With the season over, it`s time for Vital Orient to dish out the awards. So sit back and relax as we go through the first section of awards.
Home win of the season:
There aren`t too many to choose from in all honesty, but Orient`s 2-0 victory over Millwall on a hot August night probably takes the biscuit. On that occasion, the Lions were reduced to ten men very early on and goals from Gary Alexander and Lee Steele gave the O`s all three points.
Away win of the season:
This was a tough one to call with two outstanding candidates. The O`s had good victories at both Crewe (4-0) and Bradford (2-0) but it came down to either the win at Nottingham Forest (3-1) or Millwall (5-2).
It`s nearly impossible to call so we won`t, it`s a dead heat between the two. They were both incredible occasions as Orient pulled off two superb results.
Moment of the season:
There are a few candidates for this, although none get near the winner. Matt Lockwood`s third and final goal in his hat-trick against Gillingham was simply unbelievable. The left back scored a 13 minute hat-trick that night, something that he`ll probably never ever do again.
Worst Moment of the season:
You can take your pick from quite a few although the 5-0 defeat Bournemouth was particularly galling. The two 4-1 defeats against Brighton were pretty miserable while constantly conceding last minute goals was enough to make anyone depressed.
With so many bad moments to consider, you can pick your own. We`re going to go with the 4-1 home defeat against Brighton; it came during a period where we all feared the worst.
Goal of the season
Luke Guttridge`s strike at Nottingham Forest was pretty special as was James Walker`s effort at Gillingham, but for sheer drama, it has to be Matt Lockwood`s third strike against Gillingham. A fabulous finish from Lockwood, as he showed great composure to finish off an incredible second half comeback from the O`s.
Best away ground visited:
We had a few nominees for this category with Swansea City`s Liberty Stadium, Huddersfield`s Galpharm Stadium and Nottingham Forest`s City Ground. For atmosphere, the City Ground just edges it ahead of the other two, but perhaps the fact that Orient won there helps them over the finishing line.
Worst away ground visited:
This dubious honour had a whole host of clubs scrapping for the award, however, it came down to a closely fought contest between Chesterfield, Rotherham, Gillingham and Brighton. Both Chesterfield and Rotherham are dreadful places for away fans to visit, as is Priestfield where you`re treated to portable seating.
However, the winner has to be Brighton. The Seagulls charge you £20 to get in but don`t tell you that you won`t be able to see any of the game as you`re sitting approximately ten miles from the action.
Furthermore, you`ll be subjected to a crazy amount police, who will then film you for the entire match. The Withdean is a complete farce and the sooner Brighton move, the better for their football club and for visiting supporters.