“The Orient Game is a Huge Game For Us”

Oldham Athletic manager Dino Maamria highlighted the importance of three points against Leyton Orient on Saturday. The Lactics sit just behind the O’s heading into the clash and the former Stevenage man is keen for his side to bounce back after last weekend’s defeat. Speaking to oldhamathletic.co.uk  the Orient game is a huge game for us. A big game at home, I know they’ve got their problems and we’re coming through the other side of ours. My focus has been to make sure we’re ready to get three points on Saturday”.

  • Sit 20th on 19 points – five off relegation zone
  • Two defeats in last seven – W3  D2  L2 
  • Last league defeat – 19/10/19 – 0-1 vs Macclesfield
  • League Record – P18  W4  D7  L7  F19  A26

The Lactics bowed out of the FA Cup last week in a 1-0 home defeat to Burton Albion thanks to a Liam Boyce first half strike. Maamria was left disappointed with his sides lackluster first half performance, stating to Oldhamathletic.co.uk I’m devastated that we’ve lost the tie and I’m bitterly disappointed with the first half performance. We were very flat and gave the opposition a bit of momentum and we were fortunate just to concede one”.

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Oldham’s Last Six Results

Maamria was appointed back in September following his departure from Stevenage earlier in the season. The Lactics have started to find a bit of form recently, heading into the Orient game, four unbeaten in the league. The 48 year old highlighted the need for a good start and being clinical in front of goal. Speaking to Oldhamathletic.co.uk in the second half we were very good but we didn’t score that goal we needed. And that’s the learning bit on how important it is to score first and we’ve seen throughout the season that when we’ve scored firs we’ve always got a better chance of getting something from the game”.

Taken just one point when conceded first goal – D1  L6

  • Kept four league clean sheets
  • Kept three in last four league games
  • One clean sheet in last five games (all comps) – conceded nine goals
  • One clean sheet in last seven home league games
  • Conceded 15/26 league goals at the end of each half

Following their exit from the FA Cup last week, the Latics only remaining aim is the league and Maamria is keen for his side to keep improving ahead of a hectic fixture schedule. Speaking to Oldhamathletic.co.uk we’ve got one competition to focus on and let’s make sure that we keep improving every week and climb that table” He added “there is no question we have been improving. It’s obvious we’re in a much better position than we were a few weeks ago. The team are picking up a lot more points and we look a lot more organised and solid”.

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Oldham’s Next Six Games

Despite Orient being winless since mid October, a run of eight games, Maamria is still wary of the threat the East Londoners pose. Speaking ahead of the clash to Oldhamathletic.co.uk to be fair their results do not reflect their performances because I’ve been watching their previous games. They’ve got their threats there’s no doubt about that. They’ve got some good experienced players at this level and it’s going to be a difficult game for us” . He added “ I’ve just told the players we can’t afford to be less than 90% of our own performance level to get the points in this league”.

  • Home League Record – P9  W2  D4  L3  F11  A10
  • No win in last two
  • One win in last six home games (all competitions) – W1  D1  L4
  • Only lost one of their last six home league games – W2   D3  L1
  • Nine of the their 10 home points have come in last 6 home league games

The 48 year old can use some previous knowledge and experience on the O’s after facing them back in August as Stevenage boss. Maamria doesn’t feel Orient will spring a surprise on him and insists it is about what his Oldham side do. Speaking to Oldhamathletic.co.ukthey’ve got the same players and they change shape now and then. The personnel we know them pretty well, we know what kind of threat they give the opposition. It’s going to be a tough game no question about it but it’s about us and what we’re going to do on the day”

  • Failed to score in seven league games
  • Scored in four of their last five games
  • No failed to score in back to back games since August
  • Scored in two of last three home games

Team News

New signings David Jones and Jean Louis Akpa Akpro could start after signing on a short term deal last week. Christopher Missilou is out after being forced off against Burton last Saturday.

Maamria on his squad to Oldhamathletic.co.uk as we’ve seen the squad has been stretched of late and we’ve had to add last week to make sure we are ready for the very busy December Christmas period”.

Head to Head – Oldham Athletic 26, Draw 18, Leyton Orient 19

  • Last meeting – 21/02/2015 – Leyton Orient 3-0 Oldham Athletic
Head to Head

The Last Seven Meetings Between Sides

  • Oldham have only won one of the last six meetings – W1  D3  L2
  • Oldham’s last two wins against Orient have come at home
  • No team has won consecutive games since 2010
  • Both teams have scored in four of the last six meetings

Last Time Out – Burton Albion, 30/11/2019

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Starting 11 vs Burton Albion

Prediction – Oldham Athletic 1-1 Leyton Orient

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“We’re More than Capable of Getting Three Points”

Forest Green Rovers midfielder Carl Winchester insists his side are heading to Brisbane Road in search of maximum points. Rovers lost top spot last weekend and the 26 year old wants to reclaim it back. Speaking to fgr.co.uk “if we do what we’re capable of, we’re more than capable of getting three points”.

  • Sit 2nd on 31 points – two off top spot
  • League Record P17  W9  D4  L4  F20  A11 
  • Best Defensive Record in league
  • Picked up seven point from last 12 available
  • Not lost three in a row since March

Forest Green head to East London after dropping to second after a 1-0 home defeat to Plymouth last Saturday. Antoni Sarcevic’s first half strike saw made it back to back defeats for Mark Cooper’s men. Cooper rued his sides lack of creativity in the final third but admitted he thought they should have got a point. Speaking to fgr.co.ukI didn’t feel we deserved to lose, we had a lot of territory but perhaps didn’t produce enough quality in the final third. We certainly did enough to get something out of the game”.

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Forest Green’s Last Six Results

Defender Dom Bernard described the result “as a tough one to take” but acknowledged it is about how his side bounce back against Orient. The 22 year old signed in the summer highlighted his side switched off against Plymouth but revealed a week on the training ground should help his side against the O’s. Speaking to fgr.co.uk you win and lose in football, it’s how you react, the tough games come fast so you can’t dwell on it. You review it and move onto the next one. We have a week to prepare, that’s ideal for us and hopefully it works out way”.

  • Kept nine league clean sheets (five away)
  • Most in League Two
  • No clean sheet in last two games
  • Kept two in last five games
  • Kept one clean sheet in last six league games

Rovers will be looking to continue their fine form on their travels in the capital; Rovers have the joint best record away in League Two. Cooper highlighted his team can exploit spaces left by the opposition and knows the home side have to play. Speaking to fgr.co.uk there is a little more space to play in, when we are at home, everyone camps on the edge of their box. Away the opposition have a duty to come out in front of the home fans and have a little bit of a go”.

  • Away League Record – P9  W5  D2  L2  F12  A5
  • One defeat in last seven away league games – W5  D1  L1
  • Two losses in last four game all competitions
  • Not won three away league games in a row since April

Saturday sees the first competitive meeting between the two sides and Cooper is relishing visiting Brisbane Road again. The 50 year old admitted his side are heading there to get three points, speaking to fgr.co.uk we want to get on the front foot and try to play to get three points. It’s a great set up there, it’s a great football stadium. The atmosphere is good, a proper stadium. I am looking forward to experiencing it”.

Cooper vs Orient

Cooper’s Meeting’s with Orient as manager

Winchester scored the winner in his last appearance at Brisbane Road for Cheltenham back in 2017 and is keen to open his account this season. The 26 year old highlights despite Orient’s lowly position in the table, they will be raring to go on Saturday. Speaking to fgr.co.uk it’s not an easy place to go, they lost last Saturday and are on the bounce back. It’s a tough place. I have been there a couple of times and scored with Cheltenham so was a good experience. We have set our standards now we have to maintain them”.

