Strikers hit the mark
Billericay 4 Leyton Orient 5 ORIENT opened their pre-season friendly campaign with a nine-goal thriller at Billericay on Tuesday night, as all three of their contracted strikers hit the target. Ryan Jarvis (2), Scott McGleish and Adrian Patulea all scored
Billericay 4 Leyton Orient 5
ORIENT opened their pre-season friendly campaign with a nine-goal thriller at Billericay on Tuesday night, as all three of their contracted strikers hit the target.
Ryan Jarvis (2), Scott McGleish and Adrian Patulea all scored, while JJ Melligan completed the tally.
O's boss Geraint Williams was delighted with the form of his front men, but was disappointed that the Ryman League Premier Division side netted four times.
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"Centre forwards thrive on goals," he said afterwards. "It doesn't matter where they are, they love putting the ball in the back of the net, so it was great to see the three senior strikers all on the scoresheet.
"It was a good evening for us in that we scored five goals, everyone got 45 minutes under their belts and we haven't picked up any injuries.
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"But we conceded four goals and I didn't want to see that. It shows there is work to be done on the training ground."
O's fielded four trialists, including Matt Richards, and the whole of the squad played some part in the game, with the exception of the injured Sean Thornton and Adam Chambers, in front of a gate of 702.