Blues crash out on penalties

9 Aug

A HEROIC goalkeeping display by Leyton Orient’s Lee Butcher kept the London side in the Carling Cup as they went through on penalties at Roots Hall.
Southend had dominated the game after Jonathan Tehoue had been sent off for throwing a punch at Neil Harris, but Butcher made outstanding saves from Liam Dickinson, Ryan Hall and Lee Sawyer to keep Blues at bay.
He then saved two penalties, from Dickinson and JP Kalala as Orient won a shootout 4-3.
The visitors took the lead when a right wing cross was headed home by Richardson. But Southend levelled on 32 minutes when Mark Phillips connected with a Ryan Hall cross to net his first for Southend.
There was only really one team in it after the break and throughout extra time but Butcher was equal to everything, and Blues were left to rue those missed chances as who else but ex Col Ewe striker Jamie Cureton converted the winning penalty to send the O’s through.


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