  • Failed to score in five league games (two away)
  • Failed in last two games
  • Scored in three of their last four league games
  • Scored in three of their last five away league games

Team News

Defender Joseph Mills is available after coming off at half time last weekend against Plymouth. Winger Jack Aitchinson will be hoping to add to his four goals in his last five games against the O’s. While midfielder Ebou Adams should start against his former club.

Last Time Out – 16/11/2019 – Forest Green 0-1 Plymouth Argyle

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Forest Green’s Starting 11 vs Plymouth

Prediction – Leyton Orient 1-2 Forest Green

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“There is No Fear Factor”

Maldon & Tiptree manager Wayne Brown feels his side could shock League Two Leyton Orient on Sunday. The Jammers head to East London in the first round proper of the FA Cup and the 42 year old insists his side aren’t overawed by the challenge. Speaking to metro “there is no fear factor. Orient are in League Two and we are a few divisions below. I get that but this is where the lads want to be. We can pit our wits against league opposition”.

  • Sit 2nd in Isthmian North Division
  • Won their last three games
  • Unbeaten this season

Maldon are currently unbeaten this season, winning 19 and drawing once. The Jammers kept their 100% league record last weekend with a 3-1 home victory over Grays Athletic. A brace from top scorer Jorome Slew, who took his season tally to 20 and a Rob Girdlestone effort sealed the win.

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Maldon’s Last Six Results

The Jammers are the lowest ranked side in Round One and have already played five matches after entering the competition in the Preliminary Rounds. Brown highlighted to the Metro “ this is the biggest tie in the history of the club, we’ve never got this far before in the cup. Excitement breeds confidence. We have 18 goals in the FA Cup and are the top goalscorers in the competition”.

Maldon FA Cup run

Maldon’s FA Cup Run this Season

Despite knowing their FA Cup opponents for just under three weeks, the Jammers haven’t lost any focus on their league campaign. Brown praised his sides approach to every game insisting they will continue to take it game by game. Speaking to BBC Radio Essex our focus was to keep the lads focused, keep their mind on the league games we had. That’s still our priority. The application and desire was to get three points and concentrate on each gameit was second to none”.

  • Kept seven clean sheets this season
  • Kept two clean sheets in last three games
  • Kept three in last five away games
  • Only kept one clean sheet in their five FA Cup games this season

Brown admitted he would have loved the clash at home but described it as a “real good opportunity for the lads to go and express themselves at a decent level”. The former Colchester man highlighted the financial gain his side have received from the run and the exposure his players have seen since the draw. Speaking to BBC Radio Essex I said to the lads after Royston, enjoy it, it doesn’t come around too much for a team like this and the players. It is important the players enjoy times like this”.

  • Away Record this season – P7  W7  F17  A4
  • Won all seven away games this season
  • Three of their five FA Cup wins were away
  • Unbeaten in last nine away games – W7  D2
  • Only lost once away in 2019

Despite the four league and 77 place difference between the two sides, Brown is confident in his group of players but doesn’t like the underdog title as he is heading there to win. Speaking to the MetroWe will be trying to win the game. It’s all right saying we are the minnows, in the eighth tier but we are driven to win. We will just do what we normally do. I have full trust and faith in the players, I just hope nerves don’t get the bet of them on occasions like this”

The Jammers have won their last three games in all competitions and are still in the FA Trophy following several wins. Brown has praised the whole squad effort on their start to the season and knows they are in high spirits . Speaking to BBC Radio Essex we are certainly in a good place, confidence wise. The lads are in a good place. Obviously the strikers will get the spotlight for scoring goals as the teams scored 75 in 20 games. It’s been a real team effort, we have created a lot of opportunities in every game”.

  • Scored in every game this season
  • Scored two or more goals in all 20 games
  • Scored in last 25 competitve games
  • Only failed to score in in one of their last 41 games
  • Scored in last 23 away games

Last Time Out – 2/11/2019 – Maldon & Tiptree 3-1 Grays Athletic

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Starting 11 vs Grays Athletic

 

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“We Want to Go Up There Perform Well and Get a Good Result”

Leyton Orient head coach Carl Fletcher wants to pick up his first win as O’s boss when they visit Morecambe on Saturday. The former Plymouth man is yet to pick up maximum points with the O’s but is hoping it will come against rock bottom Morecambe. Speaking to the O’s Showwe are looking forward to it, we want to go up there perform well and get a good result”.

