“A Stepping Stone In The Right Direction”

Leyton Orient defender Sam Ling insists his side need to get points on the board ahead of the trip to Mansfield Town on Tuesday. The O’s are looking to arrest their away form after losing both away games this season and Ling is confident his side can do that at Field Mill. Speaking to leytonorient.com it’s another away one Tuesday. We know every game is going to be tough but we know what we are capable of and are confident heading into every game so hopefully we will come out with some points”.

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Orient’s Next Six Games

Orient bounced back from two consecutive defeats with a 0-0 draw with Stevenage on Saturday. Interim head coach Ross Embleton was left frustrated after his side drew a blank for the third successive game stating to leytonorient.comI 100% felt we prepared to a level today that looked like we deserved three points. There are not many other way of describing it”.

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Orient’s Last Four Results

Following promotion from the National League last season, Ling feels that Saturday’s result is the perfect building block going forward. Speaking on his sides performance to leytonorient.com “the boys were good today, strong at the back, strong in the middle and strong in attack. But unfortunate not to come away with all three points. We got a point, a clean sheet and we can build on from now”.

After a failure to put their chances away against Stevenage and Embleton is hoping his side can use that as motivation at Field Mill. Orient have only netted once in their last seven competitive fixtures with Embleton stating to leytonorient.com they got a result today and a are a good team. They have a big budget, are a big team in this league and we know it will be tough. We need to all hold on to this frustration in some sort of way”.

  • Orient have failed to score in last three away league games
  • Last three away goals have all been from set pieces

Orient’s only goal of the season came courtesy of Josh Wright in their opening game but despite the strikers drawing a blank so far, Embleton was keen to take the positives going forward. Speaking to leytonorient.com I suppose I have to look at in the last couple of games we have not created a lot of chances and haven’t looked a huge threat in the final third. Today we did, my job is to take the good parts to move forward”

  • Orient have not lost their opening three away games of a season since 2006
    Orient away losses

The O’s have been backed well so far this season and it shouldn’t be any different in Mansfield. Embleton was quick to praise the supporters after Saturday’s draw highlighting the expectations in the season. Speaking to leytonorient.com they were fantastic today, this club has been used to winning in last year to 18 months. We have moved up a level and we are not going to win every week. I know today was frustrating for everyone but going up a level we need to make sure we are at it every day and do things at the highest level”.

  • Orient have failed to win their last three away league games and four in all competitions
  • Only won one of their last seven away games – W1  D2  L4

Team News

Orient will still be without the trio of Jobi McAnuff, James Dayton and Jamie Turley. New loan signing George Marsh could be involved after signing on loan from Tottenham Hotspur on Monday. James Brophy is set to continue behind the strikers at Field Mill.

Head to Head – Leyton Orient 24, Draw 14, Mansfield 14

Last Meeting – 28/01/2017 – Mansfield Town 2-0 Leyton Orient

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The Last Seven Meetings Between Sides

  • Orient have only lost two of their last 11 meetings with Mansfield – W7  D2  L2
  • Orient have only lost one of their last five trips to Field Mill – W2  D2  L1
  • Only one of the last nine meetings has ended in a draw

Last Time Out – Leyton Orient 0-0 Stevenage, 17/08/2019

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Starting 11 vs Stevenage

Prediction – Mansfield Town 1-1 Leyton Orient

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“We’ll Go into Tuesday’s Game against Orient Bouncing”

Mansfield Town defender Hayden White insists his side must take each game as it comes as they host Leyton Orient on Tuesday evening. White was part of a Stag side that picked up their first win of the season on Saturday and highlighted they will be full of confidence on facing the O’s. Speaking to mansfieldtown.net “it’s early on and as we’ve seen from last season things can either way but we’ll go into Tuesday’s game against Leyton Orient bouncing”.

