“There Will be One Winner and I’m Confident it Will be Us”

Leyton Orient striker Macauley Bonne is confident his side can end their winless run when they host Woking tomorrow afternoon. Both sides head into the game just five points above the relegation zone after results in midweek but Bonne is positive his side can gain a positive result. Speaking to leytonorient.com We’ll be up for it, they’ll be up for it, there is 22 players on the pitch, they will be one winner and I’m confident it will be us”.

  • Sit 17th on 44 points
  • Last win – 1-0 vs Chester, 20/02/2018
  • League Record – P38  W11  D11  L16  F43  A50

The O’s extended their winless run to six games with 0-0 draw away at Eastleigh last Saturday. Head Coach Justin Edinburgh was pleased with how his side bounced back from defeat to Torquay on the South Coast. Speaking to leytonorient.com any point away from home is a good one. The response from Tuesday night was positive and certainly in the second half we were the only team who looked like they were going to win”.

  • Orient have fallen behind in four of their last five games – Three of last four home games

Midfielder Jobi McAnuff returned to action at Eastleigh after six weeks out and knows his side need to take the positives from the draw into Saturday’s game with Woking. The draw was Orient’s first clean sheet in six games and McAnuff highlighted to leytonorient.com that was a big target for us, it’s something we need to get back to. Sometimes you have to have perspective on the games and take the point”.

  • Kept ten league clean sheets (three at home)
  • Kept five clean sheets in 2018, four away
  • No clean sheet in last five home games
  • Last Clean sheet at home – 0-0 vs Boreham Wood, 06/01/2018
  • Two clean sheets in last eight home games

Bonne could be away with Zimbabwe after being called up by his country but the 22 year old declined the call to stay with Orient. Speaking to leytonorient.comthere was a lot of travelling to it, I have played a lot of minutes in my first full season and I didn’t thing I needed any extra games. I appreciate being called up, I am at the stage of my career where I make decision for me and I decided on a full week of training with no travelling to be ready for Woking”.

  • Orient have conceded 32/50 league goals in the first half of games
  • 11 between 1-15 minutes and 14 between 31-45 minutes
  • Six of the last nine conceded have been in first 15 minutes or last 15 minutes of games
  • 13/22 conceded under Edinburgh and eight of the last 13 conceded have been in the second half

Bonne has netted 19 times so far this season but much like his team, he has found it hard to find the net in recent games. The striker finds himself seven games without a goal but after recharging his batteries, he is confident he can net against his former club on Saturday. “I haven’t scored in a few games now, I don’t let it affect my game, if I’m not scoring and I am making sure I am being busy. I have done a few early morning sessions which has helped me get my sharpness back and I am really confident of notching on Saturday”.

  • Orient have failed to score in 13 league games (six at home)
  • Failed to score in their last two
  • Only scored one goal in last four league matches and just three in their last six league games
  • Have not scored two or more goals in their last seven league games

After wins in midweek for Solihull Moors and Hartlepool, Orient are now looking over their shoulders at the teams below them. After creating an eight point gap last weekend, assistant Manager Ross Embleton is aware his side need wins to pull them out of danger. Speaking to leytonorient.com we have found ourselves in situation this year, no means where we want to be. We find ourselves in a position where we need to pull some wins together. We don’t expect them (Woking) to make it easy for us, we know they haven’t been on a good run of late but we have a good week to prepare”.

  • Record against Bottom half – P17  W8  D4  L5 – 28/44 league points
  • Home record – W3  D2  L3


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Orient’s next four fixtures


With this weekend being an International break, Orient are hoping for a bumper crowd at Brisbane Road after announcing adult tickets are just £5. Embleton is hoping the message has reached the local community and the added support can help them to a first home win in 2018, the important thing from everyone’s perspective is to understand what having a good crowd can be having them behind us. We have a responsibility to got out, set an intensity and a tone to make it exciting and get people of their seats”.

  • Home League Record – P19  W5  D6  L8  F25  A24
  • No win in their last seven – D3  L4
  • Last win – 26/12/2017 – 2-0 vs Dagenham & Redbridge
  • Only won three home games since 4th September – W3  D6  L8

Woking arrive in E10 on the back of a 2-2 home draw with Wrexham last weekend. Josh Staunton opened to the scoring for Woking before putting through his own net 12 minutes before half time. Marcus Kelly put Wrexham ahead but Joey Jones struck ten minutes from time to earn Woking a point.

  • Sit 18th on 44 points
  • Form in last six – D2  L4
  • Last wins 1-0 vs Chester, 10/02/2018
  • League Record – P38  W12  D8  L18  F47  A60

Despite taking a point, manager Anthony Limbrick was left seething after his side were denied a late penalty after Reece Grego-Cox ws brought down. Speaking to Wokingfc.co.uk Limbrick stated “we showed how close we came today, if I am honest we should be talking about the win after an absolute blatant penalty. Reece is through on goal, One on One, I thought it was a disgraceful decision”.

  • Failed to score in nine league games (two away)
  • Failed to score in two of their last four
  • Scored in three of their last four away games

After picking a point against a promotion contender, Goalkeeper Nathan Baxter is keen for his side to perform against the team in and around them. Speaking to wokingfc.co.uk we actually played really well in the second half, I thought it was a real great performance from the team. The two goals were sloppy from our point of view. We need to find a way of transferring performances against the top sides into the Halifax’s”. 

  • Kept eight league clean sheets (two away)
  • No clean sheet in last three – conceding seven
  • Kept three in their last eight – all at home
  • No clean sheet in last nine away games – 3-0 at Bury, FA Cup, 14/11/2017
  • Conceded two or more in eight of their last nine away games


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Woking’s position after 15 games


The point was only Woking 10th of 2018 and Baxter is fully aware that it is not good enough. The Cardinals sat 3rd in October but just two wins from their last 20 in all competitions has left Woking looking over their shoulder. Speaking to wokingfc.co.uk, Baxter stated “we have really good team spirit, we have stuck together, the supporters are rightfully unhappy about how we have performed, it’s hasn’t been good enough”.

  • Conceded 34/60 league goals in the first half – including 15 between 31-45 minutes (20/35 away from home)
  • Only Guiseley conceded more in that period
  • Five of their last six games – Woking have conceded a goal between 31-45 minutes


Woking next five

Woking’s next five fixtures


A major stumbling block for Limbrick’s men has been their dreadful away record. The Cardinals have only taken 12 points away so far this season but that will have to change with four of their next five league games on the road. Speaking to wokingfc.co.uk, Limbrick stated “There are only a few teams that have won as many games as us at home, we know what is needed now and that is for the away form to pick up,We are very positive at home and it is frustrating that are away form hasn’t been up there.