  •  Sit 16th on 20 points
  • No win in last two – D1  L1
  • Won three of their last six league games – 11 points out of 18
  • League Record – P16  W5  D5  L6  F24  A27

The O’s head north after a 1-1 home draw with Carlisle last weekend. Josh Wright put Orient ahead from the spot before Jack Iredale equalised early in the second half to share the points. Goalkeeper Dean Brill described the game as “a game of two halves”. Speaking to leytonorient.com first half I thought we were very good and implemented a lot of the stuff we have been working on. Second half maybe we fell off it. We didn’t start great, got punished and never really got going again”.

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Orient’s Last Six Results

Orient were in full control in the first half against Carlisle without creating too many opportunities. After a hectic opening week at the helm, Fletcher saw some promising signs from his sides performance. Speaking to leytonorient.com in the first half I thought we were really good, on the front foot with good attacking play. We could have potentially been a few goals up but that’s football. It was pleasing to see some little things we’ve been working on in a short space of time”.

  • Kept four league clean sheets  – two away
  • No clean sheet in last two
  • Two in last five league games
  • Only Carlisle (28) and Morecambe (29) have conceded more goals in League 2
  • Conceded 19/27 league goals in first half – most in league (11/14 away)

With no midweek, it gave Fletcher a full week on the training pitch with his players to introduce his philosophy. The 39 year old is hoping his side are taking on board all of the information but understands that it may be small steps rather than an instant change. Speaking to O’s Show we have a lot of good players that want to work hard and do well for the team. The staff and players want to get better on a daily basis to see where we can do. We are working hard to improve behind the scene and hopefully the lads can take it on board. There is a lot we want to go in and it’s important we don’t get information overload”.

  • Failed to score in three league games – two away
  • Scored in three of last four games – netting eight goals
  • Scored in 12 of their last 13 league games
  • Not failed to score in back to back away games since August

Despite Saturday’s opponents having no manager, Fletcher is keen for his side concentrate on what they have been working on during the week but knows it won’t be easy. Speaking to O’s Show they have been in the division a long time and just lost their manager. It is a tough one for us, any trip up north is going to be difficult. We know we need to make sure we do the basics right. It is important the focus is on what we have been working. There are certain principles we want in our game when we play and hopefully we can put them in effect”.

  • Away League Record – P8  W3  D2  L3  F12  A14
  • Won two of their last four 
  • Not lost back to back away games since August
  • Only lost two of their last seven away league games – W3  D2  L2

Team News

Connor Wikinson is available after serving his three match suspension so should be included. Sam Ling is doubtful with a groin injury while Lee Angol and Jobi McAnuff are still out injured.

Head to Head –  Leyton Orient 3, Draw 0, Morecambe 1

Head to Head

The Four Meetings Between Sides

  • Orient have won both trips to the Globe Arena
  • Three of the four meetings have ended 1-0
  • Only one of Orient’s four goals has been scored by a striker

Last Time Out – 26/10/2019 – Leyton Orient 1-1 Carlisle

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Starting 11 vs Carlisle

Prediction – Morecambe 0-2 Leyton Orient

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“We Can’t Feel Sorry For Ourselves, There’s a Job to be Done”

Morecambe’s interim managers Kevin Ellison and Barry Roche are hoping for a first home win of the season against Leyton Orient on Saturday. The pair are in charge following the resignation of Jim Bentley in midweek and highlight their focus needs to be on three points. Speaking to morecambefc.co.uk Ellison stated “we’ve accepted it and we’re looking forward to Saturday now. It’s all about keeping the lads together and getting some points on the board”.

