Leyton Orient midfielder James Dayton wants his side to continue their unbeaten start to the season when they host Solihull Moors on Tuesday. Dayton struck the winner at Chesterfield to see Orient go eight games unbeaten for the first time since 2013. The 29 year old highlighted to leytonorient.com “we need to keep it going, keep the momentum going into Tuesday. The games come thick and fast. Momentum is massive in this league”
- Sit 5th on 16 points
- League Record – P8 W4 D4 F12 A6
Saturday’s win against Chesterfield was Orient’s fourth in their last five games with O’s head coach Justin Edinburgh proud that his side were able to grind out the victory. Speaking to leytonorient.com “it’s a huge win, it’s a gusty performance totally different from Monday’s against Dover but it’s the best win so far for sure”
Despite being on the back foot for periods of the game, Dayton’s finish sealed the win but Edinburgh credited the whole team but was pleased with youngster Myles Judd. Stating to leytonorient.com “the team were resolute, determined and really ground out a 1-0 victory. The back four and the keeper were immense today even Myles Judd, who had a difficult time in the first half, they tried to highlight him, he stuck at it and got through and I’m really pleased for him”
- Kept three clean sheets in their last four games
- Kept back to back home clean sheets
- Not kept three consecutive clean sheets since 2014
Orient struggled to create on Saturday but Dayton knew it was important to stay in the game, “we weathered the storm and came in at 0-0 sometimes you have got to do that. In tough games like this you have got to see out them periods” leytonorient.com. Dayton’s goal was Orient’s sixth in the last 15 minutes of games with Edinburgh stating to Non League paper “we’re on a really good run and showed a lot of grit and determination. Our fitness and energy is helping us to get a goal late in games”.
- Scored in every league game this season
- Only failed to score in one of their last 11 league games
- Scored 9/12 league goals in the second half
- Netted six after 75th minute – joint most in the league
Orient return to the Breyer Group Stadium looking for a third straight home league win. Over 500 fans travelled to Chesterfield on Saturday to see the O’s victorious and Edinburgh highlighted the relationship between the fans and players “they got behind the boys when we needed it. This is how we win games, together, there’s a great togetherness with supporters and players right now. It needs to continue now” leytonorient.com
- Orient have only lost one of their last eight home games – W5 D2 L1
- Defeat 0-1 vs Maidenhead, 24/04/2018
- Scored in seven of their last eight home games
Orient host Solihull with both clubs in very different league positions since the last time they met. When the sides met in December, both sides were in the relegation mix but Edinburgh is aware that Solihull are a different proposition. Speaking to leytonorient.com “we know it’s a tough one. Solihull started the season ever so well. We need to get resting now and get ready for Tuesday. A game we look forward to and look to continue the run”.
James Brophy, George Elokobi and Sam Ling look set to miss out through injury. James Alabi serves the last match of his suspension. Recent loan signing Levi Lumenka could be set for his debut after signing from Crystal Palace on loan on Friday. However, Justin Edinburgh could name the same starting 11 for the fifth consecutive game.
Head to Head
Last Time Out 1-0 vs Chesterfield