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52 pictures from League Two Leyton Orient's pre-season friendly against Bishop's Stortford




Bishop's Stortford suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Leyton Orient on Bank Holiday Monday in front of a 572-strong crowd at the ProKit UK Stadium.

The Sky Bet League Two side scored late on in the first half through a trialist in a fairly even contest.

The trialist who went on to score - wearing the No 10 shirt for the visitors - had the first effort of the match, receiving the ball with his back to goal and turning before sending in a left-footed shot that was blocked by Ryan Henshaw.

Frankie Merrifield saw his cross taken by Sam Sargeant in the Os' goal and the keeper was there again when new signing Correy Davidson had a low shot from outside the area.

Joe Boachie made a run through the middle and his through ball to Darren Foxley was diverted behind by Josh Coulson, before Foxley's threatening corner was headed off target by Ben Marlow and Boachie had a shot with the outside of his left foot saved by Sargeant.

Former Blues loanee Shadrach Ogie was involved in the Orient goal, making a powerful run from left-back and finding the No 10 in the middle for an easy tap-in.

Joe Widdowson outmuscled Merrifield as he was making a run into the box, before Merrifield laid it off to Boachie but his effort went wide before the break.

One of the Orient half-time substitutes was straight into the action, blocking Davidson's low cross with Merrifield nearby to strike and Sargeant dived on the loose ball.

Merrifield then saw a curling effort go wide from the left and then missed the ball when he misjudged an overhead kick, but the follow-up cross was met by Marlow's head forcing a great diving save from Sargeant.

Stortford substitute Tom Richardson nearly scored with his first touch when his header from a corner was saved by Sargeant. The shot-stopper caught the ball again from James Baker's unmarked header at the back post from the next set piece.

The Blues continued to search for an equaliser as Richardson picked up the ball on the left and his powerful effort was again saved by Sargeant, before a handball claim was turned down by the referee and Richardson could only find Sargeant once more.

Louie Johnson made an impact off the bench for the Blues, first stinging the palms of Sargeant before dribbling down the right but misplacing his cross.

In the last attack of the match, it looked as though Richardson was fouled in the box by an Orient defender, but the referee was uninterested again.

Blues: Giddens, Robbins, Mvemba, Haines, Henshaw, Davidson, Marlow, Boachie, Merrifield, Trialist, Foxley. Substitutes: Thomas, Richardson, Smith, Warman, Johnson, Baker, three trialists.

Leyton Orient: Sargeant, Marfo, Ogie, Young, Widdowson, Coulson, Ifeanyi, Clay, Trialist, Trialist, Dayton. Substitutes: Apat, Francois-Vernal, Papadopoulus, Frempong, Trialist, Stark.

Attendance: 572.



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