  • Away League Record – P18  W3  D3  L12  F18  A35
  • Only Guiseley (9) have taken less points away
  • Winless in their last nine games – D2  L7
  • No away league win since 03/10/2017 – 2-0  at Chester (11 games, D3  L8)
  • Lost their last three and four of their last five on the road

Woking lost 2-0 to Orient back in August but Limbrick is keen for his side to go to Brisbane Road looking to pick up maximum points, “they are a huge club, I am sure they expected to be up there at the start. They have a big budget and a lot of fans. We are looking forward to going there. We will put a plan together and go and get something from the game”.

  • Scored 27/47 league goals in the second half – 13/18 away goals
  • Scored 14 between 46-60 minutes – the most in the division

Team News

Orient have available both Ebou Adams and MacAuley Bonne after being given permission by their country to play. Jobi McAnuff could continue on the wing while Josh Koroma is pushing for a start after impressing off the bench at Eastleigh. Jake Caprice could return to the squad after missing the game last weekend while Myles Judd and Dan Happe are continuing their comebacks from injury.

Woking are set to be without Reece Grego-Cox who is away on International duty with Ireland U21’s. Josh Staunton should be available after playing for England C in midweek alongside Louis Ramsey who returned to action after injury in the draw with Wrexham. Jordan Wynter and Chez Isaac could return to the squad while Fabio Saraiva and Jonny Edwards will be hoping for recalls to the starting 11.

Prediction – Leyton Orient 2-1 Woking

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“We’ll Take it and the Unbeaten Run Starts Now”

Leyton Orient defender Sam Ling insists his side need to take the positives from their 1-1 draw with Ebbsfleet on Saturday. Kenny Clark’s own goal cancelled out Corey Whitely’s opener on Saturday but with a home game with Torquay tomorrow night, Ling is keen for his side to build on the result. Speaking to East London AdvertiserWe’ll take it and the unbeaten run starts now and with ten games left hopefully we can kick on”.

  • Sit 15th on 43 points – nine points above relegation zone
  • League Record – P36  W11  D10  L15  F43  A49
  • Form in last six – W2  D2  L2

The draw on Saturday ended a tough week for Edinburgh’s men. Having lost to Dover and departed the FA Trophy in midweek, Edinburgh was pleased with the response from his side. Speaking to East London Advertiserwe need a response and we were disappointed in ourselves, we are hurting because we’ve let situations pass us by. I’m pleased. No one likes being questioned, me, my staff, my players and as a club, I’m pleased with the response”.

  • Kept nine league clean sheets – (three at home)
  • No clean sheet in last four – conceding eight
  • Kept just two in their last 11 – both away (1-0 wins at Chester, Fylde)
  • No clean sheet in last four home games (0-0 vs Boreham Wood, 06/01/18)
  • Kept two in last seven home games

Ling who re-joined the O’s in February and was delighted to finally make his long awaited home debut on Saturday. Speaking to leytonorient.com I have waited a long long time for this, it came today, I was buzzing to get out there in front of these fans”. Ling has seen his chances limited so far after being cup tied in the FA Trophy.  But with a clear run to the end of the season, the 21 year old is keen to tie down a starting position, “I know I am not going to walk in to these team, I will need to earn my place, hopefully I can train and play well when I get the chance, make a position my own”.

  • Failed to score in 11 league games (five at home)
  • Only failed in one of their last 11 games (1-0 loss at Dover, 03/03/18)
  • Scored in their last four home games – scoring seven
  • Scored two or more in two their last seven games – won neither of them

After falling behind in the last three games, Justin Edinburgh was happy with the guts his side showed to pull level on Saturday. Speaking to leytonorient.com the response from the setback was good, credit to the players who showed initiative. They were brave in possession of the ball and I thought they moved the ball well on a difficult surface, they played with bravery when required”.

  • Conceded 31/48 league goals in the first half 
  • 11 between 1-15 minutes and 13 between 31-45 minutes
  • Last two games – Orient have conceded a goal in the opening 15 minutes
  • Six of their last eight conceded have been in the first 15 minutes or last 15 minutes
  • 13/21 conceded under Edinburgh and eight of the last 12 conceded have been in the second half 

Edinburgh side have pulled themselves clear of the relegation mix and know a couple more results will keep them safe. However without a win in their last four, the former Newport manager knows it is the first real test for his side. Speaking to leytonorient.com “questions have been asked of us, we accept and understand that, we’ve come a long way in a short space of time. We had a setback over the last little period, we answered a few questions today and we have set ourselves some challenges, this has given us a start for the remaining games”.

  • 27/43 of Orient’s points have come against bottom half sides
  • Record – P15  W8  D3  L4
  • Home Record – W3  D2  L2

Orient side has been decimated with illness over the last two weeks but with players returning Edinburgh insists his side will be ready when Torquay visit, “it is a quick turnaround, we have come through unscathed today which is a big plus, we will rest up and be prepared for Torquay on Tuesday”.

  • Home League Record – P18  W5  D6  L7  F25  A33
  • No win in last six – D3  L3
  • Last win – 26/12/17, 2-0 vs Dagenham
  • Only won three games since 4th September – W3  D6  L7
  • All five wins have been by two or more goals

Torquay arrive in E10 on the back of a 1-0 away defeat at Maidstone on Saturday – their third lost in a row. Josh Hare’s goal two minutes from time leaves the nine points from safety with just ten games left.

  • Sit 23rd on 27 points
  • Form in last six – W2  D1  L3
  • League Record – P36  W6  D9  L21  F32  A61
  • Second worse defensive record in league behind Guiseley (68)

Torquay manager Gary Owers thought his side should have left with a point at Maidstone but their season unravelled in the last couple of minutes. Speaking to devonlive.com, Owers stated “I thought we were worthy of a point on the balance of play but in the blink of an eye, they score a goal out of nothing at one end and then we have a guilt edged chance and can’t convert. It has been us all season”.

  • Kept just seven league clean sheets (two away)
  • No clean sheet in last 14 games
  • Last clean sheet – 0-0 home vs Aldershot, 02/12/2017
  • No clean sheet in last seven away games (last – 1-0 vs Sutton, 21/11/2017)
  • Conceded two or more in six of their last ten games

Jon Paul Pittman missed a glorious chance late on to snatch a point back on Saturday. The Gulls are the second lowest scorers in the division and Owers knows that it has been a problem for his side throughout the season. Speaking to torquayunited.comyou’ve got to score. I’m not being critical or personal but we’ve made chances like that all season and if we’d converted more then we wouldn’t be in the position but we don’t take them. That’s a point instead of nothing again and that’s where we are”.

