“We Are Fully Aware and Respectful”

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh insist his side will not take Beaconsfield Town lightly on Saturday. Orient host the Rams in the FA Trophy first round and despite their opponents being two divisions lower, Edinburgh is not undervaluing them. Speaking to leytonorient.comyou never know, anything can happen on the day, we are fully aware and respectful, we have prepared like every other game. If for any reason anyone underestimates them, the evitable may happen”

  • Sit 1st in National League
Orient last 5 results

Orient’s Last Six Results

The O’s head into Saturday’s trophy clash after suffering their first defeat in eight games at Boreham Wood last weekend. Femi Ilsanmi third minute strike was enough to inflict Orient’s third defeat of the season. Edinburgh was disappointed by his sides start and is looking for a reaction against Beaconsfield. Speaking to leytonorient.comit wasn’t a good start, we know that and not to our standards. We bounce back from that. It wasn’t to be today, we have to accept that, it’s disappointing because we don’t like losing”.

  • Home Record this season – P12  W7  D4  L1  F22  A6
  • Unbeaten in last five home games – W3  D2  F9  A1
  • Won seven of their last ten – W7  D2  L1  Scoring 19 goals
  • Scored two or more goals in six of their last nine at home

Orient have only suffered back to back defeats once under Justin Edinburgh and midfielder Craig Clay admitted the opening period killed his side. The 26 year old has been a constant this season and highlighted the message Edinburgh gave after the match. Speaking to leytonorient.comthe gaffer got us in there at the end and we were obviously down but he lifted us and said look it’s only the second defeat. The gaffer got his arm around us and told us what we need to do and I’m sure we will go back in training and be straight back on it”.

  • Kept 11 clean sheets this season
  • Kept three in last four
  • Kept four in their last five home games
  • Kept six clean sheets in last ten games – conceding just four goals
  • Not kept a clean sheet in the FA Trophy

The O’s lost out to Gateshead in the quarter finals last season and after already exited the FA Cup, Edinburgh’s men are keen for a run in the competition. Despite sitting top of the National League, Edinburgh does not see a run in the trophy as a distraction. Defender Joe Widdowson is excited by the prospect of the final at Wembley and acknowledge his side will be taking the competition seriously. Speaking to East London Advertiserwe want to win and get through to the next round and we have to beat whoever is in front of us. It is a competition we will take seriously and we look forward to being competitive in it this season”.

FA Trophy 17-18

Orient’s Result in trophy 2017/2018

Midfielder Alex Lawless has had to bide his time this season with playing time limited with the competition in the squad. Lawless came on at Boreham Wood last week and highlights with a hectic festive period Edinburgh may call upon the whole squad in the coming weeks. Speaking to leytonorient.comquite a few of the lads have been looking at the game as an opportunity to get some minutes. There are a lot of games where a lot can happen but hopefully it’s goes well for everyone and we have a near full strength squad over festive period”.

Orient next 5 games

Orient’s Next Six Fixtures

Team News

Myles Judd, James Dayton and Charlie Grainger are all out through injury. Charlie Lee could be included in the squad while Alex Lawless is pushing for a starting berth. Daniel Happe, Matt Harrold, James Alabi are set to start on Saturday.

Last Time Out – 1-0 away defeat vs Boreham Wood

Orient vs Gateshead home

Starting 11 vs Boreham Wood

Prediction – Leyton Orient 3-1 Beaconsfield Town

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“Football’s a Funny Old Game, Anything Can Happen”

Beaconsfield Town manager Gary Meakin is hoping for the unexpected when his side travel to National League leaders Leyton Orient on Saturday. The sides meet in the first round of the FA Trophy but despite 52 league places and two leagues separating the sides, Meakin highlights football can bring surprises. Speaking to bucksfreepress.co.ukwe will be going there to win and although we are expected to lose, football’s a funny old game and anything can happen”.

  • Unbeaten in last four – W2  D2
  • Only lost two of their last 19 games – W11  D6  L2
Beaconsfield Last 6

Beaconsfield’s Last Six Results

The Rams head to the Breyer Group Stadium on the back of a 1-1 home draw with Poole Town last weekend. Beaconsfield sit seventh in Evo Stick Southern Premier South Division and have adapted to life well at Step Seven after promotion last term. The Buckinghamshire outfit have competed well in both the cup competition this season but acknowledged to bucksfreepress.co.uk what their ultimate aim is”we have done very well, the first thing is to stay up and we currently sit seventh which is fantastic for us, hopefully we can continue our form”.

Beaconsfield Cup 18-19

Beaconsfield Record in Cup Competitions 18/19 

Meakin returned to the Rams at the start of the 2017/2018 season for his second reign as Beaconsfield manager coinciding with Chris Coyle’s appointment as Chariman. The Buckinghamshire outfit have been steadily improving and have come close in recent cup competitions. Saturday’s clash with Orient has given the Rams a chance to showcase what they are about. Speaking to non-league paper Meakin statedit’s what we needed really as a club. We have been doing so many great things in the last few years and getting a draw like this makes people sit up and notice. It’s not going to change the world but it will put what we do in the spotlight a bit more and hopefully people will recognise what club is all about”

Beaconsfield Overall Meakin record

Gary Meakin’s Record in All Competitions since start of 17/18 season

Despite a lower than normal crowd expected at the Breyer Group Stadium, Meakin is relishing the prospect of his side playing in front of a large crowd and doesn’t think they will be intimated  by the contest. Speaking to BBC Three Counties RadioOrient are a Football League club really, they struggled a bit last year, but we have a headed group, they take it in their stride and will enjoy the game without being overawed by the occasion”

  • Kept eight clean sheets this season
  • Without a clean sheet in last six
  • Kept just one in last ten games (1-0 vs Swindon Supermarine, 06/11/18)
  • One in last six away games
  • Not kept a clean sheet in last six FA Trophy games

The Rams will take confidence from Maidstone United who beat Orient in FA Cup Fourth Qualifying round back in October. With the O’s sitting top of the National League, Meakin knows that if Orient don’t have their full attention on the game, The Rams could provide a shock. Speaking to bucksfreepress.co.ukwe can cause an upset, if we are on top of our game and Orient don’t give us the respect we deserve and don’t take us seriously; we can definitely give them something to think about”.

  • Away Record this season – P12  W7  D3  L2  F18  A11
  • Unbeaten in last five – W3  D2
  • Only lost one of their last ten on the road – W7  D2  L1
  • Defeat 2-1 vs Concord Rangers, FA Cup Third Qualifying, 6/10/18

Vice chairman Steve Sweetlove will have divided loyalty in E10 tomorrow, being a boyhood Leyton Orient fan. Sweetlove is one of three generations of O’s fans in his family and always dreamt of a time when Beaconsfield would be in the same draw as Orient. Now, he is hoping that the draw can highlight the work that has been going on at Holloways Park. Speaking to BBC Three Counties “hopefully it draws some press and attention so we can get some more people along. The players are playing out of their skin, last season and this season. All we can do is keep doing it on the pitch and the town can get behind us”.

  • Only failed to score in one game this season
  • Scored in last 19 games in all competitions
  • Scored in all 12 away games
  • Only failed to score in one of their last 28 games (0-1 Tiverton, 01/09/2018)

Team News

Skipper Wes Daly and midfielder Nathan Webb are both doubts after being substituted in last weekend’s draw with Poole Town.

Gary Meakin to bucksfreepress.co.uk on his squad ahead of the visit to Orient

I am hoping to have a full squad available for the game. Some of the guys missed out against Poole Town, but they missed out with knocks and bruises so the players should all make a full recovery”i

Last Time Out – 1-1 draw vs Poole Town

  1. Ravan Constable, 2. Jerome Eccleston, 3. Mayowa Balogan, 4. Reece Yorke, 5. Luke Neville, 6. Wes Daly, 7. Louis Stead, 8. Dan Brown, 9. Brendan Matthew, 10. Bajram Pashay, 11. Charlie Losasso

Prediction – Leyton Orient 3-1 Beaconsfield Town

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“We’re Not Getting Ahead of Ourselves”

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh insist his side are keeping focused ahead of their trip to Boreham Wood tomorrow. The freshly named November Manager of Month admits he didn’t expect his side to be top of the league but is fully aware there is still plenty of work to be done. Speaking to the O’s Showwe’re not getting ahead of ourselves or getting carried away. We are at the halfway stage, the challenge is to now replicate what we have done in the previous 23 games. It is a tough and tall order but a challenge we are looking forward to”

  • Sit 1st on 50 points – a point clear of Salford
  • League Record – P23  W14  D8  L1  F44  A13 
  • Only Salford (22) have taken more points in last ten games (21)
Orient recent results

Orient’s Next Six Fixtures

The O’s head to Hertfordshire after extending their unbeaten run to nine games with a 2-0 home victory over Gateshead last Saturday. Josh Koroma and MacAuley Bonne struck in the second half to keep Orient in top spot. Assistant coach Ross Embleton was pleased his side got back to winning ways before a week on the training ground. Speaking to leytonorient.comit was important to sign off the week with a good feeling. To bounce back with three points was vitally important”.

Orient last 5 results

Orient’s Last Six Results


Saturday’s victory over Gateshead included another clean sheet, their 11th of the season. The O’s have the best defensive record in the league with Embleton quick to praise the whole team. Speaking to leytonorient.comit is something all deserve credit for. It is a massive element of what we’re about. At times last year we were vulnerable but we have added that element of enjoying defending our box. If you look at our back four, goal keeper and midfield, they are happy to defend the box”.

  • Kept three clean sheets in a row, for the third time this season
  • Kept six clean sheets in last nine games – conceding just three goals
  • Kept two clean sheets in last five away games
  • Only conceded two or more goals in one league games this season

Orient made it 11 unbeaten away from at Wrexham a fortnight ago, a new club record and Edinburgh will hoping his side can continue that in front of the cameras. Edinburgh has only lost three of his 23 away league fixtures as Orient head coach but is aware of threat that Luke Garrard’s men could be. Speaking to nationalleague.orgBoreham Wood will want to cause a headline, I like the way they play and have a lot of time for what they achieved last season. I don’t think they have quite got going yet but they will. They will see it as us next and fancy it. When they click into gear they can be dangerous”.

  • Away League Record – P11  W7  D4  F22  A7
  • Best record in league, scored the most goals
  • Only Fylde (6) have conceded fewer goals
  • Won five of their last six away league games
  • Only lost one of their last 16 away league matches – W9  D6  L1

Tomorrow’s game at Boreham Wood is Orient’s first of the festive fixtures before a break next week with the FA Trophy. Defender Sam Ling returned against Gateshead after a period of injury and highlights it is all about staying patient as they have the quality to overcome teams in this division. Speaking to guardianseries.co.uk I think every game is tough, we know what we can do and we know even if it is a bit of shaky start, that if we keep it up we can get three points. We can score, we can put five or six past teams, that’s why we have to stay confident when things aren’t going right”.

  • Failed to score in three games (0 away)
  • Only National League side to score in every away game
  • Scored in six of their last seven games
  • Scored 28/44 league goals in second half – (12/22 away)
  • Orient’s last seven goals have all come in second half
  • Netted 20 goals after 60th minute

Team News

Myles Judd remains a doubt after missing last weekend’s victory over Gateshead. Charlie Lee is back training and could be available while Sam Ling is looking to keep his place. Sam Sargeant and Charlie Grainger are still out so Artur Janata is set to continue as second choice goal keeper.

Head to HeadLeyton Orient 1, Draw 1, Boreham Wood 1

  • Orient unbeaten in last two meetings
  • Kept a clean sheet in past two meetings
Boreham Wood H2H

Previous Three Meetings

Last Time Out – 2-0 home win vs Gateshead

Orient vs Gateshead home

Starting 11 vs Gateshead

Prediction – Boreham Wood 1-2 Leyton Orient 



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“We’re The Underdogs Come Saturday”

Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard is hoping his side relish the underdog card when they host league leaders Leyton Orient tomorrow. The O’s visit Meadow Park in front of the BT Sport cameras and the 33 year old can’t wait to pit his wits against them. Speaking to bwfctv.co.uk it is going to be a tough task but one I relish along with the group, the fact it is live on BT Sport aids both dressing rooms but for us we’re the underdogs and we can’t wait for them to come here.

  • Sit 11th on 28 points – eight off the play offs
  • League Record  – P22  W7  D7  L8  F23  A25
  • Only won two of their last 12 league games – W2  D3  L7

Garrard’s men head into tomorrow clash on the back of 1-0 home defeat to Dover ten days ago. Inih Effiong grabbed the only goal of the game which extended Boreham Wood’s winless streak to six games. Captain Tom Champion admitted his side were no were near the standard they set themselves to bwfctv.co.ukwe came here tonight to try and get a reaction and then to play as badly as we did is really gutting for everyone. We know things have got to change for us and hopefully we can draw a line underneath and start to show the performances we had before”

Boreham Wood Last 6

The Last Six Results

By Garrard’s own admission Boreham Wood over achieved last season finishing 4th but after a summer of rebuilding they found life more difficult this term. Boreham Wood sit 22 points below Orient heading into the clash Saturday and Garrard praised the work that Justin Edinburgh has done at the Breyer Group Stadium. Speaking to bwfctv.co.ukwe are coming up against one of the best teams at this level. You look at the work Justin has done along with Ross Embleton and Danny Webb, they play a certain way and they are ever so good at what they do. They don’t really play from the back, make good decisions nd are a very good side”.

  • Kept six league clean sheets – (three at home)
  • Kept one in last three and two in their last five (both 0-0 draws)
  • Have only kept two in last 12 league games
  • Kept just one in their last six home games 

Champion highlight that one big result could help to kick start their season but acknowledges that the squad needs to stay together. A result and performance in front of the BT Sport cameras could be just what Boreham Wood need according to Champion. Speaking to bwfctv.co.ukthe experienced boy will have to rally the troops and build from here and try and kick start our season so it doesn’t fizzle out. That game against Orient next is going to be a big game and obviously we hope that we can raise our game and beat them”.

  • Failed to score in eight league games – (two at home)
  • Only scored in one of their last five games in all competitions
  • Failed to score in last two home games
  • Scored just two goals in last six games
  • Only scored two or more in six of 22 league games

Boreham Wood are definitely the outsiders tomorrow despite having home advantage according to Garrard but it is a position which his side have done well in previously. Speaking to bwfctv.co.ukwe’re the underdog come Saturday. I feel as underdogs we play it well. It is back to the bread and butter, it is very much about getting ourselves organised and can be clinical in front of goal, if we do we can probably make an upset”.

  • Home League Record – P11  W5  D4  L2  F14  A11
  • No win in last two – D1  L1
  • Only lost two of their last nine home games – W3  D4  L2
  • Have not lost back to back home games since January

Tomorrow’s clash with Orient starts a busy month of games where Champion hopes his side can pick up some form, helping them climb the table to where they want to be. Speaking to bwfctv.co.ukwe’ve got loads of games coming up in December, it’s obviously a busy times with games coming thick and fast. That’s one of the best things about football you can put to bed a bad result as soon as you can and build something”

Boreham Wood Next 6

Boreham Wood’s Next Six Fixtures

After breaking the record crowd at Meadow Park in the meeting last season, Garrard is urging the Boreham Wood fans to get themselves down to support his side once more. Orient have already sold over 1000 tickets for the clash with Garrard stating “they will probably land that bottom end with 1400/1500 fans again and hopefully ours come out again. It makes for a cracking game, they are very good side, on our day at home we are to, so come down and support the boys”.

  • Scored 14/23 in second half – including seven between 46-60 minutes
  • Five of their last seven have been scored in second half
  • Conceded 17/25 league goals in second half (9/11 at home)
  • Conceded eight in final 15 minutes and 12 after the 60th minute

Team News

Connor Smith, Bradley Ash and Sorba Thomas all scored in Wood’s 5-1 Hertfordshire Senior Cup win on Monday and are hoping to be involved. Garrard has no new injuy concerns head of Orient.

Head to Head – Boreham Wood 1, Draw 1, Leyton Orient 1

  • Boreham Wood have failed to score in last two meetings
  • Both wins in fixture have been home wins
Boreham Wood H2H

The Three Previous Meetings

Last Time Out – 0-1 home league defeat to Dover

Boreham W vs Dover

Starting 11 vs Dover

Prediction – Boreham Wood 1-2 Leyton Orient

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“We Go There With No Fear

Gateshead manager Steve Watson insists the pressure if off when they visit league leaders Leyton Orient tomorrow afternoon. The Heed moved back into the play off places last weekend and Watson highlights his side should cement their place in the top seven ahead of the festive fixtures.  Speaking to gatesheadfc.comwe go there with no fear, the win last week has done the world of good and we have got some great games after, where I feel we can take some points”

  • Sit 7th on 36 points
  • League Record – P21  W11  D3  L7  F27  A18
  • Won four of their last seven league games – taking 13/21 points
Gateshead Next 6

Gateshead’s Next Six Fixtures

The Heed picked up their first victory in five with a 2-1 victory at Barnet last Saturday. Scott Boden put them ahead before Jack Taylor equalised in the second half but Luke Armstrong gave them all three points, striking home 13 minutes from time. Armstrong was delighted to pick up all three points, speaking to gatesheadfc.comI’m over the moon with the win today, It’s great to get back to winning ways which is exactly what we needed to do after the past few weeks. I thought we played really well and caused them all sorts of problems”.

Gateshead last 6

Gateshead Last Six Results

Gateshead suffered a dip in form at the start of November, losing three on the bounce  but two positive results have set the Heed up nicely ahead of the Christmas run in. Luke Molyneux made his first start for two months at Barnet after Watson revealed the 20 year old had been impressing in training. Molyneux was involved in the winner at Barnet and revealed it was case of his side being ruthless in front of goal. Speaking to gatesheadfc.com it was an entertaining game to be involved in to say the least. Both teams were creating chances but in the end we were the more clinical team and got two goals and three points”.

  • Kept seven league clean sheets (three away)
  • Kept just one in their last five
  • Kept four in their last eight games, conceding just seven goals
  • No clean sheet in last four away games
  • Just one in last six away games (1-0 vs Havant, 13/10/18)

The Heed will be making the long trip to the Capital on Saturday morning ahead of the game and Watson will be hoping his side continue their good form against the London teams. Speaking ahead of the trip to Orient to gatesheadfc.comwe have accepted it and we get on with it. There will be no excuses, we have done relatively well in London and on our longer trips. It is a young group of lads who enjoy each others company”.

Gateshead in London

Gateshead’s Results in London


Tomorrow’s game will be the first return fixture of the season with the sides drawing 1-1 back in August. The sides have got used to each other as tomorrow’s clash will be their sixth in the past 14 months and Watson is expecting another tight contest. Speaking to gatesheadfc.comthe first game we played excellently down their, the second, they had improved dramatically since Justin came in, it was much tougher and we showed a lot of resilience. There was nothing between the sides earlier in the season and maybe we should have held on for the win”.

  • Failed to score in six league games  (three away)
  • Scored in three of their last four
  • Scored in six of their last eight in all competitions (netting ten goals)
  • Only failed to score in one of their eight away games (1-0 vs Fylde, 30/10/18)

The Heed are unbeaten against the top two at home and Watson is hoping his side can replicate those performances tomorrow. However, it will not be an easy task for his side and the former Newcastle man is under no illusion of the test that awaits his side we know how hard it is going to be, it will be a big crowd, it’s a good pitch with a great atmosphere. I have watched the last two games, they are a very strong, organised side who have an outstanding goal-scorer. They have dangerous players all around him, we know all about them but knowing about them and stopping them are two different things”.

  • Away League Record – P11  W6  D1  L4  F14  A10
  • Four best record in League, only Orient (25) and Eastleigh (21) have taken more points
  • One win in their last four (all competitions) – W1  L3
  • Won five of last seven away league games
  • Four of their six away wins have been by just one goal

The trip to Orient is the first of six fixtures in December and Watson acknowledges that sides can be undone by the run of games. The Heed sit inside the playoffs by a point but the 44 year old admits it is too early to be concerned how other teams are doing. Speaking to gatesheadfc.com we are not even half way through the season, it is a bit early to be worrying about other teams. We will be just cracking on and getting as many wins as we can. December usually finds teams out, we take one game at a time”.

  • Scored 14/27 league goals in second half (8/14) away
  • Three of last four have been in second half
  • Have netted seven in final 15 minutes
  • Seven of their 11 wins have been by just one goal

Team News

Watson revealed his squad has few niggles but nothing major. Luke Molyneux is set to continue in midfield while strikers Scott Boden and Luke Armstrong will be hoping to their tally.

Head to Head-  Gateshead 2, Draw 2, Leyton Orient 1

Gateshead H2H

The Five Previous Meetings

  • Gateshead have scored in every meetings
  • Gateshead have scored two or more in four of the five meetings
  • They are unbeaten in two trips to the Breyer Groups Stadium

Last Time Out – 2-1 win at Barnet

Gateshead vs Barnet

Starting 11 vs Barnet

Prediction – Leyton Orient 1-1 Gateshead



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“We Have To Raise The Level of Performance to Get A Result”

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh has urged his side to bounce back from a disappointing draw on Tuesday when they host Gateshead tomorrow. The O’s struggled to replicate their performance at Wrexham on Saturday and Edinburgh highlights that the performance level must be increased if they are to return to winning ways. Speaking to leytonorient.comthe key is to stick together and don’t get frustrated, I am sure Saturday will be another tough game and we have to raise the level of performance to get a result”.

  • Sit 1st on 47 points
  • League Record – P22  W13  D8   L1  F42  A13
  • Best defensive record in league
  • Won three of their last four games
Orient next 5 games

Orient’s Next Six Fixtures

The O’s were unable to make it four wins on the bounce against Aldershot on Tuesday night drawing 0-0, cutting their lead at the top of the table to just one point. After their victory against Wrexham on Saturday, Edinburgh took some responsibility for his side performance. Speaking to leytonorient.comthe level of performance wasn’t what we wanted, I look at myself there and perhaps it might have been a game too far for one or two. It might have needed freshening up tonight”.

Orient recent results

Orient’s Last Six Results

On Thursday, Edinburgh celebrated one year in charge at the Orient which saw him amass 86 points in 46 league games. Despite only drawing on Tuesday, defender Joe Widdowson highlighted the difference Edinburgh has had on the squad. Speaking to East London Advertiserit is his man management, he creates relationships with players and trust players, encourages and motivates everyone. He gets the best out of every individual whether you are playing every week, in and out of the team or not involved at all, everyone feels part of it, valued and respected by the gaffer”.

Edinburh year

Edinburgh’s First Year Stats – credit @homeandoway

Widdowson has been an integral member of the squad, starting 20 of the 22 league games and believes that despite the disappointment on the draw, it extended their unbeaten run in the league to eight games. Speaking to East London Advertsier we played some good stuff at times against Aldershot, I don’t think we were at our best but we played well in patches. We will remain positive and look forward to the weekend because it is a point in the right direction”.

  • Kept ten clean sheets (six at home)
  • Kept back to back clean sheets
  • Kept five in their last eight league games – conceding just three goals
  • Kept six in their last nine home games

The O’s have found Gateshead one of their bogey sides with Orient having to score late on to grab a draw earlier in the season. With the Heed in the playoffs place, Edinburgh highlighted the level of competition in the division this season. Speaking to East London Advertiser Gateshead have maintained their good start like a lot of teams and I’ve said before about how it will go right until end. There are not many sides pulling away and we know Gateshead are a good side”.

  • Failed to score in three league games (all at home)
  • Scored in five of their last six
  • Failed in three of their last five home games
  • Only Harrogate (29) have scored more second half goals than Orient (26)
  • Netted 19 in final 15 minutes of games – most in league

Heading into the festive fixtures, the O’s will be hoping to use home advantage against Gateshead tomorrow but the Heed have been good travellers this season. Widdowson acknowledges the test that await his side but hopes that the Breyer Group Stadium can help them to get three points, “they have good energy and they are a competitive side so we will expect a hard game but we are at home. I feel like our home form has been good so we are looking for to it”.

  • Home Record – P11  W6  D4  L1  F20  A6
  • Only Solihull (4) have conceded fewer
  • Won six of their last nine – W6  D2  L1 – scoring 17 goals
  • Unbeaten in last four – W2  D2
  • Scored two or more goals in five of last eight games

Team News

Craig Clay is a doubt after picking up a dead leg on Tuesday night. Midfielder Charlie Lee and Sam Ling are back in training and could be involved on Saturday. James Brophy is hoping for a start on Saturday after recent impressive performances from the bench. Artur Janata is set to continue on the bench with Sam Sargeant and Charlie Grainger out injured.

Head to Head – Leyton Orient 1, Draw 2, Gateshead 2

Gateshead H2H

The Five Meetings Between Sides

  • Gateshead are unbeaten in two visits to the Breyer Group Stadium
  • Orient have scored in the past four meetings

Last Time Out – 0-0 vs Aldershot

Orient vs Bromley

Starting 11 vs Aldershot

Prediction – Leyton Orient 1-1 Gateshead

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“We’ve Got To Back It Up”

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh wants his side to sustain their position at the top of the National League when they host Aldershot on Tuesday evening. The O’s moved three points clear of second placed Salford on Saturday and the former boss stated to Leytonorient.comthere’s always pressure, the next game is huge, we’ve got to back it up”.

  • Sit 1st on 46 points
  • League Record – P21  W13  D7  L1  F42  A13
  • Three win in a row – scoring eight goals
  • Taken 17 points from last 21 available 
Orient last 5 results

Orient’s Last Six results

Orient’s 2-0 victory at Wrexham made it a club record 11 away games unbeaten in a season on Saturday. Two goals in the final five minutes from MacAuley Bonne and James Brophy gave the O’s all three points in North Wales. Edinburgh was delighted with the result against one of their promotion rivals, stating to leytonorient.comit’s a huge performance, very resolute and determined. We had to call upon Dean Brill for probably the first time this season for the amount of saves, but when he was called upon he was top class”.

  • Home League Record – P10  W6  D3  L1  F20  A6
  • Only Solihull (4) have conceded fewer goals
  • Unbeaten in last four – winning two
  • Won six of last eight – scoring 17 goals
  • Scored two or more goals in five of their last seven home games

The O’s soaked up a lot of Wrexham possession on Saturday, finding chances few and far between. However, after the introduction of James Brophy and James Alabi late in the game they proved the difference with both involved in the winning goals. Edinburgh praised the impact of the duo “their the game changers, their not subs, their game changers and they did that today. Without them we wouldn’t be where we are, it’s what we’re about, the togetherness in the squad is incredibly high, the confidence is high and it shows in the performance” Leytonorient.com

  • Kept nine league clean sheets (five at home)
  • Kept one in last four games
  • Kept four in their last seven
  • Kept five in last eight home games – conceding just three
  • Conceded just three goals in last seven league games

Midfielder James Brophy praised the defensive display from his side and highlighted the significance of the result against a direct promotion rival. Speaking to leytonorient.com we were under a lot of pressure, in the first half the boys dug deep and dealt with the pressure and scored goals at key times. These games, the big games with teams in and around us, you come away from home and get three points is a real marker of how we’ve progressed this season”

  • Scored in last five games – netting 13 goals
  • 26/46 league goals have been scored in second half – only Harrogate (29) have scored more
  • Netted 19 goals in final 30 minutes of games
  • Have gained seven points in the final 15 minutes of games

It was a gritty performance from Orient who were clinical when the chances were presented in the second half. MacAuley Bonne struck the opener his fifth goal in his last five games and Edinburgh highlight the clinical nature of the striker. Speaking to leytonorient.comwith the form we’re in and the front boys, if we got the chance we will dispatch. When it falls in the box, it is the one person you want to see it fall to MacAuley Bonne, that’s why he is the player he is, he dispatched it incredibly well, the second one sublime finish as well“.

  • Scored two or more goals in eight of their last 11 league games and four of their last five
  • Only failed to score in two league games

Orient’s victory on Saturday put daylight between themselves and Salford however despite the gap, Edinburgh dismissed any hint of complacency from his side against Aldershot on Tuesday. Speaking to leytonorient.comthat group won’t allow that, they are driven professionals who have broken a club record today staying unbeaten away from home. They deserve that, we have spoke about it with the sole concentration on Tuesday”.

Orient next 5 games

Orient’s Next Six Fixtures

Team News

James Brophy and James Alabi will be pushing for starts after their impact off the bench on Saturday. Charlie Lee returned to training on Monday so the game will be too early for him while Sam Ling is still returning from his ankle injury. Sam Sargeant is doubtful through injury while Charlie Grainger is out with a broken wrist.

Head to Head – Leyton Orient 16, Draw 18, Aldershot 19

  • Orient have only lost two of the last 15 meetings between sides
  • Both defeats have come at home
  • Six of the last eight meetings have seen two or more goals
Aldershot H2H

The Last Six Meetings

Last Time Out – 2-0 win at Wrexham

Orient vs Bromley

Starting 11 vs Wrexham

Prediction – Leyton Orient 2-0 Aldershot

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