Albion 0 – 2 Leyton Orient


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I only went along tonight because this Paint Pot nonsense was just £10 a ticket, and I was mildly intrigued to see Russell Slade, Dean Cox, and Alex Revell back in Brighton. Of course, like most people I’d guess, I fully expected Cox at least to score against us, and the little man didn’t disappoint.

We were poor tonight. We started well, but Cox’s wildly deflected goal was the undoing of us. Gus poyet put out more or less his strongest team, Liam Bridcutt debuted and was sloppy, giving the ball away endlessly. We finished the game at a canter, but were out of it even before they scored a second soft goal from a set piece. Murray missed another penalty, finally killing the game off.

Man of the match? Only Tommy Elphick didn’t embarrass himself out there, so he wins it. It was only the Johnstone’s Tin Pot, no great loss. Now the focus is very much on the league, but if we can’t beat a team like Orient with our best assets playing then our season won’t be as rewarding as I first thought. Time will tell.

The Hovian’s Team performance :  4 out 10

The Hovian’s Man of the Match :  Tommy Elphick


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4 Responses to “Albion 0 – 2 Leyton Orient”

  1. Jon Says:

    From what you’re saying Kishishev and Elphick seem to be the best players this year- I’m guessing that bodes well for the season, especially if we can get Gordon Aggressive Greer playing more than a couple of games…

  2. The Hovian Says:

    Yeah, El-Abd was shaky again last night, with Greer back we should see more shut outs

  3. 19sixtysix Says:

    Good ol’ Russ Slade, much derided by sections of the Grimsby support.

    Personally always liked the bloke and thought we should’ve kept hold of him.

  4. The Hovian Says:

    He did a job two seasons ago to keep us up, but lost the plot last season. I am certain that if he had stayed at Brighton we’d be in League Two now


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