  • Failed to score in 16 league games – joint most in league
  • Failed in two of their last three games
  • Failed to score in four of their last six away games
  • Scored 18/32 league goals in first half – eight in the opening 15 minutes

A tail of late goals has cost the Gulls all season and once again was the case on Saturday. Torquay have dropped two points in as many games conceding late goals but Owers knows that his side can only look at themselves. Speaking to BBC Radio Devonit is something that has cost us dearly in the last couple of games and we have nobody but ourselves to blame”.

  • Conceded 42/61 league goals in the second half – most in the league
  • Conceded 20 in the final 15 minutes of games – the most in league
  • Three of the last six conceded have been between 76-90 minutes
  • Dropped six points in last 15 minutes of matches this season

Since Torquay beat Orient back in November, the Gulls have only won two league games in 14. But with seven of their last ten fixtures against the bottom ten, Owers is confident is side will battle to the end. Speaking to devonlive.comI am sure everyone is writing us off but we haven’t given up, the lads haven’t given up and we are going to see it right through to the bitter end”.

  • 12/21 defeats in league have been by two or more goals
  • 16 of their 27 points have come against the bottom half – W4  D4  L7


Torquay run in

Remaining fixtures against bottom ten


The Gulls have three of their next four away from home so it could be a make or break period for them. Manager Owers might make a few changes when they travel to Orient on Tuesday night. Speaking to torquayunited.comit will be a tough game. I might just reshuffle it, I might think about having a look at some of the guys that haven’t featured and give them a chance. We have to consider every option at the moment”.

  • Away league Record – P18  W3  D4  L11  F14  A34
  • Only Woking (12) and Guiseley (9) have taken less points away than Torquay
  • Lowest scorers away from home
  • Only won one of their last seven away games – W1  D2  L4
  • Last win – 2-1 at Maidenhead, 10/02/2018
  • Three of their last five league wins have been away

Team News

Defenders Joe Widdowson and Dan Happe are doubts after missing Saturday’s draw with Ebbsfleet with illness and injury. Sam Ling and George Elokobi are set to continue in defence. Jobi McAnuff could be involved on Tuesday after recovering from injury. James Dayton and Charlie Lee remain out through injury.

Head to Head – Leyton Orient 34, Draw 20, Torquay United 31

Last meeting – 25/11/2018 – Torquay United 3-0 Leyton Orient

  • Orient are winless in the last four meetings
  • Orient have only won one of the last eight meetings – W1  D3  L4
  • 10 of Orient’s last 11 wins over Torquay have come at home


Torquay head to head

The last nine meetings between sides

Prediction – Leyton Orient 2-1 Torquay United


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“It’s Up to Us to Put in Performances to Finish Season on a High”

Leyton Orient goalkeeper Dean Brill highlights that his side need to put their cup disappointment behind them ahead of their home game with Ebbsfleet United tomorrow. The O’s bowed out of the FA Trophy after a 3-2 away defeat in their quarter final replay against Gateshead on Tuesday. Speaking to leytonorient.com Brill stated we like playing at home and with the fans behind us, it is up to us to put in performances to finish season on a high”.

  • Sit 16th on 42 points 
  • Winless in last three – conceding seven goals
  • League Record – P35  W11  D9  L15  F42  A48
  • Form in last six – W2  D2  L2

Justin Edinburgh’s men fought back from 2-0 down at Gateshead on Tuesday but another late goal cost them their place in the trophy. The O’s were down to 15 fit players in the North East but the former Newport man knows where his side need to improve. Speaking to leytonorient.com we have got to stop this, it is coming a bit of a common theme at the minute, we’ve gone from a team that was very hard to beat and seeing games out. Of late we have come away from that. It’s frustrating and something that will be addressed”.

  • Kept nine league clean sheets (three at home)
  • No clean sheet in last three
  • Two in their last five (both away in 1-0 wins)
  • No clean sheet in last three home games
  • Kept just two in their last six home games

Tuesday’s loss saw Orient fall to back to back defeats for the first time since Edinburgh’s appointment in November. The most disappointing thing for Brill was “the manner of the defeats”. Speaking to leytonorient.com that’s what hurts, sometimes you play games and you are not as good as the opposition on the day, but I feel the late goals have been harder to take. Tuesday’s game we fought our way back in but conceded another late goal and it’s something we are looking to put right on Saturday”.

  • Conceded 30/48 league goals in first half (10 between 1-15 minutes, 13 between 31-45)
  • 13 of the 20 conceded under Edinburgh have been in the second half
  • Eight of the last 11 have been in the second half
  • Five of the last seven have been in the last 30 minutes of matches
  • Have conceded a goal in the last 15 minutes in their last three matches

Sitting eight points above the relegation zone, Orient need a couple more wins to be sure of their National League place for next season. Despite the disappointment of exiting the cup, Edinburgh is keen for his side to build a run of form which they can take into the following season. Speaking to eastlondonadvertiser we have got to continue to be looking to accumulate as many points as we can and finish the season strongly. If we do that then we can take momentum we built into next year”.

  • Home league record – P17  W5  D5  L7  F24  A22
  • No win in last five – D2  L3
  • Last win – 2-0 vs Dagenham, Boxing Day
  • Only won three home games since September 4th – P15  W3  D5  L7
  • Conceded seven in their last three home games

With illness and injury resulting a thread bare squad at Gateshead, assistant manager Ross Embleton is happy to have four of his players back after being cup tied. After consecutive defeats the added selection dilemma is only a good thing. Speaking to leytonorient.com their is now competition for places and they know they have to perform on a regular basis to hold down a place in the squad”.

  • Failed to score in 11 league games (five at home)
  • Only failed in one of their last 10 (1-0 at Dover, 03/03/18)
  • Scored in their last three home games
  • Scored 25/42 league goals in the second half
  • 19/ 27 under Edinburgh and 23 of last 32 scored have been in the second half

Ebbsfleet’s win earlier in the season over the O’s signalled the end of Steve Davis’s reign and Embleton is very aware of the threat that they could pose tomorrow. Speaking to leytonorient.com they are an aspiring club, everyone is aware of their financial capabilities and the direction they want to go in as a club. It will be a test and we know the run they have been on. They have been performing well and getting good results so we have to be mindful and respectful but we have to impose ourselves to use this as an opportunity to bounce back”

  • Record against top half – P20  W4  D6  L10    18 points
  • Home – P9  W2  D3  L4

Ebbsfleet arrive in E10 on the back of a 1-0 win away at Hartlepool two weeks ago. Dean Rance’s first half header gave Daryl McMahon’s side their fourth win on the spin and gives them a realistic ambitions of the play offs. Fleet arrive fresh after their home game with Wrexham last weekend was postponed due to the adverse weather conditions.

