“We’re Edging Closer All The Time”

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh hopes his can build on their first win of the season when they host Boreham Wood tomorrow. The O’s are one of six unbeaten sides in the National League with Edinburgh keen to extend that run. Speaking to leytonorient.com If we take Tuesday’s confidence after the win, we know there is room for improvement, but we are edging closer all the time”.

Lofc August

August’s Fixtures and Results

Goals from Josh Koroma and Marvin Ekpiteta secured Orient’s first three points of the season in a 2-1 win at Maidstone. Shamir Mullings did pull a goal back Orient hung on for maximum points, a result which thrilled Edinburgh. Speaking to leytonorient.com it feels extremely good, we have been in a fight and taken all the way. I’m pleased for the players because under difficult circumstances, we have conceded two leads consecutively in late fashion. They stood firm tonight even though it was right till the end”.

Defender Ekpiteta headed his first professional goal on Tuesday and was pleased that his side dug into the get their first win. The former East Thurrock defender has impressed this season following George Elokobi’s injury and the 22 year old has been happy with how he has been performing. Speaking to leytonorient.comI have come in and I think I have done alright in the past three games. I just need to keep it up”.

  • Orient have failed to keep a clean sheet this season
  • Only kept one in last 11 league games
  • Only kept one clean sheet in last five home games (1-0 vs Wrexham)

Assistant coach Ross Embleton spoke to the O’s Show on his sides start to the season and about some of the work they have been doing on the training ground. Speaking to the O’s Showwe’ve worked on a few things really that we felt we needed to correct after the first few games. Not convinced that we have quite got going with ball so we put more emphasis on what we did in possession. We started to see more of that on Tuesday”.

  • Orient have scored in all four games this season
  • Only failed in one of their last seven in league
  • Scored in nine of their last 11 home games

It hasn’t gone unnoticed that Orient have struggled in recent seasons at home but Edinburgh is hopeful that his side can grab their first victory at the Breyer Group Stadium tomorrow. Orient fell behind early against Barrow in last home match and Edinburgh is aware that his side need to be alert early on. Speaking to leytonorient.comWe have had two contrasting performances at home, we haven’t quite started well enough to get a foothold and dictate the pace of the game. We know we want to play at home, we got to concentrate and start better”.

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Orient’s Points collected at home in last 5 seasons

The O’s struggled against Boreham Wood last season, only taking one point from a possible six with Edinburgh aware that tomorrow’s game could be another tight affair. Speaking to leytonorient.com they are a very organised team, they performed very consistently last year and have started the season in the same manner. They are a very difficult team to play against and they don’t conceded many goals so we will have to be at our best”.

Boreham Wood H2H

Meetings Last Season

Team News

Jobi McAnuff should be available after missing the trip to Maidstone with a swollen ankle. Myles Judd, James Dayton and Josh Koroma all started on Tuesday and we all be hoping to keep their place in the starting 11. Midfielder Dale Gorman is very close to full fitness but should be fit for next weekend’s trip to Gateshead.

Edinburgh to leytonorient.com we have a lot of games in a short space of time. I am fully confident we can rotate, I don’t think at any time we have been weakening the team. When blessed with a squad, we have to use it. It pay dividends on Tuesday, we will have a look whether we need to freshen it up”.

Last Time out vs Maidstone United

O's at Maidstone Starting 11

Orient’s Starting 11 vs Maidstone

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“We’ve Got To Be At Our Best to Get Anything”

Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard highlights all of his players must be on top of their game when they travel to Leyton Orient tomorrow. Garrard’s side have taken five points from their first four games and the 32 year old wants to add to that tally on Saturday. Speaking to bwfctv.co.ukwe know it’s going to be tough, we’ve got to be at our best to get anything from the game of football. We go fully focused, organised and hopeful of taking maximum points”.

The Wood travel to the capital after dropping two points at home to Gateshead on Tuesday night. David Stephens headed them ahead on the stroke of half time but Garrard’s side couldn’t hang on for three points as Steven Rigg equalised two minutes from time.

  • Failed to score away this season
  • Scored in five of their last seven away from home (playoffs included)
  • Scored in eight of their last 10 competitive away matches

Garrard was left frustrated with his sides inability to see the game out stating to bwfctv.co.ukit’s definitely two points dropped, the manner of conceding the goal is my frustration. Look at the back three, they have probably played 900 games between them, but not being organised from a restart is my biggest frustration”.

