FREDDY Eastwood caught the eye as Southend United’s under-18 side trounced Leyton Orient 6-0 at Boots & Laces.

Eastwood - who is the son of the Shrimpers legend with the same name - played a prominent part in the victory with a goal and two assists.

And the youngster was full of smiles at the final whistle.

“I thought it was a good win,” said Eastwood.

“We started well this week and it was a positive to go 1-0 up quickly.

“The boys were good throughout the game and we stayed switched on and didn’t concede, so it was a solid performance as well as a win.”

Blues beat Orient 4-3 in an exciting FA Youth Cup clash last month but their latest victory against the O’s was far more straight forward.

The Shrimpers went ahead after just 104 seconds with Terrell Egbri firing home before striker Charlie Kelman scored in the 14th minute.

Moments later, Shrimpers skipper Sam Knock headed home to make it 3-0 before Matt Rush also hit the back of the net on the stroke of half-time.

Substitute Issa Mpenga increased Blues’ lead two minutes after entering the action before Eastwood completed the scoring with a superbly taken effort.

And the youngster is now keen to push on.

“The gaffer has been good and he has given the boys a chance,” said Eastwood.

“They’ve taken their chance and it’s good to see them pushing through at a young age.

“Hopefully when my chance comes I’ll take it like they have done.”