  • Sit 9th on 55 points 
  • Won four in a row for first time since April 2017
  • League Record – P36  W14  D13  L9  F47  A41
  • Form in last six – W4  L2

Fleet have been consistent throughout the season despite only being promoted last season. After just one defeat in their opening 14 league games, Fleet have continued to show their credentials and sit just five points away from the play offs. Striker Luke Coulson is confident his side can overhaul the gap to 7th placed Wrexham. Speaking to kentonline.co.ukthere have been one or two dips when we’ve got close and fallen away but when you consider we have been consistent throughout the season and played some great football, I think we’re always been a contender”.

  • Kept 11 league clean sheets (four away)
  • One in their last three
  • Two in their last six and two in their last four on the road
  • Last kept back to back away clean sheets – Feb/March 2017

Daryl McMahon heads back to one of his former clubs tomorrow after playing for the O’s between 2004 -2007. After gaining promotion for the Conference South last season after four years away, McMahon is relishing a trip back to Brisbane Road. Speaking to kentonline.co.uk it’s the biggest game down South for all of us, Leyton Orient are the biggest club in the league and we’re really looking forward to it. It’s a great fixture”

  • Away Record – P18  W5  D8  L5  F20  A23
  • Won back to back away games (1-0 vs Hartlepool, 2-1 vs Halifax)
  • Won three of their last six away games
  • Only won three of their last 13 away games – W3  D4  L6

McMahon beat his former side 2-1 back in November and is keen for his side to impress in front of the Brisbane Road crowd, “there is no better stage at this level than Brisbane Road. I’m sure they will have a decent crowd there. There is nothing for us to fear, it’s about putting our best foot forward and respecting the opposition but showing people we’re a decent side aswell”.

  • Failed to score in 12 league games (six away)
  • Scored in last four (last failed, 03/02/18 3-0 loss at Tranmere)
  • Scored in last two away and five of their last eight 
  • Scored 30/47 league goals in second half
  • Four of their last six and seven of their last ten in league have been in second half

McMahon is aware that Leyton Orient are a different proposition under Justin Edinburgh. Speaking to kentonline.co.ukJustin’s gone in and done a good job, got points on the board which they didn’t have before. They are very solid and a totally different team to the one we faced earlier. They are more of a 4-4-2 system, compact and working harder. A lot harder to break down”.

  • Conceded 22/41 league goals in first half – 14/23 away
  • In 2018, eight of their 14 goals conceded have been in first half

After success in the play offs last season, Coulson highlights that with just ten games remaining, there are a lot of twists and turns to be had. Speaking to kentonline.co.ukeveryone knows that going into the final leg of the season, it’s all on form and whoever is unbeaten in the last eight games or who has won the last seven. We know teams are beatable if our tactics are right and we’re all switched on”.

  • Four of their five away wins have been by one goal
  • Their last six league wins have been by just one goal

Team News

Leyton Orient can welcome back the quartet of Nathan Mavilla, Dan Holman, Sam Ling and Marvin Ekpitela after they were cup tied in midweek. Craig Clay and Alex Lawless are doubts after also missing the trip. George Elokobi and Jobi McAnuff look set miss out through injury while James Dayton and Charlie Lee remain long term absentees.

Ebbsfleet could name an unchanged side after picking up their fourth win on the spin. Striker Norman Wabo is available after joining from Southend on loan in midweek while Laurie Wilson could be back in contention after recovering from a hamstring injury. Darren McQueen remains out with a knee injury.

Prediction – Leyton Orient 2-2 Ebbsfleet United


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“We Need to go There and Try and Get a Result”

Leyton Orient defender Joe Widdowson wants to get their weekend defeat out of the system when they visit Gateshead tomorrow in their FA Trophy Quarter Final replay. After last week’s initial date was postponed, Orient travel north after suffering their first defeat in seven games at Dover Athletic on Saturday. Mitch Pinnock’s winner eight minutes from time handed Orient their first away defeat since the 2nd December. 

  • Sit 16th in National League
  • Form in last six – W3  D2  L1

Widdowson who has been an ever present throughout the season stated to leytonorient.com it’s good to have a game on Tuesday night, it’s a different competition and away from the league. We need to go there and try and get a result to progress to the semi-finals, that’s our aim now”.

  • Orient have not lost back to back games since the start of December (Torquay, 3-0, Solihull Moors, 1-0)

Despite the defeat Justin Edinburgh felt his side deserved a share of the spoils but highlights that his side our their own worst enemies at the moment. Speaking to leytonorient.com it was a disappointing end to the game, I thought we were fast out of the blocks and efficient. We certainly should have been coming away with at least a point but we have been the instigators with an individual error that has cost us the game”

  • Seven of the last eight conceded have been in the second half of games
  • 12 of the 17 conceded under Edinburgh have been in the second half

After back to back clean sheets, Edinburgh’s Orient side have conceded four goals in their last two games – all the goals coming in the last 30 minutes of games. The former Newport man illustrated that despite good performances from individuals, his side need to be stronger defensively. Speaking to BBC Londonit was an individual error, our mind set has got to be to have a greater desire to stop conceding goals because there was a lot of real positive performances. Craig Clay and Ebou Adams were quite outstanding today and didn’t deserve to be on the losing side”.

  • Kept 11 clean sheets – (seven away)
  • Two clean sheets in last three away
  • Two clean sheets in last nine games
  • Kept four clean sheets in their last eight away games
  • Conceded eight goals in four trophy games this season

Orient’s game at Dover at the weekend was the only game in the National League to survive the weather conditions of the past week. Despite the disruptive week, Widdowson was quick to highlight that it wasn’t to blame for their loss, “we had a couple of players missing today, it happen sometimes in football, you don’t get the ideal preparation but it’s no excuse, we still had a good team out today. We didn’t play well enough”.

  • Failed to score in 11 games this season 
  • Scored in eight of their last nine games
  • Saturday was the first time Orient failed to score since 06/01/2018 (Boreham Wood, 0-0)
  • Scored two or more in five of their last nine games
  • Scored in seven of their last nine away games

Orient have a second chance to progress to the semi finals on Tuesday but with illness striking the camp, Edinburgh will have to assess to who makes the trip to the North East. With the weather improving,  Edinburgh is aware that his side are still in limbo to if the conditions will be good enough to play. Speaking to leytonorient.com, “we will have to reassess, look at the bodies and illness and get the mindset going for Tuesday. We are in the lapse of the Gods to see if it goes ahead, but we’ll be prepared to go up there”.

