Orient prove too strong as Colchester go down to three-goal defeat

Elliot Parish

Elliot Parish

FRIENDLY Colchester United 0 Leyton Orient 3

Two goals from Paul McCallum and one from substitute Scott Kashket gave Leyton Orient a comfortable win over Colchester Untied in this pre-season friendly at the Weston Homes Community Stadium this afternoon.

The O’s were stronger and sharper throughout against a mainly young U’s outfit, who up to this point had won all their pre-season games.

In front of a crowd of just over 1,000 both teams put on a entertaining show, with Orient hitting the bar twice and the U’s hitting it once.

Colchester’s Sam Walker made a return to action 17 minutes from time, the big U’s ‘keeper back from injury.


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While U’s boss Tony Humes was satisfied with the game although admitted the O’s were that bit sharper.

“It was a good pre-season workout for us,” he said.

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“Bit by bit we are getting there. We didn’t create a lot of opportunities but we were trying to be more compact as a team

“The goals we conceded were two from crosses and one down the middle, so we have to work on that.

“But overall, it was pre-season, more minutes under the belt and there were alot of good things to come out of it.”

Report, pictures and more from Humes in Monday’s EADT and e-edition.

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