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Mansfield’s Next Six Games

The Stags head into the clash with Orient after goals from Danny Rose and Nicky Maynard saw them depart Carlisle victorious. Manager John Dempster was thrilled with the manner of his side victory describing to mansfieldtown.netI think it was the perfect away performance. We had a game plan and I thought to a man, they were outstanding”.

Mansfield Last four

Mansfield’s Last Four Results

Dempster who took over from David Flitcroft who was sacked in the summer. The 36 year old joined the club in 2014 as academy manager and finally took the full time reigns in May. Mansfield’s win at Carlisle was his first win as permanent manager and revealed “it is massive and is something that I’ll remember for the rest of my life and I can’t say much more than that”.

  • Mansfield have drew their last three games at home
  • Failed to win last four competitive home games
  • Two wins in last six

After failing in the playoffs last year and only a few new arrivals the Stags were once again one of the pre season favourites for League Two. White revealed the win was massive for the whole group and could be a key moment moving forward. Speaking to mansfieldtown.net the manner of the goals, the clean sheet as a defender and the togetherness of the group means it is a big result for us. We’ve drawn the last three but the boys really needed that and it will be a big boost for us”.

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Summer Arrivals

Dempster who took temporary charge back in 2018 was proud of his players and their performance but more importantly a clean sheet. Before Saturday, The Stags had been involved in three consecutive 2-2 draws and Dempster stated “the players in the squad gave everything and gave each other everything and got what they deserved. I’m absolutely delighted with the clean sheet. I said to the players before that this squad of players have goals in them but they also have clean sheets in them. Today was a perfect away performance”

  • Three clean sheets in last six competitive home games

Dempster will be hoping his strike force of Nicky Maynard and Danny Rose can continue their red hot form. The pair have scored five of their six league goals so far this season will be hoping for more on Tuesday night. Dempster commented on the pair and their goals to mansfieldtown.netthat Rose goal was top drawer, the finish of a striker, he’s playing with confidence and freedom. The sniffer dog Nick Maynard is in and around the penalty area and it’s a very clever finish. To hit it like he did was trademark Maynard”.

  • Scored in 12 of their last 13 competitive home games
  • Scored two or more in six of those games

Despite just coming up from the conference, Dempster is fully aware of the threat that Orient could pose them on Tuesday. Speaking to mansfieldtown.net they are a physically big side but they play possession football so they will pose us different challenge in those areas. We’ll be looking to put our game plan in place and we’ll respect them”.

  • Only lost one of their last eight games against Newly promoted sides
  • Unbeaten in last four home games against promoted sides, winning three

Team News

Mansfield will be without the duo of Dion Donhoue and Jacob Mellis after they were suspended after a breach of club discipline on Monday. Neil Bishop will have a fitness following a bruised achilles. Craig Davies and Bobby Olejnik still remain out injured. Matt Preston will serve the last game of his suspension.

Head to Head – Leyton Orient 24, Draw 14, Mansfield Town 14

Last Meeting – 28/01/2017 – Mansfield Town 2-0 Leyton Orient

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The Last Seven Meetings Between Sides

  • Mansfield have only won two of the 11 meetings – W2  D2  L7
  • Mansfield have only won one of their last five home games – W1  D2  L2
  • Mansfield did the league double in 2016/2017
  • Only one of the last nine meetings has ended in a draw

Last Time Out – Carlisle 0-2 Mansfield Town, 17/08/2019

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Starting 11 vs Carlisle

Prediction – Mansfield Town 1-1 Leyton Orient

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“We Just Have to Ride Out This Storm”

Stevenage manager Dino Maarmria is in optimistic mood ahead of his sides trip to Leyton Orient on Saturday. Boro are still without a win this season after defeat in midweek but the 48 year old is keen for his side to gain their first points at the Breyer Group Stadium. Speaking to stevenagefc.comI think it will make us stronger. We are still very ambitious, we just have to ride out this storm, get ourselves together and focus on the next game”.

