Leyton Orient are back in League Two action tomorrow night as they host league leaders Plymouth Argyle. The O’s have fell to back to back defeats to Yeovil (1-0) and more recently Notts County (3-1) which culminated earlier today in the dismissal of manager Andy Hessenthaler. Assistant manager Andy Edwards will be in temporary charge tomorrow night as once again owner Francesco Bechetti searches for a new manager.
Hessenthaler leaves Orient in 14th place on 11 points from their opening nine matches of the campaign. Orient have only taken one point from the last nine available, taking a point away at Carlisle in early September.
- League Record – P9 W3 D2 L4 F12 A12
- Home form – P4 W1 D0 L3 F4 A4
- Lost their last 2 games at home – 1-0 to Yeovil, 2-1 to Mansfield
Orient’s latest defeat came in a 3-1 loss to Notts County on Saturday, early second half goals from Jonathon Forte and Jonathan Stead set County on their way. Orient halved the deficit towards the end when Paul McCallum headed home a Jordan Bowery cross but County substitute Aaron Collins rounded off the scoring late on.
Team last time out
Orient struggled to create against County with the O’s once again losing the midfield battle throughout the game. Harry Cornick and Gavin Massey were quiet on the wings, with County’s wing backs causing them more problems.
A major concern for Orient will be their defensive vulnerability with their failure to keep clean sheets. Orient have conceded at least once in their last 7 games, and have only kept 1 clean sheet in their 11 games this season. Despite having as settled back 4, goals are continued to be shipped in the Orient back line.
- Only kept 2 clean sheets in the last 10 home games
- Conceded 12 goals this season, 11 in the second half
- Only Wycombe (12) have conceded more goals in the second half of matches
- Orient’s last 10 goals have been conceded in the second half
- Both teams have scored in 6 of Orient’s last 7 matches
For the third away game running, Orient conceded within the first 15 minutes of the start of the second half. However, the lack of concentration in the Orient side, continues in the final 15 minutes of matches where Orient have already conceded 6 goals so far this season.
- 4 of Orient’s 12 goals conceded have been between minutes 45-60
- No team in League 2, has conceded more goals in the final 15 minutes of matches than Orient
- Orient have dropped a league high 6 points in that period, if games ended after 75 minutes, Orient would sit 4th
- 6 of the 16 goals Orient have conceded in all competitions have been from set pieces
- 42 of Orient 44 points picked up in 2016 have been when they have scored the first goal
- All of Orient’s point this season have been when they have scored the opening goal
- Have won 13 of the last 15 games when they have scored first – taking 39 from a possible 45
- Orient have only lost 1 of their last 21 games scoring first – W14 D6 L1
- Defeat came at home to Exeter 3-1 (16/01/16)
- Orient have not won any of their last 15 games when conceding first – W0 D2 L13
- Orient only won 1 of the last 29 matches when conceding first – 3-2 vs Portsmouth (26/12/16)
Head to Head – Leyton Orient 18, Draw 10, Plymouth 26
Last meeting – Leyton Orient 1-3 Plymouth – 19/04/16
- The last meeting was Plymouth’s first win in 5 games
- Both teams have scored in the last 4 meetings
- There have been 3 or more goals in 4 of the last 6 meetings
- Orient have won 3 of the last 5 meetings
- 2 of the last 4 meetings at Brisbane Road have ended in draws
- In Argyle’s last three wins they have scored at least 3