Leyton Orient 0-2 Harrogate Town, League Two: report, ratings and verdict


Leyton Orient 4-2-3-1



Harrogate Town 4-3-3

Half Time: 0 - 2 Brisbane Road ( Attendance: 3,942 (78) )
1 min

Kenny Jackett suffered his first league defeat as O’s boss as his side lost 2-0 to a spirited Harrogate Town at Brisbane Road.

Orient were dealt an early blow when they fell behind to Luke Armstrong’s eighth minute strike after the visitors capitalised on a mix-up between Darren Pratley and Hector Kyprianou.

The O’s continued to look sluggish throughout the first period and conceded another sloppy goal shortly after the half hour mark. 

Goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux could only parry George Thomson’s effort and Armstrong was on hand again to prod home.

Jackett’s side were then handed a lifeline just after the break when Dan Kemp’s volley struck an arm in the box. 

Harry Smith stepped up to take the resultant spot-kick but the forward saw his tame effort comfortably saved by Harrogate keeper Mark Oxley.

And the home side continued to huff and puff throughout the final stages but never looked like getting back into the game.

Key Points

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

Key Moment

Luke Armstrong’s early opener set the tone for a disjointed O’s performance.

Moan of the Match

Leyton Orient gave the ball away far too often with aimless long balls forward.

Talking Point

After a promising start, how big of a step backwards is this for Kenny Jackett and his side?

Man of the Match

Luke Armstrong – the forward harried the O’s backline all evening and put in a performance that fully merited his two goal haul.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Carl Brook (Sussex) – got the penalty call spot on but put Harry Smith under unnecessary extra pressure by taking an age to book Harrogate’s assistant for his protestations.


The Orient faithful had little to cheer but full credit to the small away contingent who made the journey down to E10.


A performance that was all too familiar for the O’s and an incredibly poor showing. Second best in all departments.

Line Ups

Leyton Orient 4-2-3-1

Vigouroux; James, Beckles, Happe, Ogie (Wood, 56); Kyprianou, Pratley; Omotoye (Sotiriou, 56) Kemp, Archibald; Smith

Subs not used:

Byrne, Clay, Papadopoulos, Sweeney, Nkrumah


Beckles, Archibald, Sotiriou

Harrogate Town 4-3-3

Oxley; Burrell, McArdle, Hall, Page (Fallowfield, 85); Pattison, Falkingham, Kerry; Thomson, Armstrong, Muldoon

Subs not used:

Cracknell, Smith, Martin, Orsi, Power



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