“They’re on a Good Run, but It’s Winnable”

Leyton Orient assistant manager Danny Webb is hoping his side build on last weekend’s home win over Accrington Stanley when they travel to Wycombe tomorrow. The win moved the O’s three points clear from the relegation zone and Webb knows that the main priority is increasing the gap at the bottom.

  • Sit 21st on 21 points
  • League Record – P20  W6  D3  L11  F22  A26
  • Form in last eight (league) – W3  D0  L5  F10  A11
  • Form in all competitions (most recent first) – WLLLWLLLW

Webb stepped up to assistant manager to Andy Edwards after Alberto Cavasin was sacked in November and is relishing the role. Speaking to leytonorient.com it has been good, I moved to first team coach in the summer which was another progression in my career. Each day I am learning things that I couldn’t learn in the academy system”.

  • Away Record – P9  W4  D3  L2  F15  A12
  • Last away results (most recent first) – LWLLWLDL
  • Have only conceded two goals in the first half of an away game – both just before half time (Doncaster and Hartlepool)
  • Orient and Luton are the only two sides in League Two not to conceded a goal away from home in the opening 30 minutes of games
  • Have only trailed for 77 minutes away from home in the league- the least amount in the league (31 came in their last away game at Doncaster)
  • Have scored first in six of their nine away games

Orient picked up their first win at home since August last weekend and Webb is hoping that some of the pressure has been eased, “they are a strong set of boys, we are human and have confidence dips, as players there is nothing better than a home win to get you over the slump”. Webb revealed that the main priority was to get three points, “the performance was better than I first thought but we told the boys to do whatever it takes to take the points and in the grand scale of things it was massive”.

  • Orient have scored in four of their last five games – scoring only in three of them
  • Have failed to score in seven league games, only Exeter (9) have failed in more
  • Have scored in their last three away league games and scored in eight of their nine away leagues games this season
  • Only scored two or more goals in two of their last 16 games – both away from home

Midfielder Gavin Massey acknowledges that his side need to back up the win last weekend at Wycombe tomorrow. Speaking to leytonorient.com last week “we can’t get too carried away, we done that a few weeks back. We know that next week when we travel to Wycombe they will be flying, it will be a tough game and we have to use some of the resistance that we used today and hopefully get some points there”

  • Orient have not won back to back games since August
  • Both teams have scored in 10 of their 20 league games – seven of their nine away matches
  • But only two of their last eight games in all competitions has seen both teams score
  • 15 of their 22 league goals scored have come in the second half games – including nine of their last 12
  • 17 of their 26 goals conceded have been in the second half
  • Seven of their 11 losses have been by just one goal

Massey revealed that that with Orient’s position, Edwards and Webb have gone back to basics “sometimes it will be a scrap, we have got to win first and second balls, we might play longer and we need to understand as a team we need to start climbing the table”.

  • Record scoring first – W5  D2  L1    away  W3  D2  L1
  • Have won 15 of their last 18 league games scoring first
  • Have won eight of their last 11 away league matches scoring first
  • Have only lost one of their last 14 away league matches – last away game 3-1 vs Doncaster

Edwards was pleased with his side performance but most importantly the clean sheet “we spoke about clean sheets and that is exactly what we got, following on from the one against Barnet, we are pleased to get another one. We need to build on that. Everybody contributed today, that is important going forward. It is not going to pretty at times trying to get out of the situation. Have to work hard, be resilient and keep building on today” Leytonorient.com He added “over time we hope to develop a style of play but at the moment being hard to play against is key”.

  • Last weekend was Orient’s first clean sheet in four games
  • Have kept two in their last five games
  • Have kept four in 25 games all competitions – all four in the league
  • Kept just one clean sheet in their last six away games (3-0 vs Colchester) 

Webb is aware of the form of Wycombe ahead of tomorrow, “they are on a run, but not too long ago they were near the bottom but seven wins on the trot is very good, credit to Gareth AInsworth. It will be a tough game after going to Doncaster, but we are aware of their threats and we will try and impose our style of play”.

  • Record conceding first – W1  L10      away  W1  L1
  • Have only won one of their last 22 league games – W1  D2  L19
  • Win came 22/10/16 3-1 at Hartlepool
  • Have only won one of their 17 away league matches – W1 D6  L10


Wycombe head into tomorrow’s clash on the back of seven consecutive wins in all competitions, winning 2-0 at Notts County last weekend. Goals from Adebayo Akinfenwa and Scott Kashket helped move Wycombe up to 6th in the table.

  • Sit on 31 points
  • League Record – P20  W9  D4  L7   F25  A22
  • Form in last eight (league) – W5  D2  L1  F12  A6   – only Yeovil (5) have conceded less
  • Only Barnet (18) have taken more points in their last eight
  • Form in all competitions (most recent) – WWWWWWWLW

Manager Gareth Ainsworth was pleased with how his side dealt with Notts County early on last weekend. The Chairboys were under pressure in the opening minutes but managed to push on for another victory. Speaking post match to wycombewanderers.co.ukthey caused us problems and had shot on goal. I thought the boys dealt with it really well and we grew into the game and the chances started to come”.

  • Kept five clean sheets in their last seven games
  • Kept back to back clean sheets at home
  • Kept clean sheets in five of their last seven home games
  • Have only conceded once in the last 450 minutes of league football
  • Kept seven clean sheets in the league  – Only Portsmouth (8) have kept more
  • Kept four of them at home – only Yeovil (5) have kept more at home

Ainsworth is making sure his players keep their feet on the ground despite their current run, “it was a really good win, we want to get number eight on the board. I told them their is no pressure from me, we don’t go into games thinking we can win them, believe me we don’t go in arrogant”He added “we go in knowing if we work hard and our socks off as a team, we will always have a chance in games”.