  • Sit 24th on 10 points – two from safety 
  • Lost their last two and four of their last five games
  • Won one of their last 15 games in all competitions – W1  D3 L11
  • League Record – P16  W2  D4  L10  F14  A29

The Shrimps head into Saturday’s clash with the O’s on the back of a 1-0 away defeat to relegation rivals Stevenage. Scott Cuthbert’s strike eight minutes from time saw Morecambe drop to the foot of the table, two points behind Boro.

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Morecambe’s Last Six Results

Roche who has been with the Shrimps since 2008 admitted it was tough to see ex manager Jim Bentley leave the Globe Arena. Bentley took assistant manager Ken McKenna and goalkeeping coach Lee Jones with him to AFC Fylde. Speaking to thevisitor.co.uk it’s been absolutely mad, to be honest it’s been a difficult few days with gaffer going, I don’t think anybody wanted him to go”

  • Kept just three league clean sheets – one at home
  • No clean sheet in last two games
  • Conceded most goals in League Two (29)
  • One clean sheet in last 15 games
  • No clean sheet in last seven home games
  • Conceded two or more in their last four home games and six of their last seven at home

Morecambe’s defeat was their tenth league defeat of the season and Roche highlighted he was disappointed with his side’s performance. The Shrimps dropped to the bottom of League Two following the defeat and Roche stated to thevisitor.co.uk last Saturday was really disappointing. We started off quite well but played poorly after that and we can’t afford to let a gap to start to appear”.

  • Failed to score in six league games (four at home)
  • Only Walsall (11) and Stevenage (12) have scored fewer league goals
  • Scored just one goal in last three games
  • Scored in three of their last four home games

The Shrimps finished 18th last season but have struggled this season and have picked up just five points from last 36 available in the league. Roche acknowledged his side need to drastically improve and thinks the squad is good enough to pull through. Speaking to thevisitor.co.uk the squad we’ve got is more than good enough to get away from where we are but the table doesn’t lie. There’s no point in me trying to make any excuses – all I can say is we haven’t been firing on all cyclinders”.

  • Scored 9/14 goals in second half (6/7 home goals)
  • Seven of their last eight goals have been in second half
  • No team has conceded the first goal more this season than Morecambe (11)

Saturday’s sees the visit of Leyton Orient, a side under new management in Carl Fletcher. Roche and Ellison are keen to get off to a winning start in front of their home crowd. Speaking to morecambefc.co.ukit’s a massive game. Kev and I are looking to get the lads up for the next challenge and get the three points we need”.

  •  Home League Record – P8  W0  D3  L5  F7  A14
  • Worse record in league, only team without a home win in League Two
  • Lost last two at Globe Arena
  • No win in last 10 home games
  • One home win in last 13 games (22/04/2019 vs Cheltenham)

Team News

Striker Lewis Alesandra is back from suspension while defender Jordan Cranston could return to the starting 11 against Orient. Despite being in temporary charge both Ellison and Roche are expected to start.

Head to Head – Morecambe 1, Draw 0, Leyton Orient 3

Last Meeting – 07/02/2017 – Leyton Orient 0-1 Morecambe

Head to Head

The Four Meetings Between Sides

  • 3 of the 4 meetings have finished 1-0
  • Morecambe have lost both home games against the O’s

Last Time Out – 26/10/2019 – Stevenage 1-0 Morecambe

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Starting 11 vs Stevenage

Prediction – Morecambe 0-2 Leyton Orient

 

 

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“All That Matters to Our Fans and Us is the Result”

Carlisle United manager Steven Pressley urgently wants his side to arrest their slide down the table when they visit Leyton Orient on Saturday. The Cumbrians have lost four leagues in a row for the first time since February 2017  and Pressley acknowledges now is not the time for talking. Speaking to carlisleunited.co.uk we could highlight areas of improvement and things like that. All that matter to our fans and us is the result”.

