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Under-23s narrowly beaten at Leyton Orient

29 July 2019

Diallang Jaiyesimi scored on his return to action on Saturday as a Norwich City XI lost 2-1 at Leyton Orient in a pre-season friendly.

Jaiyesimi missed most of last season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament whilst on loan at Yeovil Town.

The City winger made a telling impact on Saturday, netting from the edge of the area after a lay-off from Isak Thorvaldsson.

Along with Jaiyesimi, it was also a positive afternoon for Savvas Mourgos who made his comeback from a similar injury.

The Greek midfielder, who will play on loan at FC Dordrecht this season, was withdrawn at half-time with Jaiyesimi.

A City XI were eventually beaten 2-1 by their League Two opponents. Jaiyesimi's goal gave them the lead at the break and they had chances to add to their advantage, however Orient responded in the second-half with goals from Lee Angol and Josh Wright.

Norwich: Mair; Thomas (Lomas, 75), Bushiri, Famewo (C), Nizet; Mourgos (Hondermarck, 46), Milovanovic, Adshead (Scully, 75), Fitzpatrick (Payne, 60); Jaiyesimi (Ahadme, 46), Thorvaldsson
Subs not used: Johnson (GK)
Goals: Jaiyesimi (23)

Orient: Brill (Sargeant 62), Ling, Widdowson, Ekpiteta, Coulson (C), Clay (Gorman 74), Wilkinson (Harrold 80), Maguire-Drew (Brophy 46), Happe, Angol (Alabi 76), Wright
Subs not used: Sotiriou, Ogie
Goals: Angol (63), Wright (85)

Referee: Josh Smith
Kick-off time: 3pm
Venue: Breyer Group Stadium
HT: 0-1

Prior to the game, City captain Akin Famewo laid a wreath on the centre circle of the pitch following the death of former Orient manager Justin Edinburgh in June.


Pictures provided by George Phillipou.

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