Date: 20th July 2008 at 12:35am
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Orient couldn’t find the form they displayed against KFCO Wikrijk as they were held to a scoreless draw by non-league Boston United.

The best chances fell to second half substitute Wayne Gray, back from injury, who hit the post and forced the Boston goalkeeper into some excellent saves. Orient, using Martin Ling’s preferred new 4-3-3 formation, battled away against a resilient Boston side with Jason Demetriou and Adam Chambers going close.

Youngsters Chris Robson and Patrick O’Donnell were drafted into the squad as captain Steven Purches’s wife went into labour, with Robson starting the game. JJ Melligan and Soloman Shields were influential after the break with the latter testing the ‘keeper late-on, but to no avail.

Orient – Morris (Jones 46), Cave-Brown, Saah, Robson (Granville 46), Palmer (Shields 63), Demetriou, Terry (Thornton 46), Chambers, Bradey Gray (Melligan 46), Jarvis (O’Donnell 75), Pires (Wayne Gray 66)