Search

Leyton Orient’s youth ready for Hornchurch test in FA Youth Cup

PUBLISHED: 18:00 25 October 2017

Leyton Orient youth team manager Danny Webb (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Leyton Orient youth team manager Danny Webb (pic: Simon O'Connor)

07958 573219 simon.oconnor@virgin.net

Two local clubs will do battle at Brisbane Road this evening to decide who reaches the first round proper

Steve Davis is looking forward to seeing how Leyton Orient play in the FA Youth Cup tonight (Wednesday) at home to Hornchurch in the third qualifying round at Brisbane Road.

The O’s youngsters defeated Tower Hamlets 3-0 at the Mile End Stadium earlier this month and now have a chance to play at their own ground.

Orient’s youth-team reached the third round proper last season and earned a trip to Leicester City, but exited the competition following a 3-1 loss at the King Power Stadium.

Davis cast an eye on Danny Webb’s youngsters at the weekend and is excited to see how they cope with the pressure of playing at Brisbane Road this evening.

He said: “I watched the youth-team on Saturday play against Stevenage (1-0 defeat) and I always like to go and see who is coping and developing and doing well.

“I always like to know who has done well every week and Wednesday will give us a chance to see them on a different stage because the FA Youth Cup is always a big competition for the kids.

“We want some of them to kick on and if they are doing well, they’ll take the places of some of the people in the first-team – it’s as simple as that.”

A number of Orient teenagers have progressed into the first-team over the past 12 months with two – Tristan Abrahams and Steven Alzate – going on to secure big money moves to Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion respectively.

Myles Judd, Dan Happe, Henry Ochieng, Josh Koroma, Sam Dalby and Ruel Sotiriou have all made appearances in the league this season having been part of the academy set-up in the 2016/17 campaign.

If Orient’s youth can make it past Hornchurch, they’ll be at home to Biggleswade Town in the first round proper with the tie due to be played before November 4.

Latest East London Sports News

34 minutes ago

The 31-year-old retired from playing in the summer after accepting a coach role with Bradford City, but signed a deal with Halifax Town in December

Saturday’s National League match wasn’t called off until 10.42am on the day when most Orient supporters were already en route to the Shay

Hammers centre half James Collins says he has heard nothing from the club about a new contract

10:00

The latest news from the Thomas McCurtains GAA club

08:54

Raiders completed a four-point weekend with success in south London on Sunday to maintain their hold on fourth place in the table.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Raiders moved into the top four of the National League with a fine win over long-time rivals Bracknell at Lee Valley on Saturday.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Chicharito scores vital equaliser as the points are shared at the London Stadium

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Leyton Orient’s match against Halifax Town has been postponed due to a frozen pitch.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

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