Leyton Orient player rating: Sargeant commands instant respect

Leyton Orient goalkeeper Sam Sargeant punches the ball desite having opposite number Artur Krysiak (

Leyton Orient goalkeeper Sam Sargeant punches the ball desite having opposite number Artur Krysiak (pic: Simon O'Connor). - Credit: Archant

George Sessions provides player ratings following the 1-0 win at Yeovil Town

Leyton Orient forward Ollie Palmer celebrates his goal at Yeovil Town with Josh Koroma and Blair Tur

Leyton Orient forward Ollie Palmer celebrates his goal at Yeovil Town with Josh Koroma and Blair Turgott (pic: Simon O'Connor). - Credit: Archant

Ollie Palmer’s goal three minutes from time ensured Leyton Orient finished their League Two campaign with a 1-0 win at Yeovil Town.

Before the 24-year-old found the net late on, young goalkeeper Sam Sargeant had impressed on his debut at Huish Park.

He made a fine save before the break and a string of stops in the second period to get a thoroughly deserved clean sheet.

Sam Sargeant (8) – He made a decent save in the first half before showing off his talent after the break with numerous stops. His kicking needs a bit of work, but at 18-years-old this was one of the best debuts you’ll see from a goalkeeper.


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Nicky Hunt (7) – Solid performance from ex-Bolton Wanderers man and filled in at centre back when Shaun Brisley went off, but looked comfortable.

Leyton Orient defender Nicky Hunt battles for possession with a Yeovil Town opponent (pic: Simon O'C

Leyton Orient defender Nicky Hunt battles for possession with a Yeovil Town opponent (pic: Simon O'Connor). - Credit: Archant

Shaun Brisley (5) – Substituted after 22 minutes with Achilles problem, but was composed before that. Likely to be last appearance for the club.

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Aron Pollock (7) – Young man once again showed his potential with assured display at the back, won his individual battles, cut out attacks and battled on before exiting with an injury.

Peter Ramage (7) – Solid enough from the former Crystal Palace defender at left-back before moving inside and doing a job in the middle.

Sean Clohessy (5.5) – Had a really poor first 45 and after starting at right midfielder, looked much happier at right-back as game wore on.

Leyton Orient players and staff get together on the pitch after the final whistle at Yeovil Town (pi

Leyton Orient players and staff get together on the pitch after the final whistle at Yeovil Town (pic: Simon O'Connor). - Credit: Archant

Lloyd James (5) – Struggled to win the midfield battle at times and his passing radar wasn’t on the money as gave ball away on quite a few occasions, but battled on.

Sammy Moore (5.5) – Was busy in centre of the park and wound up his opposite number Liam Walsh, but couldn’t get ball forward enough, especially in first 45.

Sandro Semedo (7) – Very encouraging display by the youngster who gave glimpses of his potential on left wing before filling in at left-back early in second half.

Jay Simpson (5) – Orient’s top goalscorer was starved of possession throughout, but when he was on the ball tried to do too much and had very quiet afternoon.

Ollie Palmer (7.5) – Big forward worked hard like usual and showed his improving ability in front of goal with fine finish late on to cap a strong end to the season.

Leyton Orient forward Ollie Palmer celebrates after finding the net against Yeovil Town (pic: Simon

Leyton Orient forward Ollie Palmer celebrates after finding the net against Yeovil Town (pic: Simon O'Connor). - Credit: Archant

Substitutes:

Blair Turgott, for Brisley 22. (5.5) – Failed to have a huge effect on the match and couldn’t get much joy out of Yeovil’s Ryan Dickson.

Josh Koroma, for Pollock 56. (6.5) – More time for the youngster to impress and he showed a few nice touches before being involved in the goal. Another positive cameo.

Paul McCallum, for Simpson 73. (5) – Very little time for ex-West Ham United man to make an impact, but brilliant to see him in an Orient shirt again and he’ll hopefully come back strong next season and show his ability again.

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