  • Away record this season – P22  W8  D5  L9  F26  A33
  • Lost only one of their last nine – W7  D1  L1
  • Last defeat – 1-0 vs Dover Athletic, 02/12/17
  • Won four of their last five on the road – scoring eight

The Heed Army have not played since the 3-3 draw at Brisbane Road after their weekend trip to Tranmere Rovers was postponed due to the adverse weather conditions. The break has given manager Steve Watson some time to reflect on the first encounter. Speaking to Gateshead-fc.comit gave us a chance to give players a rest after all the games they have been playing and a chances to assess where we could do better and what went wrong”.

Gateshead four at home

Gateshead Next Four at home

In their FA Trophy run, Steve Watson’s Gateshead side certainly have had a never say die attitude, for the third consecutive tie his side battled back from a losing position to earn a replay. However the former Newcastle man would love a straight forward round but knows his side don’t like doing things simply. Speaking to Gateshead-fc.comI would love to do things the easy way but we don’t seem to be able to”

  • Sit 14th in National League
  • One win in last five – last win 1-0 at Guiseley, 13/02/18
  • Form in last six – W2  D2  L2

With just one win in the previous four games, Watson will be hoping his side start better than they did at Brisbane Road. Gateshead were 3-0 down after 57 minutes bt fought back to gain the draw. Speaking after the initial tie to Gateshead-fc.comwe were poor, we didn’t return the ball how we needed to in an away game against a team in good form. Most of their attacks came from us giving the ball away, we came in 1-0 down and deservedly so”.

  • Kept 14 clean sheets (nine at home)
  • Only kept two in their last six games
  • Last clean sheet – 1-0 at Guiseley, 13/02/18
  • Only kept one in six trophy games this season
  • Kept two in last three at home – last 3-0 vs Maidstone FA Trophy, 06/02/18

The Heed army are definitely a second half team and Watson illustrates that the players need to start games how they finish them. For the fifth game in their last seven Gateshead fell behind, it is very difficult to rule our boys out, we have come back so many times, the hardest thing for me now is to get them to believe and start playing games how they finish them”. He added “we always know we are in a game, if we are still in with a shout with half hour to go, we will pile on the pressure”.

  • Ten of their last 12 goals have been scored in the second half
  • 19 of the 25 goals scored in 2018 have been in the second half
  • Failed to score in nine games this season
  • Scored in last seven games – last failed 0-0 vs Wrexham, 30/01/18
  • Only failed to score in one of last 13 games

Striker Johnson has had a tough few months but after netting his first goals since November on Saturday, he is hoping it can kick start his scoring till the end of the season. The 24 year old acknowledges that his side always find a way in the trophy to get a result. Speaking to Gateshead-fc.comI think we’ve played a team in our defence every round. In football, it’s never going to be simple. But sometimes you look at a cup run and think, yes it is our time, it’s going to fall for us”.

With the replay on Tuesday, Watson is hoping his side take some momentum and belief into the return game. Speaking to Gateshead-fc.comhopefully we have got some momentum and some belief. If we go in carrying the momentum that we had in the last 20-25 minutes at home. It will be a tough place for them to come, they are a good side and have some good players”.

  • Home record this season – P20  W9  D7  L6  F30  A25
  • Won two of their last five – last win 3-0 vs Maidstone, 06/02/18
  • Only won three home games since Start of December – W3  D4  L3
  • Scored in seven of last nine home game

Richard Peniket struck the equaliser at the death at Brisbane Road and knows he side wil be up for the challenge that awaits them on Tuesday night. Speaking to Gateshead-fc.comwe are looking forward to it obviously, we’re hoping that they might be thinking “oh, a long trip to Gateshead and might not be up for it” He added “we’ll be expecting a tough game again but we’re delighted considering we were 3-0 down to still be in the competition”

Team News

Leyton Orient will have to assess whether midfielder James Brophy (illness) and defender Dan Happe (food poisoning) will be fit to travel.  . George Elokobi and Jobi McAnuff missed the first tie and are set to miss Tuesday’s trip north. Sam Ling, Dan Holman and Nathan Mavilla are remain cup tied.

Gateshead will have Nathan Fyfield available after suspension while striker Daniel Johnson will be looking for a start after netting twice from the bench on Saturday. Only Ben Fox is ruled out after being cup tied

Prediction – Gateshead 1-2 Leyton Orient 

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“We Need To Take Some Frustration in to React”

Leyton Orient defender Josh Coulson highlights that his side should take some frustration out on Dover Athletic when they travel to the Crabble tomorrow. The O’s blew a three goal lead at home to Gateshead last weekend in the FA Trophy and Coulson is aware that his side need to react tomorrow. Speaking to leytonorient.comwe have to pick ourselves up, it’s football. We need to take some frustration in to react and get a good performance”.

  • Sit 16th on 42 points – eight above relegation zone
  • Unbeaten in their last six – W4  D2
  • Last defeat – 3-2 vs Aldershot, 27/01/2018
  • League Record – P34  W11  D9  L14  F42  A47

Orient cruised into a three goal lead thanks to goals from Josh Koroma, Ebou Adams and Josh Coulson however Gateshead netted three times in 22 minutes to force a replay. Head coach Justin  Edinburgh was very disappointed with the two different sides he saw from his team on Saturday.  Speaking to leytonorient.com Edinburgh stated, “we were in control of the game, we played the best 65 minutes of football certainly here since I’ve been here. But to back that up with probably the worse 20-25 minutes, in terms off complacency we have to accept that”

  • Conceded 30/47 league goals in the first half – including 16/25 away
  • Ten between 1-15 minutes and ten between 31-45 minutes
  • Only five of the 16 conceded under Edinburgh have been in the first half
  • Six of the last seven conceded have been in second half – five in the final 30 minutes of games

The draw with Gateshead ended an unbeaten February for Edinburgh’s men, their first unbeaten month of the season. Edinburgh praised the effort of the players and is determined to start March with a win on Saturday. Speaking to leytonorient.comI am delighted for the players, credit to the boys they have put the work in and gone out, putting in high quality performances. It is what we have got to match and we are doing that. It’s been a good month but it could have been capped with confirming our semi final spot but we are still in the draw”.

