Leyton Orient defeat Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Picture: Action Images

First published in Sport

Goals from Kevin Lisbie and Ryan Brunt proved enough for Leyton Orient to complete a 2-0 victory against a Wolverhampton Wanderers XI in a behind closed doors friendly.

The two strikers netted either side of half-time as Russell Slade’s men eased to victory at their Leicestershire training camp.

Orient started the contest well and created the first opportunity, but former Chelsea midfielder Jimmy Smith’s lobbed attempt sailed over after a poor clearance from the Wolves keeper.

Summer signing Michael Symes saw his first action of the season and he had an effort well saved after good work from Lloyd James.

However, Orient did break the deadlock soon after. Dean Cox found space down the left flank to cross and Lisbie met the ball well to head his side into a half time lead.

David Mooney was introduced at the interval for his first match of the pre-season campaign, replacing Symes.

Orient remained in control after the break and Moses Odubajo’s well struck shot flew inches over the crossbar.

Brunt saw an effort cleared off the line before the O’s made sure of victory five minutes before full time.

Youngster Billy Lobjoit stole the ball in midfield, he moved forward before teeing up Brunt, who lashed his shot home.

The win saw the O’s keep their first clean sheet of pre-season as their continue their preparation for the new season.

Leyton Orient: Jones (Allsop); James, Chorley (Odubajo), Clarke (McSweeney), Sawyer (Lobjoit); Smith, Baudry (Clarke), Griffith, Cox (Laird); Lisbie (Brunt), Symes (Mooney).

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