Battling Boca make their point
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Wadham Road, Wathamstow E17
Dan Curtis took some positives out of Loughton Orient's six goal thriller against Boca Jewniors, with super-sub Josh Jacobs firing a double.
Dovi Fehler, Zalmy Cohen and Ami Wynbourne ensured a share of the spoils for Boca in a thriller at Loughton.
Orient started the game well and looked very solid defensively. As Orient grew into the game, chances started opening up for Orient with Jamie Crawford going the closest. Rob Silverman also saw his flick from a James Law corner go just wide.
Good work from Adam Conway, Josh Hambling and James Law provided Crawford with another opportunity. This time he made no mistake and did really well to hold the ball up, turn his man and slot into the corner to put the O's 1-0 up with his second goal in as many games.
Orient felt they were in control of the game, but two defensive slips in the space of a minute gave Boca their two chances of the half and they took them both, with the second coming on the stroke of half-time.
Following a tactical change when Boca switched their wingers, Yosh played a 20 yard ball on the floor between the centre backs which they failed to deal with and pace left them treading water while he took it wide just inside the 18-yard box and did a reverse shot into the bottom corner of the goal 1-1 - Dovi did not celebrate but was shouting to push the team forward.
Not long after Wynbourne's took a touch before firing into the corner via a slight deflection off the shin of the full-back to go into the top left-hand corner. Boca were over the moon with the long-range shot and he celebrated by running over to his wife to be and said: "that was for Jack see not every ball goes over!"
Orient gave a debut to James Law, who was causing the Boca right-back all sorts of problems, and after 10 minutes of the second half, Josh Jacobs was brought on for his debut. He wasted no time and fired in a shot that fizzed past the post.
Jaimie Sinclair then hit a beauty with his famous left peg which whistled past the upright. Orient could sense a goal and a couple of minutes later, Jacobs was there to finish well.
A few minutes later and Jacobs popped up again from a James Law corner to flick home.
Orient went looking for a fourth to kill the game off, but an excellent spell of pressure from Boca resulted in their third goal after Orient's offside trap failed, with Cohen heading home.
Manager Dan Curtis told JC Sport: "Overall, Orient are pleased to be showing signs of improvement. That and the new signings could see us begin to climb the table."
Boca assistant-manager Viv Emanuel told JC Sport: "We showed good team spirit overall and kept coming at LO who were a different team than when we first played them."