Search

Brill praises Orient owners for sorting out overseas training camp

PUBLISHED: 14:00 09 July 2018

Leyton Orient joint-owners Nigel Travis (centre) and Kent Teague (left) applaud the Brisbane Road faithful (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient joint-owners Nigel Travis (centre) and Kent Teague (left) applaud the Brisbane Road faithful (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Simon O'Connor Photography

The experienced goalkeeper looked ahead to the six days in Portugal and reflected on Saturday’s win over Harlow

Dean Brill has praised Leyton Orient’s owners Nigel Travis and Kent Teague for allowing the players to spend a week in the Algarve on a training camp.

The goalkeeper, who played the first 30 minutes of the O’s 7-0 win at Harlow Town on Saturday, departed for Portugal this morning with the rest of the squad.

When discussing why the six day break will benefit Orient, the 32-year-old explained how the time away will allow them to develop a group mentality going into the 2018/19 National League season.

Brill said: “We are very lucky the club have provided us with the opportunity to go to Portugal. It doesn’t happen very often.

“We are looking forward to it. It will be tough, but the weather will be nice and the facilities will be good and it is a chance for us all to get together.

“We all know each other, but it is getting that group mentality going to take into the new season.”

The squad are set to be joined in Albufeira by co-owner Teague on Wednesday (July 11).

Speaking last month on Twitter, he said: “Super excited I’ll be in Portugal between July 11-15 and in Leyton from July 15 until July 22 for part of the pre-season. I look forward to talking with all of you fans.”

Both Teague and Travis couldn’t be at Harlow on Saturday and as a result they missed a goal-fest from the O’s.

Macauley Bonne opened the scoring in the 11th minute and it remained 1-0 until the end of the first 30 minutes.

Orient and Harlow played three lots of half an hours and Brill came off at the end of the first period with Sam Sargeant playing the second and Arthur Janata coming on for the last 30.

It was during the latter stages of the game where Justin Edinburgh’s team produced a number of fine moves.

James Brophy and James Alabi grabbed goals, but it was Josh Koroma who stole the show finding the net four times.

The teenager scored a deflected free kick, two tap-ins and one well worked goal to cap a fine day in Essex.

Brill admitted there is plenty for Orient to work on, but was delighted to come away with a victory.

“I know people say it isn’t about the result, but it is about the result as well,” said the O’s goalkeeper.

“The boys have worked really hard over the last 10 days and the Harlow match was the little carrot at the end of a week where we have been working so hard.

“I think we played some good stuff out there, there are obviously lots to work on, but it was nice to be back out there.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

58 minutes ago

Simon Harmer spun his way to match figures of 14-131 as county champions Essex beat Surrey by 169 runs to maintain their 100 per cent win record in the Bob Willis Trophy.

Yesterday, 18:55

Essex’s batsmen failed to convert starts into half-centuries but their combined efforts set Surrey 337 to win their Bob Willis Trophy contest.

Yesterday, 15:32

London Lions have gone full circle signing six foot ten inch centre, Chris Tawiah, who was developed by the Lions Junior programme in Milton Keynes

Yesterday, 15:12

Leyton Orient have announced the majority of their pre-season fixtures, as efforts step up towards a September, 12 start date for the new League Two season.

Yesterday, 10:00

Essex spinner Simon Harmer admitted he felt ‘really good’ after a 6-67 haul put his side on top against Surrey in the Bob Willis Trophy.

Yesterday, 09:00

With grassroots football stepping up preparations for the 2020-21 season, why not celebrate with another sporting quiz.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Simon Harmer bagged his 18th first-class five-wicket haul for Essex as the hosts helped themselves to a healthy first innings lead over Surrey in the Bob Willis Trophy.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Feroze Khushi suggested Essex’s production line is in no danger of slowing down as the academy product celebrated his maiden first-class half-century on an even opening day against Surrey.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

People are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by exploring destinations closer to home. Taking a holiday in the United Kingdom offers people the chance to uncover some stunning scenery, wonderful attractions and superb accommodation without having to jump on a plane. Here, we take a look at the type of places you can stay, the rules you need to follow and how to enjoy a great staycation.

Summer is here and people from across the South East region can enjoy the many attractions that we have on our doorstep, as long as we follow UK Government advice and enjoy summer safely. There are plenty of places to go and things to do to suit every budget. Here is our guide to the numerous great days out.

Most read sport

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

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser