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Leyton Orient’s legends come together for LOFT football match at Redbridge’s Oakside Stadium

PUBLISHED: 14:00 18 May 2017

Martin Ling celebrates Leyton Orient's FA Cup third-round win at Fulham (pic: Sean Dempsey/PA).

Martin Ling celebrates Leyton Orient's FA Cup third-round win at Fulham (pic: Sean Dempsey/PA).

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A Lingy’s Legends team will take on an O’s supporters’ side managed by former player Steve Castle on what should be a great day for all

David Mooney pays tribute to Kevin Lisbie during his time at Leyton Orient (pic: Simon O'Connor).David Mooney pays tribute to Kevin Lisbie during his time at Leyton Orient (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient Fans’ Trust (LOFT) have organised a football match this Saturday between ex-O’s stars and supporters to help raise some funds for their Regeneration Fund.

The game will take place at Oakside Stadium, home of Essex Senior League club Redbridge, with the kick-off scheduled for 2pm.

A team called ‘Lingy’s Legends’ will take on an Orient supporters’ side managed by former player Steve Castle (now manager of Royston Town).

The spots for the O’s fans team are now taken up, but admission to the match is £5 for adults and £1 for under-16s/senior citizens.

Some of the ex-stars lined up to appear at the event include John Mackie, Matt Lockwood, Shane Tudor, Ian Hendon, Alan Comfort, David Mooney, Nicky Shorey and Kevin Lisbie, but plenty more.

Ex-Leyton Orient manager and player Ian Hendon will be playing in LOFT's football match (pic: Simon O'Connor).Ex-Leyton Orient manager and player Ian Hendon will be playing in LOFT's football match (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Martin Ling will manage the ‘Lingy’s Legends’ and be helped by Orient fans favourite Peter Kitchen, who will be acting as his assistant for the afternoon.

A raffle and post-match auction will also take place, as LOFT aim to raise more for their Regeneration Fund, which has so far reached just over £157,000.

“We are looking forward to this being a great day and a celebration of all that is good about Leyton Orient,” read a statement by LOFT.


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