HAVING opened the 2015/16 season with 5 defeats, WIFC extended their unbeaten run to six games with a comfortable 5-0 win against Leyton Orient at a soggy Woodside today. The home side were off to another fast start when Tom Smithson headed home a Ben Pegram corner with only a minute on the clock. Smithson then turned provider to feed Dan Butterick, who showed some neat footwork to dig the ball out from under his feet and curl a shot into the bottom corner.
Joel Moody’s missed penalty didn’t distract the Internet ‘Orns too much as they kept the pressure on their hardworking visitors. Captain Ally Hill opened his account for the season with a close range finish at the second time of asking and then turned provider with a storming run and cross which was finished with a crafty chip from Charlie Wood, who followed his hat-trick against West Ham with his 4th of the season.
The second half arguably saw WIFC play better and create more clear-cut chances than the first, but a combination of wayward finishing, good goalkeeping and last ditch defending from a dogged Orient side kept the scoreline at 4 until Ross Connor finished high into the corner after a great pass from Hill, whose goal and 2 assists saw him named man of the match.
Team. 4-4-2, R to L. Jez Hinds; Brad Simmons, John Sitkowski, Ben Bateman, Dave Sitkowski; Ben Pegram, Ally Hill (c), Dan Butterick, Joel Moody; Tom Smithson, Charlie Wood. Subs Paul Withey, Ross Connor, Ed Sterry, Richard Walker.