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Stevenage’s Next Six Games

Boro fell to a 2-1 home defeat to Southend United in the Carbao Cup on Tuesday night; their third consecutive loss of the season. Dean Parrett put them ahead in the first half before a second half double from Charlie Kelman inflicted another defeat for Boro.

Stevenage Last 3

Stevenage’s Last Three Results

After a bright end to last season finishing 10th in League, Maamria’s men have struggled and after three straight defeats means it is their worst start since 2006. Despite sitting without a win Maamria is still confident on his side ability, speaking to stevenagefc.comthe start is not ideal at all, this is new to me, I have never lost three games in a row. There is a lot of learning to do but there are a lot of circumstances”.

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Stevenage 2006 Start to Season

Boro’s squad has been decimated with injuries at the start of the season and they ended Tuesday’s game with ten men after further injuries. Despite the availability of his squad Maamria knows his side still need to get back to winning ways. Speaking to stevenagefc.com We have got 11 injured players injured in a small squad and it is always going to have an effect. We have been forced to change the team too many times. I have been talking to the players about winning though and we have to put that aside”.

Stevenage travel to an Orient side who are without a win since the opening day and Maamria is doing all he can to find the solutions to get them off the mark. Speaking to stevenagefc.com I want to emphasis is we have got we have got and we have to win with what we have got. It is easy for a manager to put yourself in the comfort zone and find a million reasons why you aren’t winning. I am looking for reasons to win”.

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Stevenage Last Lost Four Games In a Row

Maamria praised the response of the fans after their defeat on Tuesday and the former Nuneaton manager highlights that everyone needs to be together in order to turn their form around. Speaking to stevenagefc.comthe fans have been fantastic, they understand, Stevenage fans know the clubs inside out, They know the problems we have but they have been backing us throughout”. He added “in these tough periods, we have to stay together and the fans are a fundamental part of what we do”.

Boro have lost their last four trips to Leyton Orient but the 48 year old is positive of his sides chances in E10 on Saturday. Speaking to stevenagefc.com “I will pick a team tomorrow and I am confident that the team is going to put on a performance for our fans and there are going to win the game. That is where we are right now and it puts me in a very positive frame of mind approaching game tomorrow”.

Team News

Stevenage are without a long list of absentees due to injury. The quartet of Dean Parrett, Scott Cuthbert, Emmanuel Sonupe and Charlie Carter are all doubts after coming off injured in Tuesday’s defeat to Southend.

Head to Head – Leyton Orient 7, Draw 2, Stevenage 4

Last Meeting – 28/02/2017 – Stevenage 4-1 Leyton Orient 

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The Last Seven Meetings Between Sides

  • Stevenage have only won one of the last six meetings between sides – W1  D1  L4
  • Stevenage are without a clean sheet in last nine contests
  • Boro have lost their last four games at the Breyer Group – scoring 1, conceding 11
  • Boro last won away to Orient, 21/08/2012 – Orient 0-1 Stevenage

Last Time Out – Stevenage 1-2 Southend, 13/08/2019

Stevenage vs Southend

Starting 11 vs Southend

Prediction – Leyton Orient 1-0 Stevenage

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“A Game Tomorrow to Get Back to Winning Ways”

Leyton Orient assistant intern coach Danny Webb is looking for his side to bounce back at home to Stevenage after back to back defeats. The O’s host Stevenage on Saturday and Webb is hopeful of a return to winning ways. Speaking to the O’s Show we’ve done a lot of travelling, unfortunately two defeats but luckily we have a game tomorrow to get back to winning ways”.

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Orient’s Next Six Games

The O’s fell to their second defeat in four days on Tuesday with a 2-0 away defeat to Plymouth in the Carabao Cup thanks to goals from Callum McFadzean and Dominic Telford. Interim Head Coach Ross Embleton described the performance to leytonorient.com first and foremost we were beaten by a team tonight, they will take some going to stop them”

Orient Last 3

Orient’s Last Three Games

Orient are not using to losing back to back games but despite the defeats Embleton highlighted the learning curve his side are going on. Following five goals conceded in the last weeks, Embleton stated to leytonorient.com we’ve learnt a lot from the last two games, everyone is coming to terms with if you make an error, you get punished. Although we were second best tonight, we have given a couple of goals away”.

  • First back to back defeats since March 2018
  • Not lost three games in a row since September 2017

The O’s struggled to create in their last two away games and have only netted once in three games this season. Embleton is aware his sides needs to improve and produce more chances in front of goal. Speaking to leytonorient.com what we need to do now is start to build more in the opposition half, having more shots on goal. We need to be more of threat, we are a little bit careful around the box”. He added “we can be more positive and aggressive around the box”.

Despite Orient only winning one of their opening three games, Webb was keen to take the positives from the performances and acknowledges it is better to learn from their mistakes early on in the season. Speaking to O’s Show there were a lot of positives from Macclesfield and Plymouth, after a while we need to turn positives into points, that’s what is all about. We would rather have things to learn from and improve on two or three games in rather than 20″.

The O’s host Stevenage who are without a win so far this season and Webb highlights his side should not underestimate Boro. Speaking to O’s ShowStevenage have lost their first three games, it means nothing. If anything makes it harder, they will see it sooner or later they will get a win. We need to make sure it’s not tomorrow, we will only do it by sticking to the game plan and approaching game professionally”.

  • Orient are unbeaten in their last eight home games – W6  D2
  • Only lost one of their last 11 home games – W8  D2  L1

Team News

Jamie Turley, James Dayton and Jobi McAnuff remain sidelined. Sam Ling should return in defence in place of Myles Judd. James Brophy is pushing for a start in an attacking role after Joe Widdowson’s return from injury.

Head to Head – Leyton Orient 7, Draw 2, Stevenage 4

Last Meeting – 28/02/2017 – Stevenage 4-1 Leyton Orient

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Last Seven Meetings Between Sides

  • Orient have only lost one of the last six meetings – W4  D1  L1
  • Orient have scored in last nine meetings with Stevenage
  • Orient have won last four games at home – scoring 11, conceding 1
  • Orient’s last defeat at home, 21/08/2012 – Orient 0-1 Stevenage

Last Time Out – Plymouth 2-0 Leyton Orient , 13/08/2019

Orient at Plymouth

Starting 11 at Plymouth

Prediction – Leyton Orient 1-0 Stevenage

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“We’ve Got to Set Our Stall Out”

Macclesfield Town manager Sol Campbell wants his side to be positive ahead of their opening game at Moss Rose. The Silkmen welcome Leyton Orient on Saturday and Campbell wants his side to open their home campaign with a victory. Speaking to mtfc.co.uk our first home game, we’ve got to set our stall out, we’ve got to be positive and we’re nearly there. The lads are really positive from last week”.

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Macclesfield’s Next Six Games

Macclesfield fell to a 1-0 defeat to Exeter City on the opening day with Ryan Bowman striking with two minutes left. Despite the defeat newly named captain Fiacre Kelleher insists his side can take the positives from the game. Speaking to mtfc.co.uk “we created a lot of chances and up until the 80th minute I don’t think the caused us too much trouble. Our shape was good, we fought really well but it was those fine margins. We can be proud of ourselves and the way we played”.

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Macclesfield’s First Home Games of last Six Seasons (league Only)

Campbell was proud of his sides performance at St James Park but highlights the damage of not being clinical in front of goal. Speaking to mtfc.co.uk it happens when we don’t put our chances away, we had good possession and some great passages of play. But if you don’t convert your chances we had then it happens”.

The Silkmen survived on the final day last season and it has been a summer of change at Moss Rose with 12 in and 18 out. Only Ben Stephens and Fiacre Kelleher remained in the starting 11 from the end of last season. Stephens was disappointed his side fell to defeat but is raring to go and is ready for the visit of the O’s. Speaking to mtfc.co.uk we have got very good lads, everyone works for each other and we all want to work hard. We believe we played well out there, although we lost, we go again Saturday. I can’t wait, I’m buzzing for it”.

