ORIENT’S under-18s face Aldershot Town in the second round of the FA Youth Cup at Brisbane Road on Thursday evening.
The O’s are looking to book a third round tie with West Ham United but know they face a stern test from the Shots first.
Aldershot compete in the same Football League Youth Alliance South East Conference as the O’s, and like Andy Edwards’ team, are currently riding high.
Orient currently sit second in the table with 16 points from seven games, while Aldershot are four places further back with nine points to their name.
The Shots booked their place in round two with a 6-0 win over Didcot Town, while Orient enjoyed a similarly comfortable first round tie, defeating Stotfold 7-1.
Kick-off at Brisbane Road is at 7.30pm, with admission priced at £5 adults and £3 concessions. O’s season ticket holders qualify for the concessionary rate.