Leyton Orient 1 – 0 Albion

Tonights match sponsor (in an almost identical Albion shirt) annoys some vaguely familiar Argentine footballer yesterday

So, it’s finally here, our first fixture in the mighty Johnstone’s Paint Trophy (JPT), and hopefully our last. I mean that, I don’t like this Mickey Mouse competition. I’ll be following the game anyway, as is my duty as a fan, but won’t lose sweat if we get beat, stuffed even. What should be interesting is a run out for bench warmers like Matty Thornhill and hopefully a full and fruity 90 minutes for comeback duo Murray and McNulty.

First shocker of the evening – no Seagulls Player for me, it ain’t working again. That’s that sacked, I’ll get the score later. Hang about, it’s working! I’ll have to stay up late now and listen to the game now, not sure I’m too thrilled about that! I’m three and a half hours ahead of British Summertime after all.

Half-time, and a JPT-tastic 0-0. Hoofing game this one (not). Murray’s been playing well. Better second half, bright lights – Smith in goal, Jake Wright, Cox. Wright playing in his preferred role at centre back. If this stays goal-less then it’s penalties. Could be fun. The O’s have hit the post from six yards.

Goal! 89 minutes, Orient have hit one. And that’s it. Mickey Mouse is back in Disneyland and we can get back to the real business of Football League One. Night night.

The Hovian’s Albion Team Performance : 4 out of 10

The Hovian’s Albion Man of the Match : Jake Wright

Albion Team (goalscorers in bold):

(4-4-2) G Smith; Virgo (Tunnicliffe 45), Elphick , Wright, McNulty (Livermore 67); Cox, Navarro, Thornhill, Davies (McLeod 86); Hart, Murray

Subs: Dickinson, McLeod, Tunnicliffe, Livermore, J Smith



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2 Responses to “Leyton Orient 1 – 0 Albion”

  1. glasfryn Says:

    bet you wish you had not stayed up to listen.
    boring is not the word
    good run outs for some who needed it
    jake Wright my MOM
    soon forgotten


  2. The Hovian Says:

    Yeah, I regretted it this morning, had to hit the snooze button twice before my feet hit the ground. The commentators were game trying to make sense of that one.

    I spoke to a Crawley Town fan back when we signed Wright off them. He said Wright wouldn’t stay at Albion if he was forced to play LB, CB is where he played for Town and was brilliant according to my buddy. He’s always an option for when Virgo and/or Elphick are arsing about as they eventually always do.

    Tunnicliffe/Wright could be a potentially awesome pairing at centre back, and worth a go if we keep leaking goals and getting stupid red cards.

    Cheers mate

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