Was in London last weekend. While there, I decided to take in a game. The game I chose for the Saturday, was Leyton Orient v Peterborough.
Even though it was in the Third Tier, it was the most appealing game on offer. Before going, I narrowed down my choice to either Brentford or Leyton Orient. I chose Orient for the simple reason that they were easier to get to. As it turned out, Brentford’s game was postponed.
This game was a promotion battle, with Orient starting the day 3rd, and Peterborough 7th, both wanting promotion, with Orient aiming automatically, Peterborough via the play-offs.
The stadium was easy to get to from The Tube, and I managed to get a ticket no problem. I was a bit surprised by this, considering it was a top of the table clash.
My ticket was for the South Stand, behind the goal. If you’ve seen a game at Brisbane Road, it’s to the right of the TV screen.
If I go to Orient again, i’d prefer to go to the other end behind the goal. The view wasn’t bad, but you were too far from the pitch for my liking.
The weather all day was going from one extreme to the other, either rain or sunshine. There was a Double Rainbow over the stadium pre-match.
Managed to kill some time in the pub underneath the stand, which is no doubt convenient for Orient supporters.
In the first-half, both teams cancelled each other out. Orient had the best chance when a volley hit the post. Such was their luck, the rebound hit their attacker straight on the hand before he could get a chance to put the ball in.
In the second-half, with Peterborough attacking the South Stand, Orient fans were more than happy to mock Peterborough’s attacking mistakes. The favourite being “All that money and you’re shit”
With 20 minutes to go, Orient took the lead, with a header from a free-kick. Their fans were now in a party mood. Postponements for Brentford and Wolves meant a win would take them top.
With each passing minute, Orient fans started to sing “WE ARE TOP OF THE LEAGUE” – It was asking for trouble. Out of nowhere, Peterborough got an equaliser with a free header from a set piece on 87 minutes.
Brisbane Road was stunned. Soon after, they were stunned again when Peterborough scored a winner on 89 minutes.
An enjoyable game with a dramatic finish. A massive improvement on my last three games in London, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1.