  • Conceded 15 of their 22 goals in the second half – including their last seven and nine of their last 11
  • Only Yeovil (5) have conceded less first half goals than Wycombe
  • 56% of their goals have been scored in the first 15 and last 15 minutes of matches – 14/25
  • Five of their nine wins have been by one goal
  • Their last four wins and five of their last seven wins have been by at least two goals

Scott Kashket has been devastating form since his arrival in late August from Leyton Orient. 10 goals in 11 games so far, Kashket has been a real revelation with Wycombe quick to extend his short deal to 2019 earlier in the month. Despite facing his old club tomorrow, Ainsworth thinks Kashket will take it in his stride “he will give what he gives, he has given everything and is turning into a name around the place and the league. He is very quick and has good control. He is happy and he will get on with it but hopefully he scores one against them” Wycombe Sound Sports

  • Have scored in their last 10 matches – scoring 23 goals in total
  • Have scored two or more in nine of their last 10 matches in all comps
  • Have scored two or more in five of their last seven home league matches and eight of their 20 league matches
  • But both teams have only scored in eight of their 20 matches- the lowest in the league
  • Only a third of their home matches have seen both teams score

Ainsworth is looking forward to returning to Adams Park after playing the last three games away. Speaking to Wycombe Sound Sports earlier today (Friday) we are well looking forward to Orient, we don’t expect to win but if we play like we have been playing we have a real chance”. Wycombe have a incentive for season ticket holders to bring friends to the game for £5 with Ainsworth keen for football to play a key part in the community “it is really important for everyone in the local community, we want to give something back”.

  • Home record – P9  W6  D1  L2  F14  A7
  • Best home defensive record in the League
  • Last home results (most recent first) – WWLLWWWW
  • Have won five of their last six home league games
  • Only team in League Two to not concede a goal in the first half of a home league game
  • Only Wycombe and Norwich have not conceded a goal in the first half of a home league match in the Football league
  • Have only trailed for 52 minutes at home in the league – least amount in the league
  • Not trailed in their last seven games – last trailed in a league game 29/10/16

Defender Aaron Pierre is keen for his side to continue their form and defensive solidity . Speaking to wycombewanderers.co.uk last weekend ” I love clean sheets, we kept one and that is the main thing. I don’t think they had a chance on target which is credit to us”. Pierre focus was quickly on the next games “we are on the up, we focus on Orient now, we have the same mentality, win our individual battles, press high up the pitch and work hard for each other and the results will come”.

  • Record Scoring – W9 D3  L1    Home W6  D1
  • Have won their last five and eight of their last 10 scoring first
  • Opened the scoring in 13 of their 20 games – nine times in the first half
  • Scored first in their last 10 games
  • Only lost one of their last 28 league games scoring first – W20  D7  L1
  • Unbeaten in their last 15 home league games – W12  D3
  • Only lost one of their last 35 home league games scoring first – W25  D8  L1
  • Last defeat came 03/10/15 vs Northampton

Despite Orient’s position in the League, Ainsworth is aware “there are no guarantees in this league. They have a good team of individuals, they haven’t played well as a team yet. Some of their names in their are good, Jay Simpson scored a hat full of goals last season, he is a great striker” . With a new manager Ainsworth is aware “he is learning and wants to perform, they will be dangerous. We have to be at our best no doubt. We want to make this one count”.

  • Record conceding first – L6    home L2
  • No win in last 16 home league game conceding first – W0  D3  L13
  • Have not won a league game after concedin first sinc 13/12/14 4-1 vs Southend
  • Played 33 – W0  D7  L26

Team News

Orient are without Liam Kelly and Harry Cornick who remain injured while striker Ollie Palmer is a doubt with a dead leg. Defender Teddy Mezague could be included after making his debut in last weekend’s win over Notts County. Striker Paul McCallum will pushing for a start after his performance from the bench last week while Myles Judd looks set to continue at right back.

Wycombe will be without striker Adebayo Akinfenwa who is suspended after his red car last weekend. Paul Hayes could replace him if he recovers from his thigh injury which kept out at Notts County. Myles Weston is available for selection while midfielder Garry Thompson is pushing for a start. Striker Scott Kashket looks set to face his former club.

Danny Webb on Kashket “I came when he was in the under 16’s. In training he had great confidence and an eye for goal. He became a pro but he wasn’t a major part of our plans at the start of the season. He went to Wycombe and has stamped his authority their and is scoring goal. Fair play and we will keep an eye on him tomorrow.”


Head to Head Wycombe 11, Draw 1, Leyton Orient 5

Last meeting – 23/01/16 – Wycombe Wanderers 0-2 Leyton Orient

  • Orient have won four of the last six meetings, keeping a clean sheet in four wins
  • Orient have two of their of last three games at Adams Park
  • Orient have scored in the last 10 matches vs Wycombe and their last five trips to Adams Park
  • Orient have scored at least two goals in four of their last five games at Adams Park
  • Wycombe last beat Orient 4-2 in 2012
  • Three of the last four meetings have seen both teams score
  • Wycombe have won five of the last 10 meetings, scoring at least two goals in those games
  • The only draw between the sides came 19/09/2015 – 1-1 at Brisbane Road



About mattbristow271993

Boyhood Leyton Orient fan, but love football in general, any league. Football is my passion.
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