Search

Leyton Orient goalkeeper Brill says tough times are ahead despite positive start

PUBLISHED: 16:00 05 September 2018

Leyton Orient goalkeeper Dean Brill gets down low to save a shot (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient goalkeeper Dean Brill gets down low to save a shot (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Simon O'Connor Photography

Goalkeeper Dean Brill praised Leyton Orient’s start to the season but feels they must only see it as a start as they moved joint-top of the National League table after a 3-0 victory against Solihull Moors on Tuesday, writes Jacob Ranson.

The O’s sealed a comfortable victory thanks to goals from Charlie Lee, Macauley Bonne and Matt Harrold despite being under immense pressure in the first half at the Breyer Group Stadium.

“It’s a great start, almost a quarter of the way now, which is crazy seeing as we’re only six weeks in,” said Brill.

“It’s a start is all it is, there are tough times ahead, and as we found last season it’s a long old season.”

The 32-year-old admitted they had to battle hard to earn the points despite the scoreline and felt Lee’s goal in first-half stoppage time was vital.

He added: “It was tough, very physical, but it’s another clean sheet and another win.

“The boys had to fight hard, we weren’t great first half, but we battled and then scored right at the end of the half which was a real boost.”

Man of the match Brill feels Orient are starting to impose their style on matches in recent weeks and believes they did that in the second half of Tuesday’s clash.

“We’ve defended really well of late, and now we’ve started to impose our style and calmness on the ball on teams,” he added.

“It was obviously hard first half because of the physicality of the game and I think in this league it’s going to be like that a lot of the time.

“But then in the second half I think we controlled the game really well and took our chances.”

Brill also felt the game didn’t get any easier when Jamie Reckford was sent off in the 55th minute for two yellow cards as it made Tim Flowers’ side more direct.

“They were very direct and when they go down to 10 men, they’re not trying to pass their way round, they’re trying to come to goal direct which in fairness to them was tough to defend,” said Brill.

“They’re very strong and started well, they’ve matched us since the gaffer come in and they’re matching us, so today was a good win against a tough side.”

Latest East London Sports News

15:30

Smaller clubs in Essex could struggle to survive

15:00

Parents looking to entertain their children while schools are closed have been offered a helping hand thanks to the FA SuperKicks app.

Hammers striker Alan Taylor talks us through his six goals in the FA Cup 45 years ago

12:00

As with all sports, English rugby union has been brought to a halt by the coronavirus crisis, offering the opportunity to reflect on some of the greats the nation has produced down the years.

10:30

Former Dagenham & Redbridge loanee Jordan Maguire-Drew has revealed Darren Currie is the person to have had the biggest influence on his career.

09:38

Leyton Orient’s FIFA Ultimate QuaranTeam Cup is now deep into the competition with the quarter-finals coming up.

09:04

British athletes have welcomed the decision to reschedule the Tokyo Olympics for the summer of 2021.

Yesterday, 18:32

Premier League clubs could reach “crisis-talks stage” of redundancies and ripped-up contracts if they cannot complete the current season, football finance expert Dr Rob Wilson has warned.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Festival organisers AEG Presents will once again be providing a variety of exciting opportunities for young people at this year’s event

Looking to rent in London? Securing the keys to a new home in any big city can be an ordeal but there is a way to avoid the common pitfalls of London rentals - dodgy landlords, dubious décor and downright dicey security.

Cauldron Foods’ comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

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