Boreham WOod Outs

Departing Trio to Football League clubs

After being beaten in the play off final in May, Garrard has seen an overhaul on his playing squad with players make the jump into the Football League. He has called for his players to take ownership of their roles speaking to bwfctv.co.ukthey need to take responsibility as an individual, you are assigned a job so when you are given it do it. We need to be better and we have to start organising and demanding better but lessons have been learnt”.

Boreham Wood Arrivals

Summer Arrivals

With Saturday’s trip to Orient being Wood’s fifth game in 14 days, defender David Stephens is aware that his side are still getting to know each other but need some work on the training pitch. Speaking to bwfctv.co.ukwe’re gelling, we haven’t got that much time though, we need to get it right as soon as possible, the only way to do that is on the training pitch. It is coming but it needs to be drummed in more”.

Boreham Wood August

August’s Fixtures and Results

 

Wood took four points against Orient last season and Garrard is relishing the trip to Brisbane Road. Speaking to bwfctv.co.ukWe played very well on both occasions. I felt that especially down at their place, we should have won the game”. He added “they have great strength in forward areas and great experience throughout midfield and organised at the back. It is going to be a tough fixture but a thoroughly enjoyable one. I am looking forward to going down there”.

Boreham Wood H2H

Last Season’s Results

Following their exploits last season, Garrard feel his side are not under the radar any more and is making sure all of his players know what he expects ahead of Orient. Speaking to bwfctv.co.ukwe don’t fear anyone, that’s my mindset of being organised, well drilled and working tirelessly on what the opposition has to offer” He added “I set up the boys to have no surprises, make sure no stone is unturned. They know exactly how we want to set up, how they play and how we will counter attack the way they play to try and isolate and implement my game plan”

Team News

Defenders Manny Panny and Femi Ilesanmi will hoping for a recall to the starting 11 after dropping to the bench on Tuesday night. Bradley Ash and Connor Smith should feature in E10.

Last Time Out vs Gateshead

BW vs Gateshead

Starting 11 vs Gateshead

 

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Up and Running

Leyton Orient finally claimed their first win of the season last night away at Maidstone United. The O’s who had drawn their three previous games picked up maximum points in Kent thanks to goals from Josh Koroma and Marvin Ekpiteta. Shamir Mullings did halve the deficit late on but Justin Edinburgh’s men hung on for three precious points.

Fresh from their 2-2 home draw with Barrow on Saturday, head coach Justin Edinburgh made three changes to his side. James Dayton and Myle Judd started for the first time this season while Josh Koroma partnered MacAuley Bonne in attack. Club captain Jobi McAnuff missed out through injury while James Alabi and Sam Ling dropped to the bench.

O's at Maidstone Starting 11

Orient’s Starting 11

Maidstone who were looked to bounce back from defeat at Halifax made three changes. Michael Phillips, Michee Efete and Joe Quigley were handed starts as George McLennan, Alex Wynter and Shamir Mullings dropped to the bench.

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Maidstone Starting 11

In a lively opening period it was Maidstone who started the better enjoying possession. Former O’s winger Blair Turgott was looking to create for the home side but his cross shot ran to safety. Turgott and Jamar Loza were looking to cut in from their wide berths to create problems for Orient. It was Loza who was next to try and effort as he cut in from the right but his shot was blocked by Marvin Ekpiteta.

The game was open with both sides looking to get down and play football. Edinburgh’s men were giving Loza too much space down the left but were thankful for lack of final delivery. However, minutes later Orient grabbed the opening goal through Josh Koroma. A Dean Brill goal kick was flicked on by MacAuley Bonne to Koroma, the O’s youngster flicked the ball over Stones defender, Will De Havilliand before firing through Lee Worgan to put Orient ahead.

Bonne was dominated the Stones defenders in the air winning the majority of forward balls. Captain on the night, Charlie Lee was next to try his luck but Worgan was always a match for his tame effort. The O’s were pressing balls in midfield, trying to keeper Maidstone at bay with Craig Clay doing an excellent job in central areas.

Maidstone midfielder Stuart Lewis tested the palms of Brill after neat play from the hosts saw Lewis curl an effort from outside the box. Orient were linking well going forward and doubled their advantage ten minutes before the break. A James Dayton right wing corner was met by defender Marvin Ekpiteta who glanced home for his first goal in an Orient shirt.

