Leyton Orient player ratings: Solid showing all over the pitch at Morecambe’s Globe Arena

PUBLISHED: 16:00 06 September 2016

Leyton Orient's Liam Kelly celebrates his goal at Morecambe (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Leyton Orient's Liam Kelly celebrates his goal at Morecambe (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Simon O'Connor Photography

George Sessions provides player ratings following the 2-1 victory at Morecambe on Saturday

Leyton Orient captain Robbie Weir goes on a run at Morecambe (pic: Simon O'Connor)Leyton Orient captain Robbie Weir goes on a run at Morecambe (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Leyton Orient put in a classy performance at Morecambe on Saturday to return to east London with all three points in League Two.

Andy Hessenthaler’s men took the lead in the 27th minute when Liam Kelly fired past Shrimps goalkeeper Barry Roche from distance.

Kevin Ellison equalised for the hosts, but Jordan Bowery’s deflected strike in the 55th minute earned the O’s a deserved win.

While the result was impressive, the best aspect of the day was the solid showing from Orient at the back and the work rate all over the pitch.

Alex Cisak (6.5) – The Australian made one good save early on, but was hardly required afterwards.

Nicky Hunt (8) – One of his best performances in an Orient shirt, blocking crucial efforts, making key clearances and using his experience throughout.

Yvan Erichot (8) – Not the biggest fan of the defender, but he looked a lot better at the weekend and didn’t make too many mistakes.

Tom Parkes (7) – Would have got an eight if it wasn’t for poor clearance which led to Morecambe’s equaliser. Other than that another strong display.

Callum Kennedy (8) – Former Swindon Town trainee brings more composure to the back four and did well at both ends of the pitch - has to be a regular now.

Leyton Orient's Yvan Erichot battles for possession at Morecambe (pic: Simon O'Connor)Leyton Orient's Yvan Erichot battles for possession at Morecambe (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Gavin Massey (7) – Ex-Colchester United winger worked extremely hard on the left and threatened at times like when he bended an effort wide in the first half.

Robbie Weir (8) – Brilliant performance from the skipper who looks fully fit again now. He protected the back four well and broke up play excellently.

Liam Kelly (8) – O’s midfielder just can’t stop scoring now, three out of three in League Two and he looks at the top of his game. He also rubbished suggestions he can’t play with Weir - they were both superb.

Harry Cornick (7.5) – A joy to watch the winger on the ball and he always tries to pick out a team-mate when crossing into the box. Like Massey on the other flank, he worked so hard.

Jordan Bowery (7.5) – Pleased to see him find the net just minutes after failing to convert a great opportunity. He makes some intelligent runs and will be good asset to O’s.

Paul McCallum (7.5) – No goal for the ex-West Ham United striker, but he was unlucky not to find the net. He went close on a few occasions and defended well from set pieces too.

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

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

20 minutes ago

The London Lions have re-signed Great Britain point guard, Jules Dang-Akodo after one of his most promising season’s to date.


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

Yesterday, 16:00

Defending champions Super Rangers saw off Anirban in a crunch match in Division One of the Victoria Park Community League.

Yesterday, 12:00

The transfer window is already hotting up with West Ham United reportedly interested in the likes of Matty Cash, Kyle Walker-Peters and Ebere Eze.

Yesterday, 10:00

Striker Charlee Hughes was dropped from Leyton Orient academy, gave up, but has found his way slowly back up the ladder – most recently being signed by National League side Wealdstone.

Yesterday, 07:19

Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie starred as 329 once again proved to be the magic number for Ireland, who claimed only a second win over England in their history after overcoming the world champions in a final-over thriller.

Tue, 17:28

Birthday boy Sam Cook and Adam Wheater rolled Essex over the winning line as the county champions edged a Bob Willis Trophy thriller over Kent by two wickets.

Tue, 11:00

Essex Captain Tom Westley, batsman Ryan Ten Doeschate and bowlers Jamie Porter and Aaron Beard have signed up to raise funds for the Lord’s Taverners charity through their Runs and Wickets for Change campaigns to support disadvantaged and disabled young people in the county.


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


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser