Youngster Joshua Koroma scores Leyton Orient hat-trick

Leyton Orient prospect Joshua Koroma, impressed while on duty with the London League Two side on Saturday in their fine away win at Rodney Parade, Newport County.

In a relegation dogfight, Leyton Orient put a terrible week behind them to win 4-0 at fellow League Two relegation rivals Newport County with Josh Koroma netting a hat-trick.

The 18-year-old, who is an English player to parents hailing from Sierra Leone was sensational in Wales and had the match ball after a comprehensive display.

Since signing his first professional contract in September 2016, the hat-trick represents Koroma’s first senior goals.

Danny Webb’s team outclassed their host and showed their accuracy in front of goal.

Three vital goals in the first half to take control, midfielder Steven Alzate scored Orient’s opener in the 8th minutes assisted by hat-trick hero Joshua Koroma.

Koroma, who is comfortable playing either on the wing or as a striker, completed the big win, and his hat-trick, with a penalty on 64 minutes to bookmark his name in the O’s history book.

The O’s academy graduate made his first team breakthrough towards the end of last season and look destiny for big things this season.

At age 17, Koroma made his first team debut back in April as a substitute away to Barnet in a 3–0 league defeat at Barnet on 9 April 2016.

Orient’s manager Danny Webb lauded his team performance: “Obviously the result is massive. We are happy, most importantly with an impressive performance.

“We were clinical on the counter attack and our teenagers played like it was a game in the park.”

The O’s remain second from bottom of League Two standings five points adrift from Notts County.

Leyton Orient have been in turmoil since Francesco Becchetti took charge in 2014

Contact the writer bittar@footballsierraleone.net @bittar32 – @football_sierra

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