Date: 4th October 2011 at 4:53pm
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Summer signing Jamie Cureton made a goal scoring appearance for the Orient second string in a bid to return to match fitness ahead of Saturday’s first team trip to Scunthorpe United.

The game took place at Spurs Lodge, the Premier League sides training ground and the Orient side was put together by a number of youngsters, trialists and pro’s. Cureton played alongside fellow pro’s Tom Lovelock, Mike Cestor, Marc Laird and Moses Odubajo and made up with four trialists.

Peter Gregory is a 19 year old right back who was released by Portsmouth in the summer. Gregory made 2 appearances for Pompey, both of them from the bench against Coventry City and Stevenage respectively.

Chris Doig appeared today for the Orient side and is a 30 year old Scottish player previously of Nottingham Forest and Northampton Town. After starting his career at Queen of the South north of the border, Doig then spent eight years at Forest where he made 77 appearances. In 2003, a loan spell at Northampton Town lead to a permanent arrangement at Sixfields where Doig was an influencial cog in their promotion side of 2005/2006. He has spent two years in Australia with Central Coast Mariners and most recently played for Pelita Jaya of Indonesia.

Doig’s centre back partner at Spurs today was Krisztian Timar, a Hungarian International formerly of Plymouth Argyle and Oldham Athletic. Capped four times by his country, Timar made 84 appearances over a four year spell in the South West with Argyle.

The final trialist was Charlie Kasler, an 18 year old signed by Swansea City from Watford in 2009. Finding out information on Kasler was pretty hard but it seems that he was on trial with Crystal Palace during the summer but wasn’t offered a contract.

Onto the game, it took Cureton just 12 minutes to get on the scoresheet as he was played in by youth teamer Afie Obafemi. Cureton curled the ball into the top corner, according to the official Orient site.

The Orient lead lasted a total of 6 minutes as Spurs equalised through Cameron Lancaster. Eight minutes later and the development squad of the Premier League side were ahead this time from the spot. John Bostock, once highly rated, slotted home a penalty after Mike Cestor was harshly punished for a foul.

It took till the 57th minute for the Spurs squad, made up of Bostock along with Aaron Lennon, Tommy Carroll, Harry Kane and Jake Livermore, to wrap up the game, this time Kevin Stewart scored for the Premier League side.

Cureton then departed the scene after 75 minutes as the veteran looks to get back to fitness after a successful stint, including a goal.

I’m hoping Russell Slade and his two Kevin’s, Nugent and Dearden, weren’t just assessing the trialists and pro’s but also keeping an eye on the Spurs’ squad to find some gems akin to those like Harry Kane, Tommy Carroll and Paul-José M’Poku who all made a big impression on our impressive season last time around.

Sadly, neither the Spurs or the Orient sites list the full Spurs XI so you’ll have to make do with the Orient line-up;

Tom Lovelock, Peter Gregory, Chris Doig, Krisztian Timar, Mike Cestor, Marc Laird, Charlie Kasler, Billy Lobjoit, Moses Odubajo, Jamie Cureton (Michael Richardson, 75), Afie Obafemi (Elyon Egbeku, 65).