The O’s were looking comfortable, the only side note was a handbag incident which saw Bonne booked after a handbag incident with Jamar Loza. Orient had the cushion at the break but knew they had to start well in the second period. Ollie Muldoon fired a free kick over for the hosts while Craig Clay fired over for Orient down the other end.

With Maidstone pushing forward searching for a way back into the game they made changes to try and grab the important goal. Orient were looking to hit them on the break and nearly wrapped up victory through Dayton but he saw his effort saved. The Stones were looking to get crosses into the box and Ekpiteta did brilliantly to clear a free kick.

Then what could have been the controversial moment, Koroma broke into the box and it looked an almost certain penalty. However referee David Rock though Koroma had dived under a Jack Paxman challenge and he booked the O’s youngster. Edinburgh was seething even more about the decision as Maidstone halved the deficit with ten minutes to play. Orient left Seth Nana-Twumasi with too much space down the left, his inswinging cross found the head of substitute Shamir Mullings who nodded past Brill.

O's at Maidstone changes

Orient’s team after Substitutions 

The goal invited Maidstone forward and saw Orient drop deeper and deeper. Koroma nearly made the game safe but his curling effort from 25 yards clipped the post and went to safety. Were Orient going to see the game out? With five additional minutes added, the O’s had to be thankful for a wonder Dean Brill safe from Blair Turgott to give them all three points in Kent.

Finally a first win of the season after four games. Unbeaten in four, and just four points from the top of the table. Not a bad start in hindsight, drawing the first three games against decent footballing sides before maximum points in Kent last night. It was a game where Orient stood strong and battled their was to three points.

The defence were solid throughout, Ekpiteta was once again assured and composed on the ball and did the simple things right last night. But as we know he is young and will have up and down performances as Saturday’s against Barrow showed. Josh Coulson a leader at the back and gives the backline some confidence and experience.

Myles Judd did very well in his first start of the season, replacing Sam Ling who hadn’t started the season that well. Judd defended well preventing crosses into the box but he is still learning the game.

Josh Kororma justified his start in attack and he linked very well with Bonne in attack. He grabbed his first of the season and was extremely unlucky not to have been awarded a penalty. The main difference with the strikers at Maidstone was Koroma looked for Bonne’s flick ons. James Alabi certainly knows that he is not guaranteed a start with Kororma continually banging on the door.

Then the biggest surprise for me last night was the performance of Craig Clay. It has been fair to say he hasn’t started the season well. Despite playing every minute before last night, his distribution and overall play was great. However last night, we may have seen what he brings to the side, energy, work rate and pressing in midfield. He was pressing Maidstone into mistakes and giving options going forward. The only thing left to do now, is put those performances in on a more consistent basis.

Next up Boreham Wood at home, a chance to pick up back to back wins and cement our place into the top seven. The start isn’t looking so bad after all and with no team with a 100% record left, everyone will take points off each other. The result should give the team a confidence boost and with Gorman nearing a first team return, Clay, Lee and Alex Lawless will need to be on their guard.

Anyway with barely 2 1/2 hours sleep, back to work. But it was definitely worth it after that win last night.

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“It Will be Difficult”

Maidstone United manager Jay Saunders is under no illusion of the tough test that awaits his side on Tuesday night. Leyton Orient travel to the Gallagher stadium as Saunders’s men look to bounce back from defeat on Saturday. Speaking to BBC Radio Kentit will be difficult, there are no easy games in this league. We won’t get too down and we’ll move onto to Tuesday”.

Maidstone august

Maidstone’s August Fixtures and Results

The Stones fell to their first defeat of the season at Halifax on Saturday. Goals either side of half time from Cameron King and Ben Tomlinson saw Halifax go 2-0 ahead before Dayle Southwell slotted home from the spot to make it 3-0.

Saunders felt his side were growing into the game as the first half wore on but the goal before half time was the sucker punch against his side. Speaking to the NonLeaguePaper he stated “the goal before half time really killed us. We had just started getting into the game and it knocked the stuffing out of us”

  • Maidstone are unbeaten in their last three home games – W1  D2
  • Have only lost one of their last seven home league games – W3  D3  L1

Blair Turgott wasted a chance for Maidstone before the opener with Saunders explaining that the goal changed their whole view of the second half. Speaking to BBC Radio KentWhen we thought we were going in 0-0, the deflection killed us, it was a different outlook on the game. We come out second half and conceded poor goals really”.