  • Away League Record – P17  W6  D4  L7  F18  A25
  • Unbeaten in their last eight – W7  D1
  • Last defeat – 1-0 vs Solihull Moors, 02/12/2017
  • Back to back 1-0 wins at AFC Fylde and Chester
  • Won last five in a row (including extra time win at Bognor)

With the weather playing havoc across the country, Orient’s replay with Gateshead was postponed in midweek and rearranged for next Tuesday. The backlog of fixtures means Orient will have a busy end to the season but Coulson loves the buzz of playing games, “there is a lot of games coming up, I love that, it is what we want to play in. Having a big squad helps, it is evitable we will pick up knocks and injuries and it is good to have healthy competition“.  


Busy March

Orient’s Run of Games till Easter


A worry for the O’s is, it was the second time in a month they blew a three goal lead after cruising in a match after almost blowing their lead against Dover in early March. Coulson acknowledges that is side will know what to expect when they arrive at the Crabble tomorrow, “it will much the same, we all know what happened there, it wasn’t good, we will look to put that right as well and hopefully it will comfortable”

  • Kept nine league clean sheets (six away)
  • Kept two in their last three – including their last two away games
  • Kept four in their last five away games
  • Kept four in ten games in 2018 and six in 16 games under Edinburgh

With little chance of training outside, Edinburgh highlighted how annoying the big freeze has been but ensures that the players will be ready when they set foot on the pitch on Saturday. Speaking to leytonorient.com it has been extremely disruptive, we have kept the players ticking over in the gym and we have prepared the best we can. We go there full of confidence hoping to record more points which keeps us moving up the table”.

  • Failed to score in ten league games – (five away)
  • Scored in their last eight games
  • Last failed to score – 0-0 vs Boreham Wood, 06/01/2018
  • Scored two or more in five of their last eight games
  • Scored in seven of their last eight away games

Dover Athletic head into tomorrow’s clash with Orient on the back of a 3-1 defeat away at AFC Fylde, their fourth defeat in their last five. Mitch Pinnock had put them ahead but three goals in the last 22 minutes from Danny Rowe, Serhat Tasdemir and James Hardy helped Fylde to victory.

  • Sit 9th on 54 points – one point outside play offs
  • League Record – P35  W14  D12  L9  F47  A33
  • Form in last six – W2  L4
  • Only Wrexham (29) have conceded fewer goals

Despite taking the lead at Mill Farm last weekend, Dover were unable to hold onto the lead and manager Chris Kinnear was disappointed with how is side played once they had the advantage. Speaking to kentonline.co.uk once we got the goal, the game died down a bit, but we were guilty of trying to play too much. We gave the ball away and you can’t do that”.

  • Kept 13 clean sheets in league (seven at home)
  • Kept just one in last ten
  • Kept one in last six home games
  • Conceded two or more in seven of last ten games

Kinnear felt his side overplaying when in possession cost his side a result at Fylde and understands that his side need to learn how to see games out, “the players need to learn, once we get one nil up, you can’t over play. The conditions weren’t the best but it’s the same for both teams, the pitch was more of an issue for the way we like to play”.

  • Failed to score in eight league games (four at home)
  • Scored in last three games
  • Scored in nine of last ten games
  • Only failed to score 0-1 vs Sutton, 10/02/2018
  • Scored in five of last six at home
  • Scored two or more in 11 of last 16 games

Kinnear’s men are in a battle for what looks like one play off spot and the 63 year old knows that his side have the ability to finish in the top seven. Speaking to doverathletic.com we’ve just got to move on, there is a long way to go still, you can go on a run”

  • Home League Record – P18  W8  D5  L5  F25  A14
  • Joint Best defence with Wrexham
  • Won three of last five at home , lost other two
  • Last win 1-0 vs Dagenham, 20/02/2018
  • Conceded in six of last eight at home

It will be the third meeting between the sides this season and assistant manager Jake Leberl stated to kentonline.co.uk “they have been tight games with Leyton Orient, they were 3-0 up in the trophy game, we got back but lost 4-3″. He added “we know each other very well and there won’t be any surprises, it will be a good game and hopefully a good crowd”.

  • Scored 28/47 league goals in second half
  • Scored 14 in final 15 minutes of games – gaining eight points this season
  • Conceded 22/33 league goals in second half
  • Eight of their last 11 have been in second half

Team News

Leyton Orient have doubt over midfielder Jobi McAnuff and defender George Elokobi but midfielder Ebou Adams is fit to play after picking up an injury last weekend. Dan Holman is expected to return after missing the trophy game due to being cup tied. Marvin Ekpiteta has been recalled from his loan spell his at East Thurrock and could be involved.

Dover are expected to have recent signings Kevin Lokko and Ade Azeez in their squad after their moves from Dagenham and Cambridge. Mitch Pinnock will hoping to add to his five goals in his last five games on Saturday. 

Prediction – Dover Athletic 1-3 Leyton Orient

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“We’re a Team Full of Confidence”

Leyton Orient defender Dan Happe is confident his side will progress to the semi finals of the FA Trophy on Saturday. The O’s host Gateshead in the Quarter Finals and the Orient youngster is keen for his side to keeping their momentum going. Speaking to leytonorient.com it will be a tough game, both teams will be proper up for it, I reckon we can come out on top. We’re a team full of confidence and we want to push on to the semi’s”.

  • 15th in National League
  • Form in last six – W4  D1  L1
  • Only lost three of 15 games under Justin Edinburgh – W9  D3  L3
  • Last defeat – 3-2 vs Aldershot, 27/01/18

Orient extended their unbeaten run to five games with a second consecutive 1-0 away win on Tuesday. James Brophy’s second half header saw Orient leave Chester with all three points. Head coach Justin Edinburgh was delighted with the result, speaking to leytonorient.com it’s another fantastic away performance, really assured, credit to the players, their was a phenomenal work rate tonight and we were always a threat”

  • Orient have scored eight in three trophy games this season
  • Orient have scored in five of their six cup games this season – only failing vs Dagenham & Rebridge, FA Cup, 14/11/17
  • 16 of the 23 goals scored under Edinburgh have been in second half
  • 20 of the last 28 goals scored by Orient have been in the second half

Brophy’s goal at Chester was his first in 18 months and first for Orient after his January move from Swindon. The 23 year old has started the last three games and is hoping that his side can end the season on a high but knows that they need to stick to what they have been doing. Speaking to leytonorient.com we are looking forward to it, we need to keep it going, maintain our commitment, discipline and make sure in both boxes we are doing everything we can”.