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Macclesfield’s Summer Transfers

Saturday’s clash pits the last two Champions of the National League against each other and Campbell highlights the threat of the O’s. Speaking to mtfc.co.uk there’re energetic, a couple of lively guys upfront. They’ve got a good round set up with good players. They have just come up and are buzzing from last season getting promoted”. But the former Spurs and Arsenal defender insists his side will be ready for the challenge “we need to set our stall out and do everything right, respect them in the right areas then we can start playing our game”.

  • Campbell’s Record at Macclesfield – P27  W7  D10  L10

The Silkmen didn’t pick up their first victory until October last season and Campbell is hoping for a win on home turf on Saturday. The 44 year old took over back in November and explains the importance of continually picking up points. Speaking to mtfc.co.uk you have to pick up points wherever you are. You need to pick up points home and away, you have to be good all round. You can’t rely just on home form. You need to stall your stall out every game, in every inch of the pitch. I like my team to go for it”.

  • 17/31 points collected under Campbell have been at home
  • Record at Moss Rose – P13  W3  D8  L2
  • Only lost one of their last nine at Moss Rose
  • Unbeaten in last five

Head to Head – Macclesfield 8, Draw 4, Leyton Orient 6

Last Meeting – 14/04/2018 – Macclesfield 1-1 Leyton Orient

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The Last Seven Meetings Between Sides

  • Macclesfield have only lost one of the last seven meetings – W4  D2  L1
  • Macclesfield have only failed to score in one of the last seven meetings
  • The Silkmen are unbeaten at Moss Rose in last six meetings – W4  D2

Last Time Out – 03/08/2019 – Exeter City 1-0 Macclesfield

Macclesfield vs Exeter

Starting 11 vs Exeter City

Prediction – Macclesfield 1-2 Leyton Orient


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“It’s Our First Opportunity to do That This Season”

Leyton Orient goalkeeper Dean Brill is relishing his sides trip to Macclesfield on Saturday. The 33 year old was forced off with a head injury against Cheltenham on the opening day but is raring to go again. The O’s head to Plymouth on Tuesday in the EFL Cup and Brill stated to the O’s Show it’s a couple of long ones, we’re used to that, we enjoyed and embraced them. We enjoyed being together and it’s our first opportunity to do that this season”.

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Orient’s Next Six Games

Orient head North after a 1-0 opening day victory over Cheltenham Town . After an emotional tribute to former head coach Justin Edinburgh the O’s grabbed their first win back in the Football League with interim Head Coach Ross Embleton pleased to get off the mark. Speaking to the O’s Showonce we got to the game and the game kicked off we were totally focused on going out and putting on a good performance. After a shaky start we achieved that and it puts everyone at ease to get the first win”.

Midfielder Josh Wright grabbed the only goal of the game after his summer return to E10. The midfielder dedicated the goal to Edinburgh was just happy his side returned to competitive action. Speaking to leytonorient.com we needed that today, we needed the emotion to get out of us. He is always going to be with us, winning football matches is what he would have wanted us to do. To get today out of the way was nice especially with the three points, ready to move on for a successful season”.

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Orient’s First Away Result of Last Six Seasons (league only)

A win at Macclesfield would see Orient win their opening two league games of a season for the first time since 2015. Keeper Brill feels the league will not take shape until October but highlights there will be some shocks along the way. Speaking to the O’s Show the first ten games maybe of the season will be a bit like last year. A little bit wild and a free hit for some people. Once we come out of these a lot, we will know a lot more about everyone including ourselves”.

The O’s enjoyed huge success on their travels last season and with the prospect of travelling in excess of 900 miles, Embleton is aware of the task of ensuring his side will be prepared correctly. Speaking ahead of their trip to O’s show “it’s another opportunity to spend extra time with each other, not idea having been drawn to Plymouth but it adds something to the Macclesfield game with the distance we’re covering. We’ve got to deal with two long trips, the lads are professional and will look after themselves”.

