Search

Grainger set for league debut

09:00 04 September 2015

Charlie Grainger made his debut for Orient at Luton (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Charlie Grainger made his debut for Orient at Luton (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Simon O'Connor Photography

Brisbane Road boss backs England under-19 stopper and praises Scott Kashket

Orient's Scott Kashket holds off an MK Dons rival (pic: Simon O'Connor)Orient's Scott Kashket holds off an MK Dons rival (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Charlie Grainger is expected to make his league debut for Leyton Orient tomorrow (Saturday) at Exeter City after head coach Ian Hendon refuted claims the young goalkeeper could have done better at Luton Town on Tuesday.

The O’s went out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy after losing 2-1 at Kenilworth Road – a match where Grainger and four others made their debuts for the club.

Grainger could do little about either goal and although he didn’t have much to do, what the young stopper did, he did with the minimum of fuss.

Hendon said: “No I am not really disappointed with the manner of the goals. The first one I have got to be honest I haven’t seen it, but it looked like it went in the top corner.

“The second one has got a huge deflection and that has gone in the top corner. We blocked the initial shot from the free kick and the lad has hit it again and it has taken a deflection and gone in.

“Sometimes you can’t do a lot about that and it was a bitter pill to swallow right at the death because it looked like it was going to penalties.

“There was absolutely nothing Charlie could do about the second one and the first, the way Danny Green hit that, I don’t think there would have been too many who would have stopped that.”

One youngster that again caught the eye on Tuesday at Luton was attacker Scott Kashket, who started his second game of the season.

The 19-year-old won the penalty which Lloyd James converted against the Hatters and also had an effort cleared off the line at Kenilworth Road too.

His performance, especially in the second period, was a big positive and Hendon praised his honesty too after not going down in the first half after clashing with home captain Steve McNulty in the box.

“Scott did look really good second half. He is sharp and has got that low centre of gravity. He causes defenders problems and got us the penalty,” added the O’s boss.

“I think first half he was unfortunate when he got in. The centre half has had a little grapple with him and to be fair to the kid he did the right thing by trying to stay on his feet.

“A lot of players would have tried to win a penalty and he probably would have done had he gone down, but fair play to him. He was honest and tried to do it properly.”

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 16:09

Ex-Aston Villa striker first of many expected to depart Brisbane Road this month

Yesterday, 15:10

Is Cottee’s as good as Carroll’s magnificent strike?

Yesterday, 15:00

Sprint star visited two east London schools alongside Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

Yesterday, 13:30

Winger apologises for O’s performances in defeats to Exeter City and Barnet, but insists they are fully behind Andy Edwards and Danny Webb

Yesterday, 12:00

Deflected Davies effort proves decisive against East London

Yesterday, 10:33

Former Coopers pupil joins Olympic champions on path to Tokyo

Yesterday, 08:50

Brisbane Road club listening to offers on senior members of squad despite boss Andy Edwards insisting they need more experience

Mon, 16:00

Volleyball squad lose on 2017 return

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now