Colchester United 2-1 Leyton Orient, League Two: report, ratings and verdict


Colchester United 4-2-3-1



Leyton Orient 4-3-3

Half Time: 1 - 0 Colchester Community Stadium ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

Leyton Orient returned from their short away trip to Colchester United empty-handed after a 2-1 defeat at the JobServe Community Stadium courtesy of a Jevani Brown brace.

The Os offered little in attack throughout despite the first save of the game coming from Jobi McAnuff’s sixth minute long-range effort.

Just four minutes later though Brown gave the hosts the lead – taking down Michael Folivi’s lofted through ball brilliantly and slotting past Lawrence Vigouroux.

Colchester were the more threatening side and that continued into the second-half with Brown forcing two saves from Vigouroux after getting in behind the Orient backline.

Those chances came after a crucial intervention from Miles Welch-Hayes to stop first Louis Dennis and then Conor Wilkinson as Orient searched for an equaliser.

But Brown doubled Colchester’s advantage in the 72nd minute as Orient could only half-clear the danger following a good Vigouroux save.

Orient did net a consolation through Conor Wilkinson two minutes from time as Sam Ling’s shot deflected off him to beat Dean Gerken but Colchester did enough to hold on.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Jevani Brown’s second strike ended any hope of an Orient comeback.

Moan of the Match

The O’s lack of control in midfield meant they couldn’t build through the lines well enough, giving Colchester plenty of opportunities to dominate.

Talking Point

Orient looked blunt in attack – how can they add more threat without Danny Johnson starting?

Man of the Match

Jevani Brown – scored twice and caused no end of problems for the visiting backline.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Carl Boyeson (East Yorkshire) – had no major calls to make and generally officiated the game well.


Both sets of coaches were very much up for this one and vocal throughout.


Colchester deserved the three points while Leyton Orient will ultimately rue their ineffective play going forward.

Line Ups

Colchester United 4-2-3-1

Gerken; Welch-Hayes, Eastman, Smith, Bramall; Chilvers, Pell; Poku, Folivi (Bohui, 83), Senior (Cowan-Hall, 89); Brown (Norris, 85)

Subs not used:

George, Sowunmi, Clampin, Marshall



Leyton Orient 4-3-3

Vigouroux; Akinola (Johnson, 54), Coulson, Happe, Thomas (Ling, 78); McAnuff, Cisse, Kyprianou (Maguire-Drew, 68); Brophy, Wilkinson, Dennis

Subs not used:

Sargeant, Widdowson, Dayton, Wright

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