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Player Ratings: Simpson shines for O’s in Johnstone’s Paint Trophy

11:42 12 November 2014

O's Jay Simpson scores the opener against Northampton Town. Pic: Simon O'Connor

O's Jay Simpson scores the opener against Northampton Town. Pic: Simon O'Connor

2 Burnham Road Chingford London E4 8PE

O’s picked up their first home win of the season with a 2-0 success over Northampton Town in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy last night.

Goals from Jay Simpson and Marvin Bartley were enough to secure the win, which was also Mauro Milanese’s first since taking over as manager at Brisbane Road.

And below are the player ratings from last night’s game:

Adam Ledgzins 7- Good return to the starting XI with a clean sheet. Didn’t have loads to do but looked comfortable coming out to block crosses and corners.

Elliot Omozusi 6- Worked hard and got forward well, linking up well with Pritchard.

Nathan Clarke 6 - Solid at the back making a few good blocks but was beaten once or twice for pace.

Shane Lowry 6- Looked more assured now he’s had a string of games in the first team and looks a lot more comfortable at centre half, winning plenty of headers.

Gary Sawyer 6- Good return for the left-back with some good balls forward, whilst looking reasonably solid at the back.

Bradley Pritchard 6- Some nice touches and when needed to slotted well in at right back, Gave the ball away once or twice.

Josh Wright 7- Worked hard with some great balls across the pitch and out to the wingers. A few misplaced balls that he battled to win back.

Marvin Bartley 7 - One of his best games, finishing a nice goal by bursting into space in the box a few times last night.

Dean Cox 7- Some brilliant touches and passes from the winger but still struggling to finish the way he did last season.

Chris Dagnall 7- Very lively and gave the opposition plenty to think about. Created, seeing him pick up two assists but stuggled to hit the target for himself.

Jay Simpson 8- Very bright again with great pace, finish and hold up play. Usings his pace and strength to create great chances for himself and strike partner Dagnall and another good goal from him, but went off injured early on.

Substitutes

Scott Kashket 6- Tried hard and looked very keen to make an impact but got out muscled a lot on and off the ball.

Shaun Batt 7- Came on and made a good impact, making good runs and causing problems for the Northampton defence.

Mathieu Baudry 6- Came on late to shore things up at the back but didn’t have a lot to do.

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