  • Turgott has netted all three of Maidstone goals this season

It was the third consecutive game in which Maidstone failed to keep a clean sheet with Saunders highlighting his defence were vulnerable down their left hand side with two of three goals coming from that side. Halifax play with two physical striker and Saunders felt his defence were bullied by them, “they get it up to the two front men, and we couldn’t deal with them today. We fell down on our left side which caused us too many problems”.

  • Kept one clean sheet in last five league games
  • Kept two clean sheets in last three home games

After speculation linking him away in the summer Saunders committed himself to Maidstone for the upcoming season. The 39 year old who has been with the Stones since 2011 has been pleased with his sides start but insists there is more to come. Speaking to kentonline.co.uk I still think there’s a lot more to come from us. There’s loads of little things we need to work on with them but a lot of the mistakes we’re making is down to that youth we’ve got in the side. It’s just decision-making. We’ll go through that and get that out of them”. 

Maidstone arrivals

Summer Transfer Arrivals

Saunders’s side finish 19th last season, six points above the relegation zone and the Stones manager will be looking for an improvement this season. With a hectic fixture schedule, Saunders feels that “after 12-15 games is when you the league sorts to level out, you will then get an idea”.

Maidstone H2H

The Past Four Meetings Between Sides

Team News

Will De Havilland should have overcome double vision to be fit for Tuesday’s clash. Strikers Jamar Loza and Blair Turgott looks set to start against one of their former clubs.

 

 

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“It Will Come”

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh is hoping his side can pick up their first win of the season when they travel to face Maidstone United tomorrow night. The O’s have drew all three fixtures so far but Edinburgh revealed to the nationalleague.org “ we’re unbeaten and although we have yet to get that win we are playing well on the whole and we are creating chances”.

Lofc August

Orient’s August Fixtures and Results

Orient head to the Gallagher stadium on the back of a 2-2 home draw with Barrow. Jack Hindle put Barrow ahead early in the first period with Edinburgh stating to leytonorient.com “it was way off we are expecting and what we expect from ourselves”. MacAuley Bonne struck his first goals of the season to put Orient 2-1 up but they couldn’t hold on to the lead leaving Raul Correira to bundle the ball home five minutes from time.

  • Orient have only lost one of their last six away league games
  • Have only lost three of 13 away league games under Edinburgh – W6  D4  L3

The O’s have led in the latter stages of their last two games but haven’t been able to see the game out, an issue which is frustrating Edinburgh. Speaking to guardian-series.co.ukthe second half we dominated and when you get yourself in front you expect to see that through. I’m very disappointed that for two consecutive games now, we haven’t been able to see it out”.

Captain Jobi McAnuff feels his side have to put a performance in for 90 minutes and learn their lessons quickly ahead of their trip to Maidstone. It was the second game this season where Orient had to battle back from a goal behind with McAnuff stating to leytonorient.comwe feel we have more than enough to match anyone, it is a different kind of pressure we’ve got to deal with. We have to take it upon ourselves and have extra bravery on the ball. It’s still early in the season and we have things to work on and look at”.

  • Orient have only won of 11 games conceding first under Edinburgh – W1 D5 L5

Despite it being the first time since 2012, an Orient side have failed to win any of their opening three league games, Edinburgh remains positive ahead of a fourth game in 10 days. Speaking to nationalleague.orgit will come, I don’t think we are far away from three points at all, it’s a matter of time. We dust ourselves down and we’re positive, the league won’t settle down until 12 games in, we just need that first victory”.

Lofc failed to win opening 3 games of season

2012/2013 Seaso start

McAnuff who has been a shinning light this season highlights that with the National League’s hectic schedule it gives them a perfect opportunity to put their recent disappointment behind them. Speaking to leytonorient.comwe have to look forward to the next game, it’s a chance to put it right. That’s the beauty of having so many games, we need to make sure we get that first win”.

The O’s completed the league double over the Stones last season but despite Orient not reaching the standards he thinks they should be at, Edinburgh is confident of success on Tuesday. Speaking to leytonorient.comwe are scoring and creating chances, I still don’t think we are anywhere near where should be or anywhere we want to be. We go there confident, we are unbeaten in three games, there is certainly more to come”.

Maidstone H2H

Orient are unbeaten in four meetings with Maidstone

Team News

Marvin Ekpiteta will continue alongside Josh Coulson in defence, while Josh Koroma is pushing for a start in attack. MacAuley Bonne will be looking to add to his first goals of the season tomorrow with Edinburgh still unsure of his first choice central midfield pairing. Summer signing Dale Gorman is closing in on a first team return with Matt Harrold slightly behind.

