Search

Palace loanee Lumeka nets brace in O's friendly win over Barnet

PUBLISHED: 17:00 09 October 2018

Leyton Orient's new loan signing Levi Lumeka warms up (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient's new loan signing Levi Lumeka warms up (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Simon O'Connor Photography

Behind closed doors friendly: Leyton Orient 3 Barnet 0

Levi Lumeka staked a claim for a first-team role with a brace in Leyton Orient’s behind closed doors friendly win over Barnet this afternoon.

The O’s did battle with their London and National League rivals earlier today and ran out 3-0 victors.

Crystal Palace loanee Lumeka was handed a starting berth and encouragingly centre back George Elokobi returned following a hamstring injury picked up in August.

It didn’t take Justin Edinburgh’s team long to open the scoring as they broke the deadlock after four minutes.

Youth-teamer Charles Clayden did well out wide and his low cross was put away by Matt Harrold at the second time of asking.

The O’s doubled their advantage 10 minutes later when teenager Shadrach Ogie played a ball over the top for Lumeka and he fired home.

Despite both clubs creating further opportunities, the score remained 2-0 at half time and Orient made a change soon after the restart.

Lawrence Hammond was introduced for Elokobi with 58 on the clock, as the experienced defender got close to an hour under his belt on his return from injury.

Another substitution was made 11 minutes later when Bradley McClenaghan, fresh from scoring in the FA Youth Cup last week, replaced James Brophy.

There was still time for a third goal of the game as Lumeka worked a yard of space in the 85th minute and fired into the top corner from range to secure a 3-0 success.

It was an encouraging display and result for boss Edinburgh, who would have been happy to see Elokobi come through.

He also provided valuable minutes for the likes of Sam Sargeant, Sam Ling, Dan Happe, Alex Lawless, Lumeka, Brophy and Harrold as well as youngsters Ogie, Brendon Shabani, Clayden, Hammond and McClenaghan.

On top of this, the performances of Lumeka in particular would have given the O’s head coach plenty of encouragement ahead of this weekend’s game with Hartlepool United, especially if Josh Koroma continues to be sidelined with a knee injury.

Leyton Orient: Sargeant; Ling, Happe, Elokobi (Hammond 58), Ogie; Shabani, Lawless; Lumeka, Clayden, Brophy (McClenaghan 69); Harrold.

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 16:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has revealed striker Lee Angol would have taken the penalty against Crewe Alexandra had he not come off injured in the 2-1 defeat.

Yesterday, 12:00

Leyton Orient winger Louis Dennis praised loanee midfielder George Marsh for his impact in their 2-2 draw with Exeter City at the weekend as well as in their 2-1 defeat to Crewe Alexandra.

Wed, 19:39

Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate admitted it felt good to be back at the top of the County Championship table after their innings & 40-run win over Surrey.

Wed, 18:21

Simon Harmer spun Essex to the brink of the Specsavers County Championship title with seven wickets as reigning champions Surrey were despatched by an innings at Chelmsford.

Wed, 16:00

Leyton Orient goalkeeper Dean Brill insists they must find a way to put it right after falling to a late defeat against Crewe Alexandra.

Wed, 10:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton says the time has come for everyone to stop feeling sorry for his side after suffering yet another late goal against Crewe Alexandra.

League Two: Leyton Orient 1 Crewe Alexandra 2

Tue, 19:01

Dan Lawrence crafted his first Specsavers County Championship century of the season to put Essex in a strong position as the race for the title heads for its dramatic denouement.

PROMOTED CONTENT

It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

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

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists