite White expressing the women’s game as “growing massively” she admits “were a good few years behind the men in terms of the funding and the spectators”.
“We need to do well in the World Cup but we will put pressure on ourselves for that” was her reaction to where the women’s game needs to go.
“Those behind the scene will make sure were working hard to ensure we have a good World Cup”.
The draw for the World Cup groups will take place in December and you can watch the England game this Sunday which will kick off at 3pm on BBC2.