  • Sit 21st on 14 points – four off the bottom two
  • League Record – P15  W4  D2  L9  F15  A27
  • No team has lost more games than Carlisle
  • Lost six of their last eight games
  • Only won one of their last seven league games

The Cumbrians head to East London on the back of a 2-0 home defeat to Northampton on Tuesday night. Second half goals from Scott Pollock and Sam Hoskins saw Carlisle slip to 21st in League Two. After the defeat Pressley highlighted his frustration and stated to carlisleunited.co.uk the most important thing is the result, we all wanted a positive result. I’m disappointed of course”.

Carlilse Last 6

Carlisle’s Last Six Results

Pressley joined the Cumbrians back in January and after a summer of change at Brunton Park, the former Fleetwood boss is struggling to pick up results on the pitch. Despite his sides worrying form of picking up just four points from the last 21 available, he is still confident of turning it around. Speaking to carlisleunited.co.uk I still have a belief in everything that we do. I still have a belief in my players and in every aspect that we work to. The message is that we will get through this”.

  • Pressley’s record at Carlisle – P36  W12  D7  L17

Tuesday’s defeat came with second half goals and the Cumbrians were unable to respond. It was the second successive game Carlisle failed to score and Pressley acknowledges his side need to be more clinical in front of goal. Speaking to carlisleunited.co.uk it was evident again that we need to score from the chances created, there’s no doubt that. We were comfortable for long periods but we have to score”.

  • Failed to score in seven league games (three away games)
  • Only scored one goal in their last four league games
  • Failed to score in two away games
  • Scored just four goals in last seven league games

Carlisle haven’t lost five league games in a row since 2008 and Pressley highlights the fans don’t care how his side get results on the pitch. The Cumbrians haven’t won on their travels since September and will be looking to change that at Orient. Pressley spoke about the supporters on Tuesday to carlisleunited.co.uk I thought our supporters were very good. With the disappointment of the results in recent weeks of course you are going to get that reaction at the end, I really do understand that and in general they were getting behind the team”.

  • Away League Record – P7  W2  D0  L5  F7  A13
  • Lost their last three – conceding six goals
  • Last win 3-2 vs Stevenage, 14/09/2019

The O’s lost 4-0 on Tuesday evening and will be looking for a reaction against the Cumbrians. Pressley is keen for his side to use their frustration to hopefully to turn it into results on the pitch. Speaking to carlisleunited.co.ukwe’re working tirelessly and I know that type of effort and commitment I’m seeing means that we will turn things around. We have to show courage now, we have to go out there and find a win because we need to turn this disappointment into results”.

  • Kept three league clean sheets (one away)
  • No clean sheet in last five games – conceded ten goals
  • One clean sheet in last eight games
  • One clean sheet in last seven away games

Team News

Nathan Thomas (dead leg) and Stefan Scougall (knock) should be fit for the trip to Leyton. Defender Jack Iredale is back from suspension and should start while Harry McKirdy is pushing for inclusion. Young defender Jarrad Branthwaite is set to continue in defence.

Head to Head – Carlisle 22, Draw 13, Leyton Orient 20

Last Meeting – 04/02/2017 – Leyton Orient 1-2 Carlisle United

Head to Head

The Last Seven Meetings

  • Carlisle are unbeaten in last four meetings – D2  L2
  • Nine of the last 10 games have 3 or more goals
  • Last 0-0 , 12/04/2011, Orient 0-0 Carlisle
  • Have scored in nine of the last ten games
  • Have scored at least two goals in the last four meetings

Last Time Out  – 22/100/2019 – Carlisle 0-2 Northampton

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Starting Line Up vs Northampton

Prediction – Leyton Orient 2-1 Carlisle

 

 

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“We’ve Got to Get Our Own Performance Right”

Grimsby Town manager Michael Jolley wants a reaction from his side as they host Leyton Orient on Saturday. The Mariners have lost their last three games and Jolley knows his side need to improve to get back to winning ways. Speaking to Grimsby-townfc.co.uk in the end it is really about us, we’ve got to get our own performance right. If we get to a good level then we give ourselves a chance to get something from the game”.

