Search

Alnwick and Orient part ways

15:09 24 March 2014

Ben Alnwick conceded a last-gasp winner in his only Orient appearance after signing in the January transfer window. Simon O

Ben Alnwick conceded a last-gasp winner in his only Orient appearance after signing in the January transfer window. Simon O'Connor

2 BURNHAM RD CHINGFORD LONDON E4 8PE

Orient goalkeeper Ben Alnwick has left the club by mutual consent after unspecified personal reasons blighted his time at Brisbane Road.

The former Charlton Athletic stopper made a solitary appearance for the O’s after signing on transfer deadline day in January.

Alnwick conceded a last minute winner to former Orient striker Alex Revell in a 2-1 defeat at Rotherham United before the club announced he had been signed off for personal reasons.

Orient chief executive Matt Porter said: “Unfortunately the move did not work out in the way that either the player or the club would have wanted and so we have come to an agreement with Ben that it is best if we part ways.

“Sometimes these things happen and it’s not something that anyone could have seen happening, particularly so soon in to his time with us, but we have moved on and I’m sure Ben will too.”

The 27-year-old is one of five goalkeepers used by Orient this season but the situation between the sticks has looked stronger with Eldin Jakupovic coming back on loan from Hull and Jamie Jones returning to the bench for the first time in three months last weekend.

Alnwick, who enjoyed a loan spell at Brisbane Road in 2011, added: “I’m sorry for how things have worked out but I’d like to thank the club for their support throughout this time and wish them all the best for the future.”

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 19:00
Orient manager Fabio Liverani
 (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Brisbane Road boss reflects on 6-1 loss to MK Dons

Jay Simpson
Yesterday, 13:00
Harry Redknapp will manage a Men United XI in a charity match for Prostate Cancer UK (pic: Sarah Lines/Prostate Cancer UK)

Former West Ham, Tottenham and QPR boss to manage Men United XI in charity match

Barry Hearn
Yesterday, 13:00
The FA are lauching their Respect week from April 25 - May 2 (pic: The FA)

County FA launch initiative which starts at the end of April

Most read sport

Competitions

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Read more
Seasons 1-4 on Blu-ray, as well as a shiny new Sony Blu-ray player could be coming your way!

To celebrate the fifth series of George RR Martin and HBO’s epic fantasy Game of Thrones, Ladbrokes is giving away a series one to four Blu-ray box set along with a Sony Blu-ray player to one lucky winner!

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder