“We Have the Responsibility to Excite People”

Leyton Orient assistant coach Ross Embleton insist the O’s must start quickly against Hartlepool today. At a sold out Breyer Group Stadium after the “football for a fiver” initiative, Orient will be hoping to stay in touch with League Leaders Salford and continue their challenge for promotion. Speaking to leytonorient.com Embleton stated “we are doing everything we can to start the game strong and make it an exciting game”

  • Sit second on 32 points
  • League Record – P15  W9  D5  L1  F29  A10
  • Won nine of their last 12 – taking 29 points
Orient next 5 games

Orient’s next Six Fixtures

The O’s returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory at Maidenhead, Macauley Bonne and James Alabi struck in the first 30 minutes to keep Orient in second. Head Coach Justin Edinburgh was delighted with the response from his side after their first defeat of the season. Speaking to leytonorient.com it was a bit of an unknown for us this season to be defeated but obviously it was the reaction we all wanted and I’m pleased for the group in terms of the result”.

Orient last 5 results

Orient’s last six Results

Defender Myles Judd was pleased his side were able to grind out victory admitting the early goal helped Orient. The 19 year old has made the right back spot his own starting the last 12 games and was happy Orient were able to keep another clean sheet. Speaking to leytonorient.com it’s always good to get a clean sheet, as long as you get one you get at least a draw or could win. It’s the most important thing for the defence”

  • Kept six clean sheets – three at home
  • Kept two in their last four
  • Kept three in last five home games
  • Only conceded four goals in last nine matches
  • Third best defensive record in league – conceding just 10

Hartlepool arrive in E10 in sixth, looking for a third straight win against the O’s. Following defeat in their last home match, Embleton knows Pool will come and look to frustrate Orient. Speaking to leytonorient.comthey did it twice last year, we gave them the opportunity. We know at home teams are going to come, to try and make it difficult for us but we have to overcome that”

  • Home Record – P7  W4   D2  L1  F13  A5
  • Won four of their last five
  • Only lost two of their last 11 at the Breyer Group Stadium – W7  D2  L2
  • Three of the last four home wins have been by two or more goals

Edinburgh’s side have been known for their late goals this season but in three of their last four games, they have started strong scoring in the opening 30 minutes. With a packed out Breyer Group Stadium, Embleton highlights that it is up to the O’s players to get the fans up for the occasion. Speaking to leytonorient.comwe have had some fantastic home crowds this season and it will be even better to add to that number. We have the responsibility to excite people, get them off their seats and give the crowd something to cheer about”.

  • Only failed to score in one league match
  • Scored in nine of their last 11 home matches – netting 21 goals
  • Scored 18/29 in second half – including 10/13 at home
  • Six of last ten have been in first half
  • Scored 51% (15/29) goals after the 60th minute

The top of the National League continues to be tight, with only two points separating the top four. Despite Orient’s closest rivals playing sides at the bottom, the former Newport man knows at this stage, his side just need to concentrate on their own performances. Speaking to nationalleague.co.ukif we take care of ourselves then who knows what might happen. We can only concern ourselves with our performances and try to make sure we are better every week”

Top 4 fixtures

Promotion Rivals’ Fixtures

Team News

Leyton Orient will be without midfielder Dale Gorman who is away on International Duty with Northern Ireland U21’s. Striker Josh Koroma is a doubt with a knee injury so James Alabi should keep his place in the starting 11. Defenders George Elokobi and Daniel Happe are back in contention after returning from injury.

Head to Head – Leyton Orient 20, Draw 9, Hartlepool 21

  • Hartlepool won both games last season
  • Orient have lost two of the last three games at home
  • Orient have only won three of the last eight meetings
  • Both teams have scored in five of the last seven games
  • No draw in last nine meetings and just one in last 16 meetings
Hartlepool H2H

The Last Eight Meetings

Last Time Out – Maidenhead 0-2 Leyton Orient

Orient vs Maidenhead

Starting 11 at Maidenhead

Prediction – Leyton Orient 1-1 Hartlepool

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“We Ain’t Going Just for The Day Out, We’re Going to Pick Points Up”

Hartlepool manager Matthew Bates insist his side are relishing their trip to second placed Leyton Orient tomorrow. Orient’s “football for a fiver” initiative has led to a sold out Breyer Group Stadium with Bates hoping his side can spoil that day. Speaking to hartlepoolunited.co.ukwe go there full of confidence and nothing to fear. We are second favourites which takes some pressure off. The lads can go out express themselves, get on the ball and we aim to do that”

  • League Record – P15  W7  D6  L2  F18  A14
  • Only lost one of last 12 – W7 D4  L1

Pool arrive in E10 following their first win in three last weekend. A goal in each half from defender Andrew Davies saw off Boreham Wood and moved Hartlepool up to sixth in the table. Assistant Manager Ged McNamee admitted his side altered their approach but was pleased with the victory. Speaking to Non League Paperit’s a perfect day, a tough game, they make it hard for you, they are physical and direct. We were aware of that and we had to match them. We played a bit less, got the forward earlier and came away with a result”.

Hartlepool last 6

Hartlepool’s Last Six Results

Davies joined Hartlepool in the summer from Ross County and is now getting back after a stop start beginning to his Pool career. The 33 year old was delighted that his side were able to do the other side of the game to win. Speaking to Hartlepool MailSaturday was one of our most pleasing wins. Opposition teams are not going to let us pass them off the park and it showed we can do the ugly side as well which is a massive boost for the lads”

  • Kept Four clean sheets – one away
  • First clean sheet in five vs Boreham Wood
  • Kept three clean sheets in last seven
  • Kept just one away clean sheet in last 21 away games 

Bates took full time charge of Hartlepool in May after Raj Singh’s takeover and his side have continued to grow. The 31 year old has never lost at the Breyer Group Stadium when he’s played and wants his managerial reign to take a similar route. Speaking to hartlepoolunited.co.ukI have always liked going to Leyton Orient as a player and I’m looking forward to going there as a manager. We’ve had some good results down there. It will be a good game, one that I’m excited for and I know the players are”.

  • Failed to score in four games 
  • Scored in last two and five of last six
  • Scored in 12 of last 13 away games
  • Scored 11/18 goals in second half (including 6/9 away goals)
  • Four of their last seven goals have been in second half

With a crowd of over 8000 expected, it will be one of the highest in England and Bates knows that the occasion should not faze his players. Speaking to hartlepoolunited.co.ukwe have got a good group in there, the senior players have played in that type of atmosphere and much bigger than that. We’re used to playing in front of big crowds at home, we aim for it to give us a boost. The lads are excited for Saturday”.

  • Hartlepool are the only side not to score or conceded in first 15 minutes of games
  • 12/14 goals conceded have been in the second half
  • Only Dover (12) have conceded more goals in last 30 minutes of matches than Hartlepool (11)

Davies has started the last four league games after returning from injury and relishes that his side are able to test themselves against one of the top guns. Speaking to Hartlepool Mail  “it will be tough, but let’s knock them off their perch, that’s the biggest thing for me. I love going away to play the best teams. They are showing they are one of the best at the minute but let’s see. We are really looking forward to it”.

Hartlepool's Next 6

Hartlepool’s Next Six Fixtures

Bates’s Pool have the third best away record in the League, only losing to Salford on their travels this season. The 31 year old knows his side will be the underdogs tomorrow, “ no one is expecting us to get anything going to Leyton Orient. We are, we ain’t going just for the day out, we are going to pick points up. There’s no reason we can’t”.

  • Away Record – P7  W4  D2  L1  F9  A8
  • Only Orient and Harrogate (18) have taken more points away
  • Won four of their last five
  • Only lost one of their last 12 away – W7  D4  L1
  • Last four wins have been by just one goal

Team News

Hartlepool should have striker Luke James available after the striker pulled out of England C duty in midweek. Myles Anderson should be fit after continuing his return from injury in midweek but doubts still remain on Paddy McLaughlin (groin) and Peter Kioso (hamstring). Luke Williams remains absent through injury.

