PREVIEW: York City (A)

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Leyton Orient will be looking to get back to winning ways when they travel to York City tomorrow.

The O’s suffered back-to-back league defeats over Easter, following the 1-0 loss at Accrington Stanley with a 2-0 home defeat to Hartlepool United.

Second half goals from Billy Paynter and Nathan Thomas saw the O’s slip to defeat, and now two points adrift of Wycombe Wanderers in the final Play-Off spot.

York City go into the game in 21st spot in League Two, needing a result to boost their survival hopes.

Last time out the Minstermen lost out 3-2 to Plymouth Argyle, having initially fallen 3-0 behind at the break.

Loanee Jamille Matt broke the deadlock for the Pilgrims, before Reuben Reid netted a 31st minute penalty. A William Boyle own goal before the interval increased Plymouth’s lead even further.

However, the Minstermen pulled one back through Russell Penn seven minutes after the break, and Luke Summerfield netted from the penalty spot with four minutes to go to set up an anxious final few minutes for Plymouth.

Including Easter Monday’s defeat, Jackie McNamara’s side have failed to pick up a victory in nine games.


Leyton Orient 3 York City 2


Sky Bet League Two

The O’s picked up a win by the odd goal in five against the Minstermen at the Matchroom Stadium.

Mathieu Baudry’s header put the O’s in front, before a lovely piece of skill from John Marquis set up Jay Simpson for a tap in to double Orient’s advantage.

A deflected Vadaine Oliver effort in first half stoppage time pulled one back for York, before Simpson netted his second of the game to restore the two-goal cushion.

Oliver netted a second four minutes from time to give the Minstermen hope, but Orient held on for the three points.

ORIENT: Cisak, Clohessy, Shaw, Baudry (Kpekawa 25) M’voto,  Pritchard (Turgott 82), Payne, Moore, Marquis (McAnuff 82), Palmer, Simpson.

Unused subs: Sargeant, Dunne, James, Kashket.

Goals: Baudry (21), Simpson (45 & 64)


O’s defender Shaun Brisley remains a doubt for the trip to York after missing the defeat at home to Hartlepool United with a dead leg.

Skipper Mathieu Baudry misses the game, serving his last match of a four-game suspension following the sending off at Oxford United.

Paul McCallum and Dean Cox remain out, but both continue to show good signs of progress in their rehabilitation from knee ligamenet injuries.

On their travels, the O’s are 3/4 favourites to come away with all three points at Bootham Crescent, while the hosts are 18/5 and the draw is 13/5.

Orient won the reverse fixture 3-2, and a repeat of the same scoreline is available at 28/1.

England’s top goalscorer Jay Simpson is 3/1 to score the opener, and is followed by Ollie Palmer and Armand Gnanduillet (both 11/2)

Vadaine Oliver, scorer of York’s two goals in the reverse fixture, is available at 7/1, as is Bradley Fewster.


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