Ross Embleton to East London Advertiser on the squad “it is important we have the opportunity to rotate players, we have some in the team who can’t keep doing Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday. We will manage the squad to keep everyone on board and working in the right direction”.

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What’s That? A Draw, Again

Another game, another draw, another performance which left a lot to be desired. The O’s were second best throughout but were nearly bailed out after a brace from MacAuley Bonne. Barrow took a deserved lead when Jack Hindle hit his third goal in as many games as Orient were left standing in their blocks. The Bluebirds should have been further ahead with their dominance but Bonne levelled proceedings early in the second half.

Ian Evatt’s men responded but wasted a host of chances in front of goal before Bonne looked to have earned Orient an undeserved point. But it was second half substitute Raul Correira who tapped home the equaliser five minutes from time after O’s keeper Dean Brill failed to collect a long throw.

Justin Edinburgh made two changes from the side that drew 1-1 with Ebbsfleet on Tuesday night. Charlie Lee made his first start of the season as Alex Lawless dropped to the bench. Marvin Ekpiteta deputised for the injury George Elokobi in defence.

O's start vs Barrow

O’s Starting 11

Ian Evatt was forced into one change from his side that lost 2-0 to FC Halifax on Tuesday night. Brian Wilson missed the trip to Leyton through injury, Kyle Jameson deputised alongside Josh Granite in central defence.

Barrow vs Orient

Barrow’s Starting 11

Barrow flew out of the blocks with Josh Kay clipping the crossbar after fine build up within 60 seconds. The O’s didn’t heed the early warning that the Bluebirds were here to play and conceded just two minutes later. Neat interchange down the right found Jack Hindle who drifted over from the right flank. The summer signing from Colwyn Bay smashed a low shot under Dean Brill for his third goal of the season.

Ian Evatt’s men were brimming with confidence and Orient couldn’t deal with the movement in midfield. Kay and John Rooney were given license to push forward and Rooney wasted his chance when he couldn’t sort his feet out after good work from Hindle.

The O’s were second to every ball on the pitch and should have fallen further behind. After a quick throw, Hindle found Rooney but his curling shot flew narrowly wide of the far post. Was it the wake up call Orient needed? Well, they started to grow into the game with Jobi McAnuff firing wide from distance.

With Edinburgh’s men starting to gain slight momentum, Evatt’s men were killing any momentum making the game stop start, creating annoyance from the home fans. A simple, effective and much despised tactic which was frustrating Orient. The O’s best chance of the half came from a McAnuff free kick which found the head of Charlie Lee but he could only flick the ball into the hands of Andy Firth.

Following what was hoped a half time rollocking from Edinburgh, the O’s started better in the second half. Somehow the score remained level after Bonne connected with a McAnuff cross but his effort smashed Firth in the face and to safety. Firth received treatment but his first task afterwards was to pick the ball out of the net. A Charlie Lee long throw was kept alive and Bonne turned and tucked home his first of the season to draw Orient level.

You would have the thought the goal would have buoyed the home side but it was Barrow who picked the pace up and should have regained their lead. Hindle broke in from the left, with Nathan Waterton testing Brill down to his right. Then a glorious chance to grab their second, a well worked corner found Kay who’s cross was met by Dan Jones who inexplicably headed wide at the back post.

O's start vs Barrow changes

Edinburgh introduced Josh Koroma and James Dayton from the bench and it was Koroma who had the impact his manager wanted. The young attacker ran onto a forward ball and crossed for Bonne to tap home his second. A get out of free jail card looked set to have been handed to Orient.

Ahead with less than ten minutes to go, could Orient do what they couldn’t do on Tuesday and hang onto victory. This is Orient, so the evitable happened. Sam Ling was the first man a fault, with time to clear the ball forward, he found touch leaving Barrow to hand the ball to long throw expert, Dan Jones. Jones fired in the ball into the O’s box, Brill came and failed to gather, leaving substitute Raul Correira to squeeze the ball home for the equaliser.

So, three games into the season and Orient are still unbeaten with three draws. MacAuley Bonne opening his account with a brace today was important as all Orient fans know the value of his goals in this Orient team. Battling back from a goal down once more but just like Tuesday, Orient failed to see the game out.