Head to Head – Leyton Orient 20, Draw 9, Hartlepool 21

  • Hartlepool won both games between sides last season
  • Both teams have scored in five of the last seven meetings
  • Pools have won two of the last three games at the Breyer Group Stadium
  • Hartlepool have scored in four of the last five trips to Orient
  • No draw in last nine meetings and just one in last 16 meetings
Hartlepool H2H

The Last Eight Meetings between sides

Last Time Out – Hartlepool 2-0 Boreham Wood

Hartlepool vs B'Wood

Starting 11 vs Boreham Wood

Prediction – Leyton Orient 1-1 Hartlepool

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“You’ve Got to Get Amongst These Teams”

Maidenhead United manager Alan Devonshire has urged his players to up for the challenge when they host Leyton Orient today. The Magpies have already lost to Wrexham and Salford at home and Devonshire wants his players to be straight into another promotion contender from the first whistle. Speaking to maidenhead-advertiser  you’ve got to get amongst these teams and let them know who you are”

  • Sit 16th on 17 points – six above relegation zone
  • Two wins in last five – lost other three games
Maidenhead Next 6

Maidenhead’s Next Six Games

Devonshire’s side suffered a 3-0 home defeat to Salford last weekend, Scott Wiseman and Adam Rooney struck in the first half before Devante Rodney wrapped up victory at the death. The 62 year old felt his side were second best throughout stating to maidenhead-advertiserwe were really poor and that’s the worst 45 minutes we’ve had. They’re a good side but we didn’t get close”.

  • Kept just three clean sheets – two at home
  • No clean sheet in last three – conceding six
  • One clean sheet in last five – (3-0 vs Halifax, 15/09/2018)
  • Two clean sheets in last three home games

After just one point from their first five games, the Magpies have picked up recently but still remain inconsistent with their performances. Devonshire’s men have only won back to back games once this season and the former West Ham man was left disappointed after another defeat, “We’ve come here today off the back of a good win and we had a good crowd but we’ve let ourselves down”.

Maidenhead Last 6 games

Maidenhead’s last Six Results

Devonshire is in his second spell at York Road and has been improving the Magpies since he returned in 2015. After gaining promotion from National League South in 2016, Maidenhead finished in mid table last season and will be hoping for a similar finish this season. 

Devonshire at Maidenhead

Maidenhead’s last Three Seasons

The Magpies have struggled against the promotion chasers with only six points from 21 coming against top half teams,  Devonshire highlights that they can’t give Orient too much respect. Speaking to maidenhead-advertiser on Salford and Orient games, “Salford are a good side but so are Leyton Orient, are we just going to stand off them aswell?”

  • Failed to score in five league games – two at home
  • Failed in two of their last three games
  • But have scored two or more in 6 of last 9 games
  • Scored 12/19 goals in first half – 7/11 home goals
  • Netted six between 31-45 – most in league

The O’s arrive at York Road in second spot after having their unbeaten run ended by Sutton last Saturday. Orient won at York Road last season, with a good crowd expected, Devonshire is aware that Orient will be looking for a reaction. Speaking to maidenhead-advertiserLeyton Orient lost to Sutton which means they’ll be working even harder next week. We’ll look forward to it and I’ll probably change a few things we’ll see”

  • Home Record – P7  W3  D1  L3  F11  A12 
  • Since promotion 60% league points have been picked up at home – 49/81
  • Scored in four of their last five home games (scoring at least two goals in all four)
  • Only Dover (13) and Braintree (16) have conceded more home goals than Maidenhead (12)

Team News

Christian Smith returning in defence last week and should continue at the back. Manager Devonshire made a double change after 30 minutes against Salford and hinted there will be changes against Orient. Striker Josh Kelly has involved in Maidenhead’s last seven home goals and will be hoping to add to that tally. Alan Massey remains injured.

