Strange to think of it now, but in the late 70s, Chelsea were a West London yo-yo club who regularly made the short trip across the capital to Leyton. Of the 13 times the two teams met between 1971-2 and 1981-2, five ended in wins for Orient, five in wins for Chelsea, while the other three were drawn. This game, played on 25th February, saw Chelsea storm into a 2-0 lead, until Orient pulled one back through Phil Hoadley on the stroke of half time. A tense second half ensued until Orient took advantage of some terrible defending to register one of the great cup shocks of all time – on one of the worst pitches! Other Orient greats featured include Ray Goddard, Peter Allen, Barry Fairbrother and Ian Bowyer. Chelsea legends include Peter Bonetti, Ron Harris, John Hollins, ex-O David Webb, Steve Kember, Peter Osgood, Alan Hudson and Peter Houseman.
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