Leading two games at home, with less than ten minutes to go and Orient take just two points. A problem which needs to eradicated, despite being second best and probably not deserving a point today, Orient got into a position to lead in the latter stages. You have done the hard part, fighting back but decision making is not quite there yet this season.

Games are 90 minutes long and currently Orient are being punished for any lapse of concentration in key areas of games. Conceding three minutes in at home will always put you on the back foot against a side you are expected to beat. Key areas which can and need to be addressed in the coming weeks.

Then one of the major disappointments of the early season, our central midfield. I don’t think any one of the 4304 in attendance would disagree that Barrow’s midfield was far superior to Orient’s today. Barrow’s three in the middle ran the game in the first period and dominated proceedings. Jason Taylor gave vital protection to his back four with John Rooney and Josh Kay giving support in attack.

Where do Orient go at Maidstone? Could they play three in midfield? I think Edinburgh should consider playing Jobi in a central area, whether that is in a three or a two, I think he makes Orient tick. A 4-5-1 with McAnuff behind Bonne, with Brophy on one wing and Koroma/ Dayton on the other. I think it would help Orient gain a foothold in games but all three teams Orient have played, like to play football.

It’s not all doom and gloom, but it is clear that Orient look like they need to look into the loan market. Midfielder Dale Gorman could be the man Orient have been missing in midfield? We could find out in a couple of weeks and do Bonne and James Alabi work together. It is still early days, but many times today, both forwards made the same run and were in the same position. Food for thought for Edinburgh ahead of Maidstone on Tuesday night……..

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“We’ve Got the Players to be Able to Cope”

Leyton Orient assistant coach Ross Embleton highlights the need for all of his squad to be ready to step into the side. The O’s face their third fixture in a week when Barrow travel to Leyton tomorrow and the former Swindon man feels his side have the players to cope with the workload. Speaking to leytonorient.comeveryone has got to be continuously ready to step into the side. We’ve got the players to cope”.

Lofc August

August’s Fixtures and Results

In a hectic August, National League sides play seven times before playing the same amount in September. The O’s lost defender George Elokobi on Tuesday night through injury and Embleton explained, “the first two months of the season are brutal, It is a big ask 14 games in two months”. Marvin Ekpiteta stepped in for Elokobi on Tuesday and Embleton highlighted “it was really tough for him and a huge ask but he performed fantastically. It showed he was mentally prepared”.

Orient drew their second consecutive fixture on Tuesday, 1-1.  James Brophy had given Orient the lead  before Corey Whitely netted in added time. Despite conceding late on, Embleton highlighted to leytonorient.com that his side need to move on quickly from the disappointment. “For it to end in the manner it did, it leads to frustration. We need to try and take a positive from that before we talk about the rest of the game. We have to turn it on its head, it was not so long ago we were sitting in the changing room jubilant after scoring so late at Salford”

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Last time Orient had 3 consecutive 1-1 League draws

Orient will be hoping to grab maximum points at the third time of asking and Embleton insists it will be a different game to Tuesday night. Speaking to leytonorient.comwe always set up trying to win games and that is exactly what we will do at the weekend. I am sure the opposition who have had a comfortable start to the season will bring a different challenge to what we had in our previous two games. I am sure Barrow will come with a game plan to try and make it difficult for us”

  • Orient have only lost one of their last five home games – W3  D1  L1
  • Lost two of their last eight – W3  D2  L2 
  • Have scored in seven of last nine home games

Midfielder Alex Lawless has started both games alongside Craig Clay in midfield and admitted that his side need to start putting their chances away. Orient were nearly made to rue their missed chances at Salford but Ebbsfleet made them pay on Tuesday. Speaking to leytonorient.comthe work rate was there, if we could have controlled it a little better and put our chances away. Our defending around the box until they scored was top notch but it was a killer blow”.

With two draws to the start the season, midfielder Lawless is more determined to get his sides first win of the season against Barrow on Saturday. Speaking to East London Advertiserthere are no excuses and none of these games are easy with us dropping what we feel is two points on Tuesday”. He added “it has definitely made us want to get all three on Saturday even more than we would have before”.

Team News

Defender George Elokobi is sidelined with a hamstring injury picked up on Tuesday, Marvin Ekpiteta will start in his absence.. Striker Matt Harrold and midfielder Dale Gorman are nearing a first team return but are not ready yet. James Brophy is a slight doubt after coming off with a knee injury on Tuesday night.

Head to Head

Barrow H2H

Last nine meetings between sides

 

 

 

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