  • Sit  10th on 18 points – three outside the play offs
  • League Record – P13  W5  D3  L5  F20  A16
  • Lost four of last five games in all competitions
  • Won two of last four league games

Grimsby head into the clash with Orient on the back of a 2-1 defeat away to Stevenage last weekend. Kurtis Guthrie and Charlie Carter put Boro ahead with Ahkeen Rose grabbing the consolation goal. Manager Jolley described the first half performance as the “worst of the season by a distance”. Speaking to Grimsby-townfc.co.uk we were a long way below the standard set so far for this year. It wasn’t good enough”.

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Grimsby’s Last Six Results

A worry for Jolley was the lack of aggression at Stevenage and admitted his side didn’t get to grips in the game. Both goals last weekend came from crosses into the box and the 42 year old highlighted his side have been working hard on the training ground this week. Speaking to Grimsby-townfc.co.uk we need to bring the right energy to the game Saturday. We have been working on getting to the ball a little bit more aggressively, making sure opponents can’t put the ball into our box”.

  • Failed to score in four league games 
  • Scored in last two games and five of their last six
  • Scored in last four league games
  • Only scored one goal in last four home games

Midfielder Harry Clifton returns to the squad after International duty last week and is expecting a response in front of their home crowd. The 21 year old has not started a game since September but is ready to take his chance when it comes. Speaking to Grimsby Telegraph I’m sure there’ll be a reaction, I think we were well below par for our standards. It’s a home game and with crowd behind us, we’ll be looking for a reaction and try to turn it into a positive result this weekend”.

  • Home League Record – P6  W2  D2  L2  F9  A8
  • Only won one of last five in all competitions – W1  D1  L3
  • One win in last three league games
  • Five of their eight home points came in August
  • Not lost back to back home league games since January

Captain James McKeown admitted his side want to be less inconsistent this season and highlights they need to bounce back. The 30 year old explained that his side need to build as a team with everyone playing their part. Speaking to Grimsby Telegraphwe’re not keeping ourselves in games for long enough, when you’re not scoring goals, people look at the strikers but at the end of the day we’re not getting goals  and not keeping clean sheets. It runs for everyone, whoever it may be, we need to do more as team”.

  • Kept two league clean sheets (one at home)
  • No clean sheet in last five (conceding 14, 7 in one game)
  • One clean sheet in last eight in all competitions
  • One clean in sheet in last 12 league games
  • Two in last three home games in all competitions

Saturday’s opponents Orient, recently named Carl Fletcher as their new head coach on Wednesday but the O’s revealed that assistant coach Ross Embleton would take charge of the game. Despite the new appointment Jolley isn’t expecting any surprises “you’re neve certain what the opponents are going to do. I wouldn’t imagine them to change dramatically for this game but we will have to wait and see about that”.

  • Grimsby have conceded two or more goals in three of last five games
  • Netted eight goals in last 15 minutes of league games – joint most in League Two

Despite the league positions between the sides, Jolley is expecting a tough challenge against the O’s. Orient have won back to back games and the 42 year old highlighted the job the club have done after an eventful summer. Speaking to Grimsby-townfc.co.uk they have done well, they were in a very tough situation and as a football club they came through well. Now finding their feet and have had a couple of good results recently. They have some good attacking players, have good energy in midfield and overall are a good League Two team”.

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Team News

Max Wright is out through injury but defender Ludvig Ohman could return to the squad after overcoming injury. Ahkeem Rose is pushing for a start after impressing off the bench at Stevenage.

Head to Head  – Grimsby 23, Draw 14, Leyton Orient 18

Last Meeting – 11/03/2017 – Leyton Orient 0-3 Grimsby Town

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The Last Seven Meetings Between Sides

  • The last four wins in fixture have been by the away side
  • Grimsby have won two of the last five meetings 
  • Both teams have scored in only two of the last seven meetings
  • Four of Grimsby’s last five wins have been by two or more goals

Last Time Out – 12/10/2019 – Stevenage 2-1 Grimsby Town

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Starting 11 vs Stevenage

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