  • 2nd Best Away Record in National League – winning 11/23
  • Orient have only lost one of their last ten away games
  • Orient have only lost twice away from home in 2019 – 12 games

Team News

Dean Brill has been given the all clear by the doctors following his head injury on Saturday. Defender Joe Widdowson is a major doubt with a groin injury while James Dayton, Jobi McAnuff and Jamie Turley are already out.

Head to Head  – Leyton Orient 6, Draw 4, Macclesfield 8

Last Meeting  – 14/04/2018 – Macclesfield 1-1 Leyton Orient

Head to Head

The Last Seven Meetings Between Sides

  • Orient have only won one of last seven meetings – W1  D2  L4
  • Orient are without a win at Moss Rose since 2001 – D2  L4

Last Time Out – 1-0 vs Cheltenham, 03/08/2019

Orient Starting vs Cheltenham

Orient Starting 11 vs Cheltenham

Prediction – Macclesfield 1-2 Leyton Orient


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“We Can’t Wait, It’s Going to be An Emotional Day”

Leyton Orient midfielder Josh Wright is urging his side to make a positive start to their League Two campaign against Cheltenham Town on Saturday. The O’s play their first game back in the Football League after two seasons away on Saturday.

Orient First Six Games

Orient’s First Six Games

Following a difficult summer in E10 after the passing of head coach Justin Edinburgh, the O’s play their first competitive fixture back at the Breyer Group Stadium. Tributes and remembrance events will take place pre match and Interim Head Coach Ross Embleton insist his players are ready for the occasion. Speaking to East London Advertiser it will be an incredibly emotional day, but it has been an emotional period for this group and they are ready to embrace that emotion and take it on”. He added “not only to get a result against Cheltenham, but for the season beyond because it is not only about one game”.

After capturing the National League Title in April, there has only been a few changes in personnel with Louis Dennis becoming the latest addition from Portsmouth. Wright returned to the O’s as Justin Edinburgh’s last signing and highlights the need for a hungry squad in the season. Speaking to leytonorient.com competition is healthy, if you haven’t got people pushing and driving you on every day, you go into a comfort zone. You have to have depth, you can’t do it with 11 or 12, you need 20 + and we have that”.

Orient Summer signings

Orient’s Summer Signings

Despite the step up in levels, Embleton is confident his side will hold their own in League Two and has urged the fans to get behind the side at home. Speaking to East London Advertiser I think there is an element of knowhow in this group whether it is actually League One or League Two experience. Hopefully the excitement and energy we create here at home and being back in the division we can turn games onto our terms”.

Despite having an unbeaten pre season ending with a 2-1 victory over an Norwich XI last weekend, Wright feels it can be slightly false. The 29 year old is set to make his debut tomorrow and stated to leytonorient.com I am not a lover of pre season, the anticipation and waiting for the season is too much. The real stuff starts next week, we know that. We have got one week to prepare for a gruelling, big season and feels like it is going be one. We can’t wait, it’s going to be an emotional day, we want to hit the ground running with three points”.

Team News

Orient will be without the injured trio of James Dayton, Jamie Turley and Jobi McAnuff. Striker Lee Angol should be available after overcoming an illness while Dean Brill is expected to start in goal. Connor Wilkinson and Josh Wright should make their debuts at the Breyer Group Stadium.

Head to Head – Leyton Orient 6, Draw 5, Cheltenham 10

Last Meeting – 25/02/2017 – Leyton Orient 0-1 Cheltenham

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The Last Seven Meetings Between Sides

  • Orient have only won one of the last five meetings – W1  D1  L3
  • Orient have lost their last two home meetings with the Robins
  • Both teams have scored in only three of last nine meetings

Prediction – Leyton Orient 1-1 Cheltenham

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