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Youth Cup: Town 1-4 Orient

20 November 2013

TOWN’S Under-18s exited the FA Youth Cup at the hands of Leyton Orient, losing 4-1 at The County Ground.

After an even opening to the game, a ball over the top of the Town defence suddenly afforded an Orient player a run on goal. Despite getting the shot away, Aaron Moody reacted well to get down and stop the effort then hold on to the loose ball.

At the other end, Will Randall and Tyreke Johnson both had efforts that failed to hit the target and Joe English saw his effort cleared off the line after a corner had dropped to him in the box. 

Just before the break, Freddy Moncur (son of former Town legend, John) watched as his corner came all the way through at the near post and Moody reacted well to parry the ball behind for another corner. 

At the start of the second half, Salvyn Kisitu was in the right place to divert a goal-bound effort from a corner away from danger and out for a goal kick. 

Town’s Luke Matthews then had a shot blocked from a corner. Next, Randall’s drive, which was bound for the bottom corner, forced the goalkeeper to get down smartly and get his body and both hands behind the ball.

On the hour mark, the visitors took the lead through Kashket. After shifting the ball onto his right foot, he smashed an effort goalwards that beat Moody and nestled in the bottom corner of the net. 

Orient’s Sandi was next to register an effort, cutting on to his right side and lashing an effort into the Stratton Bank.

Swindon then endured a nightmare spell in which they conceded three goals that put the game beyond them. After an initial good save from Moody, Finney prodded home a second before Sandy was sent clear to add a third. 

Then, fifteen minutes after the second goal had gone in, Freddy Moncur, son of former Town legend John Moncur, lashed the ball home inside the six yard box to notch Orient’s fourth of the evening. 

As the clock ticked towards 90 minutes, Town were awarded a spot-kick after a handball in the box. Up stepped skipper Matt Jones and he smashed the ball low into the bottom corner.

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