Head to Head

  • Two previous meetings, both ending in 1-0 away wins
Maidenhead H2H

Two meetings last Season

Last Time Out – 0-3 vs Salford City

Maidenhead vs Salford 2

Starting 11 vs Salford

Prediction – Maidenhead 1-2 Leyton Orient

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“It’s About How We Maintain This Consistency Going Forward”

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh wants his side to push on after their unbeaten run was ended last weekend. The O’s sit second in the League ahead of their trip to Maidenhead today and highlights the importance of building on their great start. Speaking to East London Advertiser it’s a fantastic start from the boys and now it’s about how we maintain this consistency going forward”.

  • League Record – P14  W8  D5  L1  F27  A10
  • Taken 19 points from last 24 available
Orient last 5 results

Orient’s last Six Results

Orient’s first defeat of the season came courtesy of a Jonah Ayunga which claimed all three points for Sutton. Edinburgh was disappointed his sides unbeaten run came to an end but knows the importance of their response. Speaking to leytonorient.comI think we’re frustrated in sense of being beaten and not getting something from the game. Sutton came to do a job and they done it well. The key for us is how we react to this and go forward”

  • Orient have only failed to score in one league game
  • Scored in 14 of their last 15 league games
  • Scored in their last eight away games
  • Scored in 10 of their last 11 away games (last failed, 0-1 Hartlepool, 17/4/2018)

 

With just five points separating the top seven, Edinburgh acknowledged the importance of his sides starting quickly this season. The O’s have promotion in their sights and the former Newport man knows that his side must stay within the pack if they are to challenge. Speaking to leytonorient.comwe reflect as a group, the start had to be a good one, one that we needed to be because of how many teams started so well. It’s one we are grateful for and one we certainly needed to keep ourselves in he ack of six or seven teams. The thing for us now as a group is how we respond and our reaction”

Orient next 5 games

Orient’s Next Six Fixtures

 

Goalkeeper Dean Brill has been an ever present since Edinburgh’s appointment back in November 2017. The O’s have not lost back to back league games under Edinburgh and Brill highlights his side will respond on Saturday. Speaking to East London Advertiserit is another challenge for us and that is for us to bounce back after a defeat. We did it last season I think we have only lost nine games since the gaffer has come in so we don’t like losing and there will be a response at Maidenhead”.

  • Orient have not lost consecutive league games since December 2017 (Torquay 3-0, Solihull Moors 1-0)
Response after Defeats under JE

Response after League Defeats under Edinburgh

Orient travel to Maidenhead with the Best Away Record in the division with defender Marvin Ekpiteta hoping the fans can back them to another victory on Saturday. Ekpiteta was named Manarama League Player of the Month for September on Friday which capped off a great month for the 23 year old after being called into the England C squad. Ekpiteta stated to guardian-seriesThe away fans have been unreal all season. They’ve been behind us all the time and we’ve got some great results away from home at some tough places. They’ve got a massive art to play so it will be good if they could continue to follow us”

  • Away Record – P7  W4  D3  L0  F14  A5
  • Won three of their last four
  • Only lost one of their last 12 away league games – W6  D5  L1 (0-1 Hartlepool, 17/04/18)
  • Conceded just nine goals in last 12 away league games
  • Eight of their 14 away goals have been in the second half – including seven in the final 30 minutes of games

The O’s won at Maidenhead last August in a tight affair and Edinburgh is expecting no different at York Road today. The Magpies have won four of their last five at home with Edinburgh keen for side to be at 100%. Speaking to leytonorient.com we are mindful, it’s a tough place to go, they have been very good at home this season and they will be wounded from their defeat to Salford. We have been very good on the road this season and we are looking to continue that, if we are we need to be at our best”

  • Kept five league clean sheets – Two away
  • No Clean sheet in last two
  • Only one clean sheet in last five
  • Two clean sheets in last four away games
  • Only AFC Fylde (3) have conceded fewer away goals

Team News

Orient have named the same starting 11 in the past ten matches and Edinburgh wasn’t sure if there would be changes at Maidenhead. Midfielder James Brophy could start after coming off the bench in the past two games. Sam Ling and Dale Gorman will both be hoping for starts on Saturday. Defender George Elokobi is back in full training and is near a return.

Head to Head

  • Two Previous meetings, both last season, both ending in 1-0’s for the away side
Maidenhead H2H

The Two Meetings last season

Last Time Out – 0-1 vs Sutton United, 29/09/2018

O's vs Boreham WOod

Starting 11 vs Sutton United

Prediction – Maidenhead 1-2 Leyton Orient

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“These Are the Games You Look Forward To”

Sutton United manager Paul Doswell is relishing his sides visit to Orient on Saturday. The O’s sit top of the National League and Doswell is hoping his side can inflict Orient’s first defeat of the season. Speaking to suttonunited.netthese are the games you look forward to in what is a highly competitive league”.

  • Sit 7th on 23 points – inside the playoffs on goal difference
  • League Record – P13  W6  D5  L2  F18  A15
  • Won four of the last six in all competitions
  • Taken 10 points from last 15 available

The U’s travel to Orient on the back of a 2-2 home draw with Dover Athletic on Tuesday evening. Craig Eastmond and Nicky Bailey put Doswell’s men 2-0 ahead before Mitch Brundle halved the deficit from the spot. Despite playing against ten men for the last ten minutes, Sutton were unable to hang on with Tim Schmoll equalising three minutes from time.

Sutton last 6 games

Sutton’s Last Six Results

Doswell was happy with his sides first half performance but admitted his side found it difficult to deal with Dover’s physical approach. Speaking to suttonunited.net we started really well and fully deserved our two goal lead but Dover certainly have a certain way of playing and both their goals came from the long throw which was similar to last season. After their first goal we couldn’t deal with the constant long throw and numerous free kick”.

  • Kept five league clean sheets – two away
  • One clean sheet in last four league games – Three in their last six
  • Kept Two in their last three away games

After leading 2-1 at the break, Doswell highlighted that a third goal would have wrapped up the game but highlighted his sides performance levels dropped. Speaking to suttonunited.netit’s hard to play against and it always seems to be a fight for knock downs and we didn’t compete well enough in the second half” He added “we still had two good chances with Charlie Clough and two great strikes from Nikcy and a third goal would have won the game”.

  • Only Failed to score in two games this season
  • Scored in  last two games and seven of their last eight
  • Scored in their last ten away games and 14/15 away games in 2018
  • 10/18 goals scored have been in the first half
  • But four of their nine away goals have been in the last 15 minutes of matches

Sutton lost in the playoff semi finals last season after finishing third and winger Kieron Cadogan is aware that that continuity could prove a boost for his side. Speaking to noneleaguedaily.comwe haven’t made too many changes from last season, so we should be contending hopefully, the whole vibe in the changing room is good so that should be a positive going into the later stages of season”.

  • Away League Record – P6  W3  D2  L1  F9  A7
  • Won their last three on road – all by a single goal
  • Won four of last seven away league games
  • Five of their six league wins have been by just one goal

Doswell is now in his 11th season at Gander Green Lane and despite continually improving year on year, he still keeps the same target. After gaining promotion to the National League back in 2016, Sutton have enjoyed their stay in the league but Doswell’s main aim remains staying in it for next season. Speaking to suttonunited.net I honestly think we are massively overachieving once again, our start to the season has been fantastic. 50 points is my first target and that’s the most important target”

Sutton last 2 seasons

Sutton’s performance in National League since Promotion

After their participation in the Scottish League Challenge Cup, tomorrow’s game will be their eighth in September and the start of four consecutive away games. The U’s lost  on their trip to the Breyer Group Stadium last December but Doswell highlights that it will be a difficult task. Speaking to suttonunited.netwe now have to move on to a massive challenge on Saturday against an excellent Orient side who will be backed by a huge crowd”.

Sutton next 6 games

Sutton’s Next 6 Fixtures

Team News

Captain Jamie Collins came off injured on Tuesday and is a doubt for the trip to Orient. Kieran Cadogan could return after sitting it out on Tuesday while Ross Lafayette, Josh Taylor and Harry Beautyman will be hoping for starts.

Head to Head – Sutton United 1, Draw 0, Leyton Orient 1

Sutton United H2H

Last Season’s Results

Last Time Out -2-2 vs Dover Athletic

Sutton vs Dover

Starting 11 vs Dover

Prediction – Leyton Orient 2-1 Sutton United

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“Keep Enjoying but We Want More of It”

Leyton Orient first team development coach Danny Webb insists everybody must enjoy the feel good factor around the club but there is still a long way to go. Orient’s win at Braintree on Tuesday night saw them go 13 games unbeaten at the start of a season, a new record. Speaking to leytonorient.com ” we are a quarter of the way through it, I feel it is much better to be in this position  than chasing personally. The boys have done wonders to get into this position, the message is keep enjoying but we want more of it

  • Sit 1st on 29 points – two points above Salford
  • League Record – P13  W8  D5  L0  F27  A9
Orient next 5 games

Orient’s next Six Fixtures

A Macauley Bonne hattrick and strikes from Josh Koroma and Marvin Ekpiteta saw the O’s pick up their third consecutive victory in a 5-1 victory at Braintree on Tuesday. Head coach Justin Edinburgh was thrilled his side were able to break the record and praised the professionalism of his side. Speaking to nationalleague.orgsometimes records get forgotten about but this is one I will always remember”. He added “I think this was a statement of intent. It’s brilliant we were very professional and the players were a credit to the club”.

Orient last 5 results

Orient’s last Six Results

Hat trick hero  Bonne went top of the National League scoring charts with his treble on Tuesday night. The former Colchester man was quick to point out that despite their unbeaten run, performance levels need to be maintained. Speaking to East London Advertiserwe set our standard to be winning games and playing well but I didn’t think anyone expected to go unbeaten for this long” He added “hopefully we can make this run last forever, but we need to just remember although it is good while it lasts, the main thing is keeping our standards high and winning games”.

  • Only team in National League to Score in Every game
  • Scored in last 14 league games and 15 of their last 16 games
  • Scored in last six at home and 9 of last 10
  • Scored two or more goals in four of their last five games

The O’s have come a long way since Edinburgh’s appointment in November 2017 and Danny Webb highlights their strength at both ends of the pitch. Speaking to leytorient,comin football, games are won and lost through mistakes in both boxes or not taking chances. At the moment we are clinical in front of goal and defending as team brilliantly”. With Orient yet to taste defeat, Webb illustrates that the way they play shouldn’t change if they are ahead or behind, “it is important if we are a goal up or down, we keep doing the same things, whatever happens, we do what we’re good at”.

  • Kept five clean sheets – three at home
  • Kept one in last four
  • Kept three in last four home games
  • Conceded just three goals in last seven games

Edinburgh picked up his first victory as head coach back in December but is aware that it will be another test for his side to overcome tomorrow. Speaking to East London Advertiserwe know it will be a very tough game. Sutton are a team of know – a team that knows how to win football matches. They have players who have had success, so we are fully aware if how tough it will be but we go in full of confidence”.

  • Home League Record – P6  W4  D2  F13  A4
  • Only Solihull (16) and Salford (19) have picked up more points at home
  • Have won their last four
  • Unbeaten in last six games
  • Scored two or more goals in 6 of last 10 at the Breyer Group Stadium

Orient have named the same starting 11 for the last nine games but Edinburgh has found the team selection even more difficult with the return to fitness of James Brophy and Sam Ling. Matt Harrold, Alex Lawless, Ling and Levi Lumenka all missed out on the squad at Braintree with Edinburgh highlighting that every player wants to be in the team. Speaking to leytonorient.comthey’re desperate, hungry and everyone has got the desire to be in the team. Competition is strong, players in the team know they need to be at their best to maintain their position”

  • Orient have scored 18/27 goals in second half  – including 10/13 at home
  • 10 of their last 12 at home have been in second half – six after 75th minute

Team News

James Brophy, James Alabi and Dale Gorman are all pushing for starts. Sam Ling is back fit after an ankle injury but George Elokobi is still regaining full fitness.

Head to Head – Leyton Orient 1, Draw 0, Sutton United 1

Sutton United H2H

Last Season’s Results

Last Time Out – 5-1 at Braintree

O's vs Boreham WOod

Starting 11 vs Braintree

Prediction – Leyton Orient 2-1 Sutton United

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“We’re Talking About 1 or 2 Per Cent Improvements”

Braintree Assistant manager Barry Bolton has urged his side to be more clinical in front of goal ahead of table topping Orient visiting on Tuesday night. The Iron fell to their sixth defeat in their last eight games on Saturday and Bolton has highlighted extra improvement is needed. Speaking to braintreeandwithamtimes.co.ukwe’re talking about 1 or 2 per cent improvement in a couple of areas and then we’ll turn these results around”.

  • Sit 23rd on 6 points – off the bottom on goal difference
  • League Record – P12  W1  D3  L8  F7  A16
  • Taken just four points from last eight games

Blair Turgott’s injury time penalty inflicted another home defeat on Saturday however Bolton was left baffled to how his side failed to take a share of the spoils. Speaking to braintreetown.co.ukI am speechless how we didn’t get something from the game is incredible and to lose again so deep into added time is an insult and added misery for everyone involved”.

  • Home League Record – P6  W0  D1  L5  F4  A11
  • Worst record in league – losing last four games
  • Won just one of their last eight home league games – W1  D2  L5
  • Last two defeats been 1-0
  • Only led for 25 minutes at home this season

Saturday’s 1-0 defeat was their third in their last four games with Bolton accepting it will be hard to lift the players but acknowledges it is a learning curve for them. Speaking to braintreeandwithamtimes.co.ukI don’t think the results are reflecting the performances we’re putting in. It is really hard picking the boys up but we have learn, it’s a tough one to take but these are the things we have to live with” He added “we’re all really gutted, we’ll lick our wounds and we’ll try to work out how to get over the line”.

Braintree last 6 games

Braintree’s Last Six Results

Braintree points

Braintree were promoted from National League South through the play offs last season but have struggled to adapt to life back in the league. One win in their opening 12 games is their worst start to a season these century. Bolton’s side are the league’s lowest scorers and admits that they need to start finishing off the chances they create, “every team will have decisions that go for them or have spells in a game, we have to make sure we take the pressure of our defence a bit more by converting some of the passages we are having” Braintreeandwithamtimes

  • No team failed to score in more games – Seven of 12
  • Scored in one of their last five games and two of their last seven
  • Failed to score in three of their last four
  • Not scored in opening 30 minutes all season
  • Only Scored four home goals all season – three came in one match

 

It’s been a harsh reality check for the Iron who bounced back to the National League after one season away. The quality in the league is a step up from the South and Bolton highlights that not being clinical in front of goal is the difference. Speaking to braintreeandwithamtimes.co.uk when we do get opportunities we need to convert them and that’s the difference. You give the opposition one chance to put the ball in the net and they are doing it, we seem to need two or three to get anything from game”.

  • Kept just one clean sheet – 1-0 at Gateshead
  • Have conceded in every home game
  • Kept just two clean sheets in their last 11 home games
Braintree next 6 games

Braintree’s Next Six Fixtures

Team News

Braintree manager Brad Quinton named an unchanged side at home to Maidstone on Saturday. Lyle Della-Verde will be hoping for a start coming off the bench in the last two games. Defender Michael Clark could face his old club.

Last Time Out – 0-1 vs Maidstone

Braintree vs Maidstone

Starting 11 vs Maidstone

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