  • Orient have failed to score in 11 games this season
  • Scored in last seven games (only one in each of their last three)
  • Last failed to score – 0-0 vs Boreham Wood, 06/01/18
  • Scored in three of their last five home games

Happe made his 23 appearance of the season on Tuesday after an injury to fellow defender George Elokobi in the warm up. Head Coach Edinburgh praised the youngster after being called up at such short notice. Speaking to BBC Londoncredit to Dan Happe, he had six or seven minutes to prepare and I think it showed in the first five to ten minutes. But he showed great maturity to work his way back in and played a huge part in the back five, keeping a clean sheet”.

  • Kept back to back clean sheets for the third time in 15 games
  • Kept 11 clean sheets this season (four at home)
  • Kept two in last five at home
  • No Clean sheet in the FA Trophy this season
  • Conceded four in last two home games

Saturday’s trophy game will be Orient’s first at home this season after playing the first three rounds away from home. Assistant manager Ross Embleton is aware that after two victories on the road, his side need to continue the run at home. Speaking to leytonorient.com every game at home is exciting as we know the fans will come in their numbers. The backing we have had all season has been fantastic, particularly when on a good run and it helps to build belief around the stadium”.

  • Home Record this season – P18  W6  D5  L7  F25  A22
  • No win in last four – D2  L2
  • Two wins in last six (4-1 vs Sutton, 2-0 vs Dagenham & Redbridge)
  • Last win on Boxing Day, 2-0
  • Only three wins since 3rd September, W3  D4  L7

The O’s nearly blew a three goal lead at Dover in the previous round and Embleton revealed that the manner of the winning goal has built the competition up more for his side. “We moved from a comfortable position to a nail-biting one. It added excitement in the way we scored and it built it right up” said Embleton. However the 36 year highlights the need to control it and be professional. We want it to be exciting but the most important thing is to win and be in the draw for the semi”.


Orent route to quarters

Orient’s route to Quarter Finals


Gateshead arrive in E10 on the back of a 1-1 away draw at Barrow on Tuesday night. Jordan Preston earned the ten man Heed army a point with ten minutes to go after Luke James put the hosts ahead from the spot in the first half; Jamal Fyfield received a second caution early in the second half.

  • 13th in National League
  • One win in last four – W1  D1  L2
  • Last win – 1-0 away to Guiseley, 13/02/2018
  • Form in last six – W2  D2  L2

Manager Steve Watson was disappointed with his side falling behind at Barrow but credited the response that his side gave in earning a point. Despite being reduced to ten men, Watson felt his side could have won the game and highlights they need to take that into Saturday. Speaking to Gateshead-fc.com “I’m delighted with a point, well earned and well deserved. We need to take all the positives out of the second half, the energy levels were fantastic and take it into Saturday to get into the semi finals”.

  • Away Record this season – P19  W5  D9  L5  F26  A23
  • One loss in last 11 on their travels – W4  D6  L1
  • Last loss – 2-1 vs Boreham Wood, 17/02/18
  • Drew six of their last nine – four finishing 1-1
  • Won one of last four – 1-0 vs Guiseley

Striker Jordan Burrow won the trophy back in 2016 with Halifax and the 25 year old knows that after beating Orient away in the league back in October, there is no reason why they can’t do it again. Speaking to Gateshead-fc.comit will be tough but it’s one we are looking forward to and one I think we can do well in. It’s the old cliché of we have to take things a game at a time and it’s probably the hardest draw we could of got. But it’s one if we win there is no reason why we can’t go all the way”.

  • Failed to score in nine games this season
  • Scored in their last six
  • Last failed to score – 0-0 vs Wrexham, 30/01/18
  • Only failed once in their last 12 games
  • Scored in their last 12 away games and 15 of their last 16
  • Last failed 0-0 vs Fylde, 03/10/17

Watson was appointed back in October after Neil Aspin left to go to Port Vale. The win at Orient was his first as manager but the former Newcastle man knows that they will provide a very different test for his side. Speaking to Gateshead-fc.comThere is a lot of hard work to do against a very good side that have picked up a lot. They’ve just had two very good away wins, two clean sheets and it will be very tough but one we are looking forward to”.

  • Record since Watson took over – P26  W9  D11  L6
  • Only lost two away games since 10th October

Watson was assistant at Macclesfield last season when they reached the trophy final only to lose to York City. The 43 year old explains that no player should need any motivation when there is an opportunity to play at Wembley in the offering. “As players not many get the chance to go. It’s a great chance and the goal for our lads, it is something to remember for the rest of our lives” said Watson.

  • Kept 14 clean sheets this season (five away)
  • Kept two in their last five
  • Last Clean sheet vs Guiseley
  • Only kept one in their last nine away games
  • Only kept one in their five trophy games this season


Gateshead trophy run history

Gateshead’s last seven season in Trophy


Gateshead have not made it easy for themselves in the trophy this season, not winning a tie inside 90 minutes. Striker Burrow is hoping his side can show more of the resilience that has seen them reach the quarter finals for the second time in three seasons. Speaking to Gateshead-fc.comwe’ve been behind in a lot of games so far and managed to salvage something or force a replay. Hopefully we can get the game finished inside 90 on Saturday, if needs be then we’ll bring them back to our stadium”.


gateshead route to quarter

Gateshead’s route to the Quarter Finals


Team News

Leyton Orient will be without the trio of Dan Holman, Sam Ling and Nathan Mavilla who are all cup tied. Midfielder Jobi McAnuff remains a doubt after missing the last two ames with a shoulder injury while George Elokobi is doubt with a hamstring injury.

Jamal Fyfield is suspended after being sent off at Barrow in midweek while Ben Fox is cup tied. There are doubts over defenders Frazer Kerr and Neil Byrne after they missed the draw at Barrow.

Previous Meeting – 24/10/17 – Leyton Orient 0-2 Gateshead 

Prediction – Leyton Orient 2-1 Gateshead

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“When You Are Winning Games, You Just Want the Next One to Come”

Leyton Orient striker Dan Holman insists that his side want the games to keep on coming while they are winning. The O’s extended their unbeaten run to four games with a 1-0 away victory at AFC Fylde on Saturday courtesy of Macauley Bonne’s first half penalty. Ahead of their trip to Chester tomorrow, Holman stated to leytonorient.com when you are winning games, you just want that next one to come. We go in positive and with confidence to go and get another result”.

  • Sit 16th on 39 points  – six points above relegation zone
  • Form in last six – W2  D3  L1
  • Last defeat – 3-2 vs Aldershot, 23/01/18
  • League Record – P33  W10  D9  L14  F41  A47

Orient continue to improve under head coach Justin Edinburgh and the former Newport man was thrilled with another three points. Speaking to BBC LondonI’m delighted, I thought we were worthy of the three points, I thought we were aggressive, controlled and looked a real threat on the counter”.

  • 21 of Orient’s 39 points have come against the bottom half – P14  W6 D3  L5
  • Orient have lost both away games played against the current bottom four – (3-0 vs Torquay, 1-0 vs Solihull Moors)

Orient were rarely put under pressure at Fylde with Holman crediting the defence for providing a stable base for his side. Speaking to leytonorient.com the defence did brilliantly and we got the three points. We all performed well and did a job. We have got to do that away from home, be solid and get wins”.

  • Kept eight league clean sheets (five away)
  • First clean sheet in six on Saturday
  • First clean sheet in four away from home (three in last six)
  • Three clean sheets in last four away league games

With another away game on Tuesday, Edinburgh is keen for his to continue their good form on the road. The O’s are unbeaten in their last seven on their travels with Edinburgh stating to leytonorient.com we spoke to the players about how we have not been beaten since my first game in charge. We take great belief in performing and managing games very well picking up some victories along the way”.

  • Away League Record – P16  W5  D4  L7  F17  A25
  • Last defeat – 1-0 vs Solihull Moors, 02/12/18
  • Three wins in a row (90 mins) for first time since January/ February 2016 
  • Won three of last four away

In recent games, Orient have looked a real threat in attack with Holman and  Bonne’s partnership continuing to grow. Backed up wingers, Josh Koroma and James Brophy, Orient should have scored more on Saturday as they created numerous chances in the second half. Edinburgh highlighted to BBC London the missed chances could have cost his team, “on a another day they might have come back to haunt us with the last block we had to do at the end. We are getting better all the time”

  • Failed to score in ten league games (five away)
  • Scored in last six – scoring 12 in total
  • Last failed to score – 0-0 vs Boreham Wood, 06/01/18
  • Scored in six of their last seven away games
  • Scored two or more in three of last four away games

Competition for places is fierce at Leyton Orient with Justin Edinburgh naming the same side for their past two games. Holman joined on loan from Cheltenham in January and is fully aware that everyone has to fight for the shirt, “competition is there 100%, day in and day out in training. It’s intense, everyone wants a place and when you have got competition, you have got to perform”.

  • Conceded 30/47 league goals in first half (16/25 away) – second worse behind Chester and Guiseley (31) 
  • Only five of 13 goals conceded under Edinburgh have been in first half
  • 24/41 league goals scored have been in second half but 10/17 away in first half
  • 15 of 22 under Edinburgh and 19 of the last 27 goals scored been in second half

Chester host Orient after picking up their first victory in seven games on Saturday with a 3-1 home win over Eastleigh. Ross Hannah’s double and a James Akinunde strike help boost Chester survival hopes.

  • Sit 22nd on 30 points
  • Form in last six – W1  D1  L4 
  • Only three league wins in last 17 games – W3  D6  L8
  • League Record – P33  W6  D12  L15  F30  A53

In a testing last month for Marcus Bignot’s men the victory finally gave them a win at home . With the threat of having to find £50,000 to get them through till the end of the season, Bignot was delighted for the home fans. Speaking to National League Paper, “considering what has gone on in the recent days, I am overjoyed with the performance that the boys gave us. Every one of them played their part in this victory and the commitment and heart shown was extremely impressive”.

  • Home League Record – P16  W4  D4  L8  F16  A25
  • 3rd worse record in league, only Torquay (14) and Guiseley (13) taken fewer points at home
  • First home win since 9th December – W1  D2  L2 

With all of the off field problems going on, Bignot was happy that the talking was done on the pitch by his side. Speaking to chesterchronicle.co.uk today was about these players who went out on the pitch and put in the performance and got a superb result against a very good team”.

  • Kept five league clean sheets (joint lowest in league)
  • No clean sheet in last seven
  • Last clean sheet 1-0 win at Ebbsfleet, 06/01/18
  • No clean sheet in last five home games
  • Just one clean sheet in last 11 home games – (1-0 vs Solihull Moors, 09/12/17)

Sitting five points from safety, Bignot knows the importance of backing up Saturday’s win on Tuesday when Orient visit. Speaking to chesterchronicle.co.ukwe haven’t had back to back yet, when we do, it will change the whole complexion of the league table”. The former Grimsby man is fully aware of the task if his side are to beat to the drop but with 13 games to go, “we are in a mini league now. February, March and April is the business end now, if we get on our run now we will defy the odds. We have a group of players and a manager who believe we can”.

  • Have not won back to back games since December 2016 – 2-1 vs Witton FA Trophy and 2-0 vs Aldershot League

Midfielder Dominic Vose joined Chester last week on non contract terms and the 24 year old was delighted to get back playing. It was only Vose’s second start of the season after finding it hard to force his way into the first team at Bromley. Speaking to chesterfc.com I haven’t played all season and I enjoyed being back out there. It’s been up and down, there was just a switch in my head, go and play football till the end of the season. I had a good conversation with the gaffer and we would help each other”.

  • 2nd Lowest scorers in League, only Guiseley have scored fewer
  • Failed to score in 13 league games
  • Scored for first time in three games on Saturday
  • Scored in last three home games and five of their last six
  • Only scored two or more goals eight times this season, – first time in 12 games on Saturday

Vose capped his first start since 2nd December assisting Akintunde’s goal in stoppage time. The former Grimsby man now knows his side have to go into Orient with some momentum, “we have got to be confident going into Tuesday and Leyton Orient. It’s all about us, we can’t worry about them or who they are. They are coming to our gaff, we have got to be strong and have quality going forward”.

  • Conceded 31/53 league goals in first half (15/25 home) – joint most in league
  • Their last five conceded and seven of their last nine have been in first half
  • Scored 18/30 (9/16 home) league goals in second half 
  • Six of their last nine and four of their last six home goals have been scored in second half

Team News

Leyton Orient named an unchanged squad on Saturday in their victory at AFC Fylde, with Jobi McAnuff (shoulder) and Myles Judd (neck) still out through injury. Recent signings Sam Ling and Nathan Mavilla await to make their debuts.

Midfielder Dominic Vose is expected to start after impressing in his first appearance for the club. Striker Ross Hannah will be hoping to add to his eight league goals this season while Myles Anderson and Jordan Gough are struggling with injury.

Head to Head – Orient 13, Draw 8, Chester 10

Last meeting – 21/11/2017 – Leyton Orient 2-2 Chester 

  • Orient have scored in 11 of the last 12 meetings between sides


Chester H2H

The Last 8 meetings between the sides

  • Orient are unbeaten in their last 7 trips to Chester – W4  D3 – last losing back in 1995


Chester h2h away

Orient’s last 8 trips to Chester

Prediction